The Shimabara TPRS Workshop is a 3 day not-for-profit training workshop organized by and for language teachers, to learn new skills and share knowledge.
Susan Gross, a US-based language teacher of 30 years and TPRS expert, will introduce teachers to the TPRS teaching method – a way to teach using stories and creative language-play to teach students more effectively, more enjoyably, and more creatively than you’ve ever thought possible. This year’s event will be held in Shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture, on September 23rd, 24th and 25th.
The JALT (Japan Association for Language Teachers) National Conference is held every year in the fall. This year’s conference will be held in Tokyo from November 18th to 21st at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Yoyogi. For more information, and to register to attend, please visit http://www.jalt.org/conference. Online registration begins July 6th.
A few of the topics to be presented on will include:
Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning: How to Do it “Here” (Phil Benson, the Hong Kong Institute of Education)
Acts of Identity: Typical and New English Learners (Laura Kamada, Tohoku University)
Competence and Performance in Language Teaching ( Jack C. Richards, the Regional Language Centre, Singapore; University of Sydney)
Motivating the Unmotivated–Do Teachers Have to Do ALL the Work? (Ken Wilson, author of Teacher and Teacher Trainer)