March 05, 2021
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＜About＞Wednesday, February 10th, 2021, 10:00-17:00 @Zoom meeting room
Professional and Global Educators’ Community (PAGE) organized an online workshop “Teaching effectively in English (advanced course): Online workshop for faculty members and graduate students.” We invited Mr. Masakuni Yoshinaka (Global Professional Development Consultant with ALC Inc) as an instructor. (This program is identical to the one held in September 2020.) A total of 6 participants consisted of faculty members, graduate students, and researchers at the University of Tokyo.
The workshop was intended for people with intermediate–advanced English language skills who already had experience of teaching in English and those who were expecting to teach in English in the near future. In the first half of the workshop, the participants learned about topics such as “How to speak English in an easily understandable way,” “What is the most effective speaking speed?” “What kind of writing style is suitable for speaking?” and “Major/Minor grammatical errors” through speaking practice and discussion.
Following the lunch break was the second half of the session, where each of the participants gave a 15-minute mini-lecture on their research field using PowerPoint slides they had prepared beforehand. They realized their own advantage and disadvantage through receiving thorough feedback from the instructor and exchanging anonymous feedback among themselves.
Here are some of the feedback we received from the participants after the workshop:
“It was a valuable opportunity to give a mini-lecture by myself, listen to other participants’ mini-lectures, and exchange feedback with each other on how to teach, which is impossible in our usual classes with real students.”
“I was able to learn about how to use English, structure a course, and create teaching materials through a variety of examples shown by other participants.”
“I will put into practice what I have learned such as ‘writing down important points.’”
The PAGE project, launched in FY2015, will be closed on March 31, 2021. During the project period, we held 21 seminars/workshops on how to bridge the gap between knowledge and practice of teaching in English, which were joined by 240 people in total. We hope our programs will serve to enhance your future research and educational activities.
Click here for a free online program provided by the PAGE project: English Academia.↓
Click here for more details of the PAGE project. ↓