The presenters introduced learning activities with mind, body, and heart activated for young learners. Yukioka introduced a mind-stimulated activity, "Docode a phone number" using Hi, Friends!, an English textbook designed for elementary school studetns by MEXT. This activity focuses more on creativity and communication than on language learning.
This event materialized with the cooperation of the THT-SIG (Teachers Helping Teachers) and drew a full house. Seven presenters talked about their projects carried out in Vietnam, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, and Nepal where teaching materials and resources are limited.
Romney talked about how to create supplements, focusing on two parts: the content and the handout. In the content of supplements, A Cope: "analyze," "consult," "produce," and "evaluate" system comes into play. A ready-made supplement is analyzed through three factors: linguistic form, context, and function, and then other similar materials are looked into to find any differences.
Beat the heat and feel the beat!
Anyone involved in teaching Young Learners should make every effort possible to attend Nara JALT's mammoth August event: Melodic Methodologies
This promises to be a memorable and motivating event with three marvelous presentations.
**Please be sure to bring your lunch**
Presentation 1: Title: 1+1>2!: The Power of Team Teaching –Nanae Yukioka
With the cooperation of the THT-SIG(Teachers Helping Teachers), Nara JALT is proud to present this eye-opening and inspiring special event.
Multiple presenters will talk about their projects and passions, supported through the THT SIG. They will talk extensively on activities in Nepal, Vietnam, Kyrygystan and Bangladesh as well as their work to develop overseas volunteer opportunities.
With the cooperation of MW SIG, Nara JALT is proud to present this wonderfully practical doubleheader-event to kick off the academic year. Cameron Romney, a Featured Speaker at JALT 2015, will be talking about ways to write supplements that go with commercial textbooks. To follow, John Campbell-Larsen will be talking about how to use materials to stimulate speaking.
A Roundtable Discussion-The New Academic Year:Resolutions, Reflections and Revelations from the Classroom
Join a casual discussion to share your professional achievements and/or challenges from the classroom in 2014 and some of your teaching objectives for the new academic year at this most convenient of venues, just across from Kintetsu Nara Station.
Bill Harley, JALT2014 National Conference Plenary Speaker, Two-time Grammy-award winning musician, storyteller, and author
Co-sponsored in Kansai by Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka JALT Chapters.
Practical ideas for teaching English to Young Learners
This free event will feature 4 presenters sharing their wealth of knowledge on English education for children.
Please note this event has recently been granted official Koenmeigi status by the Nara Board of Education. (奈良県教育委員会 後援)
Presenter: Marco Brazil(Sponsored by Oxford University Press)
A Four-Step Process for Critical Thinking Instruction
This co sponsored presentation will feature two speakers who will impart some of their wisdom and own critical thoughts on the subjects of critical thinking instruction for students and resources and activities for teachers.