Sessions / Video Q and A 12

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10:45 Sat

Writing Process for a Thesis on English Engagement #545

A thesis adviser and an undergraduate student, who is studying to become an English teacher, will present a section of a thesis on creating an engaging environment for English study. In addition to the student’s findings, the presentation will cover details about the process of writing a thesis in English from the point of view of the adviser and student. Participants will gain insights into teamwork for English engagement and the undergraduate thesis writing process.

A thesis adviser and an undergraduate student, who is studying to become an English teacher, will present a section of a thesis on creating an engaging environment for English study. In addition to the student’s findings, the presentation will cover details about the process of writing a thesis in English from the point of view of the adviser and student. Participants will gain insights into teamwork for English engagement and the undergraduate thesis writing process.

13:25 Sat

Students’ Performance in the Classroom Community #257

Educadores de Español como Lengua Extranjera analizarán temas relativos a la enseñanza de lenguas. Roque: Storytelling para desarrollar la competencia cultural, la dimensión afectiva y el aprendizaje de ELE; Budding: Producción oral en una clase invertida con actividades motivadoras y atractivas; Silva: Aprendizaje activo como marco de actividades interculturales, reportan sus investigaciones sobre el aprendizaje de español desde una contextualización sociocultural y comunicativa. Educadores y estudiantes de otros idiomas son bienvenidos.

Educadores de Español como Lengua Extranjera analizarán temas relativos a la enseñanza de lenguas. Roque: Storytelling para desarrollar la competencia cultural, la dimensión afectiva y el aprendizaje de ELE; Budding: Producción oral en una clase invertida con actividades motivadoras y atractivas; Silva: Aprendizaje activo como marco de actividades interculturales, reportan sus investigaciones sobre el aprendizaje de español desde una contextualización sociocultural y comunicativa. Educadores y estudiantes de otros idiomas son bienvenidos.

17:20 Sat

Strengths and Challenges of NNES EAP Teachers #638

Despite previous research on the topic, students’ perceptions of non-native English speakers English for Academic Purposes (NNES EAP) professionals in a Sino-British English-Medium Instruction (EMI) University, however, is under-researched. The presentation will share the results of a recent study on how NNES EAP teachers are perceived by freshmen from various disciplines regarding their strengths and challenges in a British-Sino joint venture EMI university.

Despite previous research on the topic, students’ perceptions of non-native English speakers English for Academic Purposes (NNES EAP) professionals in a Sino-British English-Medium Instruction (EMI) University, however, is under-researched. The presentation will share the results of a recent study on how NNES EAP teachers are perceived by freshmen from various disciplines regarding their strengths and challenges in a British-Sino joint venture EMI university.

17:55 Sat

Strategies of Teaching Challenging ESP Classes #752

The teaching of English for Special Purposes (ESP) in non-English departments of Indonesian higher education typically involves a large number of learners, various linguistic competences of learners, heavy workload for teachers, low learning motivation among learners, and teachers’ lack of content knowledge. Thus, this study is aimed at exploring teachers’ strategies in managing ESP classes in five different departments of local universities: accounting, nursing, chemistry, geology, and informatics engineering.

The teaching of English for Special Purposes (ESP) in non-English departments of Indonesian higher education typically involves a large number of learners, various linguistic competences of learners, heavy workload for teachers, low learning motivation among learners, and teachers’ lack of content knowledge. Thus, this study is aimed at exploring teachers’ strategies in managing ESP classes in five different departments of local universities: accounting, nursing, chemistry, geology, and informatics engineering.

09:30 Sun

Challenges and Solutions for the EMP Classroom #360

The presenter will discuss solutions to the challenges encountered teaching English for Medical Purposes (EMP), challenges that can be grouped under five headings: needs and wants; teacher expertise; lesson content; classroom management; and assessment. For example, responding to the students’ want for content that is relevant means the EMP teacher cannot remain a layperson. How then can they become sufficiently knowledgeable to teach a lesson on, for example, opioid pharmacology?

The presenter will discuss solutions to the challenges encountered teaching English for Medical Purposes (EMP), challenges that can be grouped under five headings: needs and wants; teacher expertise; lesson content; classroom management; and assessment. For example, responding to the students’ want for content that is relevant means the EMP teacher cannot remain a layperson. How then can they become sufficiently knowledgeable to teach a lesson on, for example, opioid pharmacology?

12:50 Sun

Voices From the Margins of ELT in Japan #573

This short presentation will present original research that uses a variety of narrative-focused research methods, combined with the framework of intersectionality in order to capture the voices and experiences of female, non-Japanese teachers attempting to make their way as English teachers in Japan. By focusing on personal struggles as well as structural marginalization, the presentation aims to give unique insights into the teachers’ contextual situations as well as giving a voice to teachers seldom heard.

This short presentation will present original research that uses a variety of narrative-focused research methods, combined with the framework of intersectionality in order to capture the voices and experiences of female, non-Japanese teachers attempting to make their way as English teachers in Japan. By focusing on personal struggles as well as structural marginalization, the presentation aims to give unique insights into the teachers’ contextual situations as well as giving a voice to teachers seldom heard.

17:55 Sun

Teaching Sarcasm to University Students in Japan #483

Learning a second language is difficult enough, but when faced with the daunting task of learning to understand another culture’s humor, many learners can hit a wall. Especially when the two languages do not share similar styles of humor, for example, American sarcasm. By combining different forms of online media, this researcher was able to create a workshop that helped students begin to grasp and be able to use American Sarcasm.

Learning a second language is difficult enough, but when faced with the daunting task of learning to understand another culture’s humor, many learners can hit a wall. Especially when the two languages do not share similar styles of humor, for example, American sarcasm. By combining different forms of online media, this researcher was able to create a workshop that helped students begin to grasp and be able to use American Sarcasm.

11:55 Mon

Raising Cultural Awareness in EFL Classes #632

Teaching culture in EFL class is essential. However, problems arise as teachers attempt to incorporate it into their classes: target-culture is indefinable and it could lead to create a stereotypical image of other countries. Therefore, cultural teaching in EFL classes should focus on raising awareness of the students rather than teaching culture explicitly. This presentation will explore the outcomes of cultural teaching done in first-year university English classes for the purpose of raising cultural awareness.

Teaching culture in EFL class is essential. However, problems arise as teachers attempt to incorporate it into their classes: target-culture is indefinable and it could lead to create a stereotypical image of other countries. Therefore, cultural teaching in EFL classes should focus on raising awareness of the students rather than teaching culture explicitly. This presentation will explore the outcomes of cultural teaching done in first-year university English classes for the purpose of raising cultural awareness.