Kagoshima JALT:

Active English, A Practical Approach to English Teaching: Why-How-Try!

Date: Saturday, July 12th, 2003 Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Speaker: Stephen Culhane, Kagoshima University


  1. Why?
    • Goals for teachers and learners;
    • Current approaches in Second Language Acquisition.
  2. How?
    • Practical methods for everyday classroom teaching:
    • Evaluation of active learners.
  3. Try!
    • Try the methods, talk with each other...
    • try them again..
(This is a mini-demonstration. The complete workshop is four hours long.)
Communicative language teaching is more than 25 years old. Yet, many instructors are still searching for practical techniques to make their lessons active and communicative. One reason is because teachers learn from watching other teachers. But, if few or no other teachers are using a communicative approach, we have no models to learn from. This workshop provides teachers with simple methods for making their English lessons truly active and communicative. Workshop participants can become their own models for current teaching methods.

Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Kagoshima JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 800 yen

Venue: Jellybeans Kousha Building 1-4F, near Shinysahiki Tram Stop

Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan


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