Nara JALT:

What Do We Know about English Education at Elementary Schools?

Date: Sunday, January 24th, 2010 Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Various Speakers

Hosting organizations: Tenri University, Nara JALT, KELES (Kansai English Language Education Society) Nara Chapter, NET Forum

Presentation 1) 1:20 - 2:30pm "Connecting Elementary School English to Junior High School English"
by Nobuyoshi Osawa (Takada Nishi Junior High School)

Presentation 2) 2:40 - 3:50pm "Our Favorite English Language Activities for Elementary School"
by Steven Nishida (Nara Institute of Science and Technology) and Ann Mayeda (Osaka Shoin Women's University)
Co-Coordinators of the MEXT-funded Manabinaoshi Practical Teacher Training program at Osaka Shoin Women's University.
In this workshop the presenters will outline a few of their favorite activities for promoting communication in elementary school English classes. We will briefly look at the build up of a lesson and each activity in terms of what is being taught, what is being learned, and the way in which each sequence promotes some form of authentic communication.

Lecture 4:00 - 5:30pm "Language Acquisition and Use in Children and Adults"
by Shigenori Wakabayashi (Chuou University)

Snack Party 5:40 - 6:50pm

For further details or to register, please contact Hidetami Nakai of Tenri University at: (Just write your name and "I will attend.")

DIRECTIONS: For directions to the event, please refer to Tenri University's official website.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 500 yen

Venue: Tenri University Somanouchi Campus

Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture, Japan


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