Sessions / Conversation/Language School

Teaching Storytelling in Casual Conversation #2346

Sun, Nov 14, 13:25-13:50 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 01

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.

Cancelled Non-Native English-Speaking Teachers as Human Capital #1944

Pre-recorded Video
Mon, Nov 15, 13:25-13:50 Asia/Tokyo CANCELLED

This paper examines the concept of non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) as human capital. In taking up Michel Feher’s call to defy neoliberalization from within, the paper demonstrates how embracing plurilingual language policies can aid NNESTs in their guise as human capital.