PAN-SIG 2013! This coming weekend at Nanzan University, Nagoya!

Come to the presentations and support our members!

18th (Sat.)

11:40-13:15 (Room 47)
- Students as materials writers (Dias, Joseph Vincent)
- Between teachers and textbooks (Sato, Azusa)

16:55-18:30 (Room 47)
- Developing authentic Canadian materials for the classroom (Meerman, Arthur; Chartrand, Robert)
- Vocabulary activities for nursingl English (Capper, Simon)

19th (Sun.)

9:00-10:35 (Room 47)
- Developing a writing community through collaborative assignments and social technologies (Tangkiengsirisin, Supong)
- Enhancing student autonomy using language portfolios (Saito, Yukie)
- A listening, reading and watching jigsaw (Furmanovsky, Michael)

11:55-13:30 (Room 47)
***Forum*** From multiple assessments to assigning a grade (Donnellan, Mark; French, Nathaniel; Hunke, Morten; Imig, Alexander)

13:40-15:15 (Room 47)
- Foregrounding learner research for TBL activities (Turner, Matthew; Lowe, Robert)
- Create and use manga and visual learning materials (Hanae, Helen Margaret)

Come to our booth, too! Look forward to seeing you all.



We have a bumper programme lined up this year! To whet your whistle, have a look at this list:

  • Saturday Oct 13 13:20--14:20 MW Featured Speaker: John Wiltshier talk: ELT publishing and youWhy do it - love or money? How to get started? What dangers should I be aware of? These questions together with an outline of the overall process will be addressed in a straight-talking manner from the presenter's personal experience. The presentation will be informative, aiming to save you time and energy from doing things the wrong way. Interaction welcome throughout, with the final 15 minutes set aside for specific questions from the floor.
  • Saturday Oct 13 17:35--19:05 MW Panel Session: Forum: Writing for the Japanese market
    Speakers; Greg Goodmacher, Diane Hawley-Nagatomo, Kevin Cleary, Clive Langham, Don Maybin, will discuss Writing for the Japanese market as this introduces a different set of variables than writing for an international audience. In this forum, four expert and experienced speakers discuss audience-generated topics related to these variables. The forum ends with a quick-fire Q&A. If you have ever thought of publishing a textbook in Japan, this is the ideal chance to have your questions answered.
  • Sunday Oct 14 15:45--17:15 MW Featured Speaker: John Wiltshier workshop: Materials Writing: Seven Key Factors
    John will first explain 7 key factors in successful material writing and publishing: idea, difficulty level, piloting, editing, sign-posting, design and sales. Participants will be shown the importance of each by examining a variety of draft copies of currently published course books. Participants will learn what to focus on and when and will be able to discuss material using the 7 key factors explained at the beginning of the workshop.

Besides these key events, there will be dozens of materials-related presentations for our edification.