Making English classes more active and communicative
by Steve Hampshire
How I learned English. / どうやって私が日本語を勉強したか。
Presenter: Kenji Chida
Title: Okayama City Secondary School Japanese English teachers' Attitudes Toward Curriculum Change
A Survival Guide to Student Misbehavior
The classroom is the arena where student, teacher, and lesson all come together. Yet there is often friction between these elements as to what behavior is and is not acceptable.
The July Okayama JALT meeting (held in conjunction with the Okayama University Department of Foreign Languages), which will be held at the L-Cafe in Okayama University's Tsushima Campus will by on July 9th (just before the beer garden).
Saturday (September 24th) will be a great meeting.
Make plans to be there and see Alastair Graham-Marr give two presentations:
(1) Underdeveloped Listening Skills & Lost Learning Opportunities and,
(2) Underdeveloped Listening Skills & Lost Learning Opportunities Literature in Language Teaching: Taking a Lit Circles Approach to Academic English.
Godfrey started off the year with a very informative and interesting presentation. Following a brief history and explanation of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), he proceeded to discuss the benefits of the approach as experienced at Saitama Medical University (SMU), which had introduced CLIL six years ago.
We will have two presentations at the June meeting.
THEME: Social Emotional Learning (skills for the 21st century)
TOPIC: Non-cognitive factors
PRESENTER: Arnold F. Arao
Tamara Swenson of Osaka Jogakuin Daigaku will be the speaker for the May meeting.
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