Gifu JALT:

Bringing English and Intercultural Activities to Young Children

Date: Saturday, October 18th, 2008 Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Speaker: Kim Horne and Aya Asano, Izumi Chuo Kindergarten, Gifu

Participants will learn songs, chants and other effective class activities to make learning English fun for young children. How to make a cultural exchange accessible to young students will also be explored. The presenters will show how fifty of their Japanese 4-6 year old students got into the homes and hearts of their American counterparts without ever leaving Japan.

Kim Horne was born in the U.S., and has been crisscrossing cultures since infancy. She has a background in theatre and began teaching English to children & training teachers in Japan in 2000. She currently works at Izumi Chuo Kindergarten in Gifu City.

Aya Asano is Director of the Department of International English Education at Izumi Chuo Kindergarten, a private kindergarten that has been in operation in Gifu for the past 40 years.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Heartful Square (southeast section of Gifu JR Station), Gifu City, Gifu-ken

Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan


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