Temple University Japan:

Teaching English to Young Learners (Tokyo seminar, online)

Date: Saturday, July 18th, 2020 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Mitsue Allen-Tamai (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan)

Description:
The Distinguished Lecturer Series seminar on July 11-12 in Tokyo and July 18-19 in Osaka by Dr. Mitsue Allen-Tamai on Teaching English to Young Learners will be conducted remotely by a public video session (Saturday, 14:00-17:00) followed by online Zoom sessions (Saturday, 18:00-21:00, Sunday, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00) pursuant to the Japanese government's advice to curb the spread of COVID-19. Please sign up by 12 noon, July 10, 2020 for Tokyo and 12 noon, July 17, 2020 for Osaka to receive the link to watch the public session video. The video link will be sent to those registered students between 13:30-13:50 on the day of the public session and the access will be limited only during the arranged hours.

Here are the details: The first three-hour video of each seminar is free. The video link will only be available on July 11 for the Tokyo attendees and July 18 for the Osaka attendees from 14:00 to 17:00. Pre-registration is required for this seminar. Please use the sign-up form to pre-register for the seminar by 12 noon, July 10 for Tokyo seminar and 12 noon, July 17 for Osaka seminar.

In order to keep up with the pace of globalization, people in non-English-speaking countries are eager to acquire high levels of communicative English proficiency. In response to this current social demand, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) publicized its urgent English education reform from elementary to high school. The introduction of English education into elementary schools will officially start from April, this year after two years of transitional period. MEXT has specified the course's aims and contents in the latest Course of Study issued in 2017, and MEXT-approved textbooks for upper elementary school children are now accessible. This seminar will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL), from the ages of three to twelve, after viewing its implementation in public education in the world and Japan. The objectives of the course are to discuss the significance of TEYL and develop: (a) an understanding of the psychology of young learners and their language acquisition and (b) a working knowledge of methodologies, classroom practices, and assessment.

Organization: Temple University Japan

Cost: free

Venue: Online via Zoom. Pre-registration is required for this seminar. Please use the sign-up form to pre-register for the seminar by 12 noon, July 10 for Tokyo seminar and 12 noon, July 17 for Osaka seminar

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