Month: July 2012
The Culture of Plagarism
Undoubtedly, there is a plague of plagarism. In our day and age of internet and searchable data it is almost impossible to plagarize and not get caught. The short of it is don’t plagarize if you are an academic of any worth.
Zen and (the Art of) English Language Teaching
I will be giving a talk at the Hiroshima JET Orientation on 15 August 2012 entitled Zen and (the Art of) English Language Teaching. It will be about what we can learn from Zen and apply it to teaching English on the JET Programme, in which I was had been a participant. Before I was…
A copy of AntConc (Laurence Anthony’s excellent corpus linguistic program) can be obtained from: http://www.antlab.sci.waseda.ac.jp/antconc_index.html. [Update] And here is my short tutorial on how to use it.
Introduction of elite language education at Tokyo University
It’s about time such a program was introduced anywhere in Japan. Tokyo University will start streaming some students into an elite language program to groom future global leaders (13 July 2012, Daily Yomiuri). Although many unversities in Japan have something similar running nothing with such vision and aim is available. Tertiary institutions have to take…