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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...

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Talking Points May 2015

Motivating Students through English Camp Naomi: Hi Jim! So, today we’re going to talk about an English camp that your students participated in at your university just recently. First of all, when was it?...

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Talking Points April 2015

This month, we have invited Mathew Porter to Talking Points. Mathew is a long-valued part of the Hiroshima LD Get-togethers, and of Hiroshima JALT, who has just moved to many new things in Fukuoka....

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Talking Points March 2015

The classroom as a social learning space Naomi: In our last column in February, we defined a social learning space to be a place where students or learners can come together to learn with...

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Talking Points February 2015

Jim Ronald and Naomi Fujishima discuss Social Learning Spaces Jim: Hello Naomi, long-time friend, long-time fellow LD-SIG member, with lots of shared or complementary interests in learner development and beyond… But in fact, we...

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Motivation and identity

Rachelle: Hi Kay! It’s been a while – as some of our readers may or may not know, I was away for most of the summer; however, I did really enjoy reading the interview...