This event features multiple speakers covering a range of topics focused on English for junior and senior high school students in Japan. The presentations will be followed by a picnic in the park (weather permitting). Details to be announced.
Izumitani, a first-year junior high school teacher, introduced teaching struggles, specifically with the use of a hybrid PPP (Presentation, Practice, and Production) approach. "Small talk" is used as the threshold of grammar instruction in the presentation stage. This talk aims to draw students' attention to grammatical structures, thus encouraging them to notice basic usage and function.
The annual Nara JALT MyShare event is an opportunity for language teachers from the Nara area and beyond to share their work with a wider audience and gain constructive feedback.
Showing a world map and zooming in on the location of Iran, two fascinating presenters, Mehran and Alizadeh guided the Nara JALT audience with their knowledge and witty talk through the whole of Iran - pretty much everything from history, architecture, and food, to culture and language.
Deborah West - Presenters and presentation styles
Speaking in a learned language is a big challenge. I would like to
take a share some different kinds of presentations and presenters
styles and connect those skills to an appropriate age group or style.
The workshop will consist of exploring different styles, different
activities and techniques to using the basics, basic drama
Mizumoto first got the audience into small groups and asked us about what "strategies" are. This general question gradually led the audience into his talk. He explained important factors for successful learners of SLA, such as age, linguistic affinity between L1 and the target language, language aptitude, motivation, and learning strategies.
Iranian History, Culture, and Education: A Brief Overview
In this talk, Atsushi Mizumoto, Ph.D. of Kanasi University will present an overview of research in vocabulary learning strategies and suggest ways to incorporate strategy instruction in our classroom. He will first introduce research on different types of vocabulary learning strategies and how they are related to learners' individual differences.
Shikata emphasized that English is a communication tool not a subject that makes pupils feel daunted. Many of the pupils she teaches at elementary schools are afraid of making mistakes when they speak and want to confirm whether their English is accurate or free from errors before they actually speak. Homeroom teachers also have little confidence in speaking English.
Nara JALT is extremely proud to be presenting this particularly practical event that is sure to benefit all educators involved in the young learner(YL)teaching context.