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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)


This paper presents a way to use university students as near peer role models and student leaders for a weekend English camp experience for a small group of high school students. It explores the basic design for the project, and outlines the rationale for the syllabus for preparing the near peer role models in a semester conversation class at a Japanese university. It details each of the activities used during the English camp experience, and shares reflections from the participants on the community experience.


Curriculum and Instruction | First and Second Language Acquisition | Higher Education and Teaching | Secondary Education and Teaching