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English for High School Students

Date & Time: Sunday, 9 April 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Speakers: 1. Masayuki Takano 2.Hideki Yamamoto

Location: Yamato Conference Hall (やまと会議室)

Event Abstract:

In general, teaching English in high school includes more constraints such as the necessity of preparation for university entrance exams. The presenters will share their teaching activities considering such constraints. Audience members will have chance to develop their understanding toward current situations and issues in high school English education. Presentations will be followed by a picnic in the park (weather permitting).

(1) Introduction to English for High School Education

Masayuki Takano (Nara Prefectural Horyuji Kokusai High School)

Recently, Japan’s educational policy has seen an increasing emphasis on preparing its youth for the global economy. As a result, there have been significant changes in its university entrance exam requirements, which in turn impacted Japan’s high school English education. The Ministry of Education also began to place more emphasis on cultivating global citizens who, while remaining rooted to their Japanese heritage, are able to succeed in the global economy. This presentation discusses the changing expectations for high school English teachers, while touching upon its connection with Japan’s university English education.

(2) In-class and Out-of-class activities for Japanese high school students

Hideki Yamamoto (Nara Prefectural Koriyama Senior High School)

In-class and out-of-class activities for Japanese high school students are introduced in this session. In the first half, in-class activities for high school students to improve four skills are introduced. The activities are designed in terms of Paul Nation’s four strands: meaning-focused input, meaning-focused output, language-focused learning, and fluency development. In the second half, a collaborative project between Japanese and Taiwanese students is introduced. As an extracurricular activity, both students in Japan and Taiwan have online discussions before they actually meet with each other. Afterwards, they present their project to the audience together.


一般に、日本の高等学校での英語教育においては、大学入試に備える必要性などの 拘束があります。このようなことを考慮した授業活動を皆様に紹介し、高等学校にお ける英語教育の現状と論点について、より理解を深めていただける機会を提供します。 講演終了後は、隣接する奈良公園でのピクニックを予定しています。(雨天中止)

日時: 4月9日(日)午前10:00~12:00

場所: やまと会議室


高野 正之 奈良県立法隆寺国際高等学校

近年、若者への「グロー バル化対応」を意識した日本の教育方針が、大学入試要件 の大きな変更を余儀なくさせ、加えて、そのことが高等学校の英語教育に影響を及ば しています。日本の大学の英語教育との関連性に触れ、高等学校の英語教師への 期待がどのように変化しているかについて議論します。


山本 英樹 奈良県立郡山高等学校

前半は、”In-class 教室内””Out-of-class 教室外”で実践できるフォー・スキル向 上を目指す高校生向けのアクティビティを、後半は、課外活動である日本と台湾の高 校生たちの共同プロジェクトのオンライン・ディスカッションについて紹介します。


English for Children

We have a tremendous triple billing for our Nara JALT May event: English for Children.

In this presentation, Janina Tubby, Kim Horne and Catherine Oki, all with years of experience under their belts, will be divulging some of their most successful hints‘n’tips for teachers of young learners, from kindergarten through to elementary school aged students.  These practical and active sessions are a must for all teachers of young learners wishing to add a little more life, fun and some fresh ideas to their classes.

When: Sunday, 15th May 2011

Time: 14:00 ~ 17:30

Where: Yumekaze, Nara City

Cost: Free for JALT members, 500 yen for guests.

Presentation Outline:

Session 1:

In this session Janina will demonstrate activities that work for Mommy and Me (AKA Kangaroo) classes. Songs, games and ways to ham it up, puppets, props and lots more. Mommy and Me is a great opportunity to present immersion style English and little kid friendly activities that get young children and Moms listening to and speaking natural English. Join in the fun!

About the presenter:

Janina Tubby is the owner and head teacher at Kobe Bilingual School. She has been teaching in Japan for almost 20 years and running Mommy and Me classes for the last 8.

Session 2: Brain Rules for the Classroom

Using some commonsense brain rules, learn how to engage your students with movement, music, interactive reading, drama and MORE! These essential elements will add power and punch to your lessons and make learning fun for everyone!

About the presenter:

Kim is from the U.S., and has been crisscrossing cultures since infancy. She has experience in acting, radio and TV, and began teaching English to children & training teachers in Japan in 2000. She currently works at a private kindergarten in Gifu City.

Session 3:

Get ready to hear of talent shows, interviews and other projects for 1st through 6th graders. Catherine will show examples of activities she and teachers at her school have used to engage students.

About the presenter:

Catherine Oki is a teacher, trainer and consultant based in Kyoto Japan. She has been teaching young learners in Japan for 12 years and enjoys nothing more than reading storybooks to children and singing with them.