Saitama JALT:

Current Trends and the Future of Elementary School English Activities

Date: Sunday, June 19th, 2005 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Tom Merner, Reitaku University

Several years have passed since English was added for elementary schools as an option within the newly implemented Sogo timeframe. What are the trends? What are schools doing? Who is teaching? Will English become a formal subject for elementary schools in Japan? Questions are welcome and it is hoped that we can discuss a possible direction schools can take. Finally, the presenter will introduce a new textbook currently being developed for elementary school English lessons. The series is based on a content-based curriculum and takes a totally new approach compared to other existing textbooks for children.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Sakuragi Kominkan 5F (near Omiya Station, west exit, see map).

Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan


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