Akita JALT:

The M&Ms of Teaching English to Young Learners

Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Speaker: Kathy Kampa

Discover the power of music, movement, and multiple intelligences (MI) to create a dynamic learning environment for your students. Music is celebrated in many cultures around the world. Its universality can be found in its shared structures. Music enhances memorization, a critical process in language acquisition. Movement invites students to learn by doing, a process that builds neural networks in the brain and throughout the body. However, are music and movement effective for all learners? Do we need more ways for students to learn? In this session, we'll look at how music and movement can help young learners succeed in the EFL classroom. We'll look at how multiple intelligences strategies can complement music and movement. We'll explore ways in which these strategies can be used immediately in your classroom. Join us as we sing, move, and let all of our intelligences soar!

Kathleen Kampa has specialized in working with young learners. In her 30 years of experience in teaching children, she has created songs, chants, and movement activities targeted at young learners' needs. Kathleen and her husband Charles Vilina are co-authors of Magic Time, a starter level English course for young learners published by Oxford University Press. She is also a co-author of Everybody Up, a new primary course published by OUP. Kathleen has written extensively on music, movement, and multiple intelligences, and has given numerous workshops in the US, Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Finland, Holland, and Jamaica.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 500 yen (students: free)

Venue: JOIN US, Kenshushitsu-7 (at the entrance of Senshu Park)

Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan


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