In this free workshop, primary school teachers at all levels of Japanese proficiency will share teaching materials and ideas that can inspire their pupils.
This event will bring together primary teachers of Japanese to share their ideas about what went well with their Japanese teaching over the last year. There will be information about how teachers have used the scheme of work, how they improved the resources, what worked best, as well as introduce other useful resources or ideas that they have tried in their classes.
The Japan Foundation Scheme of Work for Primary Schools:
This event will also introduce new resources that can be used alongside the Japan Foundation’s Japanese Scheme of Work for Key Stage 2 – for Year 4s. This will help give teachers of Japanese information and ideas to continue teaching Japanese for the second year.
The resources follow the Japan Foundation Japanese Scheme of Work for Primary Schools, which is packed full of lesson plans, resources and exciting and fun ideas for teaching primary-level Japanese to Year 3 and Year 4 pupils. These teaching materials have been created by the Japan Foundation’s Chief Language Advisor Makoto Netsu, and have been tested with two classes of Year 4 pupils at Southfield Primary School. Participants will additionally have access to exclusive draft versions of the resources, and Mr Netsu will give explanations about how he has used them, and how they might be adapted for other primary Japanese classes. The resources themselves include worksheets, plans, activities, games etc. We would also love to hear what you think of the Scheme of work so far. Please click here to tell us more!
Timetable (provisional and subject to change):
10:00 – 10:10 Introduction, greetings
10:10 – 11:40 Resource Sharing - Catherine Duke, Yoko Leedham and Helen Morris
11:40 – 12:10 Differentiation in Primary Japanese lessons - Marina Sereda-Linley
12:10 – 13:10 Lunch
13:10 – 14:10 Introducing the JF Scheme of Work for Year 4 - Makoto Netsu
14:10 – 14:40 Introduction to support from Japan Foundation - Josephine Austin
14:40 – 15:00 Q&A, Evaluation and extra time to share ideas
Cost of your travel to London:
We are keen to include primary teachers of Japanese from all over the UK, so we will be able to make a contribution to help cover the costs of your travel to London for this event. We will cover the costs of second class train tickets over £15, upto £80. You will need to cover the first £15, but we will cover the rest. For example, if your ticket costs £69, we will cover £54 of the costs. Please ask for a receipt when you book your ticket and bring it with you to this event.
8 September 2015
UCL Institute of Education 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
To sign up for this event click here.
This course is for teachers of any level of Japanese that would like some hints about how to get started and how to use the Japan Foundation Scheme of work for Key Stage 2 Japanese language lessons.
Spaces on this course are limited. Priority will be given to teachers or trainee teachers employed by a primary school.