AboutPaul Goldberg has taught English as a foreign language in Venezuela, Spain, Korea, the US, and most recently at Kwansei Gakuin University, in Japan. His main areas of interest are extensive reading and extensive listening. Paul is the founder of Xreading, which he developed because of his desire to make graded readers more accessible for students, and extensive reading programs easier for teachers to manage. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teacher and Professional Development Academic Dishonesty in Japan: A Cautionary Tale more
Sat, Nov 13, 16:05-16:30 Asia/Tokyo
The Internet has revolutionized every aspect of language education. However, the downside of digital technology is it also enables unscrupulous students to find novel ways to cheat. In this session, the presenters will discuss a recent incident in which over 1400 students from 90 institutions in Japan were caught cheating using digital technology.
Language Classroom Content & Pedagogy Creating a Textbook for Extensive Reading: An Impossible Dream? more
Sun, Nov 14, 12:05-13:05 Asia/Tokyo
Research has consistently shown that extensive reading (ER) helps students in numerous ways, and most teachers would like to incorporate ER into their English courses. In many contexts teachers are required to use a textbook, and the difficulty with effectively implementing ER may be how to integrate ER with other course materials. This presentation describes a project to create a course based around ER materials, where tasks in the textbook facilitate learning through ER.
Language Classroom Content & Pedagogy Creative Writing – A Novel Process for EFL Success more
Sun, Nov 14, 15:25-16:25 Asia/Tokyo
Extensive reading and creative writing are two activities that can be both enjoyable and motivating for students. With the objective of combining the two, a semester-long project was piloted in which students were tasked with writing their own graded readers. Despite multiple challenges, the result was successful. The presenters will discuss the process that was used, share some samples, and explain how the project will be expanded in the future.