environment focusing on Leanersf Conviction Driven by Authenticity
@Nihon Fukushi University
ASEP stands for Asian Student
Exchange Program where we have been involved over the decade as Japanese group
comprising more than 10 university and schools. Kaohsiung Educational Bureau have been supporting this event since 1999 expecting English
Presentation enhancement among the students in that city.
ASEP is not merely the event, but
the international collaborative project in which teachers cooperate and carry
out the event internationally and constantly.
They all have to know the effect
of constructivism glearner should know the meaning of their activity rather
than passively receiving the knowledge from capable person.h
Itfs the stage for learner to
learn a lot from the viewpoint of cultural understanding and how to enhance
English communication skills challenging collaborative presentation.
the Heterogeneous environment, participants try to acquire the following skills
while making the joint presentation collaboratively.
To learn how to overcome Conflicts
resolution in accordance to the certain process pointed out by Professors.@
come to know how English works on their experiences as EFL learners in Asian legion.
understand and acquire the enough skills to use Internet for their pre-event
know how internet works efficiently in the process of preparation.
To train gProject
Management Body of Knowledgeh skills.
realize the way to enhance EFL learning comparing the methodology undertook in
Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia and Japan.
analyze the different outcomes shown on the performance from the viewpoint of
seek the solution if Japanese scholars face the issues of Japanese inferior
of the event
Skype, they discuss the issues regarding the joint presentation getting to know
who are the counterparts.
presentation is the most important part for them after coming to
handling or practice prosody must be the big topic for them.
On the designated day.
than 1000 participants gathered together to enjoy the English Presentations.
for awarding, two kinds of prize are prepared . Platina for superior presentation, Gold prize for outstanding performance.
Fukui, Osaka, Kyoto, and Nagoya
with partner school
visit, presentation script
the presentation prepared.
the director of Educational bureau
Judge the performance.
to know each other
the participants off at the Bullet Train Station
event have been hosted by Kaohsiung City more than 13 years.
Not only the academic H.S. but also vocational H.S. have taken part in past 10years , they devoted themselves to the enhancement of English
communication and English presentation.
presentation on the event have been the role model for
them to follow up to today. Teachers in vocational H.S. have been striving for
excellence of English education. From my own viewpoint, they have already
reached around TOEIC700 level.
@As for university
level students, we could realize how they reacted to the performance conducted
by the counterpart. Their English attitude subtly affects each other knowing
how English work on their presentation. At the same time ,
they could recognize that discussion turns into what should be done to overcome
the conflicts caused by the differences in culture and ways of communication while
keeping the image of outcomes for the designated day.
an attitude leads them to be a person who could negotiate international issues
with patient and efforts holding the solution such as gDual concern Modelh
showing the way to grow up of g Read and Understandingh
enough ability to hBasic inter personal Communication
Skills h works well while they go around the night market or restaurant. It is
surely indispensable tool for them to broaden the life to use Englishes in their communication.
Preparation was conducted in Enlish. Home-stay program,
preparation of the presentation, and conflict resolution. Most of them
are now studying English related faculty such as International welfare
development, Foreign studies, and Informatics.
they have nourished the English communication ability, they could deepen their
experiences with Taiwanese students through valuable activities. They looked
full of satisfaction and have fun-filled days.
conversation with one Korean H.S. student started. I gave him several questions
regarding English education in Korea using relatively difficult words like gHeterogeneoush, hbilateral relationh etc.. he
could answered every question fluently.
was surprised with his meticulous reply to my questions.
for conference site,
3,000 plus capacity gymnasium, 200 plus capacity Hall was prepared
for the presentations. Each
presentation lasts nearly 10 minutes that looks efficient due to simplified
contents. Presenter always keep attention toward
interaction with audience enhancing good relation by asking questions or gesturing
for better communication with audience.
for the teachers in charge of this event, fortunately they are enforced to
English communication to lead both sides of students to gear up collaboration.
with Taiwanese and Japanese students helps teachers to train themselves to be
good English teachers and good English speakers. there
is nothing to be done but to find how English works with people reflecting on
The event has been hold
more than 13 year under the strong relation with Taiwan and Japan. Presentation
time has become 10mintes imbued with the history of designing event focusing on
the presentation for the sake of keeping good attention.
In case of Japan, they always used video
clips or sounds on web to share the good presentation making them role model
for new comers. Presentation must be kiss g Keep it
Simple and Smarth they could learn. Itfs called WYM ,
ASEP cultures where forrunner left the hundreds of
tips for better communication.
the contrary, in case of Taiwan, since the school carrying out the event was
changed every year, it looks hard to accumulate the legacy of the management
and presentation tips. We hope their precious experience enlighten the way for
that lead Asian Global education and Englishes.