1. “Keep your powder dry: A prepper's guide to academic professional development” (10:00~12:00)
by Michael Parrish,
- JALT National Job Information Centre (JIC) co-coordinator,
- Assistant professor at Kwansei Gakuin University
2. “Dark side of Language Teaching” (14:00~14:35)
by Martin Pauly Professor Emeritus Tsukuba University of Technology
1. Presentation (14:00~16:10)
Title: Butterfly Wing Flaps and Second Language Acquisition
by James A. Elwood, Meiji University
IBARAKI: September—Education never ends: Language education post-academia and the Dutch “permanent education” policies for official (certified) translators/ interpreters by Jeroen Bode, The University of Tsukuba; Multi-step course design for aiding students in the development of critical thinking competence and dialogic discourse by David Gann, Tokyo University of Science.
Morning (11:00 - 12:10)
1. Education never ends: Language acquisition post-academia and the Dutch “permanent education” policies for official (certified) translators/interpreters (11:00~12:10)
by Jeroen Bode, The University of Tsukuba
Afternoon (14:00 - 16:10)
2. Featured Presenter
IBARAKI: June—Applicability of the silent way method: Evaluating in terms of foreign language anxiety and conversation analysis by Hidenori Kuwabara and Yosuke Ogawa. We learned how the Silent Way Method, which had gained popularity 4 decades ago, was discredited and pushed aside with the advent of the Communicative Approach in the 1980s.
The detailed information will be posted shortly.
Date: Saturday, June 4th, 2016
Place: Ibaraki Christian University, Hitachi
Time: 11:00~17:00 (10:30 Doors open.)
Morning Session (11:00 - 11:40):
Title: A reconsideration of the Silent Way in terms of Foreign Language Anxiety and Conversation Analysis
IBARAKI: March— Corpus linguistic analysis of NESTs’ informal online discourse by Hugh Kirkwood, Ushiku & Hitachinoushiku Elementary Schools. Kirkwood first stated that informal, often anonymous and relatively uncensored discourse could provide insights into the professional development of Native English Speaking Teachers (NESTs).
1. Corpus linguistic analysis of NESTs' informal online discourse (9:50~11:00)
by Hugh Kirkwood, Ushiku Elementary School, Hitachinoushiku Elementary School
2. Acoustic Impedance : how it impacts language learning (11:10~12:20)
by Bruno Jactat, The University of Tsukuba
3. Featured Presenter
English Pronunciation Instruction: Considering Phonological Differences between English and Japanese
By Yuko Koike, Ibaraki University
1. Featured Speaker Presentation (13:30~ 14:30)
Title: English Pronunciation Instruction: Considering Phonological Differences between English and Japanese
Presenter: Yuko Koike, Ibaraki University