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November 17th, 2014 | Author: Muchi

JALT Annual Conference 2014

David Barker will be presenting at the JALT Annual Conference 2014 on Saturday 22nd November at Tsukuba International Congress Center in Tsukuba, Ibaraki.

What’s the Best Way to Learn Japanese?

In this session, the presenter will discuss the results of a survey of successful learners of Japanese. In particular, he will summarize his findings regarding study methods and materials. He will also look at what factors appear to have the biggest effect on motivation and learning outcomes. The aim of the presentation is to demonstrate what studies of successful learners can tell us about both the teaching and learning of foreign languages.

Time: 5.40 pm – 6.40 pm
Room: 202 A

BTB Press will also have a booth in the Educational Materials Exhibition (EME) at the venue. Please drop by to see us there!

You can find more detail on the official website.

February 24th, 2014 | Author: David

New Books!

We are happy to announce that Read to Write Junior will be ready for shipping by the end of this month. It took us longer than we thought, but we are very happy with the result. We hope you will be too. Second editions of Read to Write and English Writing Manual will also be ready by the end of the month. These are updated versions of the originals that now contain practice exercises for all the points in the writing manual. Read to Write also now includes a bilingual explanation of the Read to Write principle, practice exercises, and an example page. The points and model paragraphs are the same as the original books, as are the prices. Please check out the sample pages by clicking on the book covers above, and let us know if you need teacher’s copies of the new editions.

October 28th, 2013 | Author: David

JALT 2013 – Thank You

Thanks to everyone who attended one or both of David’s presentations on Saturday. It was great to see so many friends and colleagues there.

October 18th, 2013 | Author: Muchi

JALT 2013

David Barker will be presenting at the JALT 2013 on Saturday 26th at the Kobe Convention Centre in Hyogo. BTB Press will also have a booth in the Educational Materials Exhibition (EME) at the venue. Please drop by to see us there!

Metaphors for language teachers and learners

Time: 12.10 pm – 1.10 pm
Room: 404

Great minds think alike? Three listening lessons

Time 4.15 pm ― 5.15 pm
Room: 501

You can find more detail and the abstracts for the presentations on the official website.

May 22nd, 2013 | Author: Muchi

Gifu Shotoku University Open Lecture

David Barker will be presenting at Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University, Hashima Campus onThursday May 23rd from 4.30~6.30. He will talk about ‘The role of cross-linguistic influence in language learning.’ Please spread the word!

You can see the flyer for the event here.

May 13th, 2013 | Author: Muchi

JALT Pan SIG Presentation

David Barker will be presenting at the JALT Pan SIG Conference on Sunday May 19th from 1.05 pm to 1.30 pm at Nanzan University in Nagoya. The title of the presentation is “Reverse engineering as a language learning strategy.” BTB Press will also have a book exhibition on both days of the conference. Hope you can join us!

April 25th, 2013 | Author: David

iPhone app for Learning English Vocabulary

Due to a technical error, the iPhone app for Learning English Vocabulary was temporarily removed from the Apple App Store. It has now been restored. We apologise for any confusion or inconvenience.

April 2nd, 2013 | Author: David

New Books

Read to Write Email, Read to Write Compositions, and both editions of Nice to Meet You – Academic are now ready for shipping. Please use the “contact us” button at the top of the page if you would like an inspection copy (teachers only). Read to Write Junior will be ready in a few weeks.

January 29th, 2013 | Author: Muchi

JASAL: Student Involvement in SAC Conference

David Barker is presenting at the Student Involvement in SAC Conference on February 2nd from 10.00 am to 10.45 am at Nanzan University Kenshu Centre, Nagoya.

[ Featured speaker workshop ]
How to Give a Good Presentation

Date: Saturday, February 2nd
Time: 10.00 – 10.45 am
Venue: Nanzan University Kenshu Centre (Nagoya), Main Hall
Fee: 2,000 yen (students – FREE)
* They will accept onsite registration.

You can download the flyer and view the program from the JASAL website (English only).

January 8th, 2013 | Author: Muchi

JASTEC Presentation (Shizuoka)

David Barker will be presenting at the JASTEC conference on February 3rd from 1:00 pm to 2:20 pm at Tokai University Junior College. The title of the presentation is “Teaching Learners How to ‘Take’ a Lesson.”

For details, please visit the JASTEC website or download the flyer.



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