2021.08.25 Updated

About IIEEC Osaka Events during September to December, 2021

Dear Teachers, 

We hope everything is going well.
Our wish is to see all your students studying English with Joy!! The Model Action Talk (MAT) METHOD was created by Ms. Ritsuko Nakata for students to study English in a fun and joyful way. Would you like your students to learn and have fun in your classroom?
We, IIEEC Osaka organize many Study Group Meetings, Workshops and Seminars so that teachers can do their lessons using the Model Action Talk METHOD.

〇 At our Study Group Meetings, we introduce the unique skills we use when we teach a certain sentence pattern with the MAT METHOD. We also introduce some fun Activities which will help students retain what they have learned. There are also lecture times where we share some important ideas of this method. We plan to have these meetings eight times a year, so it will be a good opportunity to know and review the method.

Since this April, we have discussed the following sentence patterns.
What do you like to do? 
There is a skirt in the box.
What are you going to do tomorrow

The handout, picture cards, word cards and worksheets will be sent to you by email in advance. The participants are asked to print them out in advance so that we will have the same materials at hand to use on the online webinar.


★ We also provide Activity Workshops four times a year. In February, we have Spring Activity Workshop. Summer Activity Workshop in June, Halloween Activity Workshop in September, and Christmas Activity Workshop in December. Everybody loves these workshops. It is amazing to see how activities can be done online. Even adults can enjoy being involved. I strongly recommend you to join these workshops.

◎ 1-Day MAT Basic Seminars is a 4-module workshop which is designed for teachers who want to do their lessons using the Model Action Talk METHOD. Taking all 4 workshops will help you understand better why the Model Action Talk METHOD is so effective. The workshops start at 9:50 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. with a 40-minute lunch break. Since this is the "basic" seminar, we focus on the MAT Practice System which is full of useful skills.

≪Schedule≫
1.Warm-Up
2. Demonstration1
3. Practice time
4. Lecture about the Model Action Talk METHOD1
5. Demonstration 2
(Lunch Break)
6. Practice time
7. Activity
8. Lecture about the Model Action Talk Method 2
9. MAT Phonics
10.Free Discussion Time

As you can see, we provide a lot of practice time. Also, we give you assignments to write down the script of how you will introduce the sentence pattern. After doing these, we are sure that you will get a good hold of the skills and will be able to do your lessons from the next day using the Model Action Talk METHOD!!

The Model Action Talk METHOD is designed so that the students will THINK by themselves and give their own opinions. There are many special skills that make it possible.
Please come and learn about this beautiful Student-Centered method.

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【Events in September, October, November & December】
【September】
〇 Mini Study Group Meeting (Online)
  September 12th 10:00~12:30 @ Zoom
PK: When do you go to the library  Lecture: Expansion
Fee: ¥3,500

★ Halloween Activity Workshop (Online)
  September 12th 13:30~15:30@ Zoom
Fee: ¥4,000

**As for September 12th, if you take the Mini Study Group Meeting in the morning AND the Halloween Workshop in the afternoon, we will give you a ¥500 discount and the fee will be ¥7,000

【October】
〇 Mini Study Group Meeting (Online)
October 3rd 10:00-12:30 @ Zoom
PK: Third person singular tense Lecture: Using the textbook effectively
Fee: ¥3,500

【November】
〇 Mini Study Group Meeting (Online)
  November 14th 10:00~12:30 @ Zoom
PK: There is a book on the table.  Lecture: Gestures
Fee: ¥3,500

★ Christmas Activity Workshop (Online)
  November 14th 13:30~15:30@ Zoom
Fee: ¥4,000

**As for November 14th, if you take the Mini Study Group Meeting in the morning AND the Summer Workshop in the afternoon, we will give you a ¥500 discount and the fee will be ¥7,000

【December】
◎ 1-Day MAT Basic Seminar Workshop 2 - 4 Goals & How to review-
  December 19th 9:50-15:00 @ Zoom
Fee: ¥10,000

【How to Apply】
Please click the URL below and fill in the application form.
https://forms.gle/8XZEQP5VDGQE17am9

【About the personal Information】
The information we get is for IIEEC reference only and will not be used for any other purpose.

【Participant Fee】
We will send you an email regarding where to send the fee after you have registered.
Please be sure that you can receive our email iieec.osaka.sg@gmail.com.
The fee must be received before each event.

【Cancellation and refund】
Cancellation is accepted by the previous Wednesday of each event.
We will deduct the handling fee (500 yen) from the total amount and refund the rest.
We cannot refund you if you cancel after the previous Thursday of each event.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

IIEEC Osaka Office

2021.06.26 Updated

IIEEC Osaka Events July/August/September 2021 

Dear Teachers,

We hope everything is going well.

On May 23rd, we had 1-Day MAT Basic Seminar Workshop 4 -TELL &Lesson Planning. This Basic Seminar consists of 4 workshops. If you attend all four workshops and submit the assignments, you will receive a certificate from IIEEC.

The one we had in May was the fourth workshop. We had time to discuss 'TELL' and Lesson Planning. TELL is a very important activity, which is unique to the Model Action Talk (MAT) METHOD.
We do this activity every lesson. By doing so, the Japanese young learners start to use what they have learned to express their opinions instead of thinking in Japanese first and then translate in English.
It has a great impact on the students' mindset!! If you are interested, please join us.

Also, we had a good time discussing the importance of making lesson plans. We learned that it is important to think about the Long Term Aim first and then think about the Year Plan, the Unit Plan , and Daily Plan. The teachers were so excited to see how much they can do in a 60-minute lesson when it is well planned. We received so many positive comments, saying they cannot wait to make their own plans. Isn't that great?

We also have Mini Study Group Meetings and Activity Workshops, so please check below and join us!!

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【Events in July, August, and September】

【July】
Mini Study Group Meeting (Online)
July 18th 10:00-12:30 @ Zoom
PK: Future Tense(未来形)
Lecture: About the Brain(脳について)
Fee: ¥3,500

【August】
1-Day MAT Basic Seminar Workshop 1 - Introductory Exercise & MAT Verbs and Gestures
August 22nd 9:50-15:00 @ Zoom
Fee: ¥10,000

【September】
Mini Study Group Meeting (Online)
September 12th 10:00~12:30 @ Zoom
PK: When do you go to the library 
Lecture: Expansion  
Fee: ¥3,500

Halloween Activity Workshop (Online)
September 12th 13:30~15:30 @ Zoom
Fee: ¥4,000

**As for September 12th, if you take the Mini Study Group Meeting in the morning AND the Summer Workshop in the afternoon, we will give you a ¥500 discount and the fee will be ¥7,000

【How to Apply】
Please click the URL below and fill in the application form.
https://forms.gle/9yqPW8WdupUA5KBF9

【About the personal Information】
The information we get is for IIEEC reference only and will not be used for any other purpose.

【Participant Fee】
We will send you mail regarding where to send the fee after you have registered.
Please be sure that you can receive our email iieec.osaka.sg@gmail.com.
The fee must be received before each event.

【Cancellation and refund】
Cancellation is accepted by the previous Wednesday of each event.
We will deduct the handling fee (500 yen) from the total amount and refund the rest.
We cannot refund you if you cancel after the previous Thursday of each event.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

IIEEC Osaka Office

2021.03.26 Updated

【IIEEC Osaka Events in 2021 April 〜 June】


Dear teachers,

We hope everything is going well.

We had another wonderful seminar on March 21st.
'1-Day MAT Basic Seminars' are aimed at all teachers of young learners who want to learn how to teach effectively and confidently by using the Model Action Talk (MAT) METHOD.
The workshops are run by the trainers from the IIEEC Teacher Training Center.
Those participants who attend all 4 workshops and complete the assessment from each workshop will receive a certificate from the IIEEC Teacher Training Center.

The main topic for the workshop 3 was how to introduce plural form effectively. Japanese learners tend to forget to write the -s or forget to pronounce it because the Japanese language does not change whether the item is singular or plural.
With the Model Action Talk (MAT) METHOD, we have the students find out the grammatical rules by comparison and use Word Cards to clarify the grammar point. In this way, we can do the introduction with impact!!

Also, there is plenty of time where the participants actually do the teacher's part and see if they really have understood the MAT Basic Practice System. We hope that the teachers will be able to practice the skills in their lessons right away.

Besides this practicum section, we also discussed how to do Role Plays and do Learning Activities efficiently as well as reviewing the MAT Phonics.

If you want to learn more about the Model Action Talk (MAT) METHOD, please join us on May 23rd.

We are also planning to have Study Group Meetings and Summer Activity Workshops as below.

【April】
〇 Mini Study Group Meeting (Online)
April 25th (Sun) 10:00-12:30 @ Zoom
PK: What do you like to do?
Lecture: Review
Fee: ¥3,500

【May】
◎ 1-Day MAT Basic Seminar Workshop 4 - Lesson Planning and TELL-
May 23rd (Sun) 10:00-15:00 @ Zoom
Fee: ¥10,000

【June】
〇 Mini Study Group Meeting (Online)
June 27th (Sun) 10:00-12:30 @ Zoom
PK: There is a book on the table.  
Lecture: Gesture
Fee: ¥3,500

★ Summer Workshop (Online)
June 27th (Sun) 13:30-15:30 @ Zoom
Fee: ¥4,000

**As for June 27th, if you take the Mini Study Group Meeting in the morning AND the Summer Workshop in the afternoon, we will give you a ¥500 discount and the fee will be ¥7,000

【How to Apply】
Please click the URL below and fill in the application form.
https://forms.gle/QkCDGWEhuMbU8bPH6

【About the Personal Information】
The information we get is for IIEEC reference only and will not be used for any other purpose.

【Participant Fee】
We will send you a mail regarding where to send the fee after you have registered.
Please be sure that you can receive our email iieec.osaka.sg@gmail.com.
The fee must be received before each event.

【Cancellation and Refund】
Cancellation is accepted by four days (the previous Wednesday) before each event.   
We will deduct the handling fee (500 yen) from the total amount and refund the rest.
We cannot refund you if you cancel after the deadline.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon.


IIEEC Osaka Trainers

2020.12.02 Updated

【IIEEC Osaka Events in December, 2020 〜 March, 2021】■Completed■

Dear Teachers,

We hope you and your family are staying healthy and safe.
Also, we hope that you are having a great time with your students in spite of this tough situation.

We had our Mini Study Group Meeting on the morning of November 15th. 
We introduced the steps to combine a new vocabulary to a sentence pattern that the students already know. This skill can be applied to various sentence patterns and enables them to make longer sentences and express themselves more freely.

Also, we enjoyed many Christmas activities together online in the afternoon.
We introduced how you can design a Christmas party or a Christmas lesson where students are USING English a lot. We hope that giving the students a chance to enjoy while learning at the parties or the lessons will be a good memory for them and motivate them to learn English more.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events and to share more ideas with you then.

All events below will be conducted online and in both Japanese and English.
If you have any questions, please contact us before you apply. iieec.osaka.sg@gmail.com

【December】
   ◎ 1-Day MAT Basic Seminar Workshop 2: The 4 Goals & Review-
     December 20th (Sun) 10:00-15:00 @ Zoom
     Fee: ¥10,000
   

【January】
 Mini Study Group Meeting
   January 17th (Sun) 10:00~12:30@Zoom
   PK: I don't like ~.  Lecture: Efficient way to use cards
   Fee: ¥3,500

【February】
① -BMini Study Group Meeting
   February 14th (Sun) 10:00~12:30 @ Zoom
   PK: What's your favorite color? Lecture: Daily Expressions
   Fee: ¥3,500

① -C Spring Activity Workshop
   February 14th (Sun) 13:30~15:30 @Zoom
   Fee: ¥4,000


【March】
 1-Day MAT Basic Seminar Workshop 3: Role Plays & Learning Activities
   March 21st (Sun) 10:00-15:00 @ Zoom
   Fee: ¥10,000


【How to Apply】
Please click the URL below and fill in the application form.

【About the Personal Information】
The information we get is for IIEEC reference only and will not be used for any other purpose.

【Participant Fee】
We will send you a mail regarding where to send the fee after you have registered.
Please be sure that you can receive our email iieec.osaka.sg@gmail.com.
The fee must be received before each event.

【Cancellation and Refund】
Cancellation is accepted by four days before (by the previous Wednesday) each event.   
This is because we need to send you the handouts.
We will deduct the handling fee (500 yen) from the total amount and refund the rest.
We cannot refund you if you cancel after the deadline.


We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

IIEEC Osaka Trainers

2020.09.21 Updated

IIEEC-Oxford University Press Teacher Training Certificate ONLINE Program 2020 ■Completed■

We are going to hold the Autumn Session of this program ONLINE this year.
For more information, please click here.

IIEEC Teacher Training Center
September 21, 2020

2020.09.08 Updated

【Obituary】

It is with great sadness that we must inform you that Ritsuko Nakata, President of IIEEC, has passed away on September 1st at the age of 77.

She had been undergoing medical treatment at home, but her condition took a sudden and unfortunate turn. Considering the current circumstances with COVID-19, we held a small closed family funeral on September 3rd.

Please accept our sincere apology for not announcing immediately.
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude for your kindness during her lifetime.

Also, because of the current conditions, we are declining any visits, ko-den, or flowers. We would appreciate it if you could remember her in your hearts instead. We are quite sure she would appreciate it.


September 8, 2020
IIEEC Teacher Training Center

2020.07.26 Updated

【IIEEC Osaka Events in August and September, 2020】

Dear Teachers,

We hope you and your family are staying healthy and safe.
Also, we hope that you are having a great time with your students in spite of this tough situation.

The IIEEC Osaka had made plans to have an event each month starting from April 2020, but because of the COVID-19 situation, we decided to have our events online.

Now we are ready to announce the following two events.
Japanese and English will be used at each event. If you have any questions, please contact us before you apply. iieec.osaka.sg@gmail.com

① 1-Day MAT Basic Seminar ①   (Online)
  August 23rd 10:00~15:00 (Including 1 hour lunch break)
  @ Zoom
  Fee:¥10,000

②- B Mini Study Group Meeting (Online)
  September 13th 10:00~12:30 @ Zoom
  PK: Who is he/she? Lecture: What makes a conversation?
  Fee: ¥3,500

②-C Halloween Workshop (Online)
  September 13th 13:30~15:30 @ Zoom
  Fee: ¥4,000

**As for Sep. 13th, if you take the Mini Study Group Meeting in the morning AND the Halloween Workshop in the afternoon, we will give you a ¥500 discount and the fee will be ¥7,000. So we recommend you to take this full day course ②-A

【How to Apply】
Please click the URL below and fill in the application form.
https://forms.gle/5hQwNooJogoQh6hX8

【About the personal Information】
The information we get is for IIEEC reference only and will not be used for any other purpose.

【Participant Fee】
We will send you mail regarding where to send the fee after you have registered.
Please be sure that you can receive our email iieec.osaka.sg@gmail.com.
The fee must be received before each event.

【Cancellation and refund】
Cancellation is accepted by the day before each event.
We will deduct the handling fee (500 yen) from the total amount and refund the rest.
We cannot refund you if you cancel on the day of each event.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

IIEEC Osaka Trainers

2020.03.28 Updated

【Important notice】Regarding Novel Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19) ■NEW■

Due to the concern regarding the spread of COVID-19, we have canceled the Summer Session of the IIEEC-OUP Teacher Training Certificate Program. We are planning to hold the Autumn Session (starting in September) at this moment.
All our Osaka and Fukuoka Study Group meetings scheduled in 2020 have also been canceled or postponed.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. 

IIEEC Teacher Training Center

2020.01.14 Updated

Osaka Study Group Meeting March 1st, 2020 ■Canceled■


Our OSG meeting has been canceled due to the Coronavirus situation. We are all hoping it will be settled soon.

Dear teachers,

We are having a relatively warm winter. We hope you are enjoying your classes with your students.

Our main topic for the next Osaka Study Group Meeting is present perfect tense.

We received many questions asking how some of the advanced grammar that is taught in Junior High Schools can be taught with the MAT METHOD. It is quite simple if you learn the steps of the MAT Practice System.
With the MAT METHOD, you can avoid teaching gaps and will be able to help EVERY student in your classes.

So please come and join us and learn about the Model Action Talk (MAT) METHOD!!


We are looking forward to seeing you soon.


IIEEC Osaka Office

Date

March 1st, 2020 13:00-16:30
(The door opens at 12:45)

Place

KOKO PLAZA 
(7 min. walk from JR/Subway Shin-Osaka Station, East Exit)

Fee 3,500 yen
Number of people 35
Topics

1)Have you ever eaten ravioli?
2)I have already done my homework. I haven't taken a bath yet.
3)Fun Spring Activities

2019.11.22 Updated

Osaka Special Wrokshop January 12th, 2020 ■Completed■

Special Workshop: Student to Student TALK

-The 5 Magical Steps to have your students communicate in Engish-

As English teachers, it is our goals to have our students to talk to each other naturally in English. But how could we build up their ability to talk?

With the Model Action Talk (MAT) METHOD, we use 5 steps to achieve this goal.

So please join us and learn about these magical steps.

Please reserve now to keep your seat!

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!


IIEEC Osaka

Date

January 12th, 2020 10:00~13:00

Place

KOKO Plaza (8 min. walk from JR Shin-Osaka East Exit)

Fee 4,000 yen
Number of people 35
Topics

Student to Student TALK

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