Presentation at the 3rd International Language and Language Teaching Conference, Indonesia

Learning advisor Huw Davies presented the following paper at the 3rd International Language and Language Teaching Conference at Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia on Friday and Saturday 21-22 October.

Pursuing Autonomy through dialogue

In a self-access centre at a university in Japan, language learners create and implement individual learning plans. This presentation will show how reflective dialogue (Kato & Mynard, 2016) is used to encourage these learners to pursue their language goals and become increasingly less reliant on direction from the teacher. Continue reading

Empowering Students in Self-Access Conference (ESSAC)

Participants came from as far as Nagoya, Osaka and Kyoto to attend our first student conference at KUIS on October 15th.  A big thank you to all the presenters, organisers and attendees!

Visit by Professor Anne Burns

Post updated to include links and slides!

The SALC was delighted to sponsor a visit by Anne Burns (Professor of TESOL at the University of New South Wales, Australia) on Friday October 21st. Students, faculty and staff attended her lunchtime lecture and evening Q&A session. Anne also joined students for a cup of tea at the SALC’s monthly student ‘Friday afternoon teatime’ event.

Open lecture: Teachers as action researchers: Examples from the classroom

In this talk I will outline briefly the key concepts and processes of action research, and will provide some short case studies of action research conducted by teachers in Australia and also possibly elsewhere (if there is time). My aim is to provide an overview of what action research is and how it can help to transform teachers’ practices and their insights about their learners.

Date: Friday 21st October, 2016
Time: 12.15 – 13.00
Location: 4301
Slides: Available here

Links to projects mentioned in the talk

  1. Using Action research to improve teacher technology use. British Council projects.
  2. Cambridge English research notes by teachers in Australia (see RN 44 and then 48, 53, 56, 60 and 64. There will be another one mid-next year.)
  3. Pilot projects in Chile

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