Speaking up in an L2 class risks harsh judgment from classmates in the fearful hearts of many students. This interactive presentation will explain and demonstrate various techniques for utilising the Contact Hypothesis conditions in the L2 classroom, including creating a “private language” [idioglossia] with shapes, in order to create an “in-group culture” where students feel they belong.
Do you share personal experience stories with students in the classroom? In this interactive workshop-presentation, the presenter will discuss her study on teachers’ use of personal stories or teacher personal narratives (TPNs) in the language classroom. Participants will learn of significant research findings which may affect the way language teachers instruct at all levels of education.
Wondering how to use drama in your classroom? Already using drama, but you are always looking for new ideas? Look no further this presentation is for you. Actually, it is two presentations followed by some workshops to tie it all together. We hope to see you there!
Over the past few years four universities in Fukui Prefecture have established language centers. The overall purpose for these centers is
the further promotion of foreign language education and study. A representative from each university/language center will provide a
presentation outlining the facilities, events and programs specific to
The first part of this presentation will focus on describing the principles and practices of Extensive Reading. The presenter will also demonstrate a resource that many learners can use independently to gain an understanding of ER. The second part of the presentation will involve practical techniques and activities for encouraging and managing ER, whether for children, adolescents, or adults.
Teachers are always held accountable for student learning and ESL students are no exception. The SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) model presents eight research-based interrelated components that can increase student achievement and academic language and content skills.
Current reforms in the educational landscape are pushing toward a more student-centered approach to education. The talk is now of learning more than teaching. Cooperative Learning (CL) is a research based teaching pedagogy that provides an effective teaching approach, especially in language learning. Through interactive, task based activities, students learn to take control of their own learning.
This presentation will report action research for the purpose of motivating vocational high school learners. Frameworks of task-based language teaching (TBLT) were employed as the means by which to motivate learners. Among the variations of existing frameworks proposed by researchers of TBLT, this study applied Nunan’s (2004) and Willis’ (1996) framework.
Course designs have a great impact on students’ English learning
because the number of hours for English learning at school is limited.
In his presentation, he will discuss three topics about how courses
are designed and evaluated with an ICT platform.
First, he will explain about F-LECCS, a project started in 2008 and
supported by Japanese government. This project enabled six higher
This presentation will focus on the application and use of Dynamic Assessment (DA) in the Japanese Elementary School's Foreign Language Classrooms. DA investigates the learners' potential language development and therefore offers a more in-process view of learners' development.