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10:45 Sat

A Five-Step Roadmap for A Growth Mindset Culture #408

This practice-oriented presentation will demonstrate a five-step process in creating a growth mindset culture in an online course Purposive Communication. The first part shares the research of Carol Dweck on the impact of mindset on student achievement, wellbeing, motivation, and engagement. It will also build the case of establishing a growth mindset culture in remote learning environments. The second part will demonstrate the actual process of creating a growth mindset culture.

This practice-oriented presentation will demonstrate a five-step process in creating a growth mindset culture in an online course Purposive Communication. The first part shares the research of Carol Dweck on the impact of mindset on student achievement, wellbeing, motivation, and engagement. It will also build the case of establishing a growth mindset culture in remote learning environments. The second part will demonstrate the actual process of creating a growth mindset culture.

11:20 Sat

Evaluating an ESP Coursebook for Economics #774

This study evaluates an in-house ESP coursebook, Target (2017), used to teach listening and speaking skills to economics juniors at a public university in Thailand. Both the students and teachers evaluated the coursebook through focus group interviews. Also, online open-ended questionnaires were distributed to all 123 economics juniors. The results reveal positive feedback and suggest materials developers focus on creating activities that promote the development of language skills and integrate the content of the discipline.

This study evaluates an in-house ESP coursebook, Target (2017), used to teach listening and speaking skills to economics juniors at a public university in Thailand. Both the students and teachers evaluated the coursebook through focus group interviews. Also, online open-ended questionnaires were distributed to all 123 economics juniors. The results reveal positive feedback and suggest materials developers focus on creating activities that promote the development of language skills and integrate the content of the discipline.

13:25 Sat

International Forum #281

The International Forum offers an excellent opportunity to learn from panelists who represent JALT’s international partner organizations. The panelists will share their educational experiences and diverse perspectives in relation to one or both of this year’s conference themes: “Communities of Teachers and Learners” and “Emergency Remote Teaching and Learning.” This forum provides participants with the chance to interact and exchange ideas with experts from a wide range of educational contexts from different countries.

The International Forum offers an excellent opportunity to learn from panelists who represent JALT’s international partner organizations. The panelists will share their educational experiences and diverse perspectives in relation to one or both of this year’s conference themes: “Communities of Teachers and Learners” and “Emergency Remote Teaching and Learning.” This forum provides participants with the chance to interact and exchange ideas with experts from a wide range of educational contexts from different countries.

11:55 Sun

Towards Competence in English Language Teaching #780

What is effective English language teaching? What competencies do English teachers need to possess to become exemplary language teaching professionals in this digital age? The answers of these questions encompass aspects such as teachers’ proficiency, social and cultural contexts, teachers’ pedagogical skills, the role of content knowledge, community of practice, professionalism, etc. This presentation will explore the knowledge, beliefs, and skills English teachers need to possess to make their teaching exemplary.

What is effective English language teaching? What competencies do English teachers need to possess to become exemplary language teaching professionals in this digital age? The answers of these questions encompass aspects such as teachers’ proficiency, social and cultural contexts, teachers’ pedagogical skills, the role of content knowledge, community of practice, professionalism, etc. This presentation will explore the knowledge, beliefs, and skills English teachers need to possess to make their teaching exemplary.

12:50 Sun

A Digital Translation Game’s Impact on Motivation #593

The main purpose of this study is to investigate the influences of using a digital translation game in an English to Chinese translation course. The study explores the impact of using the application on the translation learning motivation of Taiwanese undergraduate students in a foreign language major. The findings indicate that students have positive attitudes toward the integration of the application and have high intention to use the application in order to facilitate their learning process.

The main purpose of this study is to investigate the influences of using a digital translation game in an English to Chinese translation course. The study explores the impact of using the application on the translation learning motivation of Taiwanese undergraduate students in a foreign language major. The findings indicate that students have positive attitudes toward the integration of the application and have high intention to use the application in order to facilitate their learning process.

13:25 Sun

Readiness for Online Education in Bangladesh #781

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education globally. Bangladesh too has been severely affected. Private universities have responded by starting online class from April, but public universities remain closed. Discussions/debates ensued among educators, policymakers, and students regarding the readiness and feasibility of online education at public universities. Drawing on data from a large-scale study using mixed methods design, this paper highlights the challenges to online education and draws on insights to suggest strategies for implementation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education globally. Bangladesh too has been severely affected. Private universities have responded by starting online class from April, but public universities remain closed. Discussions/debates ensued among educators, policymakers, and students regarding the readiness and feasibility of online education at public universities. Drawing on data from a large-scale study using mixed methods design, this paper highlights the challenges to online education and draws on insights to suggest strategies for implementation.

14:00 Sun

“Framing” for Blended and Remote Learning #528

“Framing“ helps us understand how people perceive experiences and develop metacognitive and metalinguistic processes. The English as a Foreign Language classroom frame involves paradoxical ambiguities which many teachers exploit productively. However, in the rush to establish blended and remote learning systems, it is easy to neglect valuable aspects of classroom practice. This session will workshop practical responses to blended and remote learning EFL scenarios in light of understandings about how framing can support learning.

“Framing“ helps us understand how people perceive experiences and develop metacognitive and metalinguistic processes. The English as a Foreign Language classroom frame involves paradoxical ambiguities which many teachers exploit productively. However, in the rush to establish blended and remote learning systems, it is easy to neglect valuable aspects of classroom practice. This session will workshop practical responses to blended and remote learning EFL scenarios in light of understandings about how framing can support learning.

16:45 Sun

Vocabulary SIG Forum and Annual General Meeting #299

Information session for the Vocabulary SIG and Annual General Meeting. The Vocabulary SIG provides a forum for focused research and discussion in regard to vocabulary acquisition. We offer both teachers and researchers a place to connect regarding how learners improve vocabulary knowledge, how to test their knowledge, and how these theoretical aspects connect to classroom practice.

Information session for the Vocabulary SIG and Annual General Meeting. The Vocabulary SIG provides a forum for focused research and discussion in regard to vocabulary acquisition. We offer both teachers and researchers a place to connect regarding how learners improve vocabulary knowledge, how to test their knowledge, and how these theoretical aspects connect to classroom practice.