ERIC Number: ED462841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Language Teacher, 2001.
Swanson, Malcolm, Ed.; Long, Robert, Ed.
These issues of "The Language Teacher" examine second language learning issues in Japan, focusing on such topics as the following: language educators and labor law; using videofeedback to nurture self-monitoring skills; learning diaries in learner training; English for special learners; developing listening subskills with trivia; attitude and motivation in language learning; the need for change in English writing instruction in Japan; the role and influence of Japan's university entrance exams; the On-Line Teaching Evaluation Regional Workshop; task-based methodology and sociocultural history; the best Japanese-English character dictionaries for meeting Kanji-learning needs; applying for a university job in Japan; stress, disempowerment, bullying, and school non-attendance; apathy and post-meritocracy in higher education; rethinking text within a task-based approach to language teaching; machine translation and the future of English as a global language; the language teacher's peer support group; cross-age peer tutoring in an English as a Foreign Language writing class; video production to enhance language learning; and a four-step approach for improved syllabus design coherence. (SM)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, College Entrance Examinations, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Dialects, Dictionaries, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Feedback, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Japanese, Journal Writing, Labor Legislation, Language Proficiency, Language Teachers, Listening Skills, Older Adults, Poetry, Pragmatics, Questioning Techniques, Reading Skills, Second Language Instruction, Sex Discrimination, Special Education, Stress Variables, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Teacher Evaluation, Videotape Recordings, Word Lists, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Japan Association for Language Teaching.
Identifiers - Location: Japan