Setting Up An Intern Program

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This presentation will provide an outline of the intern program at Toyo Gakuen University in which an undergraduate student from a British university undertakes a one-year placement at the institution to support the English Education Center. It will describe how the program began, the daily job of the intern, methods for team-teaching, and the overall benefits of the program for students, intern and university.

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Setting Up An Intern Program

  1. 1. A presentation by Andrew Boon <br />(Toyo Gakuen University)<br />Setting up an intern program at a Japanese university<br />
  2. 2. Assistant Language Teaching<br />Discuss your<br />EXPERIENCES<br />
  3. 3. Setting up the program<br />Aston University<br />Toyo Gakuen University<br />The application process<br />The paperwork -<br />1] The memo of understanding (see next slide)<br />2] The contract<br />3] The visa application<br />4] Housing<br />
  4. 4. Aims of the internship<br />to provide the Aston University placement student with the experience of working and teaching in a foreign educational institution providing language support to undergraduate students.<br />to provide Toyo Gakuen University students with further opportunities to develop the solid and diversified skills needed for international communication. <br />to create a positive working relationship, cooperation and academic link between the two institutions of Aston University and Toyo Gakuen University with the possibility of future exchange. <br />
  5. 5. The intern 2008-2009<br />
  6. 6. The intern 2009-2010<br />
  7. 7. Role of the intern<br />The major activities and responsibilities of the placement student are: <br />1) to support Toyo Gakuen staff members in planning and delivering English lessons in the role of Teaching Assistant. <br />2) to plan and deliver a number of special extra-curricular English classes. <br />3) to provide support and assistance to students and staff during English Lounge sessions. <br />4) to assist with various administrative duties when requested.<br />5) to assist with school events / open campus days when requested.<br />
  8. 8. Methods for team-teaching<br />DISCUSS: How could you make use of an intern / ALT in your teaching context?<br />Joint monitoring of the class during tasks<br />Joins ‘Kaiten-zushi’ style speaking tasks<br />Model conversations / tasks<br />Mini-presentations<br />Joining groups with odd numbers<br />Advisor in project workshops<br />Co-assessor<br />Administration<br />Instructor (as part of intern training)<br />
  9. 9. From Chrissie’s research: Factors in making the lesson a success<br />Pre-class planning<br />Booking the intern regularly, establishing a working partnership<br />Communication<br />Establishing a good relationship outside of the classroom<br />
  10. 10. Benefits and Problems<br />As ALT – adding a new dimension to English classes<br />As Lounge Mate – creating additional opportunities for students to use English<br />As Toku Instructor – opportunity to gain real teaching experience<br />As Visitor to Japan – opportunity to experience a wonderful culture and establish life-time friendships<br />Reluctance to book the intern<br />Misusing the intern<br />Time – Lots of extra work!<br />Saying goodbye<br />
  11. 11. Thank you for listening!<br />Ready for some Q and A?<br />Email:<br />andrew.boon@tyg.jp<br />

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