Discussions about language education in Japan can be very inward looking, through focusing on challenges which may seem unique to the country. However, much can be gained by finding out more about issues in other language learning environments. Today, we have the opportunity to discover the situation in three locations, which are themselves contrasting: Costa Rica, Indonesia and Pakistan.
Each language is uniquely structured. However, romance languages share a deeper connection. They share a historical background as well as some linguistic similarities. By learning one language, learners unconsciously are already equipped with the basics of another language. We will attempt to show the connections between French, Spanish and English.
Video Materials and Methods for Teaching Group Discussion in English
For years, the focus of assessment in Vietnam has been on the results of learning. It often comes in the form of tests designed to measure how much the students know from what they have been taught, not what they can do with the language they have learned.
Hosted by Cengage Learning, Andy Boon will be speaking on two topics at this meeting.
Presentation 1. Here we are now, motivate us
Ever yawned your way through presentation day? I bet you’re not the only one. How about the rest of the class? Heads on desks? Eyes shut? Not listening because they’ve had their turn?
Presentation: Blended Learning and Suggestions for L2 Instruction
We are looking forward to our annual barbecue at the usual location, Takashi Ryokuchi Park (south of Aichi University’s Toyohashi Campus). Please find us at the covered shelter near the southeast corner of the park. Anyone is welcome to join us for some delicious food and good conversation. Please bring something to add to the feast. We look forward to seeing you there!
Despite having roughly six years of training, many Japanese EFL college students still cannot express what they want to say in English (Iida, 2011). In this context, students can write grammatically correct sentences, but they don’t feel attached to their writing.
Gordon will talk about how he has used drama in his classes and some of the benefits he thinks students have received from it. He will also show some of the movies that he has made with students.
Then, he will show his ideas in action, in a workshop stage 'Drama Games and Techniques to Energize Student Performance' with meeting participants having a chance to actively experience his methods.