The Language Teacher - Issue 36.5; September 2012

Volume: 36
Issue No. 5
Date of publication: September 2012
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A Taste of JALT2011 Special Issue

Welcome to our Taste of JALT2011 special issue. In order to whet your appetite for the upcoming JALT annual conference in Hamamatsu, we’ll be taking our yearly look at the highlights of the previous year’s conference presentations. The theme of JALT2011 was “Teaching, Learning, & Growing”, and in this special issue of TLT we showcase ten of the best papers from the 2011 conference proceedings. Our selection was based on recommendations from JALT’s hardworking team of proceedings editors, who kindly recommended papers which they found especially interesting or insightful. 
Yoshifumi Fukada, Satoko Hamamoto, Morten Hunke, Paul Lyddon, Takashi Matsuzawa, Julian Pigott, Yoko Sato, Gregory Sholdt, Beth Konomoto, Michio Mineshima, Chris Stillwell, Kristen Sullivan, and Giancarla Unser-Schutz have all worked hard to provide short summaries of their conference presentations, ones which reflect both the theme of professional development and the wide diversity of topics on offer at last year’s conference. You can enjoy the full versions of these papers as well as dozens of others from the JALT2011 Conference Proccedings at <jalt-publications.org/proceedings>.
Also in this issue, we have a broad range of thought provoking content for you in our regular columns. Starting with the Feature Article, Masumi Narita outlines the development of a corpus-based online grammar tutorial prototype. Next, in our two Readers’ Forum articles, Simon Bibby interviews Paul Hullah, and Paul Wicking discusses religious belief and expression in the classroom. To top it off, Mary Hillis, Mark Rebuck, Gwyn Helverson, and Keith Barrs all provide useful ideas for the classroom in My Share, and Richard Miles provides a review of Presenting in English: How to Give Successful Presentations. We hope you enjoy this special issue and we’re looking forward to seeing you at the conference in October.
Jason Peppard, TLT Editor
David Marsh, TLT Associate Editor
 
Taste of JALT2011の特別号へようこそ。今年度のJALT年次大会に対する皆さんの興味を高めるためにも、まずは昨年の大会発表のハイライトを掲載します。JALT2011のテーマは、”Teaching, Learning, & Growing”でした。このTLT特別号では、2011年度の大会論文集の優れた論文の中から10本をご披露します。これらの論文は、JALT大会論文集の編集チームが特に興味深く洞察に富んでいると推薦した論文の中から選ばれたものです。
Yoshifumi Fukada, Satoko Hamamoto, Morten Hunke, Paul Lyddon, Takashi Matsuzawa, Julian Pigott, Yoko Sato, Gregory Sholdt, Beth Konomoto, Michio Mineshima, Chris Stillwell, Kristen Sullivan, Giancarla Unser-Schutzの各氏が自分の大会発表の概要を快く提供してくれました。各論文は、昨年の大会で提供された教育者の専門能力開発のテーマや多種多様なトピックを反映しています。各概要の全文は、他のすべての論文同様、JALTウェブサイトの<jalt-publications.org/proceedings>のJALT2011 proceedingsで読むことができます。
この他に、いつものコラムでは、示唆に富んだ様々な内容を用意しています。今月号のFeatureでは、Masumi Naritaが、コーパスに基づいたオンライン文法個別指導ツールのプロトタイプの開発の要点を述べます。次に、Reader’s Forumでは、Simon Bibbyが、Paul Hullahをインタビューし、Paul Wickingが授業での宗教的信念や表現について議論します。さらに、My Shareでは、Mary Hillis, Mark Rebuck, Gwyn HelversonおよびKeith Barrが、授業で役立つアイデアを提供し、Richard Milesが、Presenting in English: How to Give Successful Presentationsの書評を書いています。皆様がこの特別号を楽しんで読まれるよう、スタッフ一同願っています。また、10月の学会で皆様にお会いできることを楽しみにしています。
Jason Peppard, TLT Editor
David Marsh, TLT Associate Editor

Contents


The Language Teacher

A Taste of JALT2011
by Yoshifumi Fukada, Satoko Hamamoto, Morten Hunke, Paul Lyddon, Takashi Matsuzawa, Julian Pigott, Yoko Sato, Gregory Sholdt, Beth Konomoto, Michio Mineshima, Chris Stillwell, Kristen Sullivan, and Giancarla Unser-Schutz

Developing a corpus-based online grammar tutorial prototype
by Masumi Narita, Tokyo International University

Simon Bibby interviews literature specialist Paul Hullah
by Simon Bibby, Kwansei Gakuin University

God in the classroom
by Paul Wicking, Meijo University

Book Reviews

Presenting in English: How to give successful presentations
by Richard Miles, Nanzan University, Nagoya Chapter

Chapter Reports

Chapter Reports - September 2012

Career Development Corner

Personal networking, first impressions, and social capital in Japanese academia
by Brent Cotsworth

My Share

Who’s telling the truth?
by Mary Hillis, Kansai Gaidai University

News link presentation
by Mark Rebuck, Nagoya University

What’s your ecological footprint?
by Gwyn Helverson, Ritsumeikan University

Photographing, uploading, and discussing English words in Japanese society
by Keith Barrs, Kanda University of International Studies

Grassroots

Warm goodbyes from Mariko Miyao and Joyce Cunningham!
by Joyce Cunningham, Ibaraki University, and Mariko Miyao, Tsukuba Gakuin University

The adjacent possible revisited
by Dan Waldhoff, Ibaraki University IEP Instructor

The best job in all of JALT
by Margaret Orleans, Seinan Jo Gakuin University, Kitakyushu

JALTCALL 2012 Conference report
by Adam Murray, CALL SIG Publicity Chair

2012 Fukuoka JALT Conference and Educational Materials Expo
by Kate Parkinson, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka JALT Program Chair

TLT Wired

Progress reports made easy
by Craig Manning, University of Shimane

Grassroots Outreach

Quilting bees in Canada and Japan
by David McMurray

Old Grammarians

Mind the mental gaps
by Scott Gardner

Showcase & Member's Profile

Showcase: Jason Bartashius

Outside the Box

Drumming, automaticity, and the teaching of speaking to beginning foreign language learners
by David Beglar

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