Kitakyushu JALT:

TPR-S Storybook Fun

Date: Saturday, June 14th, 2008 Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Speaker: Melinda Kawahara

Even the best teachers sometimes run out of ideas for their next class. Especially when teaching young learners, lessons must be well prepared and full of fun. In this workshop, Melinda Kawahara will demonstrate how to use TPR-S storybooks for children through games and activities. Following the natural teaching approach, TPR-S focuses on teaching sentence structures through story telling. This hands-on workshop will use colourful, eye appealing storybooks for young learners as an example. You'll experience firsthand how your students feel when learning another language and also be given a chance to practice what you've learned. Fun, creative and imaginative, this teaching approach will have your students anticipating their next English class. In this session a detailed lesson plan will be outlined and everyone will be given the opportunity to write their own personalized story.

Melinda Kawahara has been teaching EFL for the last 19 years to students of all ages. For the past five years she has been promoting using storybooks and story telling in the EFL/ESL classroom using the TPR-S method. She is the author of the Lindy Lizard storybook series, which incorporates the TPR-S methodology into the story. She has successfully passed three extensive TPR-S training courses in the United States and is currently the director of Lindy Lizard's English House where all classes are based on this method. She travels around Japan promoting this teaching method as a qualified teacher trainer.

Please note the venue -- this month will be held at an alternative location

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

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

Venue: Kokura Higashi-shinozaki Church, near the monorail line

Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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