||Short-term Graduate Student Research Exchange Programs for Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages
Inaba, Midori ,
The authors developed and put into action a program which aims to explore effective foreign language teaching approaches through the joint effort of a short-term exchange program between graduate students of AUE (Aichi University of Education, Japan) and those of NCUE (National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan), with the goals of promoting graduate level research exchange, attaining a higher level of teaching research, and forging a research partnership. This program is supported by a Short Stay Program 2015, granted by the Center for International Exchange, AUE. The program mainly consists of five sessions including: lectures on English-language teaching, seminars on the cognitive-linguistic approach to English teaching and on Elementary School English Literacy Education in Japan, an English Teaching Roundtable sharing current English teaching issues with international teachers and researchers from Pakistan, Myanmar, Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Japan, a symposium concerning Effective Early Literacy Instruction for EFL learners, and supervising hours for a master's thesis and a doctoral dissertation provided by the involved professors. A summary of major academic sessions covered in this short-term graduate student research exchange program is provided in this paper. We hope that this program will play a certain role in sharing academic knowledge, broadening the participants' views, creating an international basis of research exchange, and strengthening both universities' partnership.