Virtual Exchange (VE) has many benefits for foreign language teachers and their students but it is still not easily accessible to the mainstream. Students in English as a foreign language classrooms often have few opportunities to physically interact with other users of English. VE gives them virtual mobility, enabling them to participate in a global community.
0. 13:00–13:30 Preparation and sign-in time (30 min.)
1. 13:30–13:35 Opening remarks by Dominic Edsall (5 min.)
2. 13:35–14:20 DIY NeuroELT Part 1 (45 min.)
by Prof. Marc Helgeson (Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University)
3. 14:20–14:50 Kitemiran¹ and Shitemiran² [+ break] (30 min.)
4. 14:50–15:35 DIY NeuroELT Part 2 (45 min.)
PIGATE September session: 23rd Annual General Meeting and Working Paper Presentations
0. 13:00–13:30: Preparation and sign-in time (30 min.)
1. 13:30–14:45: Annual general meeting: 総会 (75 min.)
2. 14:45–15:00: Break (15 min.)
3. 15:00–16:15: Working papers (紀要): Oral presentations (75 min.)
3.1. Making visual aids to teach English expressions for times of a day
Huy Tran will be presenting at the
1:30 preparation and sign-in time
2:00 Opening Remarks
2:05 Presentation by Huy Tran (The Language Kitchen)
Video Conferencing as an Effective SLA Tool
This month's PIGATE meeting will feature two graduate students from Kumamoto University presenting on their research.
Professor Chattopadhyay is visiting from India and participating in this year's Four Corners Tour. He will be speaking on approaches to teaching writing for EFL learners. We are welcoming a mix of students and teachers from local colleges and are looking forward to an interesting evening.
Assessing speaking skills of young learners and teens is often considered one of the most challenging tasks for the English language teachers. In this workshop, participants will first explore principles and task design of some of the traditional methods of assessing speaking.
The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) continues to push for the advancement of globalized educational opportunities for its students. English language educators in Japan remain charged with the task of supporting learners as they strive to acquire a global language.
Marc Helgesen gave the first of two presentations, this one in Kumamoto before a second one in Nagasaki. Bringing his trademark energy, he spoke about the need to think about the brain in teaching, presenting some 'brain keys' to integrate the research on the brain with textbooks and English teaching material. They were
-Go for Emotion
-Give students choices
-We need novelty
NOTICE: Because of the recent earthquakes in Kumamoto, this event has been cancelled.