HOLT 2019

Time & Location

07 Apr 2019, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm GMT+9

University of the Ryukyus FLU
934-14 Minamiuebaru, Nakagusuku, Nakagami District
Okinawa 901-2424, Japan

About the Event

April 7 (Sun) – HOLT: Hands-On Language Teaching with Gaby Benthien, in conjunction with the Young Learners SIG

Time: 14:00-17:00

Venue: University of the Ryukyus FLU General Education Building #3, Room 403(共通教育3号棟403号室)

Title: Toward 2020: Teaching non-English Primary Majors the Basics of L2 Teaching

Speaker: Gaby Benthien (BEd, MEd, EdD) is Associate Professor at Shumei University in Chiba, and Adjunct Lecturer at Chuo University in Tokyo. She has had a long career teaching foreign languages to a range of age levels, and previously taught Japanese at primary and secondary schools in Australia. She spent six years as an ALT in Yamanashi before moving into tertiary education in 2005. Gaby currently teaches two English-teaching related subjects to non-English primary education majors, and has run relicensing workshops for in-service teachers for the past five years. Her research interests include SLA, L2 motivation, L2 education, teacher education and development, socio-cultural aspects of education, intercultural communication and study abroad.