What is Nakasendo?
Nakasendo is an ever-expanding, multi-organizational English conference based on mutual support and collaboration. Inaugurated in 2008, it is both an annual event as well as a year-round cooperative online exchange. Our specific aims include:
- helping teachers gain awareness of what is happening at all levels of English education, not just their own
- supporting young teachers' organizations that have proven dynamic and innovative in our field
- improving relations and exchange opportunities between Japanese and foreign teachers of English
Nakasendo 2010 will be held this year on Sunday, June 20th at Tokyo Kasei University. This year's theme, "Teachers as Learners, Learners as Teachers," offers another engaging day of insightful presentations and collaborative sharing. This year's conference will be our biggest yet and in addition to our line-up of presenters from participating organizations and our second annual materials swap, we are delighted to host, for the first time, two featured speakers - Marcos Benevides of J.F. Oberlin University, and Dr. Masaki Kobayashi of the Kanda University of International Studies. This year's conference promises to be exciting, uplifting, and professionally fulfilling, keynoted by two emerging figures of TEFL in Japan.