March 15th Lena Okada.

We are very lucky to have Lena Okada presenting for us on Sunday march 15th 2009.


Lena Okada has been training elementary school teachers to teach
English for almost two decades.
She has an array of impressive credentials, and a wealth of knowledge
and experience behind her.
She has great passion and enthusiasm for her topic and a
comprehensive understanding of the internal workings of the Japanese
elementary school system.

Her very comprehensive presentation will include;

Curriculum guidelines.
Teaching Aids;
Creating Teaching Aids
When and how to use them.

The role of the ALT in the classroom.
How to effectively use ALts.

What and when to teach?
Grade specific advice on what and when to teach.
When to introduce reading/writing.

Detailed demonstrations on using,
Story telling

March 15th ( Sunday)
Tezukayama, Gakuenmae Campus.

This promises to be a dynamic presentation.
While it specifically targets Japanese Elementary schools, the ideas
and information can be used by many of us in different
teaching environments.

If you have contacts in your local public schools please feel free to
invite Japanese elementary school teachers too.
See you there!

Events Schedule 2009.

We have a fabulous line-up of events for 2009 and hope many of you can make them.

In fact when ‘the Academy’ starts recognising JALT Chapters as a viable category, I think we’ll be getting our hands on the golden statue for best, most diverse programme 😉

Dates alternate Sat/Sun to make it as easy as possible to attend for people with weekend work and family commitments.

Our informal ‘myshare’ meetings are family friendly, so bring your whole crew along, all welcome.

Please take a second to peruse the schedule, we have diverse topics and presenters, something for everyone

and it’s always good to turn up and just meet  people and make some new friends and contacts.

Hope too see you all.

Nara JALT 2009 Dates




January 25 (Sun)      My Share/Planning

February 21 (Sat)     Troubleshooting

                                 Syllabus & Activities


March 15 (Sun)        Lena Okada

                                 Teaching English in

                                 Elementary School

April 18 (Sat)           Jane Nakagawa:

                                 Poetry In Class 


May 17 (Sun)           Marcos Benevides

                                 Task-Based Learning  

June 20 (Sat)            Juanita Heigham:

                                 Self-Access Study 


July 19 (Sun)            Marc Sheffner

                                 Immediate Method  

September 19 (Sat) Steve Herder

                                 Building Collaborative


October 17 (Sat) & 18 (Sun)   CUE-SIG

                 Annual Convention 

November 14 (Sat)   TBA

December 20 (Sun) Year-End Party


@ Tezukayama University

(Gakuen-Mae Campus)

From 14:00 to 17:00

 More details to follow nearer the dates.


Nara JALT Publicity.

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