CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
and Language Teaching
by noted scholar Dr. Teun van Dijk
a continuing professional development
symposium-workshop for language teachers
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, December 13, 2011
CHED Auditorium, Higher Education Development Center
C.P. Garcia Street, University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City
Teun A. van Dijk was professor of Discourse Studies at the University of Amsterdam until 2004. Since 1999 he is a visiting professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. His work in the 1980s focused on two major areas, viz., the study of the structures, production and comprehension of news reports in the press, and the analysis of the expression of ethnic prejudices in various types of discourse (textbooks, news reports, conversations, parliamentary discourse, corporate discourse), with special emphasis on the relations between discourse structures, (prejudiced) social cognitions about ethnic minority groups and Third World peoples, and the ways “elite racism” is reproduced in (Western) societies. At the symposium-workshop, he will share his knowledge on discourse analysis as it applies to language teaching. Discourse-based teaching demonstrations will follow his talk.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries
and reservation of slots. Registration costs Php 1,200.
Only 150 people will be accommodated.