The Japan Association of College English Teachers


The 48th JACET Summer Seminar (Online, 2021)

Theme: “Changing Times, Changing Instruction, Changing Materials: How Should We Respond?”

Dates: August 25th and 26th 2021


With the spread of the novel coronavirus infection, transformations in the field of education are occurring at an unprecedented speed. Many colleges and universities have had to shift from providing classes in standard face-to-face settings to delivering classes through online conferencing systems. This change has had a major impact on forms of communication and textbook use. It has demonstrated that changes may occur regarding the teacher’s role and their qualifications. These abrupt changes, which have been imposed upon us, have left us with major inconsistencies and a variety of problems.

As we anticipate changes in curriculums, evaluations methods, and teachers’ roles, we would like to explore, at this seminar, teaching methods and instructional materials which help us adapt to technological innovations and changes in the educational landscape. For “teaching materials” to truly serve as “learning materials,” this seminar will feature lectures and workshops in which participants can discuss this issue. We wish to take into consideration the viewpoints of not only those who teach, but also of our supporting members who create teaching materials, and of the students and learners who use these materials.

Invited Speakers

Dr. Le Van Canh (Vietnam National University, Hanoi)
Lecture 1: Integrating Human Values in English Language Teaching

Dr. Jihyeon Jeon (Ewha Woman’s University, Korea)
Lecture 2: Teachers Coping with Challenges: A View from Interpersonal Communication Theories

Dr. Judy Noguchi (Professor Emerita of Kobe Gakuin University)
Lecture 3: Not ‘Language’ Learning but ‘language’ Learning for Society 5.0

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