Conference Review The Sixth Annual Nakasendo Conference

Jonathan Brown, Ivan Botev
Nakasendo is an ever-evolving, multi-organizational English conference that provides opportunities for English-language teachers in Japan to connect with one another, share ideas, and develop professionally through annual conferences based on mutual support and collaboration. In 2013's conference, about 30 presenters shared their thoughts and experience on a variety of topics in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) field from the theoretical to the more practical. The conference began with a
more » ... casual and warm welcome from the conference's coordinator followed by a 50-minute poster session. There were six poster sessions in total, and each had something different to contribute. The poster sessions were scheduled right before the first presentations started and were held at the same time ( Most posters were left on the walls throughout the day for interested conference-goers. For the most part, however, the sessions either recounted experiences such as trips abroad or reported on organizations and their current activities. One poster session presenter introduced Elementary School Thematic Education Movement