ELF Learning:

Independent Together

Date: Sunday, February 19th, 2023 Time: 1:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Speaker: Adam Kardos (AAS Press/Gamerize), Kenny King (Maple Leaf Learning), Eric Kane, Nam Chuong, Clare Yoshida (ELF Learning)

Join Adam, Kenny, Mark, and Eric (with Nam and Clare) as they work together to share some of the materials they have created and used in their classrooms. These presentations will be both informative and practical and will cover the youngest learners through junior/senior high and adults.

This is a hybrid event. There is no fee. Attendees are welcome to join us in-person in Omihachiman, Shiga (about 30 minutes from Kyoto), or online via zoom. Online participation is limited to 100 members. We will be joined by Mark Kulek and Jeff Hodsdon with their learning materials as well!

For in-person attendees, we will be holding an after-event social at the studio. To join, please fill out this form by noon, Saturday, February 18th.

Event Schedule:

  • 12:30 - Doors/Zoom Open
  • 1:00 - Workshops #1~3
  • 2:15 - Break
  • 2:30 - Workshops #4~5
  • 3:30 - Break
  • 3:40 - Workshops #6~7
  • 5:00 - Discussion Time
  • 6:00 - Social

Presentation Details:

  • Workshop #1: Kenny King - Everyday English - Helping Kids Learn Naturally
    Kids learn naturally when we give them the opportunity to do so. In this presentation, Kenny will share the core lesson plan and materials used at his schools that can be adapted for teachers from true beginners to veterans.
  • Workshop #2: Eric Kane - Hello TRW. Nice to Meet You
    In this brief overview, Eric will introduce the flexible components of the TRW Series for those looking for a phonics-based series as either a primary or supplementary text.
  • Workshop #3: Clare Yoshida - Transition to TRW + IDEAS!
    Looking for a complete phonics program and considering TRW? Clare will share with you about her transition to using the series, and share some ideas of implementing it in your classroom.
  • Workshop #4: Nam Chuong - Using TRW with a Core Coursebook
    Nam's school uses TRW alongside Everybody Up. He will talk about how he transitioned into using TRW and how he made it fit his curriculum goals for his students.
  • Workshop #5: Adam Kardos - Tie It All Together With The Awesome Adventure Series
    In this session, Adam will look at how the Awesome Adventure Series helps learners make more connections to language they have learned and how this helps them to acquire the language more deeply.
  • Workshop #6: Adam Kardos - Turbo Charge YOUR Curriculum with the Gamerize Dictionary
    This presentation will look at how you can get better results out of your own courses by adding the Gamerize Dictionary.
  • Workshop #7: Kenny King - Encouraging Output through Natural Conversations
    Teachers want students to talk. Students want to talk, too. But sometimes they don't know how. Everyday Conversations will help both teachers and students connect and communicate with simple, topic-based dialogues that are relatable and easy-to-use.

Display Tables:

  • Maple Leaf Learning - Kenny King
  • AAS Press (Gamerize Dictionary) - Adam Kardos
  • ELF Learning - Eric Kane
  • MSC Press - Mark Kulek
  • Easy Fun Learning - Jeff Hodsdon

Organization: ELF Learning

Cost: free

Venue: Omihachima Station, Eki-Mae (Sign up for details)

Location: Omihachiman City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan


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