Akita JALT:

English Story Cycle: What, Why and How

Date: Saturday, October 25th, 2008 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Anthony S. Rausch

This presentation will introduce English Story Cycle as an approach to elementary school English in Japan. The presentation will detail what the English Story Cycle idea is, why it is appropriate for elementary school English in Japan, and how to conduct English Story Cycle, either as the basis for the overall curriculum or as a meaningful add-on to any other curriculum. Handouts will be provided, along with materials for a mock English Story Cycle sequence and samples of story books that have been used.

Note 1: Although the books that will be introduced are published by the major textbook publishing companies in Japan, the presenter has no financial interest in the materials.

Note 2: To the degree possible, materials and presentation will be offered bilingually, in English and Japanese.

Speaker: Anthony S. Rausch is a member of the English Department of the Faculty of Education at Hirosaki University. He has taught English in a variety of circumstances and at a variety of levels for over 15 years. His current interests are elementary school English education and teacher training.

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

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

Venue: Room B103 at AIU (Akita International University)

Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan


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