Sun, 14 Dec


University of the Ryukyus

Trends in Language Teaching Conference

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Trends in Language Teaching Conference

Time & Location

14 Dec 2014, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm GMT+9

University of the Ryukyus, 1 Senbaru, Nishihara, Nakagami District, Okinawa 903-0129, Japan

About the Event

A nationwide invitation for speakers for Okinawa JALT’s "Trends in Language Teaching Conference" will ensure a variety of interesting presentations for everyone. Since this event will highlight the poster presentation format, participants will be able to interact face-to-face with numerous presenters. The event will also feature teachers of other languages and invite young scholars as well.


JALT Okinawa hosted a Trends in Language Teaching Conference. More than 70 people attended the conference, and presentations were given by 30 people, two-thirds of whom traveled from outside Okinawa to attend. Andy Boon of Toyo Gakuen University and David Kluge of Nanzan University served as keynote speakers. Awards were given for poster presentations and included Charlotte Lin for Outstanding Poster Presentation, Samantha May for Excellent Poster Presentation, and Lorraine Kipling for Outstanding Poster. This groundbreaking and historical event for Okinawa JALT was made possible thanks to an energetic group of volunteers who worked 24/7 to help create and promote an atmosphere of learning, sharing, and professional development. We’re very grateful to the seven students from the University of the Ryukyus and Meio University who worked as interns. Promotional support was provided by Cengage Learning and the University of the Ryukyu's Center of Community Project (COC), and JALT Okinawa would especially like to thank our sponsors for their kind and generous assistance.


Andy Boon, Toyo Gakuen University

David Kluge, Nanzan University


Shizuyo Asai, Ritsumeikan University

Andy Boon, Toyo Gakuen University

Stuart Champion, Kanda University

Jeremy Eades, Kanda University

Norman Fewell, Meio University

Tetsuko Fukawa,  Kanda University

Wataru Gima, University of the Ryukyus

Tim Greer, Kobe University

Chad Hamilton,  Kanda University

Takaaki Hiratsuka, University of the Ryukyus

Joseph Hosback, Ritsumeikan University

Yu Hsiang, University of the Ryukyus

Shawn Hupka,  Kanda University

Lorraine Kipling,  Kanda University

David Kluge, Nanzan University

Fernando Kohatsu, University of the Ryukyus

Nicholas Lambert, Toyo University

Ryan Lege,  Kanda University

Chris Leyland, Kobe University

Charlotte Lin,  Kanda University

George MacLean University of the Ryukyus

Samantha Marta, Kanda University

Bill Pellowe, Kinki University

Kristina Peterson, Ritsumeikan University

Jia Ping, National Taiwan University of Science

Kim Rockwell, University of Aizu

Paul Shimizu, Fukuoka

Tokuyu Uza, Meio University

Kevin Watson, University of the Ryukyus

Madoka Yabiku, University of the Ryukyus


Role Playing

Inspire Your Students

Short-Term Overseas Study

Project Adventure: An Overview

iLiterate: Multiliteracies and the iPad

Student Beliefs in Language Learning

English for Sport Instruction & Coaching

Communication Repair: If It's Broken, Fix It!

Extensive Reading Gamification with Badges

Overcoming Barriers to Acquire Listening Skills

Encourage Active Participation with Answer Paddles

Suprasegmental Instruction: Pausing and Intelligiblity  Incorporating Media Literacy into your EFL classroom

Seeing is Believing: The Mechanics of Sound Production

Introducing Medical Terminology to EFL Nursing Students

How to Teach English Pronunciation using Useful Websites

Student Perceptions of Medical English Curricula: A Survey

Sharing Responsibility: Self Assessment and Self Evaluation

Social Behavior and Interaction: Okinawans in South America

University Students' Anxiety towards English Language Study The Influence of Interrogatives in Written Corrective Feedback

Mobile Learning: Using Tablets in University English Writing Classes

iPads and the Learning by Design Knowledge Processes Framework

The Colour of English: Using Colour to Stimulate Language Learning

Learning in Context: A Self-development Approach to Presentation Skills

Language learning incorporated in global human resource development program

Pre-enactment and the Use of Physical Artifacts in Pre-class Planning Discussions

Employing Narrative Frames for Needs Analysis: The Case of a Newly-Hired Teacher

Music and Language Teaching: Affordances and Constraints of the Digital Work Station

The Graphic Organizer Textbook Approach: A Learner-centered Approach to Reading

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