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Presentation in Matsumoto: Storytelling in EFL

Fairy-Tale-Castle-fairy-tales-and-fables-5123629-1600-1200This weekend, we are looking forward to doing a presentation in Matsumoto at the Shinshu chapter of JALT. Full details of the venue are available at this JALT events page.
Saturday, 25 January 2014 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm

 Dr. Brian Cullen &  Sarah Mulvey

This presentation will focus on the use of storytelling in the EFL classroom. The presenters will look at at some of the many ways that stories can be useful, what stories you might like to choose, and some practical techniques for really engaging your students through storytelling. Whether you are teaching at elementary school, high school, university, or elsewhere, being able to use stories effectively in your teaching is a valuable tool for teaching and motivation, and this workshop will help you to refine your skills. Storytelling is the oldest and most natural way of teaching, and in the classroom when a teacher tells a story well, we can easily see how students’ attention becomes completely focused. In this presentation, we will discuss how the human brain is wired for storytelling and how we are indeed storytelling animals. Participants will have time to share their own stories and to practice the techniques that we will be introducing in the workshop.

You can download the handout.


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