Friday, October 18, 2013

Michael Foster presents his paper on Conversational Repair

Dr. Michael Foster
On Friday, October 4, 2013 Dr. Michael Foster, Assistant Professor of French, presented his paper entitled "What did you say? Insights on Conversational Repair in French L2 Reading Tasks" at the 5th Biennial International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Foster's presentation examined how students enrolled in an upper level French poetry class worked through a series of reading questions in order to understand the poems. The class was taught by Dr. Myers at Jewell in spring 2013. Specifically, he focused on how the students talked through problems they encountered with the poem or the questions themselves. The presentation was well received and he hopes to continue doing more classroom based research at Jewell in the future.

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