ETJ Chiba November Workshop: Converting Content-Based Textbook into Task-Based Textbooks
Date: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 Time: 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Speaker: Nicky Sekino
There are people who do not like to study with textbooks. Do you want to know the reason? The answer is simple. They find textbook study boring. You, as a teacher, may know this boredom of students. And you want to make textbook study fun for them so that they will enjoy the class. Luckily, there is a way to do this. A secret to the success is task-based teaching. This may sound difficult but it is not. In fact, it is easy. Anyone can do it with a few hints. All you need is some intuition.
In this presentation, I will show you how to create a fun class with the textbooks you use. You will first read the textbooks subjectively and apply some imagination. You will create exercises, which can be easy or tough. An important thing is you do not have to aim for entertainment. Your students will enjoy challenges, too.
About the presenter: Mr. Nicky Sekino has an English first name and a Japanese last name. Because of this combination, some people wonder about his nationality. He is a Japanese man. Nicky is a nickname he uses when he teaches English. He started his carrier in the 1980s when he taught at vocational schools and universities. Three decades later, he is now involved in the English education of business people. He does not lecture, but offers workshops. While participating in activities, his students will learn to use English. He has his MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Teachers College Columbia University.
For pre-registration: E-mail Yuco Kikuchi.
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan) (ETJ Chiba)
Cost: ETJ Members: 500 yen
Non-members: 1,000 yen
Venue: Shin-Koiwa Chiku Center, 2F Access: 5 min. walk from Shin-Koiwa on the JR Sobu Line Address: 2-17-1 Shin-Koiwa, Katsushika-ku Phone: 03-3653-7141
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