Language Skills Conversation/Language School Practice-Oriented Short Workshop

Teaching Storytelling in Casual Conversation

Sun, Nov 14, 13:25-13:50 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 01

Most of our students find it necessary to engage in casual conversations, either now or at some time in the future. How do these casual conversations work? What is their purpose? Is there more to casual conversation than simple chit chat? In this presentation I will provide a framework for understanding storytelling in casual conversation from a genre point of view, and I will suggest some ideas for the language classroom.

  • Phil Chappell

    TESOL Academic at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia