Gunma JALT:

Introducing Public Elementary School English and the Monkasho Handbook

Date: Sunday, January 27th, 2002 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Tom Merner, Japan College of Foreign Languages

English instruction is about to become an option for the new "Period for Integrated Studies" in the Japanese public schools. Monkasho has published the Handbook for Elementary School English Teaching Activities, to provide support to teachers. Merner, a member of the authoring committee, will introduce the handbook, share views about the direction public elementary school English seems to be heading, and introduce results of a survey about the current situation in schools which have already implemented English.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen, students 200 yen, newcomers free

Venue: Gunma Prefectural College of Health Sciences (323-1Kamioki-machi, Maebashi)

Location: Gunma City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan


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