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Zen and (the Art of) English Language Teaching

I will be giving a talk at the Hiroshima JET Orientation on 15 August 2012 entitled Zen and (the Art of) English Language Teaching. It will be about what we can learn from Zen and apply it to teaching English on the JET Programme, in which I was had been a participant.

Before I was an English teacher I had been lay monk in Japan. I thought it would be interesting to talk about what I had learned from Zen, one of Japan’s best known cultural exports, and apply these lessons to ESL.