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“When love is deep, much can be accomplished.”
– Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998), Japanese violinist and world famous music educator
What have you found satisfying about teaching English in Japan? How do you select or create EFL materials to help your students learn English? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started teaching English in Japan?
We would like to include your insights! We are performing a short survey of EFL teachers and TESOL members with experience teaching English in Japan. Can you share your insights and experiences in a brief 12-question survey?
The survey results will be part of an upcoming TESOL 2018 panel discussion on creating and implementing intercultural classroom materials around the world, including Japan. We also hope to use the survey results in a future article on teaching (and tutoring) English in Japan. Survey participants will be given a free ebook with the reproducible collection of the “Search and Share” exercises from Compelling Conversations – Japan- Vietnam: Speaking Exercises for Vietnamese Learners of Englishand Quotations for High Intermediate Japanese English Language Learners.
Please access this link in order to share your experiences and contribute to this research by March 11, 2018.
Have you registered for TESOL 2018 yet?
If so, please consider attending the panel session titled Intercultural Insights in Creating and Implementing EFL Content if you attend the TESOL 2018 convention in Chicago. Personally, I find these global gatherings of dedicated English teachers quite informative and a bit inspiring. They allow us to both deepen our knowledge and appreciate the significance of our work in English classrooms. Best of all, you get to have real conversation – face to face – with English teachers and material writers that you have “met” online or read in classrooms.
Cost, of course, remains a real barrier for too many ESL teachers who would like to attend. Money, distance, and time prevent even more EFL teachers from attending TESOL conventions. I do wish these international conferences could be held in a wide range of locations, including some outside of the United States and Canada. Why can’t Tokyo host a TESOL convention? Consider me curious!
Thank you for your time, energy, and contribution!