Author Archives: Jodias

About Jodias

J.V. Dias, an American from San Jose, California, is currently the co-coordinator of the Integrated English (IE) Program and a member of the Communications Unit of Aoyama Gakuin University's English Department. In the last few years he has published articles that appeared in two TESOL texts: Dias, J.V., & Kikuchi, K. (2010). Designing listening tasks: Lessons learned from needs analysis studies. In Teaching Listening: Voices From the Field (N. Ashcraft and A. Tran, Eds.). Alexandria, VA: TESOL, pp. 9-31. AND... Dias, J.V. (2009). A Web of Controversy: Bringing Critical Thinking Skills Online. In Adult language learners: Context and innovation (G. Strong and A. Smith, Eds.). Alexandria, VA: TESOL, pp. 97-105.

A Celebration of All Things Basso

Dear Friends of Richard Basso, You may have heard that our dear friend, and former AGU teacher, Richard Basso passed away last Thursday morning. If you haven’t, I’m sorry to break this news to you. We have planned a special … Continue reading

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A Successful IE Program Teachers’ Orientation

On April Fool’s Day we held the IE Orientation and 24th Annual Faculty Development Symposium on University English Teaching. Approximately forty IE teachers and guests from other departments were in attendance. Presentations included a forum on teachers in publishing, featuring James … Continue reading

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IE Program Teachers’ Orientation 2017

Here is the Word file with the full schedule of the IE Orientation and 24th Annual Faculty Development Symposium on University English Teaching.

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Schedule for 2017 Academic Year

Click on the thumbnail of the Schedule for the 2017 Academic Year for a larger and clearer view. Also, you can find a version of the schedule in English that clearly states which holidays are normal working days and which … Continue reading

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IE Program’s Plagiarism Policy Video (with subtitles)

The video featuring IE Program teachers announcing the Integrated English Program’s plagiarism policy is now complete with subtitles. IE Program Plagiarism Policy (Subtitled) from Joseph Dias on Vimeo.

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SUBMITTING WRITING ASSIGNMENTS IN IE TO A NEW DATABASE

From this semester (Spring 2016) all students in all three levels of IE Writing will be required to upload the final drafts of their essays to a “Database of Student Writing.” In the second semester, students in Academic Writing will also have to upload the final … Continue reading

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Calendar for 2016 Academic Year

Click on the image below for an English version of the calendar. [Note that April 7th is mislabeled as “Wednesday,” when it is actually Thursday.]

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Teachers Introduce the IE Program’s Plagiarism Policy

These are instructors who teach for the English Department at Aoyama Gakuin University announcing the plagiarism policy of the Integrated English Program. You can read the complete plagiarism policy by clicking HERE.

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23rd Annual IE Program Orientation for Teachers

We look forward to an energizing, mind-expanding, and enjoyable IE Orientation for teachers on Saturday morning. Below you will find the program. If you click on it, you will be able to download the notes describing each of the presentations. … Continue reading

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New Version of Academic Writing Book

In Academic Writing we have transitioned from using MLA style to APA. This is the newest version of the textbook that will be used in all of the Academic Writing classes: Academic Writing Textbook. The book will not be printed … Continue reading

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