I am passionate about best-practice in language pedagogy (teaching methods).
My textbook on language teaching methodology (in Japanese) outlines an approach to language learning that I call “A Performance Approach”, whose main features are:
- rapid attainment of language skills
- emphasis on speaking and listening and on widely useful language content
- authenticity to the relevant culture(s)
- extensive use of teamwork, media, drama and learner feedback in the classroom
See my full list of publications for links to “A Performance Approach” and further academic papers and books on language pedagogy, and my Centre of Excellence for Teaching Languages project on the Performance Approach.
Use of drama
Learner-created drama is a wonderful way of bringing learner-centred and teamwork-focused creativity into the language curriculum.