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A Handbook for Teaching English at Japanese Colleges and Universities e-book

Author:

Paul Wadden

Language:

English

Category:

Other

Subcategory:

Humanities

ePub size:

1446 kb

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Rating:

4.6

Publisher:

Oxford Univ Pr; Text is Free of Markings edition (January 1, 1993)

Pages:

267

ISBN:

0194341372

A Handbook for Teaching English at Japanese Colleges and Universities e-book

by Paul Wadden


The Handbook offers practical job-hunting strategies as well as essential on-the-job survival skills for college and university .

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Book Condition: Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. There is a lot of material here on what it is like to work and teach (mostly English) at the universities and colleges in Japan. The approach of making this an anthology with vetted contributions, each paper making up a chapter, is a good one, except this has the look and feel of being a club of people who knew each other (most likely in JALT).

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This book should be required reading for anyone wanting to teach English in Japanese higher education.

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Wadden (E., A handbook for teaching English at Japanese colleges and universities (pp. 101-110). New York, NY: Oxford. The enigma of the college classroom: Nails that don't stick up. Article. This article explores Japanese EFL learners' classroom silence in a Japanese EFL context.

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Book Publishing WeChat. Helgeson, M. (1993) Dismantling a Wall of Silence: The English Conversation Class. In: Wadden, . E. A Handbook for Teaching English at Japanese Colleges and Universities, Oxford University Press, New York, 37-49. has been cited by the following article: TITLE: EFL Students’ Reluctance in Participating in English Speaking Activities at University College of Applied Sciences: Challenges and Solutions. AUTHORS: Alaa I. Murad, Mahmoud O. Jalambo.

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The Handbook offers practical job-hunting strategies as well as essential on-the-job survival skills for college and university teachers of (American) English.
Arashigore
This is an excellent resource for those who are planning a career as a university instructor in Japan. There are three main parts in this book. The first part deals with how to obtain a position in Japanese university. This part is a little bit dated because this book was published in 1993. The market is a bit tighter now with universities feeling the crunch of a declining university population. However there is some useful information concerning the fact that most Japanese universities don't usually give foreigners tenure track positions. In fact, foreigners are usually limited to a three or four year contract and then booted out of the country. Don't take this kind of position. It's exploitation. Also these positions tend to give instructors heavy class loads of nonacademic classes, and as a result, foreign instructors rarely publish, which is of course not very good for your career. Don't perpetuate this system by signing on.
The second part deals with teaching certain subjects in the Japanese university class. Some of the subjects covered are listening, writing, literature, and so forth.
The most valuable part of this book is the third part which goes into detail about the culture of Japanese university students and the politics of Japanese academia. This section is good reading for anyone who is interested in the workings of the Japanese education system.
Overall, this is a great book and the only problem is that it's due for a new edition. If you're looking for a university position in Japan, just remember it's all about networking. Get this book for it's cultural insights rather than for jobhunting advice and you'll be satisfied.
Mustard Forgotten
It was out of date in 2007, and in 2011 it is now more out of date.

In its day (I got it in 97) it was fine and if you want a general overview of life in Japan it may be interesting - and especially if you get an inexpensive used copy and you are a fan of holding literature in Hard Copy. If not - I would be inclined to send you off to the internet.

Again - in its day (published in 1993) it would have had a lot more value. Perhaps an update if the book is deemed as desirable to keep on the shelf?
Murn
I am looking at the book now (after reading over a decade ago). There is a lot of material here on what it is like to work and teach (mostly English) at the universities and colleges in Japan. The approach of making this an anthology with vetted contributions, each paper making up a chapter, is a good one, except this has the look and feel of being a club of people who knew each other (most likely in JALT). If anything, it should have been expanded to include more papers, and the papers that were published should have been kept even shorter. Most of what these people have to say they could have said in 3-5 pages, really.

All that being said, this book is really, really out of date. Since the mid 1990s, the university system in Japan has been under relentless pressure from the government and from society (including inescapable demographics) to change and adapt. That hasn't improved language teaching (ELT) at the universities, but it does make them even more difficult places to carve out a career if you are a foreign national.

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