Kyoto JALT:

Continuing education for language teachers: A discussion

Date: Saturday, March 24th, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: T. Amundrud (moderator), T. Bonnah, G. Cochrane, JP DuQuette, D. Mills, J. Pigott, J. Rogers

Description:
Many of us language teachers consider getting a Master's, PhD, or graduate certificate part-time to be essential to our advancement, both in our careers and in our personal development. However, there are a number of concerns when considering such programs, like: what are the time and financial commitments, or will benefits outweigh the costs? The panelists in this event, all current continuing education from both distance and traditional programs, will share and compare their experiences in a moderated discussion.

The panel:

  • Thomas Amundrud (PhD candidate, Linguistics, Macquarie University) (moderator)
  • Ted Bonnah (PhD candidate, Global Studies, Doshisha University)
  • Glen Cochrane (MA Ed. candidate, Distance Education, Athabasca University)
  • JP DuQuette (EdD candidate, TESOL, Temple University)
  • Daniel Mills (EdD candidate, Instructional Technology, University of Wyoming)
  • Julian Pigott (PhD candidate, Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick)
  • James Rogers (MA, Linguistics; PhD candidate, Linguistics, University of Southern Queensland)

All attendees will be welcome to share their questions and concerns. So, if you're considering different continuing education programs, or you're in one and would like to meet and find out how others deal with similar issues as yours, you should definitely come to this first-of-its-kind event. Materials from the different programs represented will also be available.

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

Cost: free

Venue: Campus Plaza, Kyoto

Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

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