Grant Osterman

Family English School International Co., Ltd.


Dr. Osterman has been teaching in Japan since 1993. Originally from a small Midwestern town in the United States, he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in education from the University of Maryland. After a short hiatus, he completed his doctorate degree from Northcentral University in educational leadership. Over his career, he has taught at elementary schools, junior high schools, universities, and is an administrator at a private school in Okinawa. He joined JALT in 1995 and has served in many roles for the Okinawa chapter. Currently, he is the Okinawa Chapter membership chair, the Teaching Younger Learners Special Interest Group coordinator, and the SIG Representative Liaison for JALT. He is active in JALT functions and enjoys monthly professional development trips to Tokyo.


Teaching Younger Learners Teaching Younger Learners SIG Forum more

Sun, Nov 14, 14:45-16:15 Asia/Tokyo

The Teaching Younger Learners SIG Annual General Meeting and Forum. The first part of this forum will be devoted to SIG business and the AGM. We will explain each officer role and open the floor up for questions. The second part, depending on time, will focus on questions from our membership and how to better build a community with the SIG. We will offer ideas for activities and suggestions moving forward with professional development using a hybrid format. We look forward to seeing your there.

Grant Osterman Kate Sato (佐藤ケイト) Marybeth Kamibeppu

Non-Teaching Area Reflective Dialogue to Promote Professional Well-Being more

Sun, Nov 14, 12:45-14:15 Asia/Tokyo

The JALT Mentoring & Orientation Committee will hold one-on-one sessions for JALT members registered for JALT International 2021. The 90-minute workshop focuses on enhancing the participants’ professional well-being through the approach of reflective dialogue. The participants will receive a pre-workshop introduction on how to conduct reflective dialogue by watching an introduction video and will be paired up with a partner in the workshop to practice reflective dialogue by having an actual session online.

Satoko Kato Alessandro Grimaldi Grant Osterman Melodie Cook Dawn Lucovich (ルコヴィッチ ドーン) Colin Mitchell Kathleen Brown

Non-Teaching Area Friday Night Help Desk # 2 more

Fri, Nov 12, 21:00-22:00 Asia/Tokyo

Please come and join us for our final help desk session to answer any questions you have. We hope to make the conference as easy for you as possible so you can concentrate on your professional development and your presentation. Leave the tech stuff up to us!

Grant Osterman

Non-Teaching Area Friday Night Help Desk #1 more

Fri, Oct 29, 18:30-20:30 Asia/Tokyo

This is our first session to help participants get comfortable with or just test their system to make sure they can have the best conference experience as possible. Please come and join us with any questions you might have and leave the tech stuff up to us!

Grant Osterman