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Saturday, March 11 • 15:00 - 15:30
Teachers’ Backgrounds vs Learner Expectations in Japan.

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Although English is mostly taught by native Japanese speakers at high schools in Japan, native speakers are preferred by universities. The presenters will discuss a study of two groups of students from two universities and their expectations of native and non-native instructors regarding teaching practices and engagement.


Yuko Kitamura

Nagano University
Yuko Kitamura is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Business and Informatics at Nagano University. Her research interests include non-formal education, people empowerment and intercultural studies.

Zane Ritchie

Rikkyo University
Zane Ritchie is an Assistant Professor in the College of Community & Human Services_x000D_ | Rikkyo University, Tokyo. His research interests include second language acquisition, blended learning, content-based instruction and technology.

Saturday March 11, 2017 15:00 - 15:30
Junior Suite 3
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