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.

Resume Workshop, 20th February 2011

Speaker:
Leander Hughes (SCE, JALT), Assistant Professor, Saitama University

Abstract:

About the speakerLeander Hughes is an Assistant Professor of English Education at the Saitama University Center for English Education and Development (CEED).  He is interested in applying findings in social psychology and other outside fields to the language learning context.  Additional research interests include learner autonomy, computer assisted language learning, and communicative task effectiveness.

For a short time Leander’s presentation and CV materials will be available for download at: http://www.saitama-u.ac.jp/ceed/chaos&tefl/