Sendai JALT:

English Education for Children at Meysen Academy: What We Have Learned In Our 46-Year History

Date: Sunday, July 29th, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Jeremy Jenkins and Clifford Moore

This presentation will give educators the opportunity to learn about the 46-year history and experience of Meysen Academy, an educational institution in Sendai that focuses on teaching children English through natural communication and a nurturing environment. A group of missionaries started one kindergarten in 1967, which has since multiplied into a variety of programs with a total of over 3,000 students. This led to the creation of GrapeSEED, an innovative curriculum that is being used in hundreds of schools around the world, including public schools in the United States. The presentation will be two-fold: the first half will focus on the history of the school, the reason for the creation of the various programs, and the educational philosophy that creates the culture at MeySen. The second half will focus on the more technical aspects of the GrapeSEED curriculum and its development, what makes it innovative, and the success of the program.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1-Day Memberships 1,000 yen (500 yen for students and 1st timers)

Venue: Aoba-ku Chuo Shimin Center (Ichibancho) map

Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan


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