FETJ is a true grassroots teachers' organization in Japan. Led by friend and colleague Aurora Dobashi, I am happy to be counted among their ranks as an educator and innovator.
In my module, we reviewed the very magic words "you said", "I think", "because", "for example", and "tell me more!" These components of conversation work easily together for the expression of opinions and construction of arguments, as well tracking another speaker's own opinions and arguments.
Click here for the entry for FETJ's Facebook page.