Every semester the SALC offers a series of workshops in order to encourage learners to use the SALC and the materials in it. These workshops are run by ELI teachers and SALC learning advisors during weekday lunchtimes or during period 5.
Remuneration for running a one-off workshop is 10,000 yen a time. The workshops are aimed at fostering learner autonomy and self-directed learning skills, encouraging the use of learning strategies, teaching learners how to use the SALC better, and, ideally, promoting some of the materials we have in the SALC. We also run some more content based workshops, with themes that appeal to our student body, and may provide them with new interesting avenues for experiencing English. You can see some of the recent workshops on the “Let’s Study English” website under “past workshops” (http://elisalc.org/category/past-salc-workshops/).
Our research shows that students have a preference for workshops with clear/specific outcomes. The following themes have been requested by students and / or have proved popular in the past (and could incorporate accessing some materials from various sections of the SALC):
- Workshops related to academic skills for self-study (shadowing, dictation, speed-reading, presentation skills, time management..)
- Workshops related to useful materials for self-study (newspapers, TED, Graded Readers, CNN/BBC, movies, music..)
- Workshops related to studying abroad (culture, home stay, life in other countries..)
- Workshops related to business/ internships for beginners (business English, business etiquette, business e-mail..)
- Workshops related to pronunciation
- IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC preparation
We would appreciate suggestions from your students too if there is an appropriate time to ask them during one of your classes. Please e-mail their ideas to SALC Assistant manager Yoko Ohno (firstname.lastname@example.org) who coordinates the workshops
If you are interested in running a workshop this semester, please complete this online proposal form by Friday May 6th (or sooner if you are willing to offer a workshop in May). https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/workshopspring2016