Language Classroom Content & Pedagogy College & University Education Practice-Oriented Short Workshop
American Vibes: Cross-Cultural Interactions Online or in the Classroom
It is a challenge finding material that is authentic and can take learners outside of the classroom, and even more challenging to find engaging material that works in asynchronous, synchronous, and face-to-face classrooms. Structure is necessary only as far as it does not constrain creativity in any way. With measured scaffolding, authentic video material, and carefully chosen themes as a catalyst, let’s explore how learners can have real cross-cultural interactions in almost any classroom setting.
An Associate Professor who has taught at ten universities in and around Tokyo for the past 25 years. Primarily interested in materials development and the use of video in the classroom. I have produced videos for 35 textbooks and was an educational commentator on NHK's ニュースで英会話 for 6 years.