March 24, 2009

James Banner Presentation



I've seen him twice and each time was a revelation.

March 22, 2009

More About James Banner

James Banner is Director of External Courses at Hilderstone College, UK.
He directed the RSA Diploma in Teaching Foreign Languages to Adults,
which Hilderstone piloted with the University of Edinburgh, and a
Certificate Programme in TFLA for Hilderstone College in conjunction
with Kent Adult Education and the University of Kent. He has wide
experience of teaching and training at all levels both in Britain and
abroad and has published articles on language teaching and cultural
issues.
Also, he has regularly presented seminars on behalf
of the British Council in Italy, Germany, Brazil, Spain and Japan.

March 16, 2009

May 10th Meeting - All Day at Ibaraki Christian University

May 10th Meeting.

Site: Ibaraki Christian University (Bldg #5), Hitachi Omika 6-11-1


Presenter: Dr James Banner (Hilderstone College, UK) (Biodata will be coming soon from James)
We are once again (He gave us a presentation in 2005. ) fortunate to be able to introduce Dr Banner, in Japan for a short time on British Council-related projects.
Morning Presentation: 10:00-11:30 (Registration from 9:30)

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT - VOCABULARY TEACHING FOR YOUNG ADULTS

This seminar will explore fertile areas and techniques for teaching vocabulary. These areas will include art and design, cult objects, fashion, icons and figures from popular culture. This will be especially useful for teachers of teenagers/young adults and young professionals. Techniques covered will include memory exercises, word circles and learner training ideas.

OBJECTIVES

To provide teachers with some new ideas for vocabulary development and materials that they will be able to adapt to their own use in class. The seminar will also serve as an opportunity to brush up on pronunciation and current idiomatic use in British and American English.

Lunch: 12:00-13:30 Join us in walking to, and dining at, a restaurant close to the campus.

Afternoon Presentation 14:00- 15:30 CROSS-CULTURAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION/WORKING IN AN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

The seminar is a celebration of some of the differences in international cultures in terms of etiquette, hygiene, forms of greetings, body language, food and drink, with special emphasis on different learning styles and differing views on what constitutes a good student, a good teacher and a good course.

The seminar will also explore how sometimes minor differences can lead to tensions and misunderstanding, and suggest a cross-cultural strategy for working in an international environment and for exploiting cross-cultural issues in the classroom.

Tea, Book Fair, Chapter Planning Meeting: 15:30-17:00