Saturday 9:00 - 10:20 AM
Mugunghwa, Olympic ParkTel
Pan Asia Focus on Materials
A Special Feature of the PAC2 Program
Led by Chris Doye
Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Japan
This is an informal grassroots session for people interested in developing
materials for Asian learners of English. It includes a materials share,
discussion, and networking.
Materials Share: All materials and activities will be shared among
participants and submitted for a joint publication with the JALT Materials
Writers Special Interest Group. To take part, bring 40 copies of your materials
and sign a copyright release. (Materials should be original, previously
unpublished, and include brief teacher/learner notes.)
Discussion: What are the needs of Asian learners? Are there common
threads? To start, Professor Suchada Nimmannit of Thai TESOL will share
some insights about working on a textbook project for secondary schools.
Networking: Our informal network started at KOTESOL '98. It gives people
a chance to sound out ideas and collaborate on materials or related research
- for example, if you would like someone to trial material for you, just
bring it along.