Megumi Yoshieda

Aichi Shukutoku University


I am a lecturer at a university in Aichi facilitating English courses that encourage students in Japan to notice what is happening around our area and around the world. Hence, my current interst is using SNS for L2 learning. I also teach children with Filipino background in Nagoya who often face barriers in joining a regular school. Last but not least, I am a beginner zumba student trying hard to follow the Filipino and other latin rhythms.


Accessibility in Language Learning  Barrier-free learning in Japan: Panel more

Sun, Jul 10, 14:30-16:00 Asia/Tokyo

The panelists will talk about the lack of knowledge in creating barrier-free classes for learners with different abilities, current changes in policies in Japan, and how teachers are working with students to make their classes more inclusive. The session will begin with definitions of disabilities, issues faced by teachers who are not trained in recognizing them, and how teachers can create or modify classes to be effective for all students. Panel members will speak about helping students at all levels of education. We also hope to have enough time to answer participants' questions and help them make their own classes barrier-free.

Melodie Cook Davey Young Sandra Healy Alexandra Burke Megumi Yoshieda Olivia Kennedy