Hamamatsu JALT:

Getting Published: Tips from an author's perspective

Date: Sunday, September 12th, 2010 Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Diane H. Nagatomo

This is a practical workshop (sponsored by the Material Writers SIG) that will help participants understand what elements are necessary to create publishable university EFL textbooks for Japanese university students. The presenter will draw upon her experiences gained over the past fifteen years to lead a discussion concerning issues such as developing and maintaining relationships with editors and publishers, working with co-authors, developing materials that fit studentsí interests and abilities, and most importantly, creating materials that fit the expectations of Japanese university English teachers, who teach the majority of tertiary EFL classes in Japan. Workshop attendees are also encouraged to bring their ideas and materials to the presentation for discussion.

Diane Hawley Nagatomo, associate professor at Ochanomizu University, has been living and teaching in Japan for more than 30 years. She has authored and co-authored a number of EFL books for Japanese university students and for the general public.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Zaza City Palette, 5th Floor, Shizuoka

Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan


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