"TCSOL/TESOL Dual Certificate Program, Open House Event in Osaka" Program report

The Center for International Foreign Language Teacher Education (CIFLTE) Teachers College,Columbia University and Osaka Gakuin University held an open house event for theTCSOL/TESOL Dual Summer Certificate program in Osaka. Professor ZhaoHong Han of Teachers College, Columbia University delivered a presentation on 'Chat GPT, Task-based Language Teaching, and Second Language Acquisition.' Her talk highlighted the utilization of Chat GPT from the perspective of task-based language teaching and covered essential aspects of language education.

Attendees engaged in enthusiastic discussions, posing questions and sharing their perspective on how ChatGPT can play a role in second language classrooms. A networking session with light refreshments was held after the lecture. Approximately 27 individuals attended this open house session. Among the participants were graduates of the online and in-person summer certificate program as well as educators in the field of English language teaching in Japan. This Open House fostered valuable interactions and idea exchanges among participants with diverse backgrounds. We hope this Open House further enhances the development of language education.

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