Motivating Learners to Speak; followed by Bonenkai (end-of-year party)

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Speaker: 
Rob Peacock (sponsored by Oxford University Press)
Fee for JALT members: 
Fee for non-JALT members: 
free (sponsored by OUP)

In this session we will take some time to discuss the difficulties which learners face when developing their productive skills, and then look at some effective methods to motivate students to speak out. I will illustrate those methods by running through some practical classroom activities using the third edition of Smart Choice. Finally, I will introduce some online material which can be used on both PCs and mobile devices to increase exposure to English outside of the classroom.

Bio: Rob Peacock currently works at Oxford University Press as an Educational Services Consultant and course coordinator of the Oxford Teachers' Academy. He has spent over sixteen years in Japan teaching students of all ages as well as providing teacher support and workshops.


Fukuoka JALT's annual end-of-year party will return to Rollins, an Italian / American restaurant in Akasaka.

  • Party venue: Rollins (3-13-22 Akasaka, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, map
  • Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Cost: 4,000 yen
  • Course: All you can drink, with a set course of shared dishes
  • RSVP by Nov. 26 to Miho Tani

Please note that places are limited, so please RSVP on time.

Venue Address: 
1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
Fukuoka, Fukuoka
810-0001 Japan