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Immersive Virtual Reality for All: Getting Started Step-by-Step #2025

Sat, Nov 13, 10:45-11:10 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 15

Being immersed in virtual reality using a headset device encourages language use and improves learner confidence. Launching a virtual reality program is a fairly simple process. In this session we will introduce you to the Immerse Virtual Language Experience Platform, an integrated application to connect with learners in virtual reality for facilitated language instruction. This session will provide step-by-step details to prepare you to bring your English program to life in virtual reality.

The Use of Technology for Visual Storytelling in the ESL Classroom #2018

Sat, Nov 13, 11:25-11:50 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 15

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the techniques and digital tools for designing and implementing lessons on visual storytelling in the ESL classroom. The workshop looks at the stages of storytelling from brainstorming, storyboarding, scriptwriting, recording, and editing to producing student-centered short films. Participants will leave the session with techniques for implementing visual storytelling in their lessons as well as their own handcrafted visual story to share with their students.

Feedback Strategies That Enhance Social Presence in Online Classes #1952

Sat, Nov 13, 12:05-12:30 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 15

In asynchronous online learning environments, students often report a feeling of isolation or disconnect from their teachers and classmates that negatively impacts their learning experiences. Thus, a challenge educators face while teaching online is how to effectively build a rapport with students to help create a community of learners. This presentation will describe innovative approaches to providing feedback that can diminish this feeling of isolation, increase motivation, and improve student-teacher rapport in online learning environments.

Cancelled Eurovision Comparison Writing With Google Suite Applications #2155

Sat, Nov 13, 12:45-13:10 Asia/Tokyo CANCELLED

The presenter will illustrate a lesson that was used with university students to teach comparison essay writing. The topic was Eurovision performances, and the applications that were used were Google Docs and Jamboard. Through this session, attendees will develop a greater awareness of how Google Docs and Jamboard can be used for brainstorming and collaboration while also increasing opportunities for meaningful communicative output.

English Bento: Training Speaking and Vocab With Microlearning and Feedback #2163

Sat, Nov 13, 13:25-14:25 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 15

English Bento is a digital platform that can be used in class or for homework. It trains speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary, as well as other English skills with 11 different activities. A brief demonstration of how educational principles drive each activity will be given. This is followed by a description of the instructor’s dashboard which allows teachers to create classes, set assignments, and track students’ progress using three metrics: progress, score and time on task.

Developing and Adopting Best Practices for Remote Teaching Post-ERT #2111

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

With COVID-19 continuing to have an impact on education, the EFL teaching community has the opportunity to work together to develop and adopt effective standards that will allow us to move beyond the emergency remote teaching mindset to a more structured form of remote teaching with best practices in place to address the technical, educational, social, and psychological needs of both students and teachers.

AR, VR, and Other 3D Applications for CLIL Student Research and Learning #2230

Sat, Nov 13, 15:25-15:50 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 15

Three researchers, two at the university level, and one at a public high school, are continuing to build a community to develop tech skills through AR, VR, and other 3D modelling technologies and to enhance their students’ learning in English. This workshop will go over the development of the technology used in the classroom, the workshop and lectures given to the students, and the development and status of the high school students’ developed research projects.

Duolingo: Efficacy and Appeal #1973

Sat, Nov 13, 16:05-16:30 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 15

Use of MALL in university language learning contexts looks set to grow as students’ natural affinity for mobile technology continues to increase. This presentation will discuss a semester-long study designed to research the efficacy and the experience of using the mobile-learning application Duolingo as a language learning aid. It examines the impact of the regular use of this application on student language acquisition through pre- and post-tests, and it investigates student attitudes through survey results.

A Study on Pointing Signs in JSL Test Preparation Books for Beginners #2233

Pre-recorded Video
Sun, Nov 14, 10:45-11:10 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 15

手話における「指さし」は、特徴的で多機能な手話文法項目の1つであり、日常会話でも多く使われる。本調査では、多くの初中級手話学習者が受験する全国手話検定試験の対策標準テキスト(5級~準1·1級)に出ている指さしの出現箇所と機能を調べ、手話初中級者に対する指さしの教え方、学習順序についての考察を行う。

Promoting Self-Assessment in the Classroom Through Reflection #2032

Sun, Nov 14, 11:25-11:50 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 15

Providing feedback is essential for teaching. However, we wanted to make the classroom more student-centred by allowing students opportunities for self-correction through activities that encourage output from them. Students were asked to reflect on their performance in mid-term and final speaking tests before being given feedback from us in order to provide an opportunity for them to identify their own strengths and weaknesses. We look at the benefits and limitations of this reflective process.

French Forum: Les hauts et les bas de l’enseignement en ligne #2076

Sun, Nov 14, 12:45-14:15 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 15

Il y aura quatre présentations cette année: 1) Les défis et changements intervenus dans l’enseignement en ligne au cours de l’année écoulée dans un établissement universitaire; 2) Repenser la classe de français en présentiel avec l’expérience de l’enseignement en ligne; 3) Compte-rendu d’une expérience de simulation globale en ligne dans un dispositif combinant oral synchrone et écrit asynchrone; 4) Organiser et évaluer les classes de français en ligne: défis et pistes de réflexions.

On to New Perspectives From the German Workshop – Focus on Emotions #2207

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

Im ersten Beitrag vergleicht Harting die Meinungen von Lernern zum Einsatz von Video on demand und Zoom-Online Unterricht. Im zweiten Beitrag zeigt Gunske von Kölln, wie schon Lernende im A1 Unterricht die Perspektive älterer Personen kennenlernen können und präsentiert eine Studentenumfrage dazu. Abschließend stellt Vögel Wendungen für Themenwechsel und Gefühle vor, die Lernende (A1/A2-Niveau) beim Schreiben von Dialogen gesucht hatten. (Vorträge auf Deutsch)

A New Perspective on Teaching and Evaluating: Reflections on a New Method #2227

Sun, Nov 14, 18:00-18:25 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 15

This presentation provides two new perspectives about language teaching on TBLT, Living Newspaper Readers Theatre (LNRT), and a way for almost instantaneous reflection on student performance (cloud-based feedback). The presentation will first describe what LNRT is, and how to effectively give immediate online feedback about both style and form of performances. Most importantly, we will describe research conducted on LNRT and cloud-based feedback. We will end with reflection by attendees.

In-Person to Online and Back Again: Effective Classroom Tools and Practices #2024

Pre-recorded Video
Sun, Nov 14, 19:20-19:45 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 15

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, instructors globally have struggled with how to effectively use online tools and features to help their students. Now, as in-person classes resume, the question is how to effectively utilize what was developed online in the physical classroom. This presentation will outline measures taken to improve students’ online experience of a first-year writing program and describe practices we will continue after the move back to in-person instruction.