WORKSHOP

The First International Workshop Initiatives for Teachers (I-WIT)

The Workshop Initiatives for Language Learning will hold its inaugural International Workshop Initiatives for Teachers (I-WIT) in Kaohsiung City (Taiwan), where participants from Japan and other countries will share experiences with university students from teacher-training programs in Taiwan and local high school teachers. Teachers from Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, and other countries are warmly invited and encouraged to attend. The workshop will be conducted primarily in English, but support will be available in Japanese when necessary.

[Expected Participants]
Anyone interested in English education

[Dates]
Saturday 24th to Monday 26th of February 2024.

[Fee]
18,000 JPY for Presenters at the International Conference on the Smile Project and Intercultural Communication Education (SPICE2024)
20,000 JPY for all other participants
(fees include registration for SPICE2024)

[Timetable (Taiwan Time)] (subject to change)

Saturday 24th February 2024

9:00
Gathering — Entrance of National Kaohsiung Normal University
9:00-9:30
[Workshop 1] Opening of I-WILL and a campus tour
9:30-10:45
[Workshop 2] Group Discussion
National Kaohsiung National University Workshops
Small group discussions with students from the teacher-training program at National Kaohsiung Normal University, using Taiwanese English textbooks as reference. (Participants are also asked to bring their own textbooks).
12:00-17:50
[Workshop 3] Participate in SPICE2024
18:30
Banquet (Please apply for participation using the application form WILL send you.)

Sunday 25th February 2024

Free day. Visiting scenic sights such as Xizihwan, Chengqing Lake, and the bustling night markets may provide you with source material for classes.

Monday 26th February 2024

9:45
Gathering — Entrance of Cheng Shiu University
9:45-10:00
Move to classroom
10:00-11:30
[Workshop 4] Lecture, Q&A and discussion
Title: “Current English Education Situation in Taiwan”
Speaker: Shu Fen Yeh, Associate Professor, Chung Shu University
11:30-13:00
Lunch and transportation on your own
13:00-16:15
[Workshop 5] High School Visit, on-the-spot inspection
13:00
Gathering — Entrance of National Feng-Hsin Senior High School (FHSH)
13:15-13:30
Opening Ceremony
13:30-14:00
Examination of English textbooks used at FHSH
14:15-15:05
Class observation
15:10-15:30
Campus tour
15:30-16:00
Interview with Taiwanese teachers and students
16:00-16:10
Closing Ceremony
16:15
Departure

Additional Information

**Participants will receive a certificate of participation from WILL.
*Workshop contents are subject to change.
*The deadline for registration is February 10, 2024 (noon Japan time). 
*Fees are only for the workshop. Participants must make their own arrangements for transportation, lodging, meals, etc.
*The participation fee, once paid, will not be refunded except in the case of cancellation for lack of participation.
*For inquiries, please contact us at the following address.
WILL office: office@kotoba-kobo.jp

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WORKSHOP INITIATIVE FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING