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Title: The Case for a Chiune Sugihara CLIL Reading and Writing Course

Time: 2:15 pm

Room: MacDonald 12

Name: Matthew Miner

Institution: Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan

Co-presenters (if any):

Type: Paper or Report (45 min)

Summary: Chiune Sugihara was a Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of refugees during World War II. This presentation rationalizes Sugihara's biography for a Content Language Integrated Learning and Genre Theory course at a Japanese university. This biography balances authenticity, age appropriateness, and comprehensibility.

Biography: Matthew Miner majored in English at the University of California, Berkeley, and then received a Master's in Teaching English as a Second Language at Eastern Washington University. He then moved to Japan, where he has since been teaching all ages of English learners, most recently young adults at Kanda University of International Studies. His research interests include curriculum development and design, specifically CLIL.

Topics addressed: Instructional Strategies

Intended audience: Higher Ed. Intensive English,Developers of Materials/Curriculum,International Settings

Thematic track: Instructional Strategies


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