ETJ Ishikawa:

ETJ Ishikawa Workshop for Teachers of Young Learners

Date: Sunday, March 13th, 2011 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Mark Elwell, Yasuhiro Shimizu

ETJ Ishikawa Group is holding its 22nd workshop on Sunday, March 13 with two prominent educators as guest speakers. You will not want to miss this opportunity to learn some innovative teaching ideas and to network with teachers in Ishikawa, Fukui and Toyama. To apply for the workshop, simply send an e-mail to Carolyn Kumata at

Presentation 1 by Mark G. Elwell
Title: Task Achievement in Language Learning
Summary: Concepts and exercises for using task achievement to structure, motivate, apply and assess learning activities, relating current research with classroom practice; sample exercise
Bio: Assistant English Teaching Supervisor, Ishikawa Board of Education (1986-90); Director, Center for International Studies, Kaga (1990-2005); Director, Hakusan International School (2005-); visiting Lecturer, Global Communication Center, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (2005-)

Presentation 2 by Yasuhiro Shimizu
Title: "Water" is next to "Blue."
Summary: When teaching 5th or 6th graders, we often face the challenge of how to integrate their intellectual curiosity and knowledge with what English they can use. At Minamikotatsuno Elementary School, where I taught for five years, the teachers often endeavored to plan English lessons overlapping with other subjects in order to arouse a substantial degree of interest in class. In this workshop I would like to share with you one of the most typical and successful lessons I became involved in at Minamikotatsuno Elementary School: explaining kanji characters to Japanese language learners by using prepositions. I would be very grateful if you could utilize this lesson in your class settings.
Bio: Born in Kanazawa in 1968, Yasuhiro Shimizu launched Esteem School of English in 1998 for students seeking "real" tuition. To that end the school endeavors to offer the ultimate in quality with every lesson on a one-to-one basis in tune with their subtle requirements. Yasuhiro Shimizu was also ardently engaged in English education in numerous elementary schools in kanazawa City as an English Activity Assistant and an instructor for many years including Minamikotatsuno, an English education pilot school designated by the Ministry of Education for ten years.

We will also have a tea break where we can all enjoy chatting and networking between the presentations.

Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan) (ETJ Ishikawa)

Cost: 500 yen

Venue: Venue: Kanazawa Kinrosha Plaza in Kitayasue, Kanazawa map

Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan


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