Time & Location
About the Event
April 7 (Sun) – HOLT: Hands-On Language Teaching with Gaby Benthien, in conjunction with the Young Learners SIG
Venue: University of the Ryukyus FLU General Education Building #3, Room 403（共通教育３号棟403号室）Map
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.