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About jodias

Joseph Vincent 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. While being responsible for courses on intercultural communication and language teacher education, his research interests include computer-assisted and task-based language learning, as well as curriculum development. 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., A Web of Controversy: Bringing Critical Thinking Skills Online. (2009), In Adult language learners: Context and innovation (G. Strong and A. Smith, Eds.). Alexandria, VA: TESOL, pp. 97-105.

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Welcome to the 2009/2010 academic year!

Gregory Strong and I would like to welcome you to the IE Program Web site and wish you all the best for this academic year, which brings many changes and challenges. Numerous improvements have been made to the IE Core … Continue reading

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The new IE Active Listening Course

From the spring semester of 2009 we will introduce a revamped IE Listening section, which we will call IE Active Listening. To summarize the changes: Although the first and last classes of the semester will take place as plenaries, for … Continue reading

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