Social Justice + Language Teaching Working Group
December 20, 2021: Internationalization Initiatives at Japanese Universities, Facilitated by Mahboubeh Rakhshanderoo
This month, the meeting will be facilitated by Mahboubeh Rakhshandehroo. It will be a discussion-based meeting. Mahboubeh will share her slides about multiculturalism and internationalization initiatives at Japanese universities and will talk about some of the activities she chooses for her classes related to multiculturalism. The meeting won’t take more than an hour unless attendees want to continue the discussion. The meeting is Monday, December 20th from 7-8:30 pm. If you are interested in joining the meeting, please email Mike Ellis (interim coordinator) at Maikerudesu@gmail.com to get the zoom link.
January 12, 2022: My Share, Facilitated by Gretchen Clark
Additionally, please mark your calendars for SJ+LT WG’s own ‘My Share’ event on January 12, at 7pm. Share your SJ-related idea for feedback and friendly discussion. Bring your handouts, tasks, assessment rubrics, course plans, or anything connected to SJ. They can be polished best practices, works in progress which you’d like to workshop, or anything in between. For example, Gretchen is planning to talk about a discussion activity she has tried and needs help scaffolding for the lower level language learner. How about you?
Sharers are encouraged to contact Mike Ellis to tell him what they’d like to share and how long they anticipate it will take to introduce. Within 5-10 minutes would be ideal. Of course, feel free to simply offer advice or discuss the ideas presented and not share your own. We’re looking forward to discussing lots of great ideas. Join us!