2018 Yokohama Board of Education Junior High School English Teaching Licensing Course July 21 and November 17

Session 2 (November 17, 2018)

Period 1

  • Welcome back.
    • Warm-up activity.
  • Group review activity one.
  • Group review activity two.
    • With reporting activity.
    • With synthesizing activity.
  • Whole class reviewing.
  • Review quiz.
  • Review of presentation activity.
  • Criteria explanation.
  • Brainstorming of words and phrases people used for preparing.
    • Presentation phrases.
    • Sequence words.
    • Logical connectors.
    • Opinion phrases.
    • Useful adjectives plus modifiers.

Period 2

  • Presentation activity warm-up.
  • Practice round.
  • Graded pair presentations.
  • Graded pair presentations.
  • Graded 3 person group presentations.
  • Whole class work on:
    • Common weak points.
    • Useful phrases that people used.


Period 3

  • Review of first two sections.
  • Graded 4-5 person presentations round 1.
  • Graded 4-5 person presentations round 2.

Period 4

Course introduction

Welcome. I hope that you will find our two days working together useful, helpful, and worthwhile. You will spend most of your class working with your peers, using English to do tasks and talk about your teaching.

We will follow the YNU class schedule:

  1. 8:50 - 10:20
  2. 10:30 - 12:00
  3. 13:00 - 14:30
  4. 14:40 - 16:10

By the end of the course you should be able to use English to:

  • Give clear and simple directions for activities.
  • Describe learning activities and tasks.
  • Ask and answer basic questions about teaching and learning English.
  • Make short presentations about teaching and learning English.
  • Have more confidence about using English in the classroom..

To get the most out of this course, you need to do the following:

  • Take notes.
  • Use English to carry out tasks.
  • Tell me when you do not understand something. Learning to do do this is maybe one of the most important things you can do to help your students.
  • Be willing to make mistakes.
  • Take risks.
  • Help each other.
  • Review and check your understanding at the end of every activity.
  • Do your best.


  • Attendance.
  • Several short quizzes.
  • A number of short presentations.
  • A test at the end of the course (you can use your notes).


Homework (booo)

  • How many of the most frequent 2000 English words do you know? This is available until 11-18-18 08:00.
  • For the November class, you will be making presentations, giving feedback, revising your presentations, and presenting again.
  • Be ready to talk to your classmates about an activity that went well, and an activity that did not go well.
  • Your presentation should be about 5-7 minutes long.
  • Do not write out your presentation. Use notes or mind maps.
  • Make sure your presentation has a proper introduction with a good hook.
  • Use concrete details.
  • Give examples.
  • Tell little stories.