ETJ East Tokyo:

ETJ Chiba July Online Workshop Teaching Reading in English Sight-Reading vs. Progressive Phonetic Construction

Date: Sunday, July 26th, 2015 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Erik Kaye and others

This workshop hopefully clarifies the difference between Japanese and Western methodologies for teaching English reading skills to Japanese students, child and adult, with the goal of cooperation and harmony.

  • A demonstration of Sight Reading and Progressive Phonetic Construction drilling exercises
    By participating in contrasting drilling exercises, workshop guests can discuss the advantages and implications of each method of instruction.
  • Introduction to the Japanized English (Eigokana) Katakana chart
    Romanized Japanese (Romaji) is a system developed by the first Protestant missionaries in Yokohama to effectively teach themselves to pronounce Japanese accurately by using Roman (Latin) letters. What would a corresponding system look like that promotes the accurate pronunciation of English sounds by using an expanded Katakana chart? By examining a proposed Japanized English Katakana chart, we can better articulate the challenges to teaching Progressive Phonetic Construction to Japanese students.

Erik Kaye is a Teacher, Artist, Writer. He teaches Business and Medical English for JFE Steel, Nobel BioCare and Chiba University Hospital in Chiba. He also teaches Hatsuon Club for Progressive Phonetic English in Tateishi, Tokyo His poetry is included in Before There is Nowhere To Stand, Lost Horse Press, 2012. Gallery Director's Choice Award, Linus Gallery, Pasadena, May 2013

Organization: ETJ East Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan) (ETJ East Tokyo)

Cost: ETJ Members: 500 yen. Free for online participants
Non-members: 1,000 yen for one-day members

Venue: Kameido Camelia Center, 9th Fl. (map, a 3 min. walk from Kameido station, JR Sobu Line) Kaeido 2-19-1, Koto-ku, Tokyo Phone: 03-5626-2121

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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