Brian Gaynor

室蘭工業大学 Muroran Institute of Technology


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Language Classroom Content & Pedagogy Is Zoom Communicative? A Student Survey of Online Language Learning more

Sun, Nov 14, 12:45-13:45 Asia/Tokyo

This mixed-methods research undertook a comparison of students’ attitudes to various aspects of communicative language learning in both classroom and online settings. The findings show that students clearly prefer in-class language learning. They associated communicative language learning with spoken interaction, whereas the need to use ICT in online classes diminished the quality of peer-to-peer interactions and had a corresponding adverse effect on their motivation.

Brian Gaynor

Teaching Younger Learners New Primary School English Textbooks in Myanmar more

Sat, Nov 13, 18:00-18:25 Asia/Tokyo

From 2014, Myanmar began reforming primary school English education, and new textbooks from grades 1 to 4 have been introduced into all public primary schools. The presenters, who were involved in developing the textbooks, will compare the current books with the former ones. Based on observations of classes and the voices of teachers from online forums, they will discuss the positive reviews of the textbook as well as challenges in using it.

James Hall Su Han Brian Gaynor Ni Phyo San Phyu Phyu