Chiba JALT:

Problems and Issues in Primary English Education in Japan

Date: Sunday, July 29th, 2007 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Irina Babanova

Description:
In many countries, globalization has led to the introduction of foreign language learning by young children. In Japan, the teaching of English in elementary schools was implemented in 2002. I will talk about the main problems in early foreign language education here. Participants will be encouraged to discuss such issues as: who should teach; primary-secondary continuation; staging of skills and the relationship between oral/aural and written aspects of the language; motivation and the number of languages children could learn.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 500 yen

Venue: SATY Bunka Hall, Room 1 (4th Floor), 1 min. walk from Inage Station east exit on JR Sobu Line. map

Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan

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