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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...

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Talking Points June 2015

Just imagine! Imagination in second language learning This month we would like to share with you an interview we had with Garold Murray. Garold is one of the pioneers of self-access learning in Japan, setting...