This webinar will help you learn how to learn English (or any language) by discussing how we acquire language, how to identify and choose and useful language sources, and how to study and utilize those sources for meaningful results and improvement. Time spent at home social distancing or a long train commute are perfect opportunities for independent study and sharpening your language skills. In fact, it is during these times when you are not in class that you have the greatest opportunity to continue expanding your language knowledge while reinforcing the skills you already have. Taking time to study on your own provides many other great benefits: you have the power to choose the sources that you want to interact with and become more familiar with the sources and ways of learning that are most enjoyable for you. The ultimate goal is to develop autonomy as a learner. This means choosing how you would like to learn, to set and achieve your own goals, and feel a sense of accomplishment and greater motivation as your English continues to improve.
* This webinar is designed to help language learners. You do not need to be a fluent English speaker to join, but we recommend intermediate proficiency to get the most out of the session.
About the Host
David Phillips earned his MAT in Applied Linguistics from the University of Southern California and has been working as an Academic English Instructor at Temple University Japan since 2016 and most recently, for the Plurilingual and Pluricultural Education Center at Meikai University. In addition to his university work, he also serves as an examiner for the Eiken Foundation of Japan. Prior to living and teaching in Japan, he taught sociocultural anthropology to first-year undergraduates at the University of Washington and Intensive English courses at Seattle Pacific University for 5 years. David is focused on continuing to apply a sociocultural approach to every class lesson as a way to utilize student background knowledge and build co-created classrooms in which every student has opportunities to contribute and actively participate. When he is not teaching or publishing works on adapting materials for cultural responsiveness and autonomous learner development, he sings jazz and produces a music podcast called, “The Rhythm Circuit
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