The Language Teacher - Issue 37.4; July 2013

Volume: 37
Issue No. 4
Date of publication: July 2013
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Special Issue: JALT2013 Preconference Issue

Plenary Speaker articles

  • A voyage of discovery by Penny Ur
  • How many hats do you wear? by Caroline Linse
  • How social media changes our thinking and learning by Kristin Sherman
  • How my teaching has changed over time: My lifelong voyage by Keith S. Folse

Featured Speaker articles

  • The New General Service List: Celebrating 60 years of vocabulary learning by Charles Browne
  • Ecology of effort: Contexts underlying motivation by Christine Pearson Casanave
  • Collocation and phraseology in the classroom by Crayton Walker
  • Adult learners and a different way of teaching by Curtis Kelly
  • Interview with Daniela Papi - GILE SIG by Jennie Roloff Rothman
  • Five elements of a learning conducive environment by David Harrington
  • Grammaring: a personal odyssey perspective by Elka Todeva
  • TOEIC® for lower levels: Challenges and solutions by Grant Trew
  • Dogme: Hype, evolution, or intelligent design? by Scott Thornbury

JALT2013On behalf of the entire conference team, we invite you to JALT2013: Learning is a Lifelong Voyage, the 39th Annual JALT International Conference and Educational Materials Exhibition, to take place from Friday, October 25 through Monday, October 28 at Portopia, Kobe. It will be our third time at Portopia, but as the last time was 22 years ago, the spectacular city of Kobe and the wonderful facilities of the Kobe Convention Center will be a new experience for many.

As you continue on your lifelong voyage of learning, we want to encourage you to make JALT2013 one of your next stops. You will be joined by thousands of your teaching colleagues from Japan and abroad, including plenary speakers Penny Ur, Caroline Linse, Kristin Sherman, and Keith Folse, as well as featured speakers Charles Browne, Christine Pearson Casanave, Crayton Walker, Curtis Kelly, Daniela Papi, David Harrington, Elka Todeva, Grant Trew, and Scott Thornbury. There will be myriad opportunities to meet, mingle with, and learn from everyone in over 400 presentations, workshops, poster sessions, and forums.

JALT’s 27 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will also offer you more chances to learn about their individual areas of language learning and teaching. If you aren’t already a SIG member, here’s your chance to join others who share your learning and teaching passions. It doesn’t matter what age you or your students are: Our lifelong learning voyage will have something for everyone! At JALT Junior, our satellite conference, you will find activities and methods for younger learners from birth through high school. Teachers of university-aged students will make discoveries that will whet their curiosity and feed their motivation. Those who work with business people will find like-minded teachers. And if you teach mature learners, it will be your chance to stock up on ideas. Even if you teach a language other than English, JALT2013 will have something for you.

We hope you will use the articles in this issue of TLT, along with the included Conference Preview and the conference webpage at <>, as your guidebooks when planning your trip to Kobe. You can register for the conference, book your hotel room, and locate all the events you want to join while you are at JALT2013.

Learning is truly a voyage that takes a lifetime. And the more you learn, the longer your life will seem and the fuller it will be. Let the JALT2013 conference help you add to that learning. We’ll see you in Kobe!

Aleda and Caroline


大会実行委員会を代表して、皆様を、Learning is a Lifelong Voyage (学習は一生の航海である)というテーマのJALT2013(第39回JALT年次国際大会および教材展示会)にお誘いします。神戸のポートピアで、10月25日から28日まで開催されます。ポートピアでの開催は3度目ですが、前回は22年前でしたので、多くの皆さんにとっては、魅力にあふれる神戸や素晴らしい神戸コンベンションセンターは、新しい経験となることでしょう。

皆さんは、学習という一生続く航海を続けていますが、JALT2013が、次の停泊地になることを願っています。大会では、日本や外国から、たくさんの教育関連の方々が皆さんと集うことになります。基調講演者は、Penny Ur、Caroline Linse、Kristin Sherman、Keith Folse、招待講演者は、Charles Browne、Christine Pearson Casanave、Crayton Walker、Curtis Kelly、Daniela Papi、 David Harrington、Elka Todeva、Grant Trew、Scott Thornburyの方々です。400以上の発表、ワークショップ、ポスターセッションやフォーラムが予定されており、様々な人と出会い、話し合い、学ぶ機会がたくさんあります。

JALTの27の分野別研究部会(SIG)も、語学学習や教育の各々の分野について学ぶ機会を提供します。まだSIGの会員でなければ、今回が、皆さんと同じように教育に対する情熱を持っている同僚に加わる絶好のチャンスになることでしょう。皆さんや皆さんの生徒が何歳かということは重要ではありません。「私たちの一生続くの学習の航海」は、誰にでも何かをもたらしてくれるはずです。JALTの姉妹大会のJALT Juniorでは、幼児から高校までの年少者のためのアクティビティや授業方法について知ることができます。大学生を教えている教員は、学生の興味を刺激し、やる気を出させるような発見をすることができます。ビジネスマンを教えている方々は、自分と同じような考えを持っている他の教師に出会えるでしょう。成人の学習者を教えている方には、いろいろなアイデアを仕入れる機会になるでしょう。英語以外の言語を教えている人にも、JALT2013は、きっと何かを得る機会になります。



Aleda and Caroline


Welcome to the July/August issue of TLT! In this special Pre-Conference Issue, the Plenary Speakers and Featured Speakers have kindly provided short papers to preview their talks, which we hope will help you with your conference preparation and planning. 

In addition to the special pre-conference content, we’ve also included an eclectic mix of articles from our regular lineup. In the Feature Article, Masaya Kaneko explores the Tokyo University entrance examination to estimate the required reading vocabulary-size goal. Next, in our three Readers’ Forum articles, Marc Bloom discusses self-regulated learning; Adam Murray examines teacher burnout among contract university teachers; and John P. Racine, Marcos Benevides, Alastair Graham-Marr, David Coulson, Charles Browne, Joseph Poulshock, and Rob Waring share their conversation on vocabulary acquisition, input, and extensive reading. In My Share, John Spiri, Mark Swanson, Kazuko Namba, and Nathan Ducker provide useful ideas for you to try in the classroom, and to top it all off, Tyler Burden evaluates English for Presentations in Book Reviews. 

We are always very grateful to all the contributors and production staff who help in the creation of TLT, but we’d especially like to thank everyone who put in the extra effort to put together this special issue. We’d also like to thank the outgoing My Share Coeditors Dax Thomas and Harry Harris for their dedicated service over the years and welcome the new My Share Coeditors Chris Wharton and Donny Anderson to the team. We hope you enjoy this special issue and look forward to seeing you at the conference in October!

Jason Peppard, TLT Coeditor


TLT 7/8月号へようこそ! この年次大会特集号では、基調講演と招待講演の演者が、それぞれの講演の内容に関する短い論文を寄稿してくれています。皆様が学会を準備・計画するのに役立ててください。

年次大会特集に加え、通常のラインナップからも様々な記事を掲載しています。Feature Articleでは、Masaya Kanekoが東京大学の英語入試問題の読解に必要とされる語彙サイズを調べています。Readers’ Forumには3つの記事があります。まず、Marc Bloomが自己調整学習(SRL)について論じます。Adam Murrayは大学契約教員の「燃え尽き」について調査し、John P. Racine、Marcos Benevides、Alastair Graham-Marr、David Coulson、Charles Browne、Joseph Poulshock、Rob Waringは、語彙習得、インプット、多読について意見交換します。My Shareでは、John Spiri、Mark Swanson、Kazuko Namba、Nathan Duckerが、教室で使える役立つアイデアを紹介します。さらにBook Reviewsでは、Tyler BurdenがEnglish for Presentations の書評を行います。

TLT作成に協力してくださる寄稿者や制作スタッフの方々にはいつも大変感謝していますが、特にこの特集号を編むにあたって、いつも以上の働きをしてくれた皆さんにお礼を述べたいと思います。また、これまでMy Share の共編集者として長年にわたり献身的に仕事をしてくれたDax Thomas とHarry Harrisに感謝すると共に、新しいMy Share共編集者であるChris Wharton とDonny Andersonを編集チームに歓迎いたします。皆様にこの特別号をお楽しみいただき、10月に年次大会でお会いすることを楽しみにしています。

 Jason Peppard, TLT Coeditor


The Language Teacher

JALT2013 Plenary and Featured Speaker articles (non-password protected)

JALT2013 Plenary Speaker article: A voyage of discovery
by Penny Ur, Cambridge University Press

JALT2013 Plenary Speaker article: How many hats do you wear?
by Caroline Linse, Queen’s University

JALT2013 Plenary Speaker article: How social media changes our thinking and learning
by Kristin Sherman, Central Piedmont Community College

JALT2013 Plenary Speaker article: How My Teaching Has Changed over Time: My Lifelong Voyage
by Keith S. Folse, University of Central Florida

JALT2013 Featured Speaker articles
by Charles Browne, Christine Pearson Casanave, Crayton Walker, Curtis Kelly, Daniela Papi, David Harrington, Elka Todeva, Grant Trew, and Scott Thornbury

Estimating the Reading Vocabulary-Size Goal Required for the Tokyo University Entrance Examination
by Masaya Kaneko, Tokyo Denki University

Self-regulated learning: Goal setting and self-monitoring
by Marc Bloom, Takanawa Junior/Senior High School

Teacher burnout in Japanese higher education
by Adam Murray, Tokai University

Vocabulary acquisition, input, and extensive reading: A conversation
by John P. Racine, Dokkyo University; Marcos Benevides, J. F. Oberlin University; Alastair Graham-Marr, Tokyo University of Science; David Coulson, University of Niigata Prefecture; Charles Browne, Meiji Gakuin University; Joseph Poulshock, Tokyo Christian University; Rob Waring, Notre Dame Seishin University

Book Reviews

English for Presentations
by Tyler Burden, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Chapter Reports

Chapter Reports - July 2013

JALT Focus

Introduce a Friend Campaign

Career Development Corner

Publishing textbooks to enhance your CV
by Richard Miller

My Share

Random questions
by John Spiri, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University

Presentation skills: Let me tell you about a famous person
by Mark Swanson, Kansai Gaidai University

Eyewitness accounts: Descriptive writing
by Kazuko Namba, Aoyama Gakuin University

Group dynamics: Giving your course a beginning and end
by Nathan Ducker, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

SIG Focus

SIG News - July 2013

TLT Wired

Webinars for growth in the summer sun
by Edo Forsythe, Hirosaki Gakuin University

Grassroots Outreach

Review of the CUE ESP Symposium—Kansai 2012
by Glen Hill, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine; Matthew Apple, Ritsumeikan University

Old Grammarians

Go tell it on Space Mountain
by Scott Gardner

Showcase & Member's Profile

JALT Writer’s Peer Support Group
by Loran Edwards

Outside the Box

What you know will turn you on: Using erotica to test L2 reading comprehension
by Adam Lebowitz

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