Design Thinking in the ESL Classroom by Rishma Hansil

Bio: Rishma Hansil - Language Instructor and UX Designer  Rishma has been living and working in Tokyo since 2017 as an Assistant Language Teacher and Tokyo Prefectural Advisor to the JET community. She holds an M.A in Future Media from Birmingham City University. She is the author of “Animal Adventure”, an…

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Introducing EFL.Digital: Digital Assignments for 21st Century English Teachers by Paul Raine

Bio: Paul Raine (MA TEFL/TESL, University of Birmingham 2012) is an award-winning teacher, presenter, author, and developer. His books include the best-selling 50 Ways to Teach with Technology and the innovative multi-path graded reader Journey to Mars. He has also developed his own website for teachers and learners of EFL (EFL.digital). He has published numerous research…

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ALTTO presentation at Nagano JALT Zoom event.

Hi everyone, yesterday we successfully presented our new ALTTO website during a Zoom event hosted by Nagano JALT. It turned out to be a very important chance for us to hear more from our users and other prominent language educators working in Japan. We will keep working on improving this platform…

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Working With ALTTO by Nicholas J. Wilson

Foreward by David L. Hayter: It has been a great pleasure to have Nicholas J. Wilson (or Nick as we call him) join the ALTTO team.  His time working with our team hasn't been the longest but his impact has been immense. Since he started working with us this year, he has done a…

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End Of ALT Training Online? by Nathaniel Reed

Bio: Nathaniel Reed started his ALT journey in 2014. He was mid writing a dissertation for an MA in Linguistics and it struck him that there was no training for this new job. Even low-level jobs have some kind of training to help you do the job effectively, and teachers are…

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Working With ALTTO by David L. Hayter

Bio: David L. Hayter is a teacher and freelance writer based out of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He first gained experience in education by working as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Japan from 2014-2019. Although he primarily taught junior high school, he has taught all the grades from kindergarten…

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