Using English the ESA Way
In teaching ESL/EFL, teachers face a lot of problems such as students’ lack of motivation, lack of exposure to the target language and lack of opportunity to use the language. A lesson approach which can be applied to solve these issues is the Engage Study Activate (ESA) method. This presentation will explain each of the three phases of this method. Attendees will participate actively in the demonstration of activities that lead to successful learning.
Maria Katrina Harata currently works for the Fujimi City Board of Education and is involved with the development of Elementary School Foreign Language Activities Project. She is the Internal VP and one of the trainers of Filipino English Teachers in Japan (FETJ). Presently, she is in the publicity team promoting the “2012 Tokyo ETJ Expo in Association with JALT”.
Learning Management Systems
This workshop will give educators the skills and knowledge for using Engrade to extend their EFL classrooms. Each participant will sign-up for his or her own account and learn how to administrate the site. The workshop will take 2 hours and will cover the process of creating a class, registering/dropping users, managing assignments, working with the grade book and utilizing built-in applications. After the workshop you will be able to access screancasts on Youtube for future reference.
Jesse R. Elam is an EFL lecturer of Oral Communications at both Meij Gakuin and Komazawa University. With an M.A. in Information Learning Technologies, his research is related to the use of eLearning and Instructional Design to extend EFL classrooms though Constructivist and Project-Based Learning approaches. www.jesseelam.com