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Story-based approach

ChiyukiChiyuki Yanase has two upcoming workshops on how to design your young learner lessons using the story-based approach. If you have every wondered how to use authentic picture books in your lessons, now is your chance to get some great ideas and experience.

In Matsumoto City on March 6th from 1-3:30 at the M-wing of the Chuo Community Center room 3B (contact Gregory Birch gbirch@seisen-jc.ac.jp)

In Miyazaki on May 21st from 2-5 at the Miyazaki Municipal University (map link)

In this workshop, together with Chiyuki Yanase, we will explore how story-based approach can develop essential language learning skills of young learners as well as explore a number of storytelling styles and story-based activities. Participants will also be invited to develop their own story-based lessons using a picture book. It is hoped that participants go on to use these ideas in their classes to facilitate their students’ language acquisition in a pleasurable and creative learning environment.
このワークショップでは、物語を基盤に置くアプローチによって、児童の基礎的な言語学習スキルをどのように高めることができるかということや、数多くの物語の伝え方や物語を軸とした活動について探求していきます。また、参加者は絵本を使いながら、ワークショップの中で物語を軸とした授業を組み立てていくことになります。楽しく創造的な学習環境の中で生徒の言語習得を支援するために、このワークショップで考えたアイデアが実際の授業の中で使われることを楽しみにしています。

Bio-data:
Chiyuki Yanase is a language school owner and an ALT at public elementary schools in Tokyo. She has been teaching English for young learners in Japan for over 20 years and graduated from the MSc TEYL program at Aston University. She also started teaching at universities in Tokyo in 2015. Her research focuses on collaborative learning and literacy development of young learners. She has presented at numerous conferences, and is the co-author of textbook Guinness World Records1 and 2 (Macmillan, 2013).
Kristin Shitara

Kristin Shitara

I own my own English school with my husband in Saitama, Japan. We teach students from 3 years old and up. I am especially interested in L2 literacy development, study abroad programs and teacher training.

2 comments

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    Pieter Reply

    Hi
    My name is Pieter and I’m a 55 year old male kindergarten teacher ( very few of us!) from Holland/Australia.
    I love my job and have been doing this for 25 years!!! It’s time to give back to the profession that’s been so good to me.
    I’m especially interested in encouraging/ motivating young/ old Japanese Kindergarten teachers in the use of English with very young learners.
    My lessons are song based and they are all original/ home made songs.
    Really looking forward to finding out how I can be involved
    Pieter
    Note: do I start with membership? I live in Chiba

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    Pieter van leuven Reply

    Hi
    My name is Pieter and I’m a 55 year old male kindergarten teacher ( very few of us!) from Holland/Australia.
    I love my job and have been doing this for 25 years!!! It’s time to give back to the profession that’s been so good to me.
    I’m especially interested in encouraging/ motivating young/ old Japanese Kindergarten teachers in the use of English with very young learners.
    My lessons are song based and they are all original/ home made songs.
    Really looking forward to finding out how I can be involved
    Pieter
    Note: do I start with membership? I live in Chiba

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