Ibaraki JALT:

(1) TPR Storytelling; (2) Sign Language; (3) CEFR; followed by AGM and Bonenkai

Date: Sunday, December 9th, 2012 Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: (1) Dominic Jones (Sendai Seiyo Gakuin University); (2) Mariko Miyao, Cecilia Ikeguchi, and Martin Pauly (Chapter Members); (3) Maria Gabriela Schmidt (University of Tsukuba)

1. Coaching in TPR Storytelling's Core Circling Technique
Dominic Jones (Sendai Seiyo Gakuin University)

This workshop demonstrates the teaching skill of Circling and coaches, teachers in its use, so that they can add it to their teaching tool kit. Circling is used to provide multiple comprehensible repetitions of the target language in a fun way that improves your students' language acquisition. Circling is a core skill of TPRS. TPRS is a teaching method that has evolved from Dr Asher’s total physical response teaching tool that uses reading and storytelling to teach language using comprehensible input.

2. Sign Language in the Language-teaching Classroom
Mariko Miyao, Tsukuba Gakuin University;
Cecilia Ikeguchi, Tsukuba Gakuin University;
Martin Pauly, Tsukuba University of Technology

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students are entering mainstream schools and mainstream society. A knowledge of Sign Language may aid teachers and hearing students in communicating with, and creating a more friendly environment for, these students. Three teachers, neither specialists in Deaf Education nor experts at Sign Language, hope to introduce the audience to different languages (i.e., ASL and JSL/NS (American Sign Language and Japanese Sign Language/Nihon Shuwa) and a different culture (i.e., Deaf Culture). Some practical strategies for introducing SL into a classroom of hearing students will be demonstrated, as will the concept of thinking visually. Participants will become familiar with ASL grammar rules and shown how ASL can be used as the content of a web search activity.

3. CEFR? - Some hints, how to use as a creative design tool in classroom
Maria Gabriela Schmidt, University of Tsukuba

It is now more than 10 years that the CEFR has been implemented, 8 years since it was translated into Japanese in 2004 by Yoshijima et al. The discussion of its influence or if it is really needed (for what purpose and to what extent) becomes sometimes emotional. Today I would like to give first just a brief introduction (neglecting the discussion) and then show some examples how to use the CEFR in classroom as a benefitting tool, for a transparent and a unique, creative design of your instructing sequences.

4. Annual Business Meeting

JALT Ibaraki chapter meetings are open to all interested in learning and teaching languages. Abstracts for the presentations and access information for the venue, as well as further information for future events are available on the chapter home page.

5. Year-End Party
The Annual Chapter Year-End Party starts at 17:30 p.m., and will be held at Coli Coli.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 500 yen

Venue: Ibaraki University, Humanities Building Room C205, Mito, Ibaraki

Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan


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