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Stewart, Tim; Dalsky, David; Tajino, Akira – TESOL Journal, 2019
The proliferation of "teacher-proof" scripts for lessons reveals a deep distrust of teachers' intuition and blatant ignorance of the essential humanistic elements underlying education. This model of standardization positions teachers as mere delivery agents of centrally planned curricula based on a hollow promise of effectiveness. We…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Teamwork, Teacher Collaboration
Terauchi, Hajime, Ed.; Noguchi, Judy, Ed.; Tajino, Akira, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
This book proposes a new paradigm for English language teaching based on concepts from English for Specific Purposes (ESP) research and applications as well as from growing evidence relating pattern recognition to language learning ability. The contributors to the volume argue that learners should not try to become proficient all-around users of…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language of Instruction
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Tajino, Akira; Smith, Craig – Language Teaching Research, 2005
This paper aims to demonstrate that Soft Systems Methodology (SSM), a soft systems approach developed in management studies (see Checkland, 1981), can be usefully linked with Exploratory Practice (EP), a form of practitioner research for language classrooms. Some compatible SSM and EP characteristics, in tandem, could enhance continual efforts to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Classroom Research, Systems Approach, Teaching Methods
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Tajino, Akira; James, Robert; Kijima, Kyoichi – Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 2005
Designing an EAP course requires collaboration among various concerned stakeholders, including students, subject teachers, institutional administrators and EAP teachers themselves. While needs analysis is often considered fundamental to EAP, alternative research methodologies may be required to facilitate meaningful collaboration between these…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Cooperation, English for Academic Purposes, Instructional Design
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Tajino, Akira; Walker, Larry – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 1998
Outlines how team teaching has been implemented in many of Japan's high schools, largely through the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme, and how students and teachers in one school view the Japanese and English-as-a-Foreign-Language teacher's roles in these team-taught classes. (Author/JL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, High Schools, Questionnaires
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Tajino, Akira; Tajino, Yasuko – ELT Journal, 2000
Discusses the contribution that joint instruction by a native-speaking teacher and a nonnative-speaking teacher can make to classroom language learning. Reviews the last decade's team-teaching practice in Japanese secondary English-as-Foreign-language classrooms to explore how two teachers with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds can…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), English, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Woodward, Tessa, Ed. – Teacher Trainer, 1997
The three issues of the journal on second language teacher education include these articles: "Monitoring and Evaluating the Production of Materials on a Large Scale Trainer Training Workshop" (R. Williams, Choong Kam Foong, Diana Lubelska); Sensory Channels in ESL Instruction" (Michael E. Rudder); "Using the In-Service Feedback…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Conferences