Focus on Young Learners
Date: Sunday, June 25th, 2017 Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chiyuki Yanase (school owner and university lecturer), Sean Reid (Teikyo Daigaku Kani Shogako)
In her session, Chiyuki Yanase will discuss what Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is and why it can be an effective approach in EFL classes for young learners. She will also explore how CLIL can be integrated in order to develop young learners' literacy skills in an EFL story-based class. Participants will be invited to experience CLIL activities, based on a story. It is hoped that participants go back to their classrooms with engaging CLIL activities which motivate literacy development and language learning of young learners.
Sean Reid's workshop will begin with a brief explanation of what a CLT-based approach to teaching is, followed by a discussion of how the implementation of such an approach can benefit our students and ourselves as teachers. The speaker will lead the class through the process of designing a CLT-based unit. Elements, including materials and resources, communicative activities, the teaching of communication strategies, student-centeredness and assessment will be demonstrated while the attendees actively participate in the role of students to experience and evaluate their effectiveness first hand. The attendees will then share their impression of the activities and we will discuss ways of modifying, adapting and improving these elements to our particular teaching environments.
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Sendai JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free (also free for students/alumni of MUE and its English Education Center)
Non-members: 1000 yen; 500 for students; first-timers free with coupon
Venue: Miyagi University of Education (MUE), Room 220 (map)
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