Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00
Videos of John and Allison's presentations
John Finucane: Teaching in the Private Sector - A Practical Workshop
Abstract: This practical workshop aims to help attendees understand what expectations private schools have of their employees and the challenges these expectations create. Attendees will learn one method to be effective, efficient private school employees.
Bio: John Finucane is an EFL Professional. He is the President and co-founder of さいたま市教育家会
(SCE). He edits the Journal of Saitama City Educators (JSCE). His interests are writing, teacher training, event planning, debate, critical thinking and LEGO. Find out more at:
Note: The workshop requires reservations to be the most effective. It is intended for educators who want to work in a private junior or senior high school or educators who currently work in a private junior or senior high school. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison Imamura: Communicative Presentations
Abstract: This presentation will explore the use of communicative activities in the classroom. Based on the article “A Framework for Assessing the Communicative Potential of Language Activities” by Leander S. Hughes, we will discuss the criteria for determining if an activity is truly communicative or not. From this starting point, an activity called Communicative Presentations will be introduced, which has been built around this framework and involves all of the students in listening and speaking in the target language.
Tianyi ‘Dani’ Zong: How Target-language Achievement in an Extended Study-abroad Experience relates to Perceived Identity
Abstract: This presentation reports the results of a study of the ‘perceived identity’ of International students (Chinese, n = 72) studying at a Japanese university. Results indicating that
Japanese, or any other language in a target society is not only a tool for communication, but a mirror for helping international students clergy their own perceived identity will be presented. Such findings will be supplemented with the presenter’s own narrative data.
(Tianyi was unable to present due to weather)