Chiyuki 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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).