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Talking Points February 2016

Getting started with the Talking Points Column for 2016 Arts education, learner autonomy, and learner advising (指導, 指導者) Greetings all, Hope everyone has gotten off to a good start in the New Year. This...

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Talking Points December 2015

An Interview with Masuko Miyahara For the December Talking Points, we interviewed Masuko Miyahara, who recently published a book called Emerging Self-Identities and Emotion in Foreign Language Learning: A Narrative Approach (2015). Masuko, herself,...

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Talking Points November 2015

One Shot Learner Development Here Jim Ronald and Naomi Fujishima, with some input from students and from the Hiroshima LD Get-together participants, discuss whether a single lecture or meeting with students on the topic...

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Talking Points October 2015

Metaphors and learner autonomy – A conversation with Darren Elliott In this month’s Talking Points, Jim Ronald and Naomi Fujishima interview Darren Elliott, following his presentation at the BAAL conference on metaphors and learner...

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Talking Points August 2015

JASAL Show & Tell @ Okayama University’s L-cafe In this month’s Talking Points, Naomi Fujishima and Jim Ronald report and reflect on a student-led JASAL social learning space-focused event held in July at Okayama...

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Talking Points July 2015

Learning from our students This month’s Talking Points, a foretaste of the JALT National LD Forum, focuses on listening to our students. Jim Ronald starts with a story that, for him, brought home the...