Slides from my talk at today’s International Workshop on ELF at Waseda University in Tokyo.
Japanese Students’ Reactions to International Speakers of English: native-speakerism and authenticity from Richard Pinner . . . → Read More: 5th Waseda ELF International Workshop, Tokyo
This course offers an insight into how best to select and adapt authentic materials to use with students as a way of exposing them to other cultures and ways of thinking. It has been shown that authentic materials are more motivating for students (Peacock, 1997) and thus the class will feature practical demonstrations of . . . → Read More: Using and Adapting Authentic Materials to Help Motivate Students
Using self-assessment to maintain motivation in a dynamic classroom environment
In this presentation I outline how and why I have established a self-assessment system in which students give themselves a score for class participation, worth 30% of their overall grade for the semester. I explain how my experience of teaching an EFL speaking skills . . . → Read More: CAES Faces of English Paper Presentation
The Social and Individual Flow of Authenticity
Authenticity in the language classroom is approached from a social and existential perspective. In this poster I attempt to reconceptualise authenticity as a dynamic component of language as a complex system, which interacts with motivation, autonomy and self at multiple levels. I propose that authenticity be reconceptualised . . . → Read More: Authenticity Poster, CAES Faces of English, Hong Kong