James Hall

Iwate University


I am a professor at Iwate University and teach mainly methodology classes in the Faculty of Education. I was involved in the CREATE Project (Curriculum Reform at Primary Level of Basic Education in Myanmar) from 2014 - 2021 and assisted in developing the curriculum and textbook for the English subject at primary school. My colleagues and I will talk about our experience developing the textbook.


Teaching Younger Learners New Primary School English Textbooks in Myanmar more

Sat, Nov 13, 18:00-18:25 Asia/Tokyo

From 2014, Myanmar began reforming primary school English education, and new textbooks from grades 1 to 4 have been introduced into all public primary schools. The presenters, who were involved in developing the textbooks, will compare the current books with the former ones. Based on observations of classes and the voices of teachers from online forums, they will discuss the positive reviews of the textbook as well as challenges in using it.

James Hall Su Han Brian Gaynor Ni Phyo San Phyu Phyu