Language Skills Teaching Children Practice-Oriented Short Workshop

Developing an Extensive Reading Program for Young Learners of English

Pre-recorded Video
Sun, Nov 14, 14:45-15:10 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 11

To increase exposure to authentic English among students at our Japanese elementary school, we implemented an audio-assisted extensive reading program. In this workshop, we will share our experiences in growing this program over several years, including both successes and shortcomings. From the initial stages of development to evaluation of impact, we will offer candid and practical tips for administering a reading program that is age-appropriate for young learners of English as a foreign language.

  • Katherine Shreves

    Katherine Shreves is an instructor for Hokuriku Gakuin's English Center, where she teaches and advises university and junior college students. She also serves as an ALT for Hokuriku Gakuin Elementary School. She has 10 years of teaching experience in Japan ranging from preschool to university education.

  • Kimiko Tateishi

    Kimiko Tateishi has taught in elementary schools for 13 years. She is currently the Grade 5 homeroom teacher at Hokuriku Gakuin Elementary School in Kanazawa City. She is interested in using extensive reading in classes of English as a foreign language.