The Adventure Countdown
Longman's senior marketing executive
in Osaka hypes us up for a series of events designed to inspire
and stimulate teachers of children.
A battle of wits or survival of the fittest? How do young learners
really learn? Ever felt yourself ready to walk the plank with 100
Stitch-like ankle biters, caught in the cross fire with your neighbourhood
pirates, lost in the battle with too-cool-for-school 5th and 6th
graders? And feeling in need of super human powers to deal with
Whether they’re mice, monkeys or monsters in your classroom,
the adventure is always full-on and a little magic can go a long
way! Dropping anchor, Longman is back with a full bounty of ‘Motivate
to Educate’ treasures for the kids teachers of Japan.
Look who’s coming … Need magic? Are you guilty of dulling
kids natural curiosity for learning with the parrot like perfection
of rote style drills or chants? Blast that past! Young Learner Specialists,
Mayumi Tabuchi, consultant to last years fastest growing kid's series
Hip Hip Hooray! and Katherine MacKay, Chief Teacher Trainer, are
back with Grammar Beats! Igniting your kids emotions for
real, meaningful and life long learning strategies ... set to impress
your parents in more than just one off shows, as they put the magic
in teaching grammar for kids with a new full bag of tricks!
Need inspiration? Enter the return of the Super woman herself;
Aleda Krause! Kids teachers across Japan have realized input does
not mean intake with our little learners! Some methods land you
right back at square one in your next lesson – as English
goes in one ear and out the other! With 20 years of super teaching
experience, Aleda prizes open her pearls of wisdom on developing
your most effective teaching approach for Japanese children. This
year marks Aleda’s launch of the second edition of Japan's
most super series, the new Super Kids. Come and find out
what’s super about Superkids and define your own teaching
Need energy? Experience the power of teacher training with leading
kids specialists, Mari Nakamura, Akiko Seino, Junko Yamanaka and
Mitsuyo Ohta. Turn frowns upside down and keep little learners on
their toes, with our Top 10 Teaching Techniques and Music,
Memory and Motivation sessions.
For kids, research shows that they need a sensory experience to
connect the dots in-side those amazing young minds. Language learning
can only take place when it makes sense, is inter-active and most
of all FUN! Research also shows kids have a natural ability to perfect
sounds, so make the katakana kraze a faze, and don’t forget
a little Fonikz Phun too!
Live and direct in our lunchtime showdown, the internationally
acclaimed power of stories will be brought to life in a Short
Stories and Long Tales session. Keeping it simple in a 3 step
approach for your kids, pack your bento and stay for
the razzle dazzle!
Its pay back time — as Japan's most adventurous kids tour
begins. With a full crew of experienced authors and trainers from
a variety of teaching backgrounds, and a full line up in age, level
and situation appropriate games, songs and activities, Longman's
commitment to making education easier proves your treasure map for
an adventure in a Kid’s English Land.
A final word — Pack light! The whole event is FREE. And Longman
in association with Maruzen bookstore brings you incredible discounts
on Longman kids materials. Plus, there is a bonus chance to win
unrivaled prizes anywhere in Japan.
Don’t get left behind …
Longman Kids Tour in the Kansai:
• February 13: Kyoto Shigaku Kaikan
• February 20: Grand Cube Osaka
• February 27: Kobe Intn'l Conference Centre Register 10:00
– 18:00, toll free 0120-010-549.
Check on line for maps and times: [email protected]