Next IE Program Teachers’ Orientation

The date for the next English Department’s IE Program Teachers’  Orientation, for the 2012/13 academic year, is Friday, April 6, 2012. The full program will be released shortly. Instructors from other departments should feel free to join. Those intending to take part should direct their RSVPs to Joseph Dias or Gregory Strong. Apart from a few initial briefings about changes to the program, the event is conducted very much like a mini teachers’  conference, with simultaneous sessions at which invited lecturers speak about topics of mutual interest. This year, for the first time, we will host a “swap shop” of lesson plans that have worked well for us, as well as talks on the latest apps for language learning and information about how to best prepare students for a TIP (Tokyo International Players) performance of “The Wizard of Oz.”

Here are some materials related to various talks given at last year’s IE Orientation:

Tom Anderson and Nicole Takeda gave a talk on “Encouraging and Assessing Student Feedback.” Here is a PPT and a PDF used by Nicole during her presentation.

During the symposium on “Ways of Teaching Reading,” Kazuko Namba spoke about her experimentation with group work in her Reading classes for the last two years. In this PDF she shows how it might be effectively used in the teaching of reading.

Joseph Dias gave a presentation on the reading habits of our students and their views on the reading instruction they’ve been receiving. This PPT summarizes the data we’ve gathered and offers some preliminary interpretations and suggestions.

Professor Allen-Tamai used the following PPT during her presentation on the current state of English language education in Asia and the changes that are being instigated at the elementary level in Japanese schools through the new course of study.

During his presentation on vocabulary teaching and assessment, Gregory strong showed a PPT that he converted to this PDF. He also would like to pass on this doc, which offers even more vocabulary related resources.

In a session which gave an overview of the IE Program, James Broadbridge used the following handouts when discussing the IE Active Listening course:

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