Teachers Offices on the Shibuya Campus

It won’t be long before we make the transition to holding classes for freshmen and sophomores at the Shibuya Campus of AGU. So, we would like to start familiarizing teachers and students with the facilities there. A few spanking new teachers rooms were created to cope with the influx of teachers from next April.

One of them is in Building 8 (the building where kyomuka used to be; it’s now in Building 17), and the other is in Building 1 (located just to your left as you enter the main gate of the university on the promenade). Helpful secretaries, copy facilities, cubby holes for your teaching materials, and a few computers connected to printers are available in each of the rooms. Here are some photos of them, complete with punchy annotations:

This is the approach to the teachers’ room on the 1st floor of Building 8. Notice the West Gate in the distance under the watchful protection of a vigilant guard.

The attractive and well-organized teachers’ room in Building 8. [Notice the good lighting and shiny floors.]

The deceptively unpromising approach to the teachers’ office on the 1st floor of Building 1.

The cozy teachers’ room on the 1st floor of Building 1. What more could one ask for in a teachers’ room?

About Jodias

J.V. Dias, an American from San Jose, California, is currently the co-coordinator of the Integrated English (IE) Program and a member of the Communications Unit of Aoyama Gakuin University's English Department. In the last few years he has published articles that appeared in two TESOL texts: Dias, J.V., & Kikuchi, K. (2010). Designing listening tasks: Lessons learned from needs analysis studies. In Teaching Listening: Voices From the Field (N. Ashcraft and A. Tran, Eds.). Alexandria, VA: TESOL, pp. 9-31. AND... Dias, J.V. (2009). A Web of Controversy: Bringing Critical Thinking Skills Online. In Adult language learners: Context and innovation (G. Strong and A. Smith, Eds.). Alexandria, VA: TESOL, pp. 97-105.
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