Secondary Japanese Up-skilling Level 1 (3 Day) Course
Our Up-skilling course is for secondary language teachers who wish to acquire a third or fourth language. The course takes into account the fact that delegates already have advanced language-learning skills, understand grammatical structures and wish to fast-track their learning. This course is for language teachers with no previous knowledge of Japanese.
This course focuses on:
- confidence in oral fluency
- phonetics, pronunciation and intonation
- speaking and listening skills
- reading and writing skills
- grammatical structures and tenses
- acquiring vocabulary and structures aligned to the Key Stage 3 curriculum
This course is funded by the Japan Foundation and is free of charge to delegates.
Crispin Chambers BA Hons, MA in Japanese was UK Pearson Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School 2013-14. has been Head of Japanese at Tavistock College in Devon since 2003 and full-time teacher of Japanese since 1996 teaching key stages 3, 4 and 5. He has extensive experience of teaching Japanese to large mixed ability GSCE, AS and A2 groups and was the first UK Japanese Advanced Skills Teacher in 2001 and now lead practitioner running professional development courses for KS 3,4 and 5 teachers. Crispin has long-term experience of running Japanese language and cultural taster days in primary schools and has led Japanese exchanges to numerous Japanese schools since 2001.
Feedback from teachers on Crispin's course
Crispin has been fantastic!
Really supportive and full of ideas. He’s also given us lots of resources and
personalised strategies to suit an SEN school.
Very enjoyable and inspiring course. It has opened up a new career path for me (possibly!)
Thank you so much. I have learnt so much and I am really enthused and motivated to introduce what I have learnt into my school. Fantastic resources!
It was really useful to attend a course where the level was perfect for where I am at. Also it was excellent to get practical ideas for how to introduce extra games/activities to do. I feel really inspired to go back and work on this.
Amazing course! Thank you very much for having me, even though I didn’t satisfy the criteria (as I am a native speaker).
The course was inspiring and very enjoyable. Crispin put so much energy into it and was generous with sharing ideas for activities and resources.