Sessions / Zoom 25

Bridging Social Distances in Online Learning #276


Sun, Nov 22, 09:30-11:00 JST | Zoom 25

Supporting teachers with limited technological skills, encouraging students to participate who have anxiety or social withdrawal and generally motivating the connections and communication we take for granted, are at the forefront of online learning management skills. The quarantine situation will pass eventually, however the skills and techniques developed and discussed in this forum will continue to be essential elements of the hybrid English classroom and lifelong language learning, well into the future.

English Teaching for Living Together in Peace #498


Sun, Nov 22, 12:50-13:15 JST | Zoom 25

The UN General-Assembly, in its resolution 72/130, declared May 16 the International Day of Living Together in Peace in 2018. Learning: the treasure within; report to UNESCO of the International Commission on Education for the Twenty-first Century also indicated “Learning to Live Together.” This workshop focuses on how to promote such learning through foreign language classes.

Kazuya Asakawa /

JASAL Forum: Fostering Community in Self-Access Environments #269


Sun, Nov 22, 13:25-14:55 JST | Zoom 25

This forum examines learner communities in self-access spaces, through several presentations and a follow-up discussion. Topics covered include fostering teaching assistant study groups in a self-access context, learner engagement and identity with a social learning space as examined through the lens of the community of practice framework (Wenger-Trayner & Wenger-Trayner, 2015), and the challenge of sustaining and enhancing a community of learners split across two university campuses.

GILE SIG Forum #268


Sun, Nov 22, 17:20-18:50 JST | Zoom 25

For the 14th successive year, the Global Issues SIG forum is an idea-sharing session open to all interested people. This well-received session linked to global issues and international understanding will feature classroom teachers’ mini-reports, and innovative ideas on teaching activities, materials writing, and curriculum design. Handouts, lesson plans, and teaching resources will be available to peruse or take. Come join our unique session, learn new teaching approaches, and share your ideas. Open to all!

Liz Leigh / Mark Shrosbree / Kip Cates / Keith Hoy / Hitomi Sakamoto / Masahito Watanabe / Greg Goodmacher / Koji Yamamoto / Elizabeth J. Lange /