Takao Ogawa Toda Dai-ichi Elementary School Effective English Communication and the importance of Prosody In order to make the jump from merely speaking Japanese English In the elementary classroom to being able to communicate in English with people from all over the world, prosody (rhythm, stress and intonation patterns of an utterance) is essential.
Mr. Ogawa talked about how to work with English sounds and rhythm to energize Japanese young learners. Takao Ogawa has been involved in the practical usage of English for 17 years. His specialty is in the area of Elementary School English Education. With his long background in methodology and effective practical experience, Takao Ogawa offers encouragement and solid, practical advice to all elementary school teachers. Mr. Ogawa studied Oral Communication at Rikkyo University Graduate School Communication.
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