‘Teaching English in Japan – Carolyn Biggs’

As part of documentary films production, this documentary was made to record an interview with Carolyn Biggs, who worked in Japan firstly as Assistant Language Teacher of English and then at a company dispatching ALTs.  She talked about linguistic challenges for English native speakers of English to teach English to native speakers of Japanese, as well as enjoyable aspects of working as ALT.

As a sequel to this documentary, ‘Japanese isn’t English‘ was made.

Camera: Fumi Nakabachi
Directed and edited by: Yushin Toda
Produced by Fumi Nakabachi and Yushin Toda, Japan Desk Scotland
22 minutes
In English
©Japan Desk Scotland 2015

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This documentary has been shown on:

(1) Wednesday 11 October 2015 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of Japan@Strathclyde 2015/16;

(2) Monday 2 November 2015 at the Japanese Class, Daiwa Sports, Wishaw, Scotland;

(3) Wednesday 6 July 2016 at Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences, Fukushima University, Fukushima, Japan, as part of comparative culture series; and

(4) Wednesday 12 October 2012 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of Japan@Strathclyde 2016/17.