1. MICOLLAC 2016 Presentation Materials: Writing Textbook Extract (Unit 6 Film Review Essay)


2. MICOLLAC 2016 Paper: Teaching Writing to Beginning-level Learners (Content of Presentation in Paper Form, with Appendix of Bonus Templates, etc.)

06 April 2013

English Teaching in Japan

The final form of the book is set. Eighteen chapters. They are:

Chapter 1: Ten reasons why EFL in Japan fails

Chapter 2: Teaching as a foreign national at Japanese universities

Chapter 3: Teaching English / l / and / r / to EFL learners: a lexical approach

Chapter 4: Conceptualizing phonology for EFL learning and literacy

Chapter 5: Teaching and practicing phonological competence, phonological awareness, and phonics

Chapter 6: Writing systems across languages and cultures

Chapter 7: Schema theory: How relevant to EFL learning is it?

Chapter 8: A vocabulary development activity for the conversation class

Chapter 9: Semantic mapping activities for the writing class

Chapter 10: Writing tasks

Chapter 11: Semantic feature analysis

Chapter 12: Using pop songs in the EFL class

Chapter 13: Basics of vocabulary study for standardized language tests

Chapter 14: Devising multiple-choice questions, quizzes and tests

Chapter 15: Evaluation in the real world

Chapter 16: Using video and film in the EFL classroom

Chapter 17: Using dialogues more effectively

Chapter 18: The Visual Pronunciation Dictionary (VPD)


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  2. Well I have decided to expand it into still yet more chapters. But I hope to have an e-book ready to go by the end of March 2014.