Alma Publishing:

Alma Certificate in Teaching Communication to Japanese Students (Tokyo)

Date: Sunday, December 5th, 2010 Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Speaker: Bruno Vannieu

Teaching oral communication to groups of Japanese students (such as university or high school classes) requires solid professional skills. This certificate training course will give participating teachers (1) an understanding of the cultural factors at play in a Japanese university or high school class, and (2) a working knowledge of classroom management principles that have proven effective in the Japanese context.


13:00-14:00 Workshop 1: Understanding the cultural factors at work in the Japanese classroom
14:15-15:15 Workshop 2: Effective conversation teaching techniques for Japanese groups (university, high school)
15:30-16:15 Workshop 3: Making class plans (content delivery, pair practice, conversation tests)
16:30-17:30 Workshop 4: Questions and Answers
Optional dinner party

To receive the Certificate in Teaching Communication to Japanese students, you have to:
- attend a training session
- write two short reports

Bruno Vannieu has been teaching French conversation at Japanese universities for the past 15 years. He has been active for the past 10 years in teacher training to both French and English teachers. He is a co-author of eight French and English language textbooks, and of numerous articles on conversation teaching. His particular focus is on classroom management and the pragmatics of conversation. He works at the School of Languages and Communication of Kobe University.

Organization: Alma Publishing

Cost: 3000 yen (early registration), 3500 yen (regular), 4000 yen (onsite)

Venue: TKP Shinagawa Conference Center (3 min. walk from JT Shinagawa station)

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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