Saitama JALT:

English teaching for learners' character development: Locally relevant efforts

Date: Sunday, September 8th, 2013 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Kazuya Asakawa

The current trends in teaching English are seeking for heavily skill-oriented learning. On the contrary, there is the Japanese English teachers' efforts to develop students' character through teaching English. English textbooks for junior and senior high school include varieties of topics to use in this. Those traditions can be combined with international development such as the resources from European Youth Centre in Budapest (EYCB) for human rights education and others for Conflicts Resolution skill building training. In this workshop, local teachers' efforts in Japan are introduced and also several exemplars from overseas are exercised. The discussion will be on the proper contents and methods which have more holistic pedagogical meanings for foreign language teaching in Japan.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Kirigaiya Kouminkan (map)

Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan


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