Osaka JALT:

Storytelling Workshop

Date: Sunday, May 28th, 2006 Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Charles Kowalski, Brian Caspino, Steve Thompson, David Simpson, and more

"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world of today." (?Robert McAfee Brown)

Would you like to be a better storyteller?
Would you like to help your students remember vocabulary, express themselves more richly, and enjoy talking more?
The short story:
1. Charles Kowalski, Master Storyteller and main facilitator for the day, spearheaded the Storytelling Space at JALT 2005. He has an MA in TESOL and Spanish from the School for International Training in Vermont, and a certificate in teaching Japanese from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California. He taught a storytelling course at Oberlin College and has conducted storytelling workshops for language teachers throughout Japan and in the U.S., Taiwan, Russia, Singapore, Korea, Thailand and Cambodia. He received the 2002 'Best of JALT' award from Kobe chapter and is the founder of Storyspace:

2. Brian Caspino, Passionate Language Learner and English Instructor, teaches at Himeji Dokkyo University and is currently studying in the Temple University PhD program.

3. Steven Thompson and David Simpson, are the developers of Club L, an interactive internet based movie, music, art, and book site

4. High School and Adult Student Group: is a group of students sharing their experiences with reading, storytelling and improving their English.

5. You
Please bring a SIMPLE story of your choice, either from memory or a picture book. We will share this in the group.

Besides storytelling, you will have the opportunity to enjoy several mini-presentations and to tour the amazing facilities at the YMCA International Elementary and Junior High School. All teachers from all areas are welcome and are encouraged to share ideas in Japanese or English, and to invite other teachers and students.

Space is limited to 50, so please pre-register (if possible by May 25) by e-mail, fax or telephone. We will confirm your registration by e-mail, but please include a telephone number in case there are contact problems. Contact Steven Thompson, Kadoma Namihaya High School, Cell: 090-1226-2317 Home: Tel/Fax: 072-885-3856

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

Cost: JALT Members: 2000 yen (Local membership is now just 1000 yen)
Non-members: 3000 yen

Venue: YMCA International School, JR/Chuo Bentencho station, ORC 200 bldg 8F, tel: 06-4395-1002 (

Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan


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