Location: St. John 11

September 18: Extensive Reading for Japanese Language Learning

Presenter: Eri Banno, Professor, Okayama University

This talk is about extensive reading for Japanese as a second or foreign language learning. In the first part, overviews of Japanese graded readers and studies on extensive reading for JSL/JFL learners are presented. In the second part, the extensive reading class at Okayama University is introduced and the effects of extensive reading for JSL/JFL learning are then discussed.

 

FRIDAY October 3: Teaching and Researching English for Academic Purposes in Thailand (1 of 2)

Presenters: Aran Choi, Alex Kasula, Changho Kwon, & Jill Ann Nishida, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

The two sessions address teaching and researching in EFL classrooms in Thailand. The presenters, all SLS graduate students, participated in a two-month teaching practicum (SLS 690) at Ubon Ratchathani University in northeastern Thailand during the summer of 2014. They conducted action research projects in their individual classrooms, collecting a range of data from student work to audio and video recordings. Each presenter shares his or her experiences of being a teacher researcher in a classroom setting.

 

THURSDAY October 9: Teaching and Researching English for Academic Purposes in Thailand (2 of 2)

Presenters: Hyunjung An, Yukari Komizo, Orn Patharakorn, & Eric Young, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

The two sessions address teaching and researching in EFL classrooms in Thailand. The presenters, all SLS graduate students, participated in a two-month teaching practicum (SLS 690) at Ubon Ratchathani University in northeastern Thailand during the summer of 2014. They conducted action research projects in their individual classrooms, collecting a range of data from student work to audio and video recordings. Each presenter shares his or her experiences of being a teacher researcher in a classroom setting.

 

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