Kobe JALT:

1) Hands-on Teacher Development: The CELTA in Japan; 2) Peace Education in the Language Classroom

Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2007 Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Speaker: 1) Craig Jennings and Jan Visscher; 2) Kip Cates

Description:
This month we have two 90 minute presentations:

1) The Cambridge CELTA is arguably the most widely recognised teacher training course worldwide and hands-on experience is its most distinguishing aspect. The presenters will try to give a sense of what the CELTA is like from the viewpoint of teacher educators, practicing teachers and teachers in training. Participants will be able to experience some typical aspects of this programme and the specific benefits of the CELTA for teachers in Japan will be discussed.

2) How can language teaching in schools around the world help to promote peace? How can foreign language educators contribute to international understanding between peoples, cultures and nations? This presentation will describe a peace education approach to language teaching aimed at promoting the knowledge, skills and commitment needed for achieving a peaceful world. Participants will examine peace education teaching materials, experience innovative peace education activities designed for EFL students in Japan, and discuss how these could be adapted for different ages, levels and teaching situations.

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

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

Venue: Kobe YMCA, 2-7-15 Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe (tel: 078-241-7204)

Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

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