“Together” — Special Pearson Workshop for Teachers of Young Learners in Osaka (24 Feb) and Tokyo (3 Mar)





Pearson Japan is excited to invite you to the upcoming young learners teachers’ workshops that will be held in Tokyo and Osaka. The schedule is as followed:

Date & Time: February 24th, 2019, Sunday (Doors open at 12:30)
Venue: Osaka, At Business Center Shinsaibashi Eki-Mae

Date & Time: March 3rd, 2019, Sunday (Doors open at 12:30)
Venue: Tokyo, Nellie’s Ltd. <Tokyo Head Office>

Fees: 2,500 yen (incl. tax)


To Apply: Pre-registration required. Seats are limited – first come, first served. We recommend to register early.

Click here for details and to register

Attendants will get some extras!

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For Kindergarten, Elementary School and Private Language School Teachers: Upcoming Pearson Presentations





Pearson Japan will be giving presentations at the 2018 2018 English Education Solutions Seminar & Display, organized by Miyoshi, AK Books and Nellies. The seminars will be held in Tokyo (4 November), Nagoya (14 October), and Osaka (21 October). Don’t miss this chance to see our presentations and product displays! The Pearson presentations are as follows:

Presenter Title Place & Time
Akiko Seino


(PLS entrepreneur & co-author of English Land)

How to utilize textbooks and skills materials to deepen childrens’ learning 14 October (Sun)
10:10am – 10:50am,
Nagoya (Capacity: 50 guests)
Akiko Seino


(PLS entrepreneur & co-author of English Land)

How to utilize textbooks and skills materials to deepen childrens’ learning 4 November (Sun)
12:10pm – 12:50pm,
Osaka (Capacity: 80 guests)
Akiko Seino


(PLS entrepreneur & co-author of English Land)

How to utilize textbooks and skills materials to deepen childrens’ learning 4 November (Sun)
12:10pm – 12:50pm,
Tokyo (Capacity: 100 guests)



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Click here to learn more about the event and how to register (pre-registration required; Japanese only)
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[Event on March 3rd] English Land 2nd Edition Special Workshop for Primary Teachers in Osaka





Pearson Japan is excited to invite you to the upcoming primary teachers’ workshop held in conjunction with the release of English Land Second Edition.

Date & Time: Saturday, 3rd March, 2018, 1:30pm – 3:30pm (venue open from 1:00pm)
Venue: Sankei conference Osaka Sakurabashi Room D

530-0002 Osaka, Kita-ku 1-4-12 Sonezakishinchi
Sakurabashi Plaza Bldg 9F.

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Admission: Free



Click the button below to book your seat now (participation is limited to 40 teachers – first come, first served)

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Abstract
The new edition is full of useful elements that help teachers overcome challenges they face in classrooms daily:
  • How do I help my students stay motivated?
  • How do I manage mixed-level classes?
  • How do I incorporate CLIL methodologies?
  • How do I boost the confidence of young learners?
If you have come up against any of these questions, this workshop is for you. Akiko Seino, co-author of English Land, will look at great ways to bring to life the latest Disney/Pixar characters featured in the new 2nd edition of English Land and make learning English even more fun and effective.

​About Akiko Seino
Akiko Seino is co-author of English Land (Pearson) and runs her own private English class in Matsumoto-city, Nagano. She has been teaching K-6 students for over 10 years in a setting where she integrates individualised learning and dynamic group learning, a teaching model that was common in the Edo period.

Prior to moving to Matsumoto, Ms Seino taught English at Seiko Gakuen Elementary School, Musashi Junior and Senior High School. Ms Seino has worked as a teacher-trainer for the Shiojiri Board of Education and is a Worldwide Kids supervisor at Benesse. Ms Seino has an MA in TESOL from Teachers College Columbia University and is a graduate of Waseda University.

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[Event on March 10th] English Land 2nd Edition Special Workshop for Primary Teachers in Nagoya





Pearson Japan is excited to invite you to the upcoming primary teachers’ workshop held in conjunction with the release of English Land Second Edition.

Date & Time: Saturday, 10th March, 2018, 1:30pm – 3:30pm (venue open from 1:00pm)
Venue: Office Park Fushimi, Resona Nagoya Bldg. 8F Meeting Room
460-0003 Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi, Naka-ku, 2−15−22 Nishiki
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Admission: Free

* You can purchase English Land 2nd Edition from Maruzen Nayoya at the event venue on that day.

Click the button below to book your seat now (participation is limited to 50 teachers – first come, first served)

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Abstract
The new edition is full of useful elements that help teachers overcome challenges they face in classrooms daily:
  • How do I help my students stay motivated?
  • How do I manage mixed-level classes?
  • How do I incorporate CLIL methodologies?
  • How do I boost the confidence of young learners?
If you have come up against any of these questions, this workshop is for you. Akiko Seino, co-author of English Land, will look at great ways to bring to life the latest Disney/Pixar characters featured in the new 2nd edition of English Land and make learning English even more fun and effective.

​About Akiko Seino
Akiko Seino is co-author of English Land (Pearson) and runs her own private English class in Matsumoto-city, Nagano. She has been teaching K-6 students for over 10 years in a setting where she integrates individualised learning and dynamic group learning, a teaching model that was common in the Edo period.

Prior to moving to Matsumoto, Ms Seino taught English at Seiko Gakuen Elementary School, Musashi Junior and Senior High School. Ms Seino has worked as a teacher-trainer for the Shiojiri Board of Education and is a Worldwide Kids supervisor at Benesse. Ms Seino has an MA in TESOL from Teachers College Columbia University and is a graduate of Waseda University.

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[Event on February 17th] English Land 2nd Edition Special Workshop for Primary Teachers at Books Kinokuniya Tokyo





Pearson Japan is excited to invite you to the upcoming primary teachers’ workshop held in conjunction with the release of English Land Second Edition.

Date & Time: Saturday, 17th February, 2018, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Event Space, Kinokuniya Bookstore, Shinjuku Takashimaya Times Square South Building 6th floor, 5-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
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Participation is free but registration is required (30 teachers – first come, first served)
In order to register, call 03-5361-3316 (10:00 – 20:30). Registrations start January 20th.


Abstract
The new edition is full of useful elements that help teachers overcome challenges they face in classrooms daily:
  • How do I help my students stay motivated?
  • How do I manage mixed-level classes?
  • How do I incorporate CLIL methodologies?
  • How do I boost the confidence of young learners?
If you have come up against any of these questions, this workshop is for you. Akiko Seino, co-author of English Land, will look at great ways to bring to life the latest Disney/Pixar characters featured in the new 2nd edition of English Land and make learning English even more fun and effective.

​About Akiko Seino
Akiko Seino is co-author of English Land (Pearson) and runs her own private English class in Matsumoto-city, Nagano. She has been teaching K-6 students for over 10 years in a setting where she integrates individualised learning and dynamic group learning, a teaching model that was common in the Edo period.

Prior to moving to Matsumoto, Ms Seino taught English at Seiko Gakuen Elementary School, Musashi Junior and Senior High School. Ms Seino has worked as a teacher-trainer for the Shiojiri Board of Education and is a Worldwide Kids supervisor at Benesse. Ms Seino has an MA in TESOL from Teachers College Columbia University and is a graduate of Waseda University.

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[Event on February 10th] English Land 2nd Edition Special Workshop for Primary Teachers at the Maruzen Marunouchi Main Store





Pearson Japan is excited to invite you to the upcoming primary teachers’ workshop held in conjunction with the release of English Land Second Edition.

Date & Time: Saturday, 10th February, 2018, 1:30pm – 3:30pm (venue open from 1:00pm)
Venue: Nikkei Seminar Room, Maruzen Marunouchi Main Store 3F, 1-6-4 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Click here for access details

Click the button below to book your seat now (participation is limited to 80 teachers – first come, first served)

Register Now


Abstract
The new edition is full of useful elements that help teachers overcome challenges they face in classrooms daily:
  • How do I help my students stay motivated?
  • How do I manage mixed-level classes?
  • How do I incorporate CLIL methodologies?
  • How do I boost the confidence of young learners?
If you have come up against any of these questions, this workshop is for you. Akiko Seino, co-author of English Land, will look at great ways to bring to life the latest Disney/Pixar characters featured in the new 2nd edition of English Land and make learning English even more fun and effective.

​About Akiko Seino
Akiko Seino is co-author of English Land (Pearson) and runs her own private English class in Matsumoto-city, Nagano. She has been teaching K-6 students for over 10 years in a setting where she integrates individualised learning and dynamic group learning, a teaching model that was common in the Edo period.

Prior to moving to Matsumoto, Ms Seino taught English at Seiko Gakuen Elementary School, Musashi Junior and Senior High School. Ms Seino has worked as a teacher-trainer for the Shiojiri Board of Education and is a Worldwide Kids supervisor at Benesse. Ms Seino has an MA in TESOL from Teachers College Columbia University and is a graduate of Waseda University.

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English Land 2nd Edition Special Workshop for Primary Teachers at Nellies’ Tokyo Office





Pearson Japan is excited to invite you to the upcoming primary teachers’ workshop held in conjunction with the release of English Land Second Edition.

Date & Time: Sunday, 4th February, 2018, 1:00pm – 3:00pm (venue open from 12:30pm)
Venue: Conference Room, Nellies, 3F, 2-11-3 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Click here for access details

Click the button below to book your seat now (participation is limited to 40 teachers – first come, first served)

Reception closed as maximum number has been reached.

Abstract
The new edition is full of useful elements that help teachers overcome challenges they face in classrooms daily:
  • How do I help my students stay motivated?
  • How do I manage mixed-level classes?
  • How do I incorporate CLIL methodologies?
  • How do I boost the confidence of young learners?
If you have come up against any of these questions, this workshop is for you. Akiko Seino, co-author of English Land, will look at great ways to bring to life the latest Disney/Pixar characters featured in the new 2nd edition of English Land and make learning English even more fun and effective.

​About Akiko Seino
Akiko Seino is co-author of English Land (Pearson) and runs her own private English class in Matsumoto-city, Nagano. She has been teaching K-6 students for over 10 years in a setting where she integrates individualised learning and dynamic group learning, a teaching model that was common in the Edo period.

Prior to moving to Matsumoto, Ms Seino taught English at Seiko Gakuen Elementary School, Musashi Junior and Senior High School. Ms Seino has worked as a teacher-trainer for the Shiojiri Board of Education and is a Worldwide Kids supervisor at Benesse. Ms Seino has an MA in TESOL from Teachers College Columbia University and is a graduate of Waseda University.

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Event Information: 2017 Tohoku ELT Expo in Sendai



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Part of a national series of Expos, the Tohoku ELT Expo is a one day mini-conference offering quality presentations and materials displays for language teachers in any context: college, junior & senior high, elementary, kindergarten and private language school.

48 presentations will be given by speakers from around Japan and the Sendai/Tohoku region. This year’s Expo will also feature a series of presentations from the JALT Critical Thinking (CT) SIG. Besides great presentations, an extensive publishers’ display area offers opportunity to talk with representatives and see new texts, software and other teaching materials from many publishers.

Good Education Versus Gamification — Who Wins?

English Firsthand co-author John Wiltshier will give a presentationat the 2017 Tohoku ELT Expoconference following Sunday (10th November). Please see below for details.

SESSIONS

Title Presenter
Good Education Versus Gamification: Who Wins?
11:15am – midday
John Wiltshier
See below for biography
…and 47 other sessions by David Paul, Rob Peacock, Eric Clark and many more!

Click here to see a list of all sessions at the 2017 Tohoku ELT Expo.


Abstract

Why do our students spend so much time gaming, tweeting, clicking, liking, uploading, texting? As teachers we can critically observe students’ online activities to determine what — if anything — can be utilized for good education.

In this presentation, John will present 6 principles that make online games, apps and internet-use so compelling – even addictive – and invite you to draw parallels to what you do in your classes. What this reveals may well surprise you! He will then shift focus to think about the materials, activities and media we use in class. To what extent do our choices include or exclude these 6 principles? Practical examples, from the newly published English Firsthand Fifth Edition, with its online component MyMobileWorld, will be used to demonstrate each principle. After exploring the underlying principles of “addictive” online behavior, we will go backtogether to reconsider the title. You’ll then be able to answer the question: “Who wins?”


What is 2017 Tohoku ELT Expo?

What: 2017 Tohoku ELT Expo
When: Sunday, December 10th
9:30am-5:30pm
Where: St. Ursula Eichi Elementary / Junior High / Senior High School
1-1-2 Ipponsugimachi, Wakabayashi-ku
Sendai,Miyagi Pref.,
984-0828Japan

10 min. walk from Yakushido Station, Subway Tozai Line
Limited parking also available

Click here for amap and directions.
How much: ETJ & JALT members: 500 yen
General admission: 1,000 yen
Registration: Please Preregister!
Preregister at the ETJ website: http://ltprofessionals.com/etj/registration.

You can attend without pre-registering, but it saves you time at the Expo and gives us an idea of how many to expect. You can also join ETJ (free) or JALT through their websites or at the Expo. See the ETJ website and the JALT Sendai website for updates and more information.
Further information: Visit the event website for further information:
www.jaltsendai.org/index.php/elt-expo
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Event Information: Hiroshima JALT 2017 Conference





The Hiroshima JALT 2017 Conference will be held on Sunday, December 3rd. The conference theme is “Teaching Language and Culture in a Global Era”.

Over 40 presentations on teaching language and culture, plus a Symposium featuring local experts on International Education.

The entire event information can be accessed here

English Firsthand co-author John Wiltshier will give a presentation at the Hiroshima JALT 2017 conference this Sunday. Please see below for details.
Title Presenter Time Room
Gamification vs Good Education — who wins? John Wiltshier 1:30pm – 2:00pm 103
Gamification’s 6 principles & the 3Ts: Teacher, Textbook, Technology John Wiltshier 2:15pm – 2:45pm 103
Click here to see a list of all sessions at the 2017 JALT conference.

Abstract: Gamification vs Good Education — who wins?
Why do our students, spend so much time gaming, tweeting, clicking, liking, uploading texting? As teachers we can critically observe students’ online activities to determine what — if anything — can be utilized for good education. In this presentation, I will present 6 principles that make online games, apps and internet-use so compelling – even addictive – and invite you to draw parallels to what you do in your classes. What this reveals may well surprise you!

Abstract: Gamification’s 6 principles & the 3Ts: Teacher, Textbook, Technology
The six gamification principles will be reviewed. Then,to what extent do our classroom choices include or exclude the six principles of gamification will be considered. Practical examples, from the newly published English Firsthand Fifth Edition, with its online component My Mobile World, will be used to demonstrate each principle.

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