JALT Ibaraki welcomes anyone interested in language teaching to join us at our meetings. Our local membership includes those who teach in colleges, junior and senior high schools, jukus, companies, institutes and at home. The public is cordially invited to attend any presentation. Because Ibaraki-ken covers such a large area, our presentations are held in Hitachi, Mito, Tsuchiura or Tsukuba. The January meeting will be held in Tsukuba.
TOPIC: Global Issues Projects: Developing English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Skills
SPEAKERS: Amy Yamashiro & Jennifer Goldsborough
DATE: Sunday, January 21st
PLACE: Tsukuba Information Center 3F (next to Nova Hall)
FEE: Members free; non-members 500 yen
--Membership information: Noriyuki YAHAGI, Nakahara 777, Uchihara-machi, Higashi Ibaraki-gun
--Meeting information: Michiko KOMATSUZAKI (home 0292-54-7203); Andrew Barfield
(home-0298-55-7783) leave message, (andyman[at]sakura.cc.tsukuba.ac.jp)
The guest speakers will discuss task-based projects concerning global issues to increase student motivation, develop all 4 skills, and foster cross-cultural awareness. They will lead a workshop demonstrating sample tasks and high school activities. The participants will then reflect on the lesson cycle and consider variations. A poster display will illustrate the themes of the workshop in detail.
Amy Yamashiro teaches in the Faculty of Environmental Information at Keio University's Shonan-Fujisawa Campus. Jennifer Goldsborough teaches English at the affiliated Junior/Senior High School
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