Sendai JALT:

The Non-Native English Speaking Teacher in the Oral Class

Date: Sunday, September 26th, 2004 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Ataua Aoki, Hitoshi Eiguchi, Michiko Masui, Toyoko Schimidt

Some people assume that oral language classes such as English conversation should be taught by NESTs (Native English Speaking Teachers). However, Non-NESTs have strengths that are sometimes overlooked.

  • Non-NESTs often better understand the various difficulties that challenge the learners;
  • Japanese Non-NESTs have come from the same cultural and educational background as their students;
  • Non-NESTs are examples of successful language learners, thus serve as effective role models.
In this presentation/discussion, four Non-NEST teachers of English will discuss topics related to these issues, including student and school expectations, the use of L1 and L2, and other relevant topics.

Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Sendai JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen (students free the first time, and 500 yen thereafter)

Venue: TBA

Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan


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