ETJ East Tokyo:

Tricks In My Bag: Management Techniques for Large Junior High School Classes

Date: Sunday, April 13th, 2008 Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Beth Wolff, Senshu University Matsudo Junior High School

It's almost time to start a new school year! Do you teach large classes of 20, 30, 40 (or more) students? Let's get them learning and communicating productively! This workshop will share some techniques and activities for managing and teaching large junior high school classes, particularly solo or team-taught Oral Communications (conversation) classes. Workshop participants will experience and share some techniques and lesson strategies that can be used in a variety of contexts, such as grouping students into pairs and small groups, tips for lesson planning and getting to know students, plus some daily classroom routines. New and experienced teachers are welcome, as well as elementary school teachers and ALTs! This hands-on workshop is a repeat of a similar presentation given at ETJ Tokyo in April of 2007.

Beth Kaplan Wolff is an English teacher at Senshu University Junior High School in Matsudo. She has an MSc in Education/TESOL from the University of Rochester in New York, and holds a New York State teaching certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages for grades K-12 (kindergarten through grade 12, the final year of high school). She has taught ESOL and elementary school classes in New York, Louisiana, Ecuador and Japan.

Ms. Beth Wolff will give 90 min. presentation. After her presentation, participants will have a discussion and share thier ideas. Future topics and meeting dates for ETJ Chiba will be also discussed.

Organization: ETJ East Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan) (ETJ East Tokyo)

Cost: ETJ Members: 500 yen
Non-members: ETJ members only. Non members can become members at the site. ETJ members fee is free.

Venue: Chiba Shimin Kaikan, ( 1-1 Kaname-cho chuo-ku Chiba-shi (p: 043-224-2431), a 7-min. walk from Chiba station JR or the Keisei Line.

Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan


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