A friend and I are giving a presentation this Sunday (July 19) about an EFL approach called The Immediate Method, developed in Japan by foreign-language instructors. Here are some of the documents I will use in my presentation:

  1. bperry1 (pdf)
  2. bperry2 (pdf)
  3. azraextra (pdf)

Here’s the blurb from the JALT events website:

The Immediate Method

Date and Time:

Sunday, 19 July 2009 – 2:00pm5:00pm


Marc Sheffner and Konrad Bayer


The 2 presenters will introduce the Immediate Method, developed in Japan by French teachers several years ago (see their website for more details ) They will show how they use it in their university language classes (although the method is also used in J and SHS. What is “immediate” about this method? Simply, the instructor drills the class in a small number of grammar and lexical items that are grouped around a central theme, and, after allowing some time for independent practice, the instructor then “tests” students individually or in small groups by requiring them to “immediately” use what they have learned in conversation.The developers of this method have created textbooks to be used with it, but it is possible to use this method with other textbooks or no textbook. The presenters will describe how they use this method both with and without the official textbook.
Location: Tezukayama Gakuenmae Campus (Bldg #16)
Fee for JALT members: Free
Fee for one-day members: Free

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