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Ibaraki-JALT Chapter March 2021 Online/ZOOM Meeting

    We would like to invite you to our second online epic meeting. We have excellent presenters lined up for March and we are extremely honoured for their willingness to be the first in perhaps hereafter online chapter meetings. Program details: 10:00~10:10 Opening Remarks 10:10~10:50 1. Presentation by Jenny Numadate , Junior Associate Professor, Ibaraki Christian University Title: “Improving Student Confidence and Language Output Using a TBLT Textbook “   Summary: Most Japanese students spend over ten years learning English as a foreign language, yet few of them become proficient at using it competently. Reasons for this include methods of instruction and confidence levels. Recently, the pedagogical focus has started to shift from PPP (present, practice, produce) to TBLT (task-based language teaching) in order to promote ‘real’ language acquisition and production. However, most of the textbooks offered in Japan are based on the PPP method of instruction. To rectify this, a textbook s