One-day certificate courses in teaching children to be held around Japan

March 29th, 2011By Category: Teaching in Japan

If you are teaching elementary school children and need help with anything from classroom management to teaching phonics or how to use games and songs effectively, then the one-day certificate courses in teaching children should be right up your alley. These courses have been run annually for over ten years, gaining a high reputation amongst the Japanese education community and could also be a crucial boost ahead of a difficult few months.

David Paul, author of ‘Teaching English to Children in Asia’, ‘New Finding Out’ and other books, will be the trainer on all courses which will be held on Sundays in nine cites around Japan, starting this Sunday in Tokyo.

The courses provide a general introduction to child-centered learning. All sessions are interactive. Methodology is underpinned by theory, but the emphasis is on how this theory can be applied to the teaching of elementary school children in the Japanese classroom.

Dates and times

Sunday April 3 – Tokyo

Sunday April 10 – Osaka

Sunday April 17 – Nagoya

Sunday May 1 – Fukuoka

Sunday May 15 – Kanazawa

Sunday May 22 – Matsuyama

Sunday May 29 – Okayama

Sapporo (date to be announced later)

Tohoku (a free course will be run in Tohoku when this becomes possible)

All courses are from 10:00 to 17:30 with a one-hour break for lunch

Topics covered

* How do children learn?

* Using games effectively

* Building reading and writing skills

* Developing communicative skills

* Integrating songs

* Lesson planning

* Developing international attitudes

Find full details, including how to register, here:


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