Shizuoka JALT:

ELT and the Science of Happiness (followed by End of Year Party)

Date: Sunday, December 11th, 2011 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Marc Helgesen

Description:
Positive, motivated students -- engaged in what they are studying and with each other -- learn more. How do we facilitate that positive attitude in the language classroom? This activity-based session looks at ways positive psychology (TIME magazine calls it "The Science of Happiness") can be combined with clear language learning goals for active, invested learning. This is more than "positive self-talk". It is sharing with our students the concrete behaviors that happy people engage in. A handout of 20 positive psychology ELT activities will be provided. :-)

Marc Helgesen, Professor, Miyagi Gakuin Women's University, Sendai is the author of over 150 ELT articles, books and textbooks. He has been an invited speaker to conferences on 5 continents.

After the meeting, we will have our annual end-of year-party at a restaurant nearby (reservations are not necessary).

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Kyoiku Kaikan map

Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

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