Task repetition and fluency development in the Japan classes: How much is enough?

Craig Lambert
Saturday, 14 April 2012 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

The talk will discuss research on what fluency in speaking English is, how it can be developed, and how much time is required to develop it. The talk will combine research results and examples.

Craig Lambert is Associate Professor in the department of English, Faculty of Foreign Studies at The University of Kitakuyshu. His courses are in teacher training and certification, and his research specialization is task-based L2 learning. He has published research on needs analysis, L2 performance, and motivation. He is currently researching effects of task repetition and referent similiarity on L2 performance and development.