Bring Your Classroom to Life: Presenters

田縁 眞弓 Mayumi Tabuchi

Emergent literacy teaching in Japan: from phonemic awareness to storytelling

2018講演会2English will become a subject for the elementary upper grades and a compulsory activity for the middle grades from 2020. We are fast approaching the end of a two year transitional period, so what comes next? In this session we will look at the first ever early literacy program to be implemented in our national curriculum; focusing on phonemic awareness through phonics to storytelling. The presenter will also discuss how we can best support Japanese young learners with literacy development as educators, parents and educational material providers.

Mayumi Tabuchi has been teaching English to elementary students at both public and private elementary schools for over 25 years. She also teaches at national and private universities where she trains pre-service teachers. Since 2003, she has been engaged in curriculum development and teacher training at private elementary schools in Kyoto. She is an author and series consultant for a range of ELT materials from international publishers, and has been appointed municipal and prefectural Board of Education advisor on English language education in public elementary schools. She is a former member of the MEXT committee which developed the new materials; “We Can!”

小学校での読み書き指導 ― 音の指導からストーリーテリングまで ―

2020年の教科化を前に一番大きく変わろうとしているのはそのリタラシー教育だと言われています。今まではなかった音文字指導そしてStory tellingなどのトップダウン指導は日本の英語教育をどう変えていくのか 小学校現場で使用される教科書などから読み取れるその大改革を、活動を体験しながら考えます。

25年以上の長きにわたり、小学生を対象とした英語指導に関わる傍ら、外国出版の教材開発アドバイザーを務める。私立小学校での、カリキュラム開発、教師研修、指導および各都道府県の教育員会委嘱により公立小学校における英語活動のアドバイザー、また、国立・私立大学での教員養成課程での小学校外国語活動の理論・実践指導などに従事。関連学会でのワークショップ講師、課題研究メンバーとして評価の研究も行う。主に、小学生を対象にした文字指導、絵本の読み聞かせ、短時間学習を研究。 元文部科学省新教材作成委員会メンバー(2017) 元大阪市教育委員会英語教育統括アドバイザー(2012-2017)
We Can Phonics 1-3 マクグロウヒルズ
Enjoy Phonics 1, 2 受験研究社
小学校英語教育法入門(研究社)分担著者 教室英語ハンドブック(研究社) 共著
小学校で英語を教えるためのミニマム・エッセンシャルズ(三省堂) 分担著者
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ジュリー ホワング Julie Hwang

Beyond the book: creative strategies to engage young learners in a skills based classroom

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As teachers, we all know technology is a powerful tool to use with young learners. It can increase student motivation and make instruction more authentic and engaging for students. In this workshop, we will look at some creative ways to make language learning exciting and enjoyable through a blend of fun and easy-to-use media along with teaching techniques that encourage communication and collaboration. As part of this, we will also look at how video of young learners from around the world can enrich the student learning experience and how other media such as the classroom presentation tool and learning management system can enhance the development of all four skills.

Julie Hwang has wealth of experience teaching English to learners ranging from preschool students to adults as well as creating and developing textbooks and learning materials for young learners. Her recently published titles includes Oxford Skills World, a skills course published by Oxford University Press. For many years, she has been training teachers across Asia, and the most exciting experience about this journey has been connecting with new teachers and sharing creative ideas and lessons with them! Julie is currently marketing manager of academic services at National Geographic Learning where she can apply all her knowledge to help teachers succeed.

幼少から高校までを欧州過ごしグローバルな環境のもと育つ。プリスクールから成人まで英語を教える経験をもち、児童英語の教材の開発にも関わった。オックスフォード大学出版のOxford Skills World の著作にも携わっている。アジア圏での教員研修も多数行っており、それぞれの国で出会う先生方との交流からたくさんの刺激を受けている。現在はナショナルジオグラフィックラーニングのマーケティングマネージャーを務める。

ホワイト デビッド David White

Learning to play and playing to learn: using games and songs for meaningful exchanges

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Games and songs have always been an integral part of the young learner classroom. Research has shown that they help students memorize and use new language successfully, and provide platforms for collaboration and creativity. Sometimes, however, games can lose their purpose through over use and songs can end up as little more than time-fillers. This presentation will look at how teachers can ensure that the games students play and the songs they learn have a meaningful role in the language learning classroom.

David has taught English mainly to young learners in and around Tokyo since 2001. Before coming to Japan, he ran an award-winning UK theatre company that utilized drama as an educational tool and has staged plays in Albania, Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Singapore, Spain, and Pakistan. A keen musician and performer, David believes that creative play can help students (and teachers!) succeed by unlocking confidence, and his workshops often feature live music. For the last eight years he’s been working with National Geographic Learning supporting teachers throughout Japan and other parts of Asia.


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