The Colloquium on the Current Development in EST Education in Japan

Date: Friday, February 12th, 2016 Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Yilin Sun, Yuko Itatsu, Aika Miura, Lawrie Hunter, and Shi Jie, Shin Hashimo, Yu Yan and Uma Maheswari

Colloquium Program:

  • 13:00-13:05 Opening by Jie Shi (IGTEE, UEC Tokyo)
  • 13:05-14:15 Jilin Sun (South Seattle College), ESP in the 21st Century - An NNES Professional's Perspective (Chair: SHI Jie)
  • 14:15-14:20 Break
  • 14:20-15:20 Yuko Itatsu (University of Tokyo), Empowering Science Students in a Global Community: The ALESS Initiative at the University of Tokyo (Chair: Reiko Fujita/Tokai University
  • 15:20-15:30 Break
  • 15:30-16:00 Pedagogical Practices Forum 1: Aika Miura Yamamoto (Tokyo University of Agriculture), Agriculture Corpus and Its Application; Lawrie Hunter (The Center for Professional Communication, formerly Kochi University of Technology), Using information structure mapping to introduce the writing of micro-genres (Chair: Yan Yu/UEC)
  • 16:00-16:40 Pedagogical Practices Forum 2: Syllabus Design and Classroom-Based Practices of Undergraduate Technical English at UEC Tokyo, Shi Jie, Shin Hashimoto, Yu Yan and Uma Maheswari (John Cross/UEC Tokyo)
  • 16:40-17:00 Panel Discussion/Q&A: Yilin Sun, Yuko Itatsu, Shi Jie (Chair: Atsuko Jeffreys/UEC)
  • 17:00-17:05 Closing: Atsuko Jeffreys (UEC)

For abstracts and bios of presenters, please visit the JACET ESP SIG Kanto Chapter site.

Organization: University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo Research Station on Innovative and Global Tertiary English Education (UEC)

Cost: free

Venue: University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Building New C-403 (map)

Location: Chofu City, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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