I also restarted teaching at the graduate school of Doshisha University. Fortunate thing is that I could always meet lovely people. What I mean by loverly people is that I could feel at home by talking with them.
The classes at this graduate school is back-to-back class. I have 3 hours to teach. Usually, at the first class, instructors just explain the course schedule and the grading policy with the self-introduction of the instructor and the course participants. I would take 60 minutes at most.
At this graduate school, however, I spent 3 hours from the beginning. They asked good questions to elicit more information from me. They are genius. Finally, we enjoyed an activity to share the vocabulary learning strategies.
★One more thing: It might be exaggeration, but I could feel the sprit of the founder of this university. I always appreciate the opportunity to teach in such a fabulous place.