Week 21

    My Ethics applications are nearing completion. I had a meeting with my primary supervisor to get her feedback on my draft of the applications. I also have a meeting with an expert on Research Ethics next week. My work environment has changed a bit. I moved into another shared office, and I got a […]

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Summer Week 4

One of my students told me that she has been struggling to keep up with the lessons and that she wanted me to explain every single detail of the target language. Although it has not been easy to pay attention to the understanding of 14 students in the conversation-based class, I tried to analyse why […]

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Week 20

  It was unusual that I slept more than 12 hours a day for four consecutive days this week. After waking up, I spent the day reading, writing and teaching, and I still felt sleepy. That made me feel stressed, ‘What unproductive days! How stupid I am!’. I concentrated on writing up my Ethics forms […]

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Summer Week 3

Little by little, I have been learning how native English speakers learn and understand the Japanese language. I also found that I need to slow down the pace of lesson and make sure that students fully understand the content of the target language. As a consequence of intentionally spending more time on each activity, I […]

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Week 19

I have done all of the training seminars that I need to complete this semester, so there are no more sessions apart from conferences until October! I attended a session on Ethnography, and I found it very interesting and useful. My research includes fieldwork. Although I have been preparing for it, I didn’t have a […]

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Summer Week 2

I have been enjoying teaching more than last semester! The teaching plans that I already made for the last semester are still helpful, which makes me feel less stressed. Also, a new textbook that I chose for the upper Beginners class has a good teacher’s guidebook. I am also providing students with as many extra […]

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