Date(s) - 29 Sep 2018
14:00 - 17:30
Workshop followed by an official tour of the Stadbibliothek!
This workshop looks into language production from a psycholinguistic point of view. Focusing on the phonological level of language, we will briefly examine a speech production model and investigate language errors. Slips of the tongue and finding out, how they come about, give us a more accurate understanding of language processing.
The implications drawn will help in many ways, e.g. in language assessment, language teaching, and speech production in general. Both learner and teacher will profit, as they will gain a more profound understanding of possible pronunciation difficulties, thus enabling each side to monitor and rectify phonological mistakes in an easy manner.
Following the somewhat more theoretical first part of the workshop, we will have a look at some fun exercises in the second part. We will try out several phonological tasks to make teaching and learning pronunciation more effective and enjoyable.
This workshop will be followed at 5:30pm by an official tour of the Stadtbibliothek. Please indicate on registration if you wish to take the tour, there is a box to complete. The tour will take approximately 90 minutes and finish at 7 pm and is limited to a maximum of 20.
Andy Vogt-Nas has a background in psycholinguistics. She took her MA at Freiburg university in German and English. During study times she worked as research assistant at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen (NL) for six months. She spent several years in the northwest of England during and after her studies. Andy has experience in teaching a very wide age range, from toddler to OAP. For many years she was in charge of teenage language courses in the south of England. Her main focus though has been on adult education, teaching Efl and Business English, as well as DaF and Business German.
In 2014 Andy stumbled across ELTAS and has been a grateful follower/fan ever since, actively striving to support the association. At present she is organizing the workshop programme for ELTAS.