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We would like to hold a study meeting on English education at Nara University of Education! Please join us if you are involved with English education or have an interest in it.
Date and time: February 9th, 2019, 14:00～
Location: Nara University of Education Room 201 The room might be changed depending on the situation.
14:05～14:30 Ayaka KUME (Graduate School of Nara University of Education)
Master paper presentation “Examining the Factors that can Affect Japanese EFL Teachers’ Practice of Speaking Tests”
From the new Course of Study and introducing private English proficiency tests (TOEIC, EIKEN etc.), it is important to foster students’ speaking ability. Although conducting speaking tests is effective to foster the ability, a lot of teachers have difficulties in introducing communicative activities into their classes (Benesse, 2016). It seems that it is difficult to conduct speaking tests as well. However, there is a lack of research on whether teachers actually conduct speaking tests or not and the reasons behind them. In order to clarify the reasons why teachers have difficulties in conducting speaking tests, I administered the questionnaire and the interview to teachers in JHS and SHS. In the presentation, the results and discussions are reported in detail.
14:30～15:00 Yusuke HARA (Shinsei Shoyo Senior High School)
Practice report “How to improve Quality of English Lessons”
Transferred last spring from a high level school to Shinsei Shoyo senior high school, which was located in Uda city, Nara, I encountered several difficulties in teaching English: students’ lack of vocabulary, motivation, and concentration on lessons. However, I have overcome them by improving my English lessons. I would like to show the methods and discuss the pros and cons with ... YOU.
15:10～16:00 Thomas AMUNDRUD (Nara University of Education)
Research presentation “Student engagement: What is it and how to make it happen”
Teachers often say that they want their students to be engaged in classes – probably because we feel that frequently they aren’t! But, what exactly does “engagement” mean, and what explicit strategies can teachers use to create engagement? This presentation will explore the meaning of engagement, which is how teachers can encourage students in their classes to question and work more autonomously, and demonstrate techniques teachers can introduce to their classes to encourage it.
16:10～17:00 Yukiharu NAKAZUMI (Kagawa University)
Research presentation “Quality of Example Sentences in Grammar Instruction”
This presentation focuses on example sentences used in grammar instruction. Materials dealing with English grammar include example sentences so that learners can see how certain target grammatical items are used in them. In this sense, example sentences are one of the most crucial input resources in grammar learning. However, they are often criticized for their dullness in meaning, lack of context, length, and so on. The presenter will identify problems regarding this issue, explain some findings based on the past studies, and make some suggestions on the conditions of ‘good’ example sentences. The participants will work on brief workshops and group discussions based on this issue.
*Each presentation has Q&A or discussion time. Let’s share your impressions or opinions freely!
We are going to have a friendly party around Kintetsu Nara Station from 17:40.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Bureau: Tadashi IZUMITANI, Kindai University Senior & Junior High School)
email@example.com (Rintaro SATO, Nara University of Education）
修士論文発表 "Examining the Factors that can Affect Japanese EFL Teachers’ Practice of Speaking Tests"
実践報告 “How to improve Quality of English Lessons”
研究発表１ “Student engagement: What is it and how to make it happens”
研究発表２ “Quality of Example Sentences in Grammar Instruction”
firstname.lastname@example.org（事務局： 近畿大学附属高等学校・中学校 泉谷忠至）