Presentation: Using Adjectives as a Communication Strategy

On June 13th John Finucane presented at the 2nd ETJ Saitama & JALT Omiya Sainokuni Workshop for Teachers of Japanese Young Learners, JALT Omiya, Sakuragi Kominkan Omiya.

John Finucane (SCEJALT): Using Adjectives as a Communication Strategy

Abstract: This presentation is about two lessons that were created to prepare students for learning the new skills they would need in junior high school English classes. There were three aims for these lessons. 1) For students to use multiple adjectives, in a sentence, in the correct order. 2) For students to learn and use the word ‘not’ as a communication strategy. 3) To introduce Romanji as a part of the lesson.

Omiya JALT is a local chapter of The Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT), a non-profit organisation dedicated to the improvement of language teaching and learning both within Japan and internationally.  JALT has nearly 3,000 members, with 35 chapters and 26 special interest groups.

English Teachers in Japan (ETJ) is a free association for English teachers in Japan that encourages the exchange of information and teaching ideas and supports the professional development of teachers.