Sessions / Teaching Mature/Lifelong Learners

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


Keeping It Real – Skills Practice Activities in the Business English Class #2306

Sun, Nov 14, 10:45-11:45 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 03

Business English learners need a wide range of cultural knowledge and specialized language related to common business situations. Critically, they need activities—both restricted-use and authentic-use—that work with a wide range of learning styles, to give them opportunities to practice as realistically as the classroom will allow. In this workshop, the presenter and participants will look at a range of activities to help learners acquire the language and knowledge they need.

Mobility Biomechanical Exercises for Seniors Adapted From Martial Science #2421

Sun, Nov 14, 12:05-12:30 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 16

Having trouble getting up from couches or the floor? Is your balance shaky? Brain hemisphere synchronization not optimized? Then this practical, fun, and low impact online workshop is for you. These exercises, based on the biomechanics of martial science, will help you in your daily life and increase the longevity of your body. You do not have to identify as a senior, so the earlier the start the more benefit you will get.

Banking English Course Development #2091

Pre-recorded Video
Sun, Nov 14, 12:45-13:10 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 13

Banking customers need assistance with tasks such as opening bank accounts and transferring money. Some banks, however, do not provide English (ATM or teller) support, so banking can be challenging for non-Japanese speakers. This presentation will describe a banking English seminar which has been designed for staff at a prefectural banking institution. The materials have been assessed and improved using a holistic business English evaluation framework, and this presentation aims to share what was done.

Developing Third-Age Learners’ Speaking Skills Based on CLT #2152

Sun, Nov 14, 19:20-19:45 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Room 19

This workshop focuses on the use of CLT in a group of Japanese senior citizens, here termed third-age learners. In this workshop, each presenter will relate their experiences in teaching their third-age learner classes. They will explain how the learners differ from younger learners and how they adapted their classroom activities to allow for those differences. They will also demonstrate some activities and explain the results they achieved in their research project.