Language Classroom Content & Pedagogy College & University Education Practice-Oriented Short Workshop

Building English Skills Through ABC World News Tonight Broadcasts

Sat, Nov 13, 14:45-15:10 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 02

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Using authentic broadcast news materials in class is a powerful way to build English skills while also helping students to become more knowledgeable about world affairs and to develop the critical thinking skills necessary in today’s increasingly interconnected world. The presenter will demonstrate some of the teaching methods she uses with Broadcast: ABC World News Tonight, the popular series incorporating streamed video clips from the American television news program.

  • Kathleen Yamane

    Kathleen Yamane teaches English and Communication courses at Nara University. Her research interests are primarily in the area of language variation. She is co-author of the Broadcast: ABC World News Tonight textbook series.