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Sunday
Apr162017

Young Voices from Iran -- panel discussion

Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Panelists: Ali Khajuee, Mehrasa Alizadeh, and Parisa Mehran

We have invited three young Iranian professionals who live and work in Kansai to share their experiences and perspectives with us. Rather than a usual presentation, we will have an informal panel discussion on a wide range of topics, with ample time for questions from the audience. Language teachers and learners and everyone are sure to find cultural and language learning and teaching related points of interest.

Panelist Bios:

Ali Khajuee was born in Shiraz, Iran, and has lived in several cities including Tehran, Gachsaran, a small city in the south of Iran, and now in Kobe. He received a Master’s of Industrial Design from the University of Tehran, and he has worked for four years in different fields, including product design, branding, advertising, and web design. In Japan he received another Master’s degree from Kobe Design University and is currently a car designer for Daihatsu.

 

 

 

 Mehrasa Alizadeh was born and raised in Babol, in the north of Iran, and earned a BA in English Language and Literature and an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran. She taught English at Iran Language Institute (ILI) for eight years before coming to Japan in 2014 on a Japanese government scholarship. She is now a PhD candidate at Osaka University where she is collaborating with Parisa Mehran designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating a blended course of Academic English for Japanese learners. Her research interests include computer-assisted language learning (CALL), online course development/quality assessment, and augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) applications in language teaching.

 

Parisa Mehran was born and raised in Tehran and has a BA in English Language and Literature and an MA in TEFL from Alzahra University, Tehran, where she later taught English for academic purposes (EAP). She received a Japanese government scholarship in 2014 and is currently a PhD candidate at Osaka University. Her research interests include computer-assisted language learning (CALL), online course design, and augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) applications in ELT. Her doctoral dissertation concerns the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of an online course for teaching academic English to Japanese undergraduate students at Osaka University.

 

This event is co-sponsored by SIETAR Kansai.

There will be a dinner party after the session at a nearby restaurant for those interested. RSVP to Donna Fujimoto by Tuesday, April 18, if interested.

Location:
Nishinomiya Daigaku Koryu Center (ACTA East Tower 6F) Tel.(0798)69-3155 Two minutes walk from Nishinomiya Kitaguchi station northeast exit

Fee for JALT and SIETAR members: Free

Fee for one-day members: ¥500 (free for students)

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    The port folio of these three people is really interesting for me. I think they are doing some great work for their nation. And this is really great that you are serving your own nation instead of others. I really like them and salute them for this act.

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