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A New Statistics Online App for Exploratory and Explanatory Data Analysis #1915

Fri, Nov 12, 13:30-14:15 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 04

I will introduce an online application created to help with quantitative data analysis based around New Statistics principles (Cumming, 2012). The application is easy to use, providing exploratory and explanatory output appropriate for use in research publications, presentations, or dissertations. The focus is on the generation of statistics for the estimation of the size and direction of research interventions: effect sizes, confidence intervals, and data-rich graphical plots. This is in keeping with current recommendations for quantitative research, moving beyond problematic issues surrounding statistical significance testing. The theoretical background and practical usage of the application will be covered.

Net Gain: Multiplatform Approach to Distance ESP Classes #1909

Fri, Nov 12, 14:30-15:15 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 04

Remote learning demands teachers be more resourceful, tech savvy, and creative than ever. This session introduces successful, concrete techniques for a productive, student-centered environment at a distance, predicated on original simultaneous interfacing of Zoom and Teams with LMS follow-up. Focus will be on ESP projects (medical, international horticulture majors) including multimedia presentations, tasks, out-of-class online group meetings, as well as alternative testing and large class management techniques. Workshop participants will experience/evaluate games, quick tasks, and projects. They will also view class video clips, and brainstorm ideas to increase the “net gain,” to perhaps make these multiplatform techniques their own.

A Tutorial to Make Your Online Classes Look Like a YouTube Video #1904

Fri, Nov 12, 15:30-16:15 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 04

In this workshop, participants will receive a hands-on explanation of how to produce high-quality video lectures as well as livestreams for platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Aimed towards beginners, the contents of this workshop will cover necessary information about equipment and software so that participants will have the basic knowledge needed to begin producing content that can rival professional YouTube filmmakers. Though all of this information is already freely available online, the presenter will use his experience as an English teacher to focus on information that is most relevant to EFL teachers.

What Is an Effective EdTech PD Program, and How to Develop and Evaluate One #1911

Fri, Nov 12, 16:30-17:15 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 04

As the GIGA school program spreads and as during #withCOVID and #postCOVID schools start to more frequently use LMSs and other educational technology for course delivery, there were be more and more professional development (PD) programs offered. This means more people will be called on to deliver effective PD programs. This workshop will go over frameworks based on the actual research on what makes a PD program effective and lasting. We will go over what an effective PD looks like, how to develop one, and then how to evaluate it, ensuring it gets better for the next iteration.

Equity in JALT: Sharing Our Vision #1906

Fri, Nov 12, 17:30-19:00 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 04

The ability to demonstrate one’s familiarity with diversity and equity practices (DEP) is a great asset on the job market. In this workshop, three members of the JALT DEP Committee will share their expertise in three areas of common concern among JALT members: hiring practices, harassment prevention, and accountability, both personal and organizational. After short presentations on these three areas to establish common ground, participants will be invited to join the group of their choice to discuss related issues. We will then regroup at the end, and each group will share the fruits of their discussion.

Linguaskill, the AI Powered English Test Developed by Cambridge English #2320

Sat, Nov 13, 10:45-11:45 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 04

Linguaskill tests the real-life language needed for an academic environment with in-depth, accurate, individual and group reporting aligned with international standards. This means you can make confident placement and admissions decisions, and students have the skills they need for academic success and enhanced employability. The remote proctoring solutions and extensive learning solutions have helped learners to achieve their goals amid the pandemic. Find out more about Linguaskill and such solutions in our session.

Widgets Inc.: A Task-Based Course in Workplace English, 2nd Ed. #2291

Sat, Nov 13, 12:05-13:05 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 04

Widgets is the first commercial course to successfully apply a principled, “strong” approach to TBLT. It features a task-complexity syllabus, highly contextualized tasks and projects, and an engaging real-world-like simulation. It is flexible enough to use as a general communication course or within international studies, business English, and STEM related departments. It is especially well suited to mixed-ability classes of 12-24 students. Winner of the 2018 ELTon Award for Course Innovation. Presented by the authors.

Getting the Most out of New Speaking of Speech, Premium Edition #2296

Sat, Nov 13, 13:25-14:25 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 04

Is Speaking of Speech Premium Edition a speaking text? Is it a listening text? Is it a core text? Is it a presentation text? It is all this and much, much more. This presentation offers a variety of activities that will make the most out of you and your students’ Speaking of Speech experience. Plus, most of these fun activities can be successfully adapted to your other speaking, listening, reading, or writing classes.

Successful Presentations Through Content-Based Learning #2302

Sat, Nov 13, 14:45-15:45 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 04

To encourage student self-expression, meaningful topics are needed. Yet what makes topics deeply engaging? How can educators motivate students to think critically and express their views? This presentation shows how content-based learning can lead to successful presentations. Presenters discuss topic choice, learners’ personal point of view, and supporting students with step-by-step scaffolding. How this can be done online is also discussed.

Latest Information on the TOEFL Test #2388

Sat, Nov 13, 16:05-16:30 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 04

TOEFL®テストは世界中で3,500万人以上が受験したもっとも実績あるアカデミックテストです。昨年以来新型コロナウイルス感染が広がる中、TOEFL®テストは自宅受験の実施など様々な取り組みを行いました。新テストであるTOEFL® Essentials™テストの紹介も含め、最新情報をご説明します。

JALT Program Chairs Meeting #2463

Sat, Nov 13, 18:00-19:00 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 04

This is the meeting for JALT Chapter and SIG Program Chairs.

Teaching English Language Writing Using Smart Templating Technology #2294

Sun, Nov 14, 10:45-11:45 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 04

Teaching English language writing online can be challenging. Interactive components such as modelling, scaffolding, and providing one-on-one support are not easy to replicate through online learning. This workshop will review some of these challenges and show attendees how to use the EssayJack application to address them. EssayJack provides smart, interactive writing templates which can be customised for varying writing proficiencies, to include native language support, and for use in in-person or online classes.

A New Series of Graded Readers From Atama-II Books #2292

Sun, Nov 14, 12:05-13:05 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 04

Presenters discuss the international debut of a new series from Atama-ii Books. The series, aimed at college and university students, features top quality art, highly engaging romance-oriented plots, and an inclusive race/age/gender-neutral second-person perspective. Attendees will receive a free digital book and stand to win one of three complete sets of the Atama-ii Multi-path series (each a 9,350 yen value). The new series is available on Xreading, and coming soon to print.

English Bento: A Speaking & Listening App w/ Progress Tracking Dashboard #2355

Sun, Nov 14, 13:25-14:25 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 04

English Bento is a speaking and listening training app for students and a progress tracking system for instructors. It was built on the principles of micro-learning, feedback, and fluency training. This workshop begins with participants using the app as a student; followed by a demonstration of how their student data is displayed on the instructor’s dashboard. English Bento is assignment-based with pre-existing content, but also allows instructors to add their own. This workshop is hands-on.

Creative Writing – A Novel Process for EFL Success #2321

Sun, Nov 14, 15:25-16:25 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 04

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.

International Virtual Exchange Courses and Their Evaluation #2316

Mon, Nov 15, 10:45-12:15 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 04

This presentation addresses universities’ responses to challenges of study-abroad programs cancelled by COVID-19. Presenter A explains the evaluation role for international virtual exchange courses under the next Monkasho six-year, medium-term plan. Presenter B introduces a five-week virtual mobility tour involving five universities in Southeast Asia. Presenter C reveals how one university created intercultural interaction with virtual tours, in-campus global programs, and digital exchanges. Presenter D explores the role of plurilingual competence related to international exchanges.

New Contexts in Language Education: The Challenges for Theory and Practice #2098

Pre-recorded Video
Mon, Nov 15, 12:45-14:15 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 04

Educadores de Español como Lengua Extranjera analizarán temas relativos al aprendizaje de lenguas. Roque: Narración y desarrollo de habilidades comunicativas; Budding: Actividades motivadoras para la producción oral en clases híbridas; Silva: Clases híbridas en el marco de la Teoría de la Actividad, reportan sus investigaciones sobre el aprendizaje de español con una contextualización lingüística y comunicativa. Educadores y estudiantes de otros idiomas son bienvenidos.