“An original, live and lively discussion between Scott Thornbury and Paul Nation”
(For Linguistics Wonks and Teachers Alike)
Saturday, 25 September 2010
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Pre-register HERE (for prizes)
Equinox Dinner RSVP: HERE
Access Map: HERE
Live Stream link HERE
Sponsored by: Osaka Jogakuin College, Osaka JALT, Kobe JALT, Nara JALT and MASH Collaboration
1:30 Registration opens
2:10 Group Discussions “Defining our EFL contexts” facilitated by Steve Brown, Ann Mayeda, Steven Nishida & Steven Herder
2:55 Question writing for Thornbury/Nation discussion
3:15 Scott Thornbury and Paul Nation Discussion
5:00 Scott Thornbury Livestream to the British Council in Spain
(An informal gathering for drinks and food is way more than likely to happen - stay tuned for more info)
How this event came about
(It was Scott’s idea…)
MASH: Scott, if you could have any kind of presentation or session that you’ve never done before, what would be fun for you?
Scott: I’d love to interview Paul Nation. I’ve followed his work for years but have never had the chance to pick his brain. Now, that would be a fun session.
Two days later…
MASH: Hi, Paul. Scott would love to have a discussion with you about your work and do it on stage as a presentation. Would you be up for that?
Paul: Sure. Sounds fun.
The next day…
MASH (amongst ourselves): Wow! This is a great idea. What could be cooler than this? Hey, let’s LIVESTREAM it around the world for everybody to see.
Scott and Paul: Sure