4 Corners Tour: Academic Skills Special (Co-sponsored with Kobe, Nara, and Osaka Chapters)

JALT Group: 
Event Speaker: 
Deborah West
Dorothy Zemach
Fee for JALT members: 
Fee for non-JALT members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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
techniques, voice techniques, visual presentation techniques and
delivery techniques. Discover the different ways you can help your
students enhance their self expression through having more liberty in
the idea of speaking in front of others. Incorporating skills from
drama for voice projection and using technology as a prompt can help
us in our presenting.

Dorothy Zemach - Academic Writing Special: Scaffolding the Writing Process

Do your students (or you!) regard “process writing” as a remedial technique designed for struggling writers or low-level language students? This workshop takes participants through all stages of the writing process: brainstorming, organizing, drafting, editing, and rewriting, to demonstrate its usefulness and efficiency for any level of young adult or adult writer (including native speaker). We’ll try out a variety of practical and enjoyable classroom activities for each stage. Participants will look at activities that teach students to brainstorm creatively, make outlining easier for visually oriented learners, and set up a peer reviewing process that actually works.

There will be a dinner party afterwards for those interested.

This event is co-sponsored by the four Kansai area chapters of JALT: Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka.