Virtual Laboratory: Authenticity and Metacognition

Recently I was invited to contribute to the Virtual Laboratory on Cognitive Approaches to L2 Instruction by the Universities of Heidelberg and Kent. It’s always […]

Materials writing news and views, June 2020

Rushed off my feet. No time to put any news and views together in recent months. This one will be more views than news, and […]

How Great Leaders Respond to Adversity

“Every one of us has the ability to be a servant leader.” In season 25, episode 9, we are joined by Damon West.  He is […]

Social Authentication and Teacher-Student Motivational Synergy

I am very happy to announce the publication of my 3rd book (4th if you include poetry). This book talks about social authentication, which (following […]

Risking authenticity: Energy Return on Investment in Language Teaching

Screen Poster presented at the BAAL 2018 conference, York St John’s University, UK| British Association of Applied Linguists Abstract Studies repeatedly show one of the […]

The 1st J-CLIL Annual Bilingual Conference: CLIL pedagogy for multilingual and multicultural contexts

Authenticity and motivation in soft CLIL 2018 J-CLILPinner_authenticity Short Abstract This talk discusses materials in CLIL, specifically looking at the issue of authenticity, which is […]

Authenticity

When you buy a new car or buy a new TV you go to a showroom who deals in the car or TV, either it’s […]

#Authentic: There is no “They”

Happy New Year! The first day of the new year. The first day to show how authentic I can be.  Without even trying, someone helped […]

Should I record video in-studio or on-location?

Should I record video in-studio or on-location? Choosing to record video in-studio or on-location can be a critical decision to make during pre-production. To begin, […]

FAAPI 2017: Authenticity as a continuum in the global context

Thank you to everyone who attended the FAAPI conference and watched my talk about the Authenticity Continuum. You can download the slides and references from […]

To those who attended the 2017 workshop entitles Using and Adapting Authentic Materials to Help Motivate Student 「学習意欲を高めるオーセンティック教材の活用法」, the main site page for this workshop is located […]

The Future of Foreign Language Education in a Global World: Exploring Motivation and Autonomy

Part 1: The Future of English Motivation in a Global World The International Symposium held at the University of Toyama on February 19th 2017 was […]

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