What will happen to our body in space? And other great questions at 6am…

Our second collaboration between Alma College (in the US) and Omi Brotherhood High School (in Japan) came to an end last week with some thought-provoking presentations. We met on Skype – at 6am here in Japan, which was 5pm the previous day in Alma – for an intensive 90 minutes of cross-border discussion. The JapaneseContinue reading “What will happen to our body in space? And other great questions at 6am…”

Across 6,500 miles and 13 time zones – part 2

We’ve just begun our second collaboration between Alma College in Michigan, USA, and Omi Brotherhood High School (OBHS) near Kyoto, Japan. Our 2016 programme involves 24 students, who have been drawn from: Alma’s e-STEM Cooperative Research Experience (CORE), a five-week science summer camp for high-school students OBHS science department OBHS language department. Our picture showsContinue reading “Across 6,500 miles and 13 time zones – part 2”

Copernicus 2.0: native-speakers are no longer the centre of the English-speaking universe

This weekend I presented the results of our first “Europa Report” read-through at the Association for Teaching English through Movies (ATEM) Nishi-Nihon Conference, which was held at Hyogo University of Teacher Education here in Japan. Here are some highlights. Images: Start Motion Pictures; Magnet Releasing; NASA; JPL; Jan Matejko; Stockfresh; morgueFile The Greek philosopher andContinue reading “Copernicus 2.0: native-speakers are no longer the centre of the English-speaking universe”