JALT West Tokyo Spring BBQ: Learning by doing (and eating!) - Featuring two short ELT presentations

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Speaker: 
Marc Helgesen
Marcos Benevides
Fee for JALT members: 
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You and your family are invited to the JALT West Tokyo 2015 Spring BBQ!
A special family event in appreciation of teachers
Sponsored by Pearson Japan

Join leading ELT authors and academics Marc Helgesen (English Firsthand) and Marcos Benevides (Widgets) at this fun social event.

Food will be provided, but please feel free to bring a side dish to share and/or something to drink!
Please sign up by Thursday April 16th – visit http://tinyurl.com/jaltbbq2015
(Capacity is limited to 150 people, so sign up as soon as you can!)

As well as food, drink and great company, the JALT BBQ will include two ELT presentations before the main BBQ:

A task-based learning taster: Marcos Benevides (1.05pm)
Task-based learning is a communicative approach where students focus on authentic goals – writing letters, planning parties, etc. – in order to use language appropriately. Sample the basics in this short session!

Power Poses (and positive self-talk): Marc Helgesen (1.15pm)
Power Poses, based on Harvard’s Amy Cuddy’s popular TED talk, combines grammar-focused student-to-student TPR with “linguistic selfdistancing” self-talk which avoids the ironic negatives sometimes related to “positive affirmations”. The handout just might be your Monday lesson plan!