Hands-on Workshop 2019

Practical tips for teaching critical thinking, phonics and CLIL in the primary classroom

Hands-on Workshop Young Thinkers, Great Futures will be returning to Tokyo this year. Join us for a:

  • One-day course on teaching 21st Century Skills in the primary English classroom
  • Active participation in discussions and interactive demonstrations
  • Put ideas into action by practising in-classroom activities during group sessions
  • Learn customizable activities linked to sound methodology you can use as standalone lessons or as segments of a class
  • Friendly, easy-to-follow instruction
  • Certificate of attendance for participants who attend all sessions

Course Content

Our increasingly interconnected world requires today’s young students to develop essential skills in the 4Cs: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

This course will introduce you to a wide range of practical methods on how to integrate the 4Cs into your EFL teaching. The content is ideal for teachers of primary school students in Japan who study English around once or twice a week.

Throughout the day there will be opportunities to talk about your own experiences, share knowledge and exchange ideas.

Course material will be delivered in English only.

Course content is mostly the same as December 2, 2018 workshop.

Recommended for

  • English teachers of primary-aged students
  • Teachers of all levels of experience
Learning Goals
I understand the relevance of the 4Cs to my students’ overall education
I can identify ways to enrich learning through the 4Cs
I learned at least 5 practical classroom activities
I could share experiences and teaching ideas with other members of my group

Praise for Hands-on Workshop Series 2018

"Looking forward to using the 4 Cs and CLIL in my classes. Thanks for the incredible workshop."

"I love the activities and I want to use them from tomorrow."

Registration deadlines

Payment by bank transfer: Friday, March 22nd 17:00

Payment by credit card: Friday, March 22nd 17:00


※Attendance limited to 50 teachers. Register early to avoid disappointment

※10% discount on books purchased on the day

※Credit cards accepted

※We recommend that you bring lunch to this workshop

Practical tips for teaching critical thinking, phonics and CLIL in the primary classroom


Sunday, March 31, 2019

Doors open: 9:30

Workshop: 10:00 - 17:00

VENUE (map)

Mita NN Hall B1F Space D
4-1-23 Shiba Minato-ku, Tokyo


Time Facilitator Topic
9:30 Doors open
10:00-10:45 Rob Peacock & Naoko Ashikawa Introduction: The importance of the 4Cs
(communication collaboration creativity critical thinking)
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Kathleen Kampa & Charles Vilina Demonstration: Developing the 4Cs through games, songs and projects
12:00-12:30 Ideas into action: Practice activities in groups
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Rob Peacock & Naoko Ashikawa Demonstration: Phonics and the 4Cs
14:30-15:00 Ideas into action: Practice activities in groups
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-16:15 Kevin Churchley Demonstration: CLIL And the 4Cs - Using readers for cross-curricular themes
16:15-16:45 Ideas into action: Practice activities in groups
16:45-17:00 Discussion: Putting it all together
17:30 Close

※Course content is mostly the same as December 2, 2018 workshop


Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina (Authors, Magic Time; Co-authors, Everybody Up, Oxford Discover)

Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina are American ELT authors and teacher-trainers who have taught young learners in Japan for over 25 years. They are co-authors of Magic Time, Everybody Up, and Oxford Discover. They are active teachers who promote an inquiry-based approach to learning, where students develop English language fluency as they discover the world around them.
Kevin Churchley (Shumei Gakuen Junior/ Senior High School)
Kevin Churchley has worked with young learners of English in Japan, Singapore, and the UK for over twenty-eight years. Kevin has a long-held interest in the power of stories to energize the language-learning classroom. He currently teaches English and Art at a private high school in Saitama.

Naoko Ashikawa (Oxford University Press)

Naoko Ashikawa currently works at Oxford University Press as a Content Marketing Executive and presenter. She has over 10 years` experience as a teacher and teacher-trainer and has a very engaging and natural style of teaching and presenting.

Rob Peacock(Oxford University Press)

Rob Peacock currently works at Oxford University Press as an Educational Services Consultant and course coordinator of the Oxford Teachers' Academy. He has spent over 15 years in Japan teaching students of all ages as well as providing teacher support and workshops.
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