Saitama JALT:

(1) Lessons from the Fukushima; (2) Small Ideas but Big Effects

Date: Sunday, September 9th, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: (1) Keiko Kikuchi; (2) Evelyn Asaka

Description:
Lessons from the Fukushima Nuclear Plants' accidents: What young people should know
Keiko Kikuchi will talk about her experiences of teaching energy and nuclear power issues in her content-based university English classes. This workshop will explore the following things with participants:

  1. What nuclear power is and how electricity is generated at nuclear power plants (or NPP)
  2. The media coverage in Japan as compared to the outside world
  3. Myths and facts about energy issues
  4. Students' responses to the whole event as compared to those of adults
  5. How to cope with radiation from NPP accidents
  6. What we should know about more sustainable energy for our future

Keiko Kikuchi (M.Ed. Secondary Education) currently teaches English at three universities in Saitama. She started her career as a public junior and senior high school teacher in Tokyo, then quit and studied at the Graduate School of Education in Virginia. Returning to Japan, she briefly worked as an editor at a business English company, then found a lecturer job in universities and re-started teaching in 1994. She has served as the Japanese coordinator of Peace as a Global Language Conference since its inception in 2002 and also as a translator at conferences such as Women Educators and Language Learners and last year's Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World in Yokohama.

Small Ideas but Big Effects (Fun activities and techniques for large and small classes)
In this presentation, Evelyn Asaka will share some of her classroom activities (new and old) which she's using effectively with her young teenagers and adult learners to communicate and have fun while learning English. She been teaching English to adult and young learners at her own community based school for 19 years, and is presently connected to Shogakukan Academy (an eikaiwa language school). She has been teaching in Japan for 13 years. Before coming to Japan, she was working in a research center which was a semi-government affiliated company focusing on ecology and adapting high technology for Japan, half funded by JICA.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Sakuragi Kominkan, JR Omiya Sta. West Exit map

Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan

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