Planning for Immersion Education
Date: Sunday, October 1st, 2006 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Michelle Nagashima
Cognitive development and language development in young children go hand-in-hand. When learning a second language, motivation for communication is learned by children in the most meaningful context. Content-based language education can provide a strong cognitive base for language development. At Katoh Gakuen English immersion education is following the Japanese national curricula, to teach English to children through content that is both important and interesting to their lives.
The presenter will discuss all that is involved for teachers when planning for immersion education, as well as introduce some activities and invite participants to develop a unit of work.
Participants are encouraged to generate discussion on immersion education and content-based language learning through the workshop.
Michelle has been an EFL teacher in Japan for the past 17 years. At Katoh Gakuen she has worked as English Curriculum Coordinator, a homeroom teacher, and taught in most curriculum subject areas. She currently works as a specialist and mentors and trains teachers new to the Katoh Gakuen and immersion education.
Organization: Nagano Chapter (formerly the Shinshu Chapter) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Nagano JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen
Venue: Irufu Plaza (ILF), Okaya, 3rd Floor, Room 7. Turn right outside Okaya Station and walk 3 minutes through the shopping area.
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