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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.

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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.
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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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