Kanto International Senior High School:

Practical Ideas for English Education (PIE) Conference

Date: Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Speaker: Keynote speakers Kensaku Yoshida (Sophia University) and Noriko Ishihara (Hosei University), plus 10 more presentations

The PIE Conference aims to provide practical ideas, supported by current TESOL literature, which teachers can draw upon for use in their own classrooms. Each speaker will present an idea that has produced successful results, explain the implementation and rationale, provide sample materials and resources, and allow time for discussion. For more information, including abstracts and online registration, please visit our website.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Kensaku Yoshida (Sophia University)
    New Directions in English Education - based on the Report of the Committee to discuss the Improvement of Foreign Language Ability
  • Noriko Ishihara (Hosei University and Columbia University Teachers College Japan Campus)
    "Teacher, You Should Get Married This Year": Addressing Pragmatics in the Language Classroom


  • Session 1:

    The Benefits of Dual Reading
    Matthew Wallace and Sachiko Suzuki

    Fluency-based Activities for Writing and Speaking
    Gordon Myskow

    Moodle as a Classroom Tool
    Suteishi Burusu
  • Session 2:

    Summary Writing for Reading Comprehension
    David Jackson, Takao Hirai

    Progress Portfolios: Encouraging Critical Thinking Through Self-Assessment
    Angela Hixson

    Career Guidance for University / College Overseas
    Hiroaki Hayashi
  • Session 3:

    Task-Based Language Teaching in Oral Communication
    Gareth Eggie, Robby Caughey

    Reading Strategies and Application in the Classroom
    James Harman

    Critical Thinking in EFL
    Roehl Sybing

    Identifying Students with Special Needs: Removing Barriers to SLA
    Tamami Kumagai

Limited seating available; we encourage teachers to register early.

Organization: Kanto International Senior High School

Cost: 1,000 yen

Venue: Kanto International Senior High School, 3-2-2 Honmachi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0071 (near Nishi-Shinjuku Gochome and Hatsudai stations)

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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Contact Kanto International Senior High School

Website: www.kantokokusai.ac.jp/PIE

Sachiko Suzuki / Angela Hixson
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Phone (work): 03-3376-2244