さいたま市教育家会ジャーナル, Issue 4 Available for Download

Volume 1, issue 4 of our journal JSCE is now available for download.  This issue of the journal is a special edition.  Ordinarily, each issue contains five articles.  Each article follows a basic format of one idea in one thousand words.  Issue 4 contains fourteen activities to introduce young learners to an aspect of Japanese or non-Japanese culture. Submissions were invited from from Saitama City ALTs and JATs involved in teaching the ECAD program, as well as members of the Saitama Prefecture JET Program.  Thank you to all of this issue’s contributors:

Arnold Aragones: Sempai Meishi

アーノルド・アラゴネス, 先輩名刺

Carl Bloomfield: Union Flag

カール・ブルームフィルド, ユニオンジャック

Erik Birkland: Haien Kommer! (The Shark is Coming!)

エイリック・バークランド, ハインコッメル「サメは来る」

Philip Chan: Skeleton Scavenger Hunt

フィリップ・チャン, 骸骨宝探し

John Finucane: Dreidle

ジョン・ファヌカン, ドレイドル

Brad Holmes: Rap

ブラット・ホルムズ, 英語のラップ

Justin Oistad: ‘London Bridge is Falling Down’

ジャスティン・オイスダット, ロンドン橋

Robert Rowland: Hopscotch

ロバート・ローランド, 石けり遊び

Alana Schramm: Animal Sounds

アラナ・シュラム, 動物の鳴き声

Brad Semans: Duck, Duck, Goose

ブラッド・シーメンズ, ハンカチ落とし

Matthew Shannon: Double Dutch

マシュー・シャノン, ダブルダッチ

Matthew Shannon: World Telephone Greetings

マシュー・シャノン, 世界の電話のあいさつ

Mark Roger Sone: Patintero

マークロジャー・ソネ, パティンテロ

Hung Vo: Bit Mat Bat De (Catching A Goat While Blindfolded)

ホン・ボ, ビト マト バト デ

SCE Féis: JET Teacher Training Event

The International Division, Department of Public Services Saitama Prefectural Government, welcomed nearly 60 new participants in the JET Programme this year. SCE held a free teacher training event for JETs who wished to participate. Four SCE members were involved:

Workshops:

Bryan Darr (SCE, AJET) and John Finucane (SCE, JALT):

  • Elementary School Workshop – Don’t Tell, Show: Communicative models in the classroom

Brad Semans (SCE):

  • Junior High School Workshop – Classroom Management and Discipline

John Finucane (SCE, JALT) and Alana Schramm (SCE, AJET):

  • High School Workshop – Planning Communicative Team-Teaching Lessons for High School

 

The JET Programme is a large-scale exchange programme administered by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIR), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) in Japan.  The JET Programme aims to promote internationalisation in Japan’s local communities by improving foreign language education and developing international exchange at the community level.

The Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching (AJET) is a group set up by and administered by participants in the JET program.  The primary purpose of AJET is to facilitate a successful working relationship between JET Programme sponsors and participants.

The Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the improvement of language teaching and learning both within Japan and internationally.  JALT has nearly 3,000 members, with 35 chapters and 26 special interest groups.


JET Program, Saitama Orientation 2011

Brad Semans (SCE) was invited as a guest speaker, by the International Division, Department of Public Services Saitama Prefectural Government, to this year’s JET Programme Saitama Orientation. The audience was made up of new entrants to the JET Program.

Abstract:

About the speaker:

The JET Programme is a large-scale exchange programme administered by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIR), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) in Japan.  The JET Programme aims to promote internationalisation in Japan’s local communities by improving foreign language education and developing international exchange at the community level.

JET Tokyo Orientation (B) 2011

On Monday the 25th June, the JET Programme welcomed this year’s new JET participants at Keio Plaza, Shinjuku.  John Finucane, an  SCE member representing the Japanese Association for Language Teaching (JALT), gave a presentation at the invitation of the Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching (AJET).

John Finucane (SCE, JALT): The JET Programme as a Springboard into a Career in Teaching

Abstract: Interested in a career in teaching? Find out what to do now, what to do next and what opportunities the JET Programme offers to aspiring teaching professionals.

The JET Programme is a large-scale exchange programme administered by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIR), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) in Japan.  The JET Programme aims to promote internationalisation in Japan’s local communities by improving foreign language education and developing international exchange at the community level.

The Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching (AJET) is a group set up by and administered by participants in the JET program.  The primary purpose of AJET is to facilitate a successful working relationship between JET Programme sponsors and participants.

The Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the improvement of language teaching and learning both within Japan and internationally.  JALT has nearly 3,000 members, with 35 chapters and 26 special interest groups.  Omiya JALT is a JALT Chapter.


JET Tokyo Orientation (A) 2011

On Monday the 25th June, the JET Programme welcomed this year’s new JET participants at Keio Plaza, Shinjuku.  John Finucane, an  SCE member representing the Japanese Association for Language Teaching (JALT), gave a presentation at the invitation of the Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching (AJET).

John Finucane (SCE, JALT): The JET Programme as a Springboard into a Career in Teaching

Abstract: Interested in a career in teaching? Find out what to do now, what to do next and what opportunities the JET Programme offers to aspiring teaching professionals.

The JET Programme is a large-scale exchange programme administered by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIR), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) in Japan.  The JET Programme aims to promote internationalisation in Japan’s local communities by improving foreign language education and developing international exchange at the community level.

The Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching (AJET) is a group set up by and administered by participants in the JET program.  The primary purpose of AJET is to facilitate a successful working relationship between JET Programme sponsors and participants.

The Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the improvement of language teaching and learning both within Japan and internationally.  JALT has nearly 3,000 members, with 35 chapters and 26 special interest groups.  Omiya JALT is a JALT Chapter.