OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2017

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2017

Linking your classroom to the wider world

Come and join Oxford at this year's Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2017! For teachers who wish to improve their teaching skills and for teacher trainees, this workshop series will provide you with fresh ideas to use in your classroom. We will be visiting 10 cities around Japan.

This year's presenters include a variety of experts, world-renowned authors and teacher trainers who will introduce you to interactive activities and provide you with tips to get your students using more English not only in the classroom but outside the classroom. Whether you are teaching at an elementary school or at a private language school, the day will have something for you.

Topics that will be covered in this year's workshop include: how to teach CLIL with confidence, 21st century skills for young learners, introducing chants and songs into your lesson, storytelling and how to teach phonics. Please join us at this free workshop series and discover ways that you can link your classroom to the wider world.

 

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Date and Venue

Date and Venue
  • This presentation will be conducted in Japanese.
  • This presentation will be a Webinar.
  • We recommend that you bring lunch
Feb. 5, Sun, 2017
[Doors Open:10:00]
Osaka
1-6-1 Miyahara, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi
Presenters:
Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Kaj Schwermer, Setsuko Toyama, Patrick Jackson
Bookseller:Kinokuniya Umeda
Feb. 12, Sun, 2017
[Doors Open:10:00]
Nagoya
Nagoya AT Bldg. 2F Nagoya Sun Sky Room A
1-18-22 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi
Presenters:
Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Setsuko Toyama, Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Kaj Schwermer
Bookseller: Maruzen Nagoya
Feb. 12, Sun, 2017
[Doors Open:10:00]
Mastsuyama
Himegin Hall Kaigishitsu 5・7
2-5-1 Dogomachi, Matsuyama-shi
Presenter:
Rob Peacock, Kevin Churchley, Naoko Ashikawa
Bookseller: Junkudo Matsuyama
Feb. 19, Sun, 2017
[Doors Open:10:00]
Tokyo
3-25-3 Yoyogi, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Presenter:
Kaj Schwermer, Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Rob Peacock, Kevin Churchley
Bookseller: Maruzen Marunouchi
Feb. 25, Sat, 2017
[Doors Open:10:00]
Yokohama
3F Sankyo Yokohama Bldg. 5-85 Chojamachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi
Presenters:
Corey Fegan, Ritsuko Nakata, Naoko Ashikawa, Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina
Bookseller: Kinokuniya Yokohama Minato Mirai
Feb. 25, Sat, 2017
[Doors Open:11:00]
Kumamoto
Hotel Sunroute, 1-7-18 Shimodori, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-shi
Presenters:
Kevin Churchley, Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Yoriko Taniyama
Bookseller: Kinokuniya Kumamoto Hikarinomori
Feb. 26, Sun, 2017
[Doors Open:10:00]
Fukuoka
Hotel Sunline 2F, 4-11-18 Hakata ekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi
Presenters:
Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Kaj Schwermer, Kevin Churchley, Yoriko Taniyama
Bookseller: Kinokuniya Fukuoka
Feb. 26, Sun, 2017
[Doors Open:11:00]
Sendai
Sendai Sunplaza 5F Katorea
5-11-1 Tsutsujigaoka, Miyagino-ku, Sendai-shi
Presenters:
Setsuko Toyama, Corey Fegan, Patrick Jackson
Bookseller: Maruzen Sendai AER
Mar. 5, Sun, 2017
[Doors Open:10:00]
Hiroshima
Hiroshima YMCA Bldg. 2 B1F Convention Hall
7-11 Hacchobori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Presenters:
Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley, Kaj Schwermer, Patrick Jackson
Bookseller: Kinokuniya Hiroshima
Mar. 5, Sun, 2017
[Doors Open:10:00]
Chiba
14F Chiba Chuo Twin Bldg. 2, 2-5-1 Chuo, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi
Presenters:
Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Naoko Ashikawa
Bookseller: Royal Books

*Schedule and content are subject to change without prior notice.
(Updated: 1/25/2017)

Presenter Profiles and Presentation Abstracts

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Ritsuko NakataCo-author, Let's Go
Ritsuko Nakata is the co-author of the best-selling Let's Go series and the founder of the IIEEC Teacher Training Center. She is a native of California, and has taught and trained teachers in Japan and other Asian countries for over thirty years. She has developed the popular Model, Action, Talk (MAT) Method, which was also the basis for the Let’s Go series.
Presentation:Let's Connect! English Unlocks the Wider World
Students can use language they know to learn new things about the world. Join us and discover how to encourage students to use English as a tool to unlock the wider world with fun critical and creative thinking activities using readings and chants from Let's Go. We'll also look at simple tech tools to turn lessons into jumping off points, connecting students to the wider world, in English.
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Barbara Hoskins SakamotoCo-author, Let's Go
Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto has taught English and ESL in the US, and EFL in Japan for more than twenty years. She is co-author of the best-selling Let's Go series, and director of International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi.pro). You can find her online on her award winning blog Teaching Village, her Wiki, on Facebook, or on Twitter.
Presentation:Let's Connect! English Unlocks the Wider World
Students can use language they know to learn new things about the world. Join us and discover how to encourage students to use English as a tool to unlock the wider world with fun critical and creative thinking activities using readings and chants from Let's Go. We'll also look at simple tech tools to turn lessons into jumping off points, connecting students to the wider world, in English.
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Kathleen Kampa and Charles VilinaAuthors, 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.
Presentation:Building English Fluency in the Primary Classroom
How can we encourage our students to use English in a meaningful way? Join Oxford authors Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina as they lead participants through a variety of activities that challenge students to think deeply about information, work together and solve problems. Kathleen and Charles will use examples from their new course for the primary classroom, Everybody Up 2nd Edition
Presentation  Handout 1  Handout 2
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Setsuko ToyamaCo-author, English Time
Setsuko Toyama is the co-author of the best-selling English Time series. She is a visiting professor at Keiwa College, conducts teacher-training seminars at Tsuda College Open School and works closely with elementary school teachers of Primary English in Niigata.
Presentation:What are Special Needs? Doesn't Every Child Need Some?
A classroom is a small replica of the real world children will eventually enter and live in. Learning to accept and respect the differences and needs of others in the classroom is a valuable lesson. Setsuko will share classroom-tested lessons where children learn the target language through multiple approaches. 
Presentation   Handout
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Patrick JacksonCo-author, Everybody Up
Patrick Jackson, co-author of Everybody Up, is an author and creator of coursebooks, stories and apps for young learners of English. He is fascinated by the way well-made materials, technology and social media have the power to transform education but knows that to really engage and inspire young learners, nothing beats a passionate teacher.
Presentation:Linked Language Learning Forever!
Successful language learning is all about making links: links between students, links to school subjects, links between songs and the syllabus, home-school links, student-teacher links and links to digital materials. Every lesson should give every student a positive, inclusive, creative and motivating learning experience. Join Patrick and explore linked language learning in Everybody Up.
*This presentation will be given via a live streaming webinar and will be broadcast on the day at the venue.
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Kaj SchwermerCo-author, Oxford Phonics World
Kaj Schwermer is the co-author of Oxford Phonics World and is renowned for his very active and entertaining presentations. He has been teaching EFL learners in Kansai for over twenty years and currently runs the oral communication and international programs at Suma Gakuen Jr./Sr. High School in Kobe.
Presentation:The Oxford Phonics World of Music: 6 secrets of using songs and chants in your classes
Join us as we explore, for the very first time, some of the delightful songs and chants that award-winning musician Laurie Thain has created especially for Oxford Phonics World. From this workshop, you will take home six "secrets" to using songs and chants that you can put to work right away in helping your students have fun, communicate and thoroughly enjoy learning to read and write.
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Kevin ChurchleyShumei High school
Kevin Churchley has worked with teachers and young leaners of English for over twenty-five years. He has a passionate belief in the power of stories to bring learning to life. He currently teaches English and art at a private high school in Saitama.
Presentation:Bring Learning to Life with the Oxford Reading Tree
Stories that we remember from childhood become special friends and remain treasured companions. Stories that we teach in the classroom provide depth and context to a grammar point, drill or textbook exercise. In this presentation, Kevin will show how the stories of the Oxford Reading Tree help to make learning personal, relevant and fun. 
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Yoriko TaniyamaTeacher Trainer
Yoriko Taniyama has been teaching students from children to adults for over twenty years. Since 2001, she has assisted English classes at elementary schools in Fukuoka city and in 2015 was appointed as a teacher trainer to train elementary school teachers in Nagasaki and Omura cities.
Presentation:Ways to Teach Useful and Natural English in Elementary Schools
Yoriko has a wealth of experience in team-teaching with homeroom teachers in elementary schools and believes it is important to examine the target language so children can learn useful and natural English they will use in real life. In this presentation, she will share tips that will help children to learn natural expressions and she will demonstrate various classroom-tested activities.
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Corey FeganSendai Shirayuri Gakuen Elementary School
Corey Fegan has lived and taught in Japan for nine years, seven of which have been at Sendai Shirayuri Elementary school where he is responsible for helping design the English curriculum and teach CLIL-based math classes. His interests lie in early literacy, CLIL and course design.
Presentation:Succeeding at Reading
Teachers want to give their students the best tools to help them succeed, and often create new ways of using the material around them. Focusing on using Oxford Phonics World  1 and 2 to help prepare students to enter a reading program, Corey will share tips and ideas for helping students who are beginning to learn how to read.
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Naoko AshikawaOxford University Press
Naoko Ashikawa currently works at Oxford University Press as a Content Marketing Executive and presenter. She has over ten years experience as a teacher and teacher trainer and has a very engaging and natural style of teaching and presenting.
Presentation:Developing Global Citizens with Everybody Up (Matsuyama)
In this workshop, Naoko will explore why it's important for young learners to start developing 21st century skills from an early age for their future success and show how you can integrate the 4C's: creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration, into your classroom with activities from the brand new edition of Everybody Up
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Presentation:The Power of Songs and Chants to Build Children's Language Skills (Yokohama and Chiba)
Songs and chants are essential tools for creating active and engaging English classes for young learners, but they should not be just for having fun. In this presentation, Naoko will explore the effectiveness of using songs and chants in language teaching, share practical ideas for creating chants and introduce activities using songs and chants. Let's feel the power of melody and rhythm together. 
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Rob PeacockOxford University Press, Educational Services Consultant
Rob Peacock currently works at Oxford University Press as a teacher trainer and course coordinator of the Oxford Teachers' Academy. He has spent over fourteen years in Japan teaching students of all ages as well as providing teacher support and workshops.
Presentation:Let's Go in the Public Primary Classroom: Techniques and Approaches
In this workshop Rob will look at some flexible and engaging teaching techniques using Let's Go which have been recommended to and used by public primary homeroom teachers through a special program for gaikokugo katsudo classes.
Presentation  Handout

*Schedule and content are subject to change without prior notice.
(Updated: 2/9/2017)

Benefits

 


  • Pre-register today and receive an Everybody Up jelly bag when you come to the workshop
  • Oxford University Press will provide an Information Exchange Bulletin Board at each venue on the day of the workshops for teaching-related information such as announcements for local study groups or job openings
  • 10% discount on books purchased or ordered on the day (All major credit cards accepted)
  • Spend 10,000 yen* or more on Oxford books at the event and receive an Everybody Up pen case!  *Price AFTER discount and including tax

Everybody Up pen case

Please note the color and dimensions may differ from the image shown.

*Content is subject to change without prior notice.
(Updated: 12/12/2016)