Lexical bundles for English: On the other hand

International guest speaker: Dr. Averil Coxhead Victoria University of Wellington ·

 Date: Friday, February 25th ·

Time: 18:00–19:30, followed by post-presentation dinner ·

Place: Yumekaze, Nara (Close to the entrance of Todaiji) · Access: http://www.yume-kaze.com/site/access/index.html · Cost: JALT Members: FREE Visitors: 500yen, payable at the door


 What are lexical bundles and why might they be useful to teachers and learners of English? In this talk, Dr. Coxhead will look at research into lexical bundles in written academic English and how these bundles behave in different academic disciplines. She will also examine the opportunities and challenges of bringing lexical bundles into language classrooms.

 Averil Coxhead is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington. She is the author of Essentials of Teaching Academic Vocabulary (Heinle, 2006) and An Academic Word List. Averil has taught in New Zealand, England, Estonia, Hungary, and Romania. Her research interests include second language vocabulary work such as corpus-based analysis of the phraseology and common collocations of the AWL, science-specific vocabulary for English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and vocabulary in writing.

Many of you may be attending Averil’s weekend seminar the following day at TUJ, however this is an exclusive opportunity for you to join a small group, in a picturesque setting near the famous Todaiji Temple in Nara, in intellectual discussion with a world-renowned vocabulary expert. We also strongly encourage you to take advantage of this rare opportunity to relax and enjoy a traditional Japanese dinner with Dr. Coxhead along with fellow colleagues after the presentation at a lovely establishment located within the Yumecaze complex , where the conversation will continue. As seats for the dinner are limited, we kindly ask you to RSVP as soon as possible to narajalt@gmail.com

Regards Luke Rigano

Nara JALT, Publicity.

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