JII Learning Circle – Research and Study group

Join JII members who will regularly get together to share their research and best practices. Each meeting we discuss a different theme presented by a JII member. A great chance to broaden stay on the cutting edge of research and practice. For details see below.


When: July 6th 19:00-21:00

What: JII learning Circle (Research and best practices study group)

Where: Juntendo University, Ochanomizu Campus

Title: Incorporating Culture in ELT to Enhance Japanese College Students’ L2 vision as intercultural speakers

Speaker: Harumi Ogawa, Ph.D

Description: Harumi will present an exploratory practice (EP) project conducted at a two-year college situated in the area severely affected by the March 2011 earthquake. An EFL course was specifically designed to enhance the students’ future visions of themselves as L2 users (Dörnyei & Kubanyiova, 2014). Harumi will discuss the findings by 1) tracing the trajectories of L2 learning and intercultural experiences of selected interview participants, 2) examining group dynamics and pedagogy adopted for the course, and 3) piecing together an understanding of the role that the teacher played in mobilising one focal participant’s future vision.

Bio: Harumi is an associate professor at Iwate University. Her research interest include: psychology of language learning and teaching in general and intercultural communication.

Cost: Free for JII members. Non-members may attend once for free.

To join or for more info: Contact Joseph: events(at)japanintercultural.org