Teaching Young Learners (12 Weeks) (TEJL-8)

Saturday 14:30-17:50
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Alexandra Shaitan
Tokyo (Maps & Directions)
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Children begin language learning without prejudices about its methods and difficulties. The fundamental challenge to teachers and course designers is to maintain children's enthusiasm for learning and enable them to enjoy achievement. Fortunately, adults are capable of overcoming their own fears and prejudices about teaching and to teach children effectively. This course will cover basic psychology of children's language learning, and age appropriate activities and teaching methods. Essential experiences in this course include considering theoretical background as well as demonstrations of lessons and materials.

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This course will meet 12 times on Saturday afternoons.


Alexandra Shaitan

Alexandra Shaitan holds a Bachelor Degree in English Language and Pedagogy. She successfully completed her Master's Degree studies in CITE (Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education) at the Temple University, Japan Campus and PhD studies in Applied Linguistics at the Birkbeck College, University of London. Her research interests include academic writing at tertiary level, bilingualism, and mixed-race identity. Her recent academic publication "Haafu identity in Japan: Half, Mixed or Double", appeared as a book chapter in "Mixed Race in Asia: Past, Present and Future" (Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity) (2017) edited by Zarine L. Rocha and Farida Fozdar. Alex has taught English at a variety of educational institutions in Japan and London, including universities, high schools and international pre-schools. She is passionate about teaching English to speakers of other languages and sharing her professional teaching acumen to individuals who are currently involved in teaching and/or aim at pursuing their career in education.

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