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University of Birmingham Graduate Student Showcase 2 #295

Sun, Nov 22, 16:45-18:45 JST | Zoom 30 Graduate Student Showcases
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Expectations and realities of a short-term study abroad program

Christopher PIROTTO

This presentation discusses the expectations and experiences of nine Japanese university students who participated in a 16-day short-term study abroad program to California. Data collected from both qualitative and quantitative sources will be discussed.

Gender representations in an English language textbook for the UAE


This study investigates gender representations in an English language textbook developed for students in the UAE. Analysis of linguistic and images indicates balance in linguistic representations only. Semi-structured interviews with authors explore the results further.

Representations of gender in the Genki Japanese language textbook series


This presentation explores representations of men and women and gender bias in Genki textbooks through discourse analysis and collocation analysis employing two specialised corpora. It also explores how Japanese language teachers confirm or challenge gender bias in their teaching.

Junior high school textbooks: What are we really dealing with?


Three Japanese junior high school textbooks are analysed using Littlejohn's (2011) textbook analysis framework. The resulting discussion suggests that although the textbooks are surprisingly homogeneous in nature, they are well suited to the current practical realities of junior high school classrooms.

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Chris Pirotto

Chris Pirotto

Fukui University of Technology
Chris is the reading committee chair for the conference, responsible for vetting all presentation proposals. He will also be room hosting several sessions throughout the conference. He is currently an assistant professor at Fukui University of Technology. At the JALT chapter and SIG level Chris is the current Fukui Chapter Treasurer and the incoming CUE SIG Publications Chair. He hold two M.A. degrees (TESOL / Political Science) and his research interests include individual differences, learner beliefs, learner anxiety, and research methods. At this conference Chris will be presenting on research conducted during a study abroad trip to America he chaperoned. During his free time Chris loves to road bike, play Classic WoW, and watch The Mandalorian.
India Roberts

India Roberts

University of Birmingham
India is an English curriculum specialist in the UAE. She has worked in English language education for more than a decade, She has an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience and is currently in her final year of an MA in Applied Linguistics.
Roy Kemm

Roy Kemm

University of Birmingham
I am a graduate student at the University of Birmingham, currently teaching in Okinawa.