Oxfort Teaching Workshop Series Fukuoka Feb 3 2013


I’ll be presenting in Fukuoka again this Sunday, at the Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2013.

I’m really excited about the topic: designing reading programs for young learners.

I’ll be on at 10:30 in the Tenjin Crystal Building. Please see the flyer for more details.

Annotated list of websites from the “SRS, RSS, LMS: Online Tools to Boost Learner Efficiency” presentations

Hi everyone

A friend from Sendai reminded me that I promised to post the list of websites from my presentation on the blog. Here it is:

Anki is a spaced-repetition program

elllo.org is an amazing listening resource: over 1200 short conversations with transcripts

EnglishCentral.com has short videos with interactive subtitles as well as vocab and pronunciation practice

Facebook needs no introduction

Google search settings have some interesting tools, like reading level

Google translate is partially useful

iTunesUniversity great content for advanced students and teachers can now use it to show their classes

Network (Oxford University Press textbook) new series based around social media

OxfordOwl incredible resources including Oxford Reading Tree ebooks with sound

pikifriends a closed social network for junior high schools

popjisyo.com amazing resource for reading online content

readthekanji.com a simple (paid) system for learning kanji

renshuu.org a very powerful site for learning kanji and vocabulary -freemium but most of it is free

rikaikun for Chrome/rikaichan browser extension Firefox gives popup translations within the browser

skype for video calls

starfall.com phonics and reading practice for children

TED.com great content for teachers and advanced learners

youtube.com you know this

Hope you find something useful in there.

Oxford Teaching Workshop in Niigata (March 12th)

I’ll be presenting again as part of the Oxford Teaching Workshop 2011. It’ll be taking place in Niigata, at the Coop City Hanazono, on Saturday March 12th.

The lineup is as follows:

Saturday, March 12, 2011
10:00-10:30 Registration
10:30-11:20 Reading in Class: Opening the Door to an English World
Ben Shearon
11:40-12:30 Teaching Ideas to Add Variety and Spice to your Lessons
Ritsuko Nakata
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:20 What you need to know for Shogakko Eigo Katsudo!
Setsuko Toyama
15:00 Doors Close

I’ll be talking mainly about using the Oxford Reading Tree and other story books in class. Hope to see some of you there!


Oxford Teaching Workshop and ER Seminar in Okayama

Oxford Teaching Workshop 2011

Oxford Teaching Workshop

This morning went very well, thanks to everyone who came along! You can find the powerpoint file in .pdf format below, and I should have the video up once I get it back from the kind folks at OUP.

Next stop is the ER Seminar in Okayama next Sunday, where I’ll be presenting about how to expand an extensive reading program beyond a single class. Hope to see you there!

PDF file below:
Reading in Class Open the Door

Oxford Reading Tree presentation

I presented at the Tokyo ETJ Expo yesterday, which was great. Lots of very good presenters, lots of keen teachers, lots of good content.

My powerpoint slides are available here in pdf format:
101107 ORT English through Stories

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