Kathleen Yamane

Nara University


Kathleen Yamane teaches English and Communication courses at Nara University. Her research interests are primarily in the area of language variation. She is co-author of the Broadcast: ABC World News Tonight textbook series.


Language Classroom Content & Pedagogy Building English Skills Through ABC World News Tonight Broadcasts more

Sat, Nov 13, 14:45-15:10 Asia/Tokyo

Using authentic broadcast news materials in class is a powerful way to build English skills while also helping students to become more knowledgeable about world affairs and to develop the critical thinking skills necessary in today’s increasingly interconnected world. The presenter will demonstrate some of the teaching methods she uses with Broadcast: ABC World News Tonight, the popular series incorporating streamed video clips from the American television news program.

Kathleen Yamane

Teacher and Professional Development Reflections on the Past, Projections of the Future more

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

In the slightly more than half a century of TESOL’s existence there have been a cascade of methods and innovations that teachers have been challenged by. The move to an online pedagogy due to the pandemic accelerated trends while forcing all of us to reevaluate fundamentals. In this forum, prompts (both visual and textual) will be provided to elicit discussion on where we’ve been on our journey as language teachers and where we’re headed.

Andrew Reimann Joseph Dias Kathleen Yamane Timothy Gutierrez Taron Plaza