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The project is mainly conducted by the members of
JACET (The Japan Association of College EnglishTeachers) SIG
on Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

2018 meetings and events

The 7th Seminor
Date & Time: February 26th (Tue.), 2018, from 2:00 p.m.
Place: Meiji University, Nakano Campus #202
Agenda
1. Report: progress in the second-year EAP research study
2. Sharing individual research progresses, recommended books, interesting topics about EAP education
3. Planning EAP research study in the 2019 school year

The 6th Meeing: Invited lecture
Date & Time: October 20th (Sat.), 2018, from 3:00 p.m.
Place: Meiji University, Nakano Campus #302
Lecturer: Professor Ayumi Hoshino, Tamagawa University
Title: IB programs and Teacher Education

The 5th Seminar
Date & Time: September 27th (Fri.), 2018, from 6:00 p.m.
Place: Meiji University, Nakano Campus #202
Agenda:
1.  Report: Individual presentations about EAP education
2.  Reading: Qiu, M., Hewitt, J., Brett C. (2014). Influence of group configuration on online discourse writing, Computers & Education, 71, 289–302.

The 4th Seminar
Date & Time: July 27th (Fri.), 2018, from 6:00 p.m.
Place: Meiji University, Nakano Campus #201
Agenda:
1.  Need Analysis: Progress in the analysis,
2.  Reading: a. Hirose, Keiko. (2018). Exploring Japanese EFL students’ short-term writing development. JACET Journal, 69-87.
b. Hartshorne, Joshua, Tenenbaum, Joshua, & Pinker, Steven. (2018). A critical period for second language acquisition: Evidence from 2/3 million English speakers, Cognition. 

The 3rd Seminar
Date & Time: June 22nd (Fri.), 2018, from 6:00 p.m.
Place: Meiji University, Nakano Campus #208
Agenda:
1.  Need Analysis: Planning a pilot study
2.  Reading: a. Hirose, Keiko. (2018). Exploring Japanese EFL students’ short-term writing development. JACET Journal, 69-87.
b. Hartshorne, Joshua, Tenenbaum, Joshua, & Pinker, Steven. (2018). A critical period for second language acquisition: Evidence from 2/3 million English speakers, Cognition. 

The 2nd Seminar
Date & Time: May 17th (Thurs.), 2018, from 6:00 p.m.
Place: Meiji University, Nakano Campus #202
Agenda:
1.  Need Analysis: Planning a pilot study
2.  Reading: Chapter 12, Charles, Maggie & Pecorari, Diane (2015). Introducing English for Academic Purposes

The 1st Seminar
Date & Time: April 6th (Fri.), 2018, from 6:00 p.m.
Place: Meiji University, Nakano Campus #202
Agenda:
1.  Need Analysis: Planning a pilot study
2.  Reading: Chapter 9, Charles, Maggie & Pecorari, Diane (2015). Introducing English for Academic Purposes

2017 meetings and events

The 9th Seminar
Date & Time: March 2nd (Fri.), 2018, from 5:00 p.m.
Place: Meiji University, Nakano Campus (Room 202)
Agenda:
1.  Need Analysis: Planning a pilot study
2.  Reading: a. Chapter 8, Charles, Maggie & Pecorari, Diane (2015). Introducing English for Academic Purposes
b. Unit A12. Hyland, Ken. (2006). English for academic purposes: an advanced resource book

The 8th Seminar
Date & Time: January 13th (Sat.), 2017, from 3:00 p.m.
Place: Meiji University, Nakano Campus (Room 202)
Agenda:
1.  Need Analysis: Planning a pilot study
2.  Reading: Unit A11. Hyland, Ken. (2006). English for academic purposes: an advanced resource book

The 7th Seminar
Date & Time: December 2nd (Sat.), 2017, from 10:00 a.m.
Place: Meiji University, Nakano Campus (Room 202)
Agenda:
1.  Need Analysis: Planning a pilot study
2.  Reading: a. Chapter 7, Charles, Maggie & Pecorari, Diane (2015). Introducing English for Academic Purposes
b. Unit A9. Hyland, Ken. (2006). English for academic purposes: an advanced resource book

The 6th Seminar
Date & Time: November 3 (Fri.), 2017, from 1:00 p.m.
Place: the Tokyo Women’s Plaza (Minato-ward) The Audio Visual Room C
Agenda:
1.  Presentation: Mika Akagi, “Analysis of multilingual writing processes of Japanese and German bilingual students – translanguaging in German, Japanese and English and their interactive effects”
2.  Reading: a. Chapter 5 Planning EAP provision, In Charles, Magggie & Pecorari, Diane (2015). Introducing English for Academic Purposes
b. Unit A6 Genre analysis and academic texts, Unit A7 Corpus analysis and academic text, In Hyland, Ken. (2006). English for academic purposes: an advanced resource book

The 5th Seminar
Date & Time: October 6th (Fri.), 2017, from 6:00 p.m.
Place:the Tokyo Women’s Plaza (Minato-ward) The Second Meeting Room A

The 4th Seminar
Date & Time: August 2nd (Wed.), 2017, from 10:00 a.m.
Place: Meiji University, Nakano Campus (Room 202)
Agenda:
1.  Reading: Charles & Pecorari, Hyland
2.  Discussion: What is EAP in the aspect of bilingualism?

The 3rd Seminar
Date & Time: June 29 (Fri.), 2017, from 6:00 p.m.
Place: the Tokyo Women’s Plaza (Minato-ward) The Second Meeting Room A
Agenda:
1.  Reading: “Koko-eigo wo chiteki ni shitai (Why don’t we make our secondary English language education more academic?)
2.  Report: The presentation at the 2017 semi-annual meeting of LET Kanto Branch

The 2nd Seminar
Date & Time: May 26 (Fri.), 2017, from 6:00 p.m.
Place: the Tokyo Women’s Plaza (Minato-ward) The Second Meeting Room A
Agenda:
1.  Reading: “Koko-eigo wo chiteki ni shitai (Why don’t we make our secondary English language education more academic?)
2.  Discussion: What is EAP in the aspect of bilingualism?

The 1st Seminar
Date & Time: April 21 (Fri.), 2017, from 6:00 p.m.
Place: the Tokyo Women’s Plaza (Minato-ward) The Audio Visual Room A

2016 meetings and events

The 1st Seminar
Date & Time: April 9 (Sat.), 2016, from 3:00 p.m.
Place: the Tokyo Women’s Plaza (Minato-ward) The Second Meeting Room A
Agenda:
1.  Report on school visits
2.  Preparation on oral presentations and posters
3.  Proposal of concept and textbook design and concept to nurture PISA-oriented reading skills
4. Annual plan and activities in 2016

2015 meetings and events

The 2nd Seminar
Date & Time: May 27 (Wed.), 2015, from 6:30 p.m.
Place: Meiji University, Nakano Campus (Room 202)
Agenda:
1.  Summary report on the analysis of English Communication I
2.  Planning the symposium at Kagoshima JACET Convension 2015

The 1st Seminar
Date & Time: April 24 (Fri.), 2015, from 5:30 p.m.
Place: the Tokyo Women’s Plaza (Minato-ward)
Agenda:
1.  Report on our presentation and others at Language Education EXPO 2015
2. Interim reports on individual literature review on PISA, CLIL, CALLA,
IB(International Baccalaureate) and overseas textbook analyses