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  • 1.  TEFL in NAGASAKI, JAPAN

    Posted 16-02-2017 08:29 AM
    I am interested to meet with TESOL educators interested in English Education in Japan.  Would like to build a small  team of educators to work with us here in Nagasaki on building a TEFL summer program.  Happy to send details and will hold a coffee meeting during the conference.  See you in Seattle!

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    GUY HEALY
    GUY HEALY, JAPAN
    Japan
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  • 2.  RE: TEFL in NAGASAKI, JAPAN

    Posted 17-02-2017 08:22 AM
    Hi Guy,

    Wish I could meet with you in Seattle.

    Please do send me program details.

    Cheers, Paul

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    Paul Beaufait
    Associate Professor
    Prefectural University of Kumamoto
    Japan
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  • 3.  RE: TEFL in NAGASAKI, JAPAN

    Posted 17-02-2017 12:57 PM
    Dear Guy,

    I am really interested in teaching in Japan but unfortunately I don't have that opportunity yet. Nevertheless, I am interested in your discussion as I am currently giving classes to some Japanese civil engineers here, in Guinea. Thanks in advance!

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    Younoussa Bangoura
    Head of the English Department
    Barack Obama University
    Guinea
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  • 4.  RE: TEFL in NAGASAKI, JAPAN

    Posted 20-02-2017 02:33 PM
    Hi, everyone.  Need a place to meet for this discussion??

    This year at TESOL 2017, we have set aside a space for informal meetings among members. The space will have 15 round tables, each holding approximately 16-20 people. There will be wifi available, and each table will have a easel-pad-marker set for planning and brainstorming purposes. 

    Want to request a table or two?  Please fill out the online form.   First come, first served. 

    Margi



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    Margi Wald
    Univ of California Berkeley
    United States
    mwald@berkeley.edu
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  • 5.  RE: TEFL in NAGASAKI, JAPAN

    Posted 20-02-2017 02:34 PM

    Hi Guy Healy!     

    RE:  “Would like to build a small  team of educators to work with us here in Nagasaki on building a TEFL summer program.  Happy to send details…”  Guy W. Heley

     

    Are you looking to recruit ESL educators face-to-face [only] at the conference?  Could non-attendees be eligible to participate?  I will be out-of-country that week and will be unable to attend the ingathering in Seattle. 

    If yes, could you plug back in and tell us what sort of information the interested educators will need to know from the Summer English Program, [e.g., date; college or university; accommodation; relocation stipend if any and so forth]. 

     

    Attention:  ESL educators overseas teaching opportunity, Nagasaki, Japan—summer 2017.

    Thanks much,

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    MerriLee Leonard
    University Teacher
    M.A. M.Ed., TESL
    United States
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  • 6.  RE: TEFL in NAGASAKI, JAPAN

    Posted 21-02-2017 08:23 AM

    Merrilee,  Thanks for your questions!

    This past summer we ran a TEFL Workshop and offered free lessons to the Nagasaki School District while giving workshop participants classroom teaching experience at all age levels.  This summer we will also place 8 teacher interns in the public schools.  I am anticipating that the program will grow rapidly as schools here are excited to have the volunteer teachers.

    I do want to stress that we have made it clear to the school district that these interns and workshop participants cannot take the place of any teacher or assistant teacher positions.  Our goal is to help our students get future teaching jobs, not to replace teachers or ALTs on the JET program.  

    My interest is to network with TESOL educators at the college level to discuss:  1) using our program to give their students overseas teaching experience.  2)  joining our team and visit Japan in the summer to give seminars for the students as well as a "site visit" if you have students in the program.

    I look forward to discuss this program with interested educators either at the convention in Seattle or by phone or skype.  I am also happy to send more detailed information by email.  

    Guy Healy




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    GUY HEALY
    GUY HEALY, JAPAN
    Japan
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  • 7.  RE: TEFL in NAGASAKI, JAPAN

    Posted 24-02-2017 10:07 AM

    Guy Healy, Japan

    Ref:  “My interest is to network with TESOL educators at the college level to discuss:  1) using our program to give their students overseas teaching experience.  2)  joining our team and visit Japan in the summer to give seminars for the students as well as a "site visit" if you have students in the program.”

     

    If I understand it correctly—you are looking to recruit volunteer educators to provide some kind of help to your students by conducting seminars related to English education.  I’m very curious now about that program you are offering that would “give students overseas teaching experience” what that might mean [refer to statement 1]. 

    You are not mentioning any remuneration—therefore we are to assume at our end that volunteers are expected to buy their own transportation tickets back-and-forth.   



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    MerriLee Leonard
    University Teacher
    M.A.Ed., TESL
    United States
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  • 8.  RE: TEFL in NAGASAKI, JAPAN

    Posted 24-02-2017 07:10 PM
    Hi Merilee,

    I am just in the planning stages on how to grow our program with a team of
    TESOL educators, but my thinking is to use student program tuition fees to
    cover expenses of inviting educators to visit Japan and contribute to the
    training. If you visit www.asiapacifictefl.org you will get a better
    prospective of the current program from the student viewpoint. My hope is
    to build a bigger team of professionals utilizing this program as an
    overseas program for their students and also invite the educators to Japan
    for summers to help with the program. This summer we are only inviting 8
    students, but we are getting strong interest from the Board of Education
    and want to prepare for significant growth over the next few years.

    But, again, I am in the idea-stage and looking forward to meeting
    educators in Seattle (or otherwise) to get ideas of what is practical and
    attractive.

    Hope that helps!

    Guy

    On Sat, February 25, 2017 12:06 am, MerriLee Leonard via TESOL
    International Association wrote:
    > Guy Healy, Japan
    >
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    >
    > Ref: My interest is to network with TESOL educators at the college level
    > to discuss: 1) using our program to give their students overseas
    > teaching experience. 2) joining our team and visit Japan in the summer
    > to give seminars for the students as well as a "site visit" if you have
    > students in the program.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > If I understand it correctlyyou are looking to recruit volunteer
    > educators to provide some kind of help to your students by conducting
    > seminars related to English education. Im very curious now about that
    > program you are offering that would give students overseas teaching
    > experience what that might mean [refer to statement 1].
    >
    >
    > You are not mentioning any remunerationtherefore we are to assume at our
    > end that volunteers are expected to buy their own transportation tickets
    > back-and-forth.
    >
    >
    >
    > --------------------
    > MerriLee Leonard
    > University Teacher
    > M.A.Ed., TESL
    > United States
    > ----------------------
    > -------------------------------------------
    > Original Message:
    > Sent: 20-02-2017 21:39
    > From: GUY HEALY
    > Subject: TEFL in NAGASAKI, JAPAN
    >
    >
    >
    > Merrilee, Thanks for your questions!
    >
    >
    > This past summer we ran a TEFL Workshop and offered free lessons to the
    > Nagasaki School District while giving workshop participants classroom
    > teaching experience at all age levels. This summer we will also place 8
    > teacher interns in the public schools. I am anticipating that the
    > program will grow rapidly as schools here are excited to have the
    > volunteer teachers.
    >
    > I do want to stress that we have made it clear to the school district
    > that these interns and workshop participants cannot take the place of any
    > teacher or assistant teacher positions. Our goal is to help our students
    > get future teaching jobs, not to replace teachers or ALTs on the JET
    > program.
    >
    > My interest is to network with TESOL educators at the college level to
    > discuss: 1) using our program to give their students overseas teaching
    > experience. 2) joining our team and visit Japan in the summer to give
    > seminars for the students as well as a "site visit" if you have students
    > in the program.
    >
    > I look forward to discuss this program with interested educators either
    > at the convention in Seattle or by phone or skype. I am also happy to
    > send more detailed information by email.
    >
    > Guy Healy
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
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    > GUY HEALY
    > GUY HEALY, JAPAN
    > Japan
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    > Original Message:
    > Sent: 17-02-2017 22:23
    > From: MerriLee Leonard
    > Subject: TEFL in NAGASAKI, JAPAN
    >
    >
    >
    > Hi Guy Healy!
    >
    >
    >
    > RE: Would like to build a small team of educators to work with us here
    > in Nagasaki on building a TEFL summer program. Happy to send details
    > Guy W. Heley
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Are you looking to recruit ESL educators face-to-face [only] at the
    > conference? Could non-attendees be eligible to participate? I will be
    > out-of-country that week and will be unable to attend the ingathering in
    > Seattle.
    >
    >
    >
    > If yes, could you plug back in and tell us what sort of information the
    > interested educators will need to know from the Summer English Program,
    > [e.g., date; college or university; accommodation; relocation stipend if
    > any and so forth].
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Attention: ESL educators overseas teaching opportunity, Nagasaki,
    > Japansummer 2017.
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks much,
    >
    >
    > ------------------------
    > MerriLee Leonard
    > University Teacher
    > M.A. M.Ed., TESL
    > United States
    > ------------------------
    > -------------------------------------------
    > Original Message:
    > Sent: 15-02-2017 23:02
    > From: GUY HEALY
    > Subject: TEFL in NAGASAKI, JAPAN
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    > I am interested to meet with TESOL educators interested in English
    > Education in Japan. Would like to build a small team of educators to
    > work with us here in Nagasaki on building a TEFL summer program. Happy
    > to send details and will hold a coffee meeting during the conference.
    > See you in Seattle!
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    > GUY HEALY
    > GUY HEALY, JAPAN
    > Japan
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  • 9.  RE: TEFL in NAGASAKI, JAPAN

    Posted 20-02-2017 02:34 PM
    Hello Guy,

    It would be my pleasure to meet with you in Seattle and discuss programming ideas.

    Please contact me at your convenience. I'll be in Seattle on the 18th, so perhaps we can meet up before the conference begins.

    Best,

    Melody

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    Melody Holm-Terasaki
    ESL Instructor
    Colonial School District
    United States
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  • 10.  RE: TEFL in NAGASAKI, JAPAN

    Posted 20-02-2017 02:34 PM
    Mr. Healy,

    I won't be able to attend the conference, but I would be interested to hear any details that emerge from your meeting. I currently contract with the US Navy, teaching English in nearby Sasebo.

    Please let me know what comes up!

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    Robin Sulkosky
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  • 11.  RE: TEFL in NAGASAKI, JAPAN

    Posted 20-02-2017 02:39 PM
    Feel free to set up a time in the networking room at TESOl 2017! 

    One goal of the 2017 annual convention is to further TESOL's mission of creating a convention that serves not only as a place to attend sessions but also as a forum for networking and collaboration -- as a place to start, continue, and culminate conversations about year-round projects and ongoing endeavors. 

    You can sign up in advance to reserve a time:  Sign up here. 


    Information:
    • All sessions will take place in the Sheraton Grand Ballroom B, equipped with at least 10 tables, each with room for 15-20 participants.
    • There will be wifi and easels in the room but there will not be any data projectors or other AV.
    • Deadline for sign-ups: February 28 to be listed in the program flyer. March 10 to be assured of a space.



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    Margi Wald
    Univ of California Berkeley
    United States
    mwald@berkeley.edu
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  • 12.  RE: TEFL in NAGASAKI, JAPAN

    Posted 22-02-2017 08:23 AM
    TY Guy for beginning this discussion.  I have been thinking of teaching in Japan, but I understand that it is difficult to find a short-term (3-4 month) position.  If you have a suggestion for a 75+ instructor, I would be happy to join your discussion and meet with you.  Presently, I had not planned at attending the convention, but since I live in Eugene, this could change.

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    Beatrice Fendrich
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  • 13.  RE: TEFL in NAGASAKI, JAPAN

    Posted 22-03-2017 10:11 AM
    NETWORKING SESSION (TEFL NAGASAKI)
    SHERATON GRAND BALLROOM B
    12:30-1:45 (feel free to just drop in anytime)
    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22


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    GUY HEALY
    GUY HEALY, JAPAN
    Japan
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