This September Akita-JALT will host Kathy Kampa, co-author of Oxford University Press’ Magic Time. Here are the details:
Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Title: The M&M’s of Teaching English to Young Learners
Place: JOIN US
Fee: JALT Members and students – Free; Non-members – 500 yen
Preview: Discover the power of music, movement, and multiple intelligences (MI) to create a dynamic learning environment for your students. Music is celebrated in many cultures around the world. Its universality can be found in its shared structures. Music enhances memorization, a critical process in language acquisition. Movement invites students to learn by doing, a process that builds neural networks in the brain and throughout the body. However, are music and movement effective for all learners? Do we need more ways for students to learn? In this session, we’ll look at how music and movement can help young learners succeed in the EFL classroom. We’ll look at how multiple intelligences strategies can complement music and movement. We’ll explore ways in which these strategies can be used immediately in your classroom. Join us as we sing, move, and let all of our intelligences soar!
BIO: Kathleen Kampa has specialized in working with young learners. In her 30 years of experience in teaching children, she has created songs, chants, and movement activities targeted at young learners’ needs. Kathleen and her husband Charles Vilina are co-authors of Magic Time, a starter level English course for young learners published by Oxford University Press. She is also a co-author of Everybody Up, a new primary course published by OUP. Kathleen has written extensively on music, movement, and multiple intelligences, and has given numerous workshops in the US, Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Finland, Holland, and Jamaica.
Kathy has said it all. Let’s have some fun! Come one, come all! And tell your friends who might be interested!