Fukuoka JALT:

Two Presentations: Teaching Children & Motivation

Date: Saturday, November 9th, 2002 Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Speaker: Katherine MacKay and Paul Rosengrave, Pearson Education Japan, Longman ELT

Description:

  • Addressing Relevance and Motivation
    Motivation is crucial for successful learning. What techniques should we employ to encourage motivation and maximize learning? Two ways are:
    1. to ensure learners talk about what interests them, and
    2. to teach language for specific real-world functions.
    High-interest, relevant content, presented at an appropriate level, and clear, achievable task-based activities, will further enhance learning and involvement. This presentation will explore these and other issues. Activities will be drawn from appropriate new materials from Longman.
  • A World of Resources for Teachers of Children
    As English teachers of children we all experience the fun of teaching young and very young learners but we also know the challenges of creating and keeping motivation and interest. In this workshop we will explore the current teaching approaches of teaching children through discovery of language, multi-sensory involvement and multi-learning styles. We will uncover how we can inspire and transport our children into a magical realm of storybooks and games, transforming words and dialogues into songs, rhymes, chants, helping our young learners master the art of remembering English.

Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Fukuoka JALT)

Cost: free (Sponsored by Longman ELT)

Venue: Aso Foreign Language & Travel College, Bldg 5, 1-14-17 Hakataekiminami, Hakata-ku Fukuoka-shi (10 minutes from Hakata Station, map on web site)

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

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Website: www.fukuokajalt.org

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