AboutTESOL Academic at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Teacher and Professional Development COVID-19: A Disruption to Reflect on Our Wisdom of Practice in ELT more
Sat, Nov 13, 14:45-15:45 Asia/Tokyo
Year 2020 will go down in history as the year that gave language teaching an almighty thwack in the head. In haste, we dramatically altered the ways we went about our routines, moving online to teach remotely. In a fundamental sense, 2020 has forced us, explicitly or implicitly, to re-examine our language teacher wisdom of practice. This workshop provides a framework and initial opportunity to articulate these changes in our orientation to language and learning.
Language Skills Teaching Storytelling in Casual Conversation more
Sun, Nov 14, 13:25-13:50 Asia/Tokyo
Most of our students find it necessary to engage in casual conversations, either now or at some time in the future. How do these casual conversations work? What is their purpose? Is there more to casual conversation than simple chit chat? In this presentation I will provide a framework for understanding storytelling in casual conversation from a genre point of view, and I will suggest some ideas for the language classroom.
Non-Teaching Area Macquarie Research Students’ Roundtable more
Sun, Nov 14, 14:45-15:45 Asia/Tokyo
This will be an opportunity for current Macquarie research students to share their research as a work-in-progress with fellow participants and alumni. It is a good way for participants to discuss their progress and problems, and receive constructive feedback and advice in an informal relaxed setting. Participants please prepare a short summary of your research (one side A4). Any Macquarie students and alumni are welcome to join, listen, and advise.