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Pearson Kirihara Teachers Conference 2010

Date: Monday, October 11th, 2010 Time: 10:30 AM - 4:50 PM

Speaker: Marcos Benevides, Jared Bernstein, Anne Braiser, Yasunari Harada, Koji Hayakawa, Marc Helgesen, Izumi Miyashita, Roger Palmer, Mayumi Tabuchi, John Wiltshier, and Tokuo Yazawa

We are pleased to invite you to the Pearson Kirihara Teachers Conference 2010 (New Waves of Learning) at Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo on 11 October 2010. You will learn about current trends in English language teaching from presenters who are international and local leaders in the field of English education. Presentation themes will include variety of topics, such as four skills, assessment, blended-learning and e-learning, extensive reading, as well as teaching young learners. We hope those "New Waves of Learning" will show you effective techniques for involving students in their own learning.

We will also have a display of all our new and best-selling materials available for your viewing.


Featured Presentation: 15:40-16:50
Current Computer Intelligence in Teaching and Assessment
Presenter: Jared Bernstein, PhD. (Pearson Knowledge Technologies)

ROOM 1: Four Skills

11:00-12:00 English Firsthand User's Session
Presenter: Marc Helgesen (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University)
13:00-14:00 Effective Classroom Management, Firsthand
Presenter: John Wiltshier (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University)
14:20-15:20 Task-Based Assessment of Oral Proficiency
Presenter: Marcos Benevides (Oberlin University)

ROOM 2: E-Learning / Presentation

11:00-12:00 Blended Learning: a Sea Change in the Ways We Teach and Learn
Presenter: Roger Palmer (Konan University)
13:00-14:00 Insights, Comparisons and Results from an LEI Course Pilot Study
Presenter: Anne Braiser (Kagoshima University)
14:20-15:20 Teaching English Through English: A Presentation-Based Approach
Presenter: Tokuo Yazawa (Nagano-ken Ueda Someyaoka High School)

ROOM 3: Testing / Extensive Reading

11:00-12:00 Use of Versant at Waseda University
Presenter: Yasunari Harada (Waseda University)
13:00-14:00 Teaching TOEICR More Effectively
Presenter: Koji Hayakawa (Meikai University)
14:20-15:20 ER; Extensive Reading / Effective Reading
Presenter: Marc Helgesen (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University)

ROOM 4: Teaching Young Learners

11:00-12:00 It was fun. So what? Critical Analysis and Selection of Effective Activities
Presenter: John Wiltshier (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University)
13:00-14:00 Adding Extensive Reading to Your Curriculum
Presenter: Eunice Izumi Miyashita (Eunice English Tutorial)
14:20-15:20 Early Literacy Teaching at Japanese Elementary Schools
Presenter: Mayumi Tabuchi (Ritsumeikan Primary School)

Organization: Pearson Japan

Cost: free

Venue: Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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