In this talk, I present selected examples from stories co-constructed with me in interviews conducted over a period of three years with five other Japanese American university teachers who find themselves positioned by dominant discourses in which native speaker (NS) is a code word for White (Kubota & Fujimoto, 2013).
In this presentation, I will show how English is currently being taught in public and private high schools throughout Japan. I will also show what current ALTs and JTEs are like and how that plays a role in team-teaching. We will discuss how language teaching works before students enter university, and provide tips on how to apply our teaching strategies in a university setting.
1. Farrah Hasnain
2. Leveth Jackson
3. Jon Dujmovich
4. Adam Poludniak -- Native speaker teacher bias in TEFL
5. Gregg McNabb -- Teaching grammar through song
6. Adam Jenkins -- TBA
7. Dan Frost -- The Toughest Job I've Ever Had
8. Mike Boyce
(As always, the 10 slots for this pecha-kucha-style event fill up quickly, so don't delay. Send in your abstract.)
The final AGM for Hamamatsu Chapter was held on September 18th. Final because from April 2017 Hamamatsu chapter will merge with Shizuoka chapter to form the Shizuoka (ken) chapter.
The officers elected will serve for the interm, then most have expressed willingness to continue as officers in the new chapter, provided elected by membership.
Adam Jenkins from Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology introduced a plethora of ways that Moodle technology, (including the Moodle online Reader created by Tom Robb) can facilitate learning. He made a point of referring to this as learning and not e-learning, suggesting that for many of our students there is little distinction between e-learning and learning.
The Shizuoka and Hamamatsu chapters cooperated to hold Student Voices, an event was designed to showcase the learning experiences of students. It was well-attended and overall turned out to be even better than the organisers had anticipated.
Greg Goodmacher enjoys writing and sharing materials. The co-author of a number of textbooks, he led an attentive audience through a series of discussions and activities related to the various aspects of teaching materials, and how best to adapt them for optimum classroom use.
This presentation for Hamamatsu JALT will be divided into two parts. First, I will describe the results of my recent study that investigated the personal and professional identity development of English teachers in Japan who have chosen to reside here as permanent migrants.
In content-based instruction materials and activities are selected and adapted to suit student needs while giving them hands on experience with authentic language input. One method of introducing content to university students studying English is through reading circles. Reading circles are peer-led groups in which students read the same topic and share their interpretations of it.
There has been rapid expansion of the use of technology in education since the turn of the century. A myriad of new tools enable novel teaching strategies that have changed the face of classrooms around the globe. Teachers who adopt e-learning into their courses have been criticised for valuing the use of technology over learning outcomes.