English Conversation Class has a special role in Saitama City. Under the Uroi no Jikan program, students confront their future selves, build cities, and debate in English. This experiential lesson reviews the powerful techniques logical discussion, presentation practice, and some clever uses of stationery that make Uchiya Junior High School a leader in curriculum development and student (and teacher!) satisfaction.
This was a long-format workshop engaging a different crowd of teachers, mostly elementary and private-tutor educators, with us bearing the fruits of several years at Saitama's largest junior high school. Participants built up a city of their dreams, compared it against the cities of others, diagrammed these advantages, created an outline of such advantages into a presentation, practiced that presentation in a controlled and systematic fashion, gave a speech, and then finally assessed themselves and their peers on the efforts across the day. Without a doubt one some of my densest, "wettest" lesson materials yet shared. Special thanks to the AMAZING faculty I work with, and their first time presenting before an EFL professional group.
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