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Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2018

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2018

Motivate, Encourage and Empower:Smart approaches to help students grow as learners

Come and join Oxford at this year's Oxford Teaching Workshop series! This interactive and informative event will feature lively and hands-on workshops for teachers of young learners and will stop at ten cities throughout Japan. Pick up techniques and ideas from a varied line-up of experienced teachers and teacher-trainers and get some ideas to use in your own classes. Don't delay, book your FREE place today for this fun and practical series of workshops!

Recommended for
Primary English teachers and those who are interested in primary English education.
Admission fee
Free
Workshop 2017 in Yokohama

Workshop 2017 in Yokohama

Dates and Venues

Venue
  • Presentations with this mark will be in Japanese.
Sun (National Holiday),
Feb. 11, 2018

[Doors Open:10:00]
Osaka
1-6-1 Miyahara, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Presenters:
Rob Peacock, Setsuko Toyama, Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto
Bookseller: Kinokuniya Umeda
Sat, Feb. 24, 2018

[Doors Open:10:00]
Sendai
AER 30F, 1-3-1, Chuo,Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi
Presenters:
Kaj Schwermer, Kevin Churchley, Rob Peacock, Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto
Bookseller: Maruzen Sendai AER
Sun, Feb. 25, 2018

[Doors Open:10:00]
Tokyo
3-25-3 Yoyogi, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Presenter:
Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Kaj Schwermer, Kevin Churchley
Bookseller: Maruzen Marunouchi
Sat, Mar. 3, 2018

[Doors Open:10:00]
Okayama
14-1 Ekimoto-machi, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama
Presenter:
Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Kevin Churchley, Naoko Ashikawa
Bookseller: Maruzen Okayama Symphony Bldg.
Sun, Mar. 4, 2018

[Doors Open:10:00]
Sapporo
13 Chome, Kita 1-Jo Nishi, Chuo-Ku, Sapporo-Shi, Hokkaido
Presenter:
Yuko Suzuki, Rob Peacock, Akinobu Shimura
Bookseller: Kinokuniya Sapporo
Sat, Mar. 10, 2018

[Doors Open:10:00]
Yokohama
3F Sankyo Yokohama Bldg. 5-85 Chojamachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Presenter:
Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley, Ritsuko Nakata, Naoko Ashikawa
Bookseller: Kinokuniya Yokohama Minato Mirai
Sat, Mar. 10, 2018

[Doors Open:10:00]
Kagoshima
2F NC Sunplaza, 2-30 Higashi sengoku-cho, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima
Presenter:
Rob Peacock, Daryl Haywood, Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina
Bookseller: Kinokuniya Kagoshima
Sun, Mar. 11, 2018

[Doors Open:10:00]
Fukuoka
Hotel Sunline 2F, 4-11-18 Hakata ekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
Presenter:
Daryl Haywood, Rob Peacock, Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Yuko Suzuki
Bookseller: Kinokuniya Fukuoka
Sat, Mar. 17, 2018

[Doors Open:10:00]
Kanazawa
3-2-20 Kitayasue Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
Presenter:
Ritsuko Nakata, Kevin Churchley, Setsuko Toyama
Bookseller: Kinokuniya Kanazawa Daiwa
Sun, Mar. 18, 2018

[Doors Open:10:00]
Nagoya
2F Nagoya AT Bldg. 1-18-22 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Presenter:
Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Setsuko Toyama, Rob Peacock, Yuko Suzuki
Bookseller: Maruzen Nagoya

*Schedule and content are subject to change without prior notice.
(Updated: 2/14/2018)

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 Asia for over thirty years. She has developed the popular Model, Action, Talk (MAT) Method, which is presented in the IIEEC-OUP Teacher Training Certificate Programs, and it is also the basis for the Let’s Go series.
PresentationMultisensory Teaching Techniques for 4-skill Success
We should teach in ways best suited to the subject we are teaching. Since we use multiple senses when using language, the most effective teaching techniques will also be multisensory. When students have limited contact with English each week, we also want to try and include listening, speaking, reading and writing in every class.
Presentation Handout
Presentation Schedule:
Mar. 10th in Yokohama / Mar. 17th in Kanazawa
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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.
PresentationMultisensory Teaching Techniques for 4-skill Success
We should teach in ways best suited to the subject we are teaching. Since we use multiple senses when using language, the most effective teaching techniques will also be multisensory. When students have limited contact with English each week, we also want to try and include listening, speaking, reading and writing in every class.
Presentation Handout
Presentation Schedule:
Feb. 11th in Osaka / Feb.24th in Sendai / Feb. 25th in Tokyo
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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.
PresentationAre Your Students Listening?

Do you feel that your students aren’t listening as carefully as they used to? Modern technology and the fast pace of life are partly to blame. How can we help our students to pay attention and really listen?

Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina will demonstrate practical ways to help your students become better listeners – and better speakers. Learn a variety of listening strategies using vocabulary, grammar, songs, and stories from their new course, Everybody Up 2nd Edition.
Presentation Handout

Presentation Schedule:
Feb. 11th in Osaka / Feb. 25th in Tokyo / Mar. 3rd in Okayama / Mar. 10th in Kagoshima / Mar. 11th in Fukuoka / Mar. 18th in Nagoya
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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, a lecturer at Tsuda College Open School and works closely with elementary school teachers of Primary English in Niigata.
PresentationLearner-centered 15-minute Activities
In 2020, English is to become an official subject in the 5th and 6th grades. Trial practice starts in 2018. MEXT suggests dividing one of the two weekly lessons into three 15-minute modules. 15 minutes goes in a jiffy. We need to plan meaningful short lessons that motivate and help children to learn in a limited time. The presenter will demonstrate ways to plan a series of lessons that have continuity and introduce classroom-tested activities.
Presentation Handout
Presentation Schedule:
Feb. 11th in Osaka / Mar. 10th in Yokohama / Mar. 17th in Kanazawa / Mar. 18th in Nagoya
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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.
PresentationMaking Every Lesson Count
Phonics is often thought of as a dry, bottom-up approach to learning to read and write, focusing on discrete skills at the expense of a rich literary environment. Is this truly the case, however? Join Oxford Phonics World co-author Kaj Schwermer as we explore how fluency, active learning and critical thinking play an integral and essential role at every stage of an effective early literacy program.
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Presentation Schedule:
Feb.24th in Sendai / Feb. 25th in Tokyo
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Kevin ChurchleyShumei 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.
PresentationUnlocking the Power of the Oxford Reading Tree
Stories bring learning to life. Stories elevate, motivate, engage, enhance and empower. In this presentation, experienced teacher and master storyteller Kevin Churchley will unlock the power of the Oxford Reading Tree and equip participants with the skills to deliver compelling storytelling sessions with confidence in their own classroom.
Titles read in Kevin’s presentation Handout
Presentation Schedule:
Feb.24th in Sendai / Feb. 25th in Tokyo / Mar. 3rd in Okayama / Mar. 10th in Yokohama / Mar. 17th in Kanazawa
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Yuko SuzukiABC4YOU Jiyugaoka
Yuko is the owner of ABC4YOU children's English school in Tokyo and experienced teacher trainer/presenter. She is a trainer of the English Tadoku Reading Club and works closely as a tadoku advisor with English teachers of young learners, junior and senior high school teachers. She received her Masters of Science from Keio University, and is a member of Non-Profit Organization Tadoku Supporters and the Japan Extensive Reading Association.
PresentationEnrich 4 skills study with extensive reading

 

In recent years, extensive reading has received a lot of attention as a method which allows learners to understand and absorb language by reading a large amount of comprehensible, interesting material without needing to translate. When running an extensive reading program, using books which are accompanied by audio enhances the learning process by exposing students to a great amount of natural spoken English, providing valuable language input.

In this presentation, Yuko will introduce practical tips for extensive reading using stories from Project X, a series of readers which comes with downloadable audio. She will look at how extensive reading not only provides input through reading and listening, but also helps to develop speaking and writing skills for output. How about enriching your classes with extensive reading?

Presentation   Handout

Presentation Schedule:
Mar. 4th in Sapporo / Mar. 11th in Fukuoka / Mar. 18th in Nagoya
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Daryl HaywoodKeiai Elementary School
Originally from Thunder Bay in Canada, Daryl Haywood has lived and taught in Japan since 2007, working in both public and private elementary schools. Daryl is currently applying the educational theories he learned at university, where he studied Education specializing in English and Geography, to classes and curriculum design at Keiai Elementary School in Kita-Kyushu, helping students transition from phonics programs in lower grades to becoming competent users of all 4 skills in later years. His interests include classroom time management and cross-curricular strategies, and enjoys camping with family and friends.
PresentationBalancing Expectations: Strategies for Making the Most of the Time and Resources Available
One of the most difficult aspects of teaching is setting realistic goals. This workshop will explore some of the common challenges that teachers face in trying to balance expectations vs. outcomes. After discussing strategies for effectively using the time and materials provided to achieve the best possible outcomes, Daryl will show how incremental long-term growth and skill development should be prioritized over short-term expectations. Practical examples will be provided of how the presenter has achieved this, with a focus on the transition period from phonics based programs to intensive 4 skills programs in later years.
Presentation Handout
Presentation Schedule:
Mar. 10th in Kagoshima / Mar. 11th in Fukuoka
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Akinobu ShimuraHokkaido University of Education
Akinobu Shimura has been a teacher for 20 years and is currently an associate professor at Hokkaido University of Education, Sapporo. His research interests include classroom-centered research, language teacher cognition, textbook analysis, task based language teaching, and primary school English education. He is on a member of the board of trustees of Japan Society of English Language Education (JASELE).
PresentationHow to Design Communication Activities Which Motivate Young Learners
According to the national curriculum for primary schools, students should develop their basic communication ability through "language activities" in which they actually use English to express their thoughts and feelings to each other. In this session, using materials such as the Let's Go series as a base, the presenter will introduce methods to design communication activities (which are essentially the same as the "language activities" mentioned in the national curriculum) which raise students' interest, that is, to engage and motivate them.
Presentation   Handout
Presentation Schedule:
Mar. 4th in Sapporo
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Rob PeacockOxford 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.
PresentationActive Learning for the Primary Cross-Curricular Classroom
We often hear that people remember 20% of what they hear and 70% of what they say and write, but is this true? In this session, after reviewing the benefits of cross-curricular classes for the primary EFL classroom, we will look at the importance of active learning. Using material from Oxford Read and Discover, participants will have a chance to experience the difference between learning information through lecture and learning through activities. Finally, we will assess whether the lecture-based approach or active learning is more effective.
Presentation Handout
Presentation Schedule:
Feb. 11th in Osaka / Feb.24th in Sendai / Mar. 4th in Sapporo / Mar. 10th in Kagoshima / Mar. 11th in Fukuoka / Mar. 18th in Nagoya
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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 10 years experience as a teacher and teacher-trainer and has a very engaging and natural style of teaching and presenting.
PresentationTips to Help Children Grow as Learners
Do your students actively practice conversations with you, not just answer your questions in a passive manner? In this presentation, Naoko will explore ways to build fruitful lessons, giving children more time to speak, and to grow their autonomy in learning English through group activities which build their confidence.
Presentation   Handout
Presentation Schedule:
Mar. 3rd in Okayama / Mar. 10th in Yokohama

*Schedule and content are subject to change without prior notice.

(Updated: 3/14/2018)

Benefits

Oxford original stickers

Oxford original eco bag

  • Pre-registrants will receive a set of Oxford original stickers at the workshop.
  • Spend 10,000 yen (incl. tax) or more on materials at the event, and receive an Oxford original eco bag.
  • Discount available for materials purchased or ordered on the day.

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

*Content is subject to change without prior notice.
(Updated: 12/11/2017)