JACET ESP Kanto

JACET ESP SIG Kanto (November 2015 Meeting)

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It is with great pleasure that I make the announcement of our November meeting on Nov 14 (Saturday).

The program is as follows:

Date: Nov 14, 2015 (Sat) 15:00 ~17:00

Venue: University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo), Building B-101 (B 棟 101 室)

(See below for more information on the venue)

Program

15:00~15:25 Book Review 1 by John Cross

  • Title: Corpus Linguistics for Grammar: A guide for research
  • Authors: Christian JONES and Daniel WALLER
  • Publisher & Date: Routledge, 2015

· 15:25~15:50 Book Review 2 by Uma Maheswari Rajagopalan

  • Title: The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes (Chapter 8: English for Science and Technology by Jean
  • Parkinson)
  • Authors: Brian PALTRIDGE (Ed.) and Sue STARFIELD (Ed.)
  • Publisher & Date: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012

· 16:00~16:40 Sharing experiences at conferences

  • JACET 2015 by Reiko Fujita, Naoko Nakamura, Kayoko Murakami, Masa Tsuneyasu
  • The 7th International Conference on ESP in Asia (China) by Michihiro Hirai, Yan Yu, Jie Shi
  • Euro CALL 2015 by Shin Hashimoto
  • FLEAT VI (Foreign Language Education and Technology) by Shin Hashimoto
  • ICAMechS 2015 by Yan Yu, Shin Hashimoto, Jie Shi
  • IEEE 2015 by Colin Rundle

Others

· 16:40~17:00 Business Meeting

The Bios of Book Review Presenters:

John Cross is an adjunct member of both undergraduate and graduate school Technical English programs of UEC Tokyo. He has taught English in Japan, China and the UK at tertiary level, and has written papers on learners’ language acquisition and adaptation to academic conventions. He is an active researcher in ESP and EAP apart from being a fiction author.

Uma Maheswari Rajagopalan is an ESP teacher and researcher at Toyo University and an adjunct teacher at UEC Tokyo. She received her Masters’ in Physics and Applied Optics from India and a Ph.D in Engineering from Hokkaido University. She also acquired a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from the Open University, UK.

  • Her research interests include EST in addition to optics in biology and cognitive neuroscience.
  • Venue: University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo), Building B-101 (B 棟 101 室)
  • (UEC Tokyo, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo, 182-8585)

Please find the link for the location:

Contact:

  • SHI Jie (shi.jie@uec.ac.jp) University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo)
  • Reiko Fujita (reiko-f@tokai-u.jp) Tokai University
  • Shinichi Hashimoto (shin.hashimoto@uec.ac.jp) University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo)

Re: The Annual Report of JACET SIG on ESP Vol. 17 (2015). The deadline for submissions has been extended to December 31st (Japan Time)

Dear Colleagues,

JACET SIG on ESP would like to remind prospective authors of the call for papers for the Annual Report of JACET SIG on ESP Vol. 17 (2015). The deadline for submissions has been extended to December 31st (Japan Time) to give prospective authors more time for drafting papers.

Please refer to the JACET SIG on ESP homepage (http://jacet-esp-kanto.org) for detailed submission guidelines and manuscript templates. Please circulate this announcement to all potentially interested colleagues.

Best Regards,
Editorial Committee:

Tomonori Ono (Keio University)

Charlie Robertson (Aoyama Gakuin University)

Naoko Nakamura (Aoyama Gakuin University)

Yo In’nami (Chuo University)

David Rear (Nihon University)

Michael Sharpe (Kochi University of Technology)

JACET ESP SIG Kanto (July 2015 Meeting)

Date: July 18, 2015 (Sat) 15:00 ~17:00  15:00~16:00 Presentation, Q&A  16:10~17:00 Business Meeting

Venue:  University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo), Building East 1, Room 705 (UEC Tokyo, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo, 182-8585) Please find the link for the location: http://www.uec.ac.jp/eng/about/access/  (in English) http://www.uec.ac.jp/about/profile/access/ (in Japanese)

Presentation title: Designing a project-based ESP curriculum in Japan by Paul Daniels

Presentation Abstract: Project-based learning is a dynamic classroom approach where learners investigate real-life problems with the hope that they become more involved in the learning process. But educators who implement project-based approaches often face difficult obstacles, particularly in cultures where teachers are expected to orchestrate classes from a podium and learners are accustomed to acquiring facts passively. Rather than a ‘pure’ form of PBL, ESP courses may better benefit from a classroom activities that integrate structured group work with hands-on tasks. This presentation will offer suggestions on implementing a successful project-based curriculum for language learners in ESP settings with a focus on increasing learner engagement. The presenter will illustrate a number of simple hands-on projects which promote collaborative responsibility, integrate active and passive learning tasks, and make use of classroom time effectively. The structured projects draw upon the vocabulary and grammar from the course textbook and include scaffolding strategies that facilitate group tasks.

Profile of the Presenter: Paul Daniels has been teaching English in Japan for over 20 years and is currently a Professor of English at Kochi University of Technology. His research interests include CALL, ESP and Project-based instruction.

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Contact: SHI Jie (shi.jie@uec.ac.jp) University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo); Reiko Fujita (reiko-f@tokai-u.jp) Tokai University; Shinichi Hashimoto (shin.hashimoto@uec.ac.jp) University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo)

JACET ESP SIG Kanto (June 2015 Meeting)

JACET ESP SIG Kanto (June 2015 Meeting)

Co-organized by the Research Station on Innovative Global Tertiary English Education (IGTEE) of UEC Tokyo

 

Date: June 27, 2015 (Sat) 15:00 ~17:00  15:00~16:00 Presentation, Q&A  16:10~17:00 Business Meeting

 

Venue:  University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo), Building East 1, Room 705 (UEC Tokyo, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo, 182-8585)

 

Please find the link for the location:

http://www.uec.ac.jp/eng/about/access/  (in English)

http://www.uec.ac.jp/about/profile/access/ (in Japanese)

 

Presentation: Developing a Reading Comprehension Course in ICT Using Authentic Materials

by M. Hirai and T. Watanabe

Presentation Abstract:

While content-language integrated learning (CLIL) is drawing growing attention these days, it is still faced with a number of challenges before establishing a solid foothold in college education in Japan, including the lack of suitable teaching materials and the scarcity of teachers qualified both in field knowledge and in language teaching. The authors have developed a new CLIL course in ICT, drawing on their dual experience as computer designers and college teachers. The first author diagnosed typical weaknesses of Japanese students in reading comprehension and wrote a book shedding light on those weaknesses and compiling a number of authentic texts from a variety of publications. The course has then been developed using the book and supplementary materials, so that targeted learners will not only become familiar with current vocabulary and real-life expressions in ICT but also learn how the grammatical rules taught in secondary schools are applied in actual publications. In addition, the use of real-life texts on current issues keeps students interested and motivated. In this regard it is strongly desirable to keep the content of the course up-to-date, and the authors are introducing new materials taken from weekly or monthly publications on an on-going basis.

Profiles of the Presenters:

Michihiro Hirai, certified Professional Engineer in IT, is currently a part-time instructor of English at Kanagawa University, while he also teaches professional English at various companies, drawing on his decades-long experience as a computer engineer. His research interests include material writing, professional communication, testing, and translation.

Tsuyoshi Watanabe is currently a Project Professor at Kanagawa University and a part-time instructor at Open University. He also teaches management of technology at various companies, drawing on his decades-long experience as a computer engineer.  His research interests include learning analytics and management of innovation in science and technology.

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Contact: SHI Jie (shi.jie@uec.ac.jp) University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo); Reiko Fujita (reiko-f@tokai-u.jp) Tokai University; Shinichi Hashimoto (shin.hashimoto@uec.ac.jp) University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo)

JACET ESP SIG Kanto (May 2015 Meeting)

JACET ESP SIG Kanto (May 2015 Meeting)

Date:  May 30, 2015 (Sat) 15:00 ~17:00 Business Meeting

Venue:  University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo), Building East 1, Room 602 (UEC Tokyo, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo, 182-8585)

 

Please find the link for the location:

http://www.uec.ac.jp/eng/about/access/  (in English)

http://www.uec.ac.jp/about/profile/access/ (in Japanese)

 

 

 

2015 AY Announcements

Important announcements: 1) the Annual Report of the JACET-SIG on ESP Vol. 16 is now available for download from our website; 2) the 2015 SIG officers have been selected; and, 3) the “call-for-papers” for the Annual Report of the JACET-SIG on ESP Vol. 17 is now ready for release.

 

AY 2015 SIG officers:

Chair: Jie Shi (University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo)

Vice-Chairs: Shin Hashimoto (University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo), Reiko Fujita (Tokai University)

 

Annual Report Editor-in-Chief: Tomonori Ono Editors: Charlie Robertson, David Rear, Yo In’nami, Michael Sharpe, Naoko Nakamura Treasurer Secretary: Aika Miura  Public Relations: Brett Milliner  Advisors:  Charlie Robertson, Atsuko Yamazaki, Masako Horiuchi  Webmaster: Forrest Nelson

 

The Annual Report of JACET-SIG on ESP Vol. 17 call-for-papers:

The JACET (Japan Association of College English Teachers) SIG on ESP– Kanto Chapter– is pleased to announce an open call for contributions for the Annual Report of JACET-SIG on ESP Vol. 17.

 

Detailed submission guidelines including templates, manuscript formats (in English & Japanese) and a sample submission can be found at our website: https://jacet-esp-kanto.org/annual-journal/

 

As we deeply appreciate all submissions to the Annual Report, please feel free to circulate this “call-for-papers” to potentially interested colleagues.

 

If you have any questions regarding the Annual Report of JACET-SIG on ESP Vol. 17, please contact the Editor-in-Chief (Tomonori Ono) at: onotomonori@gmail.com

 

Message from the outgoing Chair:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in our SIG for making the past two years such a rewarding and productive period. Special mention must go to Reiko Fujita for all of her support and guidance. Simply put, without her supervision the SIG could not function. In addition, I would like to thank our outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Masa Tsuneyasu, for all of her hard work and dedication.  It was an honor to serve as the SIG Chair, and I’m looking forward to serving under our new leadership– Chair: Jie Shi, Vice-Chairs: Shin Hashimoto, Reiko Fujita and Editor-in-Chief : Tomonori Ono.

 

Going forward, Jie and Shin will be announcing all future events and meetings… so please watch your mailbox carefully.

 

Best wishes for an exciting and fruitful 2015 AY.

Charlie Robertson

https://jacet-esp-kanto.org/

The 2nd International Symposium on Innovative Teaching and Research in ESP, UEC Tokyo 2015– CALL for posters

We are very pleased to announce that the Second International Symposium on Innovative Teaching and Research in ESP 2015 will be held on Feb 14, 2015 (Saturday) at the University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Tokyo, Japan.

Invited speakers are: Yukio Tono (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), Judy Noguchi (Mukogawa Women’s University) and Brian Paltridge (The University of Sydney). 

This symposium is being organized by the Research Station on Innovative and Global Tertiary English Education (UEC Tokyo) & the JACET ESP SIG (KANTO Chapter), and is officially supported by the JACET ESP SIG (KANSAI Chapter) & the JALT CUE SIG.

Call for posters ESP symposium 2015 final

Websitehttp://www.shilab.bunka.uec.ac.jp/esp2015/

We are inviting abstracts for poster presentations on the following themes:

1.Approaches, Methods and Pedagogy
2.ESP Theories: Developments and Applications
3.Innovation in ESP: Syllabus & Curriculum
4.Materials Development
5.Needs Analysis
6.Corpus Linguistics and DDL
7.Language Issues in ESP
8.Testing and Assessment
9.Teacher Training and Development
10.Any other related themes

 

•Poster title: Max. 12 words
•Poster abstracts: Max. 250 words
•Affiliations and full contact of presenter(s)
•Biography of presenter(s): Max. 50 words
•Submit abstracts as MS Word (doc or docx)
 
•Deadline for submission: Extended: January 6, 2015

 

 Please submit all documents to esp2015@bunka.uec.ac.jp

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Notification of acceptance: Dec. 26, 2014~ Jan. 12, 2015 (Sunday)

Poster and Proceeding submission: Jan. 18, 2015 (Wednesday)