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September 26, 2006

Action Research: Influencing Classroom Practice

This event will be held on Sunday. October 22, 2006 on the campus of Temple University Japan, and has got to be considered a must-attend event for ELT professionals in Japan, given the impressive list of presenters who will be speaking. The title seminar will be presented by Dr. David Nunan, Chair Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong and President of Anaheim University. He has been an action researcher for over 30 years. In his presentation, Dr. Nunan will examine action research as a professional development tool. Curtis Kelly, a frequent contributor to ELT News, will give a presentation on unconventional methods to research your teaching. Dr. Kelly is a professor of English at Osaka Gakuin University, and has a doctorate in adult education. He co-authored Significant Scribbles and Writing from Within. Other presenters include Stan Pederson, Andrew Boon, and Don Maybin.

The event is co-sponsored by JALT (Japan Association for Language Teaching), Macmillan Language House, Cambridge University Press, and Thomson Learning. The cost is 3,000 yen, however JALT members can get in for half price, and the event runs from 10am to 5:30pm. RSVP (required) and relevant contact information follow.

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JALT (Japan Association for Language Teaching)
Macmillan Language House
Cambridge University Press
Thomson Learning Asia

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