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Chapter Events

Chapter Events

What's happening in the different JALT chapters around the country.

Each of JALT’s 36 active chapters sponsors from 5 to 12 events every year. All JALT members may attend events at any chapter at member rates—usually free. Chapters, don’t forget to add your event to the JALT calendar or send the details to the editor (see submission guidelines).
CHAPTER EVENTS ONLINE: You can access all of JALT’s events online at www.jalt.org/events.

“Grounded Theory in Applied Linguistics Research: Attractive Nuisance or Helpful Guide?”

Date and Time:  Sunday, 23 July 2017 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm Speaker:  Gregory Hadley

Although widely-used throughout the social sciences today, the Grounded Theory methodology (GTM) has been frequently misused by graduate students in Applied Linguistics and related fields, leading some scholars and thesis supervisors to question its suitability.

Location:  University of Fukui – School of Education, Building No. 1 – 1st Floor – Room 102 Contact or Queries:  wamalcolm@gmail.com

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Fukuoka JALT Summer 2017 Beer Garden Party

Date and Time:  Saturday, 15 July 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Speaker:  Reservation for 15 people

Our annual beer garden social event! If it's a rainy day, the event will be cancelled. We will contact you. 15 places have been booked. Reserve your place soon! RSVP: Please contact Miho Tani at fukuokajaltsocial@gmail.com by July 11 to reserve your place.

Location:  Tenjin Sky Beer Terrace - on the roof of DAIMARU in Tenjin, level 17 Contact or Queries:  fukuokajaltsocial@gmail.com

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2nd IATEFL BESIG Online Symposium

Date and Time:  Sunday, 25 June 2017 - 4:45pm - Monday, 26 June 2017 - 2:30am Speaker:  16 presenters from BESIGs around the world

IATEFL BESIG will be hosting its second online symposium on Sunday, 25 June 2017.

The symposium’s theme is "BESIG(s) around the world", and aims to link and strengthen business English ties internationally, share best practices across borders, and explore global BE training contexts.

Location:  www.besig.org Contact or Queries:  bizcomjalt@gmail.com

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Grounded Theory in Applied Linguistics Research: Attractive Nuisance or Helpful Guide?

Date and Time:  Sunday, 23 July 2017 - 1:30pm - 7:55pm Speaker:  Gregory Hadley

Although widely-used throughout the social sciences today, the Grounded Theory methodology (GTM) has been frequently misused by graduate students in Applied Linguistics and related fields, leading some scholars and thesis supervisors to question its suitability.

Location:  University of Fukui – School of Education, Building No. 1 – 1st Floor – Room 102 Contact or Queries:  wamalcolm@gmail.com

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Ibaraki Chapter June Meeting

Date and Time:  Saturday, 24 June 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Speaker:  Roxana Sandu, University of Tsukuba

1. Featured Presentation (14:00 - 16:00)
Title: Educate for the future: Fostering 21st Century Skills in the English Language Classroom
By: Roxana Sandu, University of Tsukuba

2. Business Meeting (16:20 - 17:00)

Saturday, June 24th, 2017, 14:00 - 16:00
Venue: Tsukuba Gakuin University (Meeting Room 2)
Azuma 3-1 Tsukuba-shi

Presentation Summary:

Location:  Tsukuba Gakuin University, Meeting Room No.2

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Improving Student Motivation through Using Language Support Centers 英語学習支援室の利用と学習者のモチベーション向上について + Role Plays - Activities with the Potential to Teach Everything! ~ロールプレイを使った英語教育の可能性~

Date and Time:  Sunday, 25 June 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Speaker:  Lynne Murphy Speaker:  Sean Banville Speaker:  John Telloyan

Presentation 1: Improving Student Motivation through Using Language Support Centers: How the “E-Clinic” Benefits the English Program at Shimane University
英語学習支援室の利用と学習者のモチベーション向上について ~島根大学医学部における「E-クリニック」の結果をもとに考える~

Presenters: Lynne Murphy and John Telloyan of Shimane University
リン・マーフィー and ジョン・テロイアン(島根大学医学部)

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Presentation 2:

Location:  Tottori University - Tottori Campus - Koho Center Room 2C (Building just inside of main gate) Contact or Queries:  tottori.jalt@gmail.com

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Dual MyShare - Saitama hosts Gunma

Date and Time:  Sunday, 11 June 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Speaker:  Harry Meyer Speaker:  Yoko Kamo Speaker:  Daniel Hooper Speaker:  Yoko Miyazaki

A Short Workshop for Intercultural Relations
by Harry Meyer - Gunma Prefectural Women's University

Location:  Rental Space Holly Contact or Queries:  gunmajalt+program@gmail.com

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Developing “global citizens”: Considering the role of language educators in developing 21st century skills

Date and Time:  Sunday, 23 July 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Speaker:  Richmond Stroupe

As we move through the 21st century, developing “global citizens” is increasingly becoming a focus at secondary, tertiary, and even primary, levels of educational systems. In Japan, this has been manifest through a number of “global” initiatives at both the secondary and tertiary levels.

Location:  Sendai War Memorial Hall Contact or Queries:  jaltsenpub@gmail.com

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Study Abroad Conference: Preparation

Date and Time:  Saturday, 16 September 2017 - 12:00am - 5:00pm Speaker:  No plenary speaker

The members of the Study Abroad SIG would like to invite you to come and share your knowledge related to the study abroad experience. This year's focus is on preparing students to participate in events abroad. We's also like to announce that there will be a student poster session as well so encourage your students to come and share their experience.

Location:  Lakeland University Contact or Queries:  saconference2016@outlook.com

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JALT Hokkaido Annual Conference - Words for Learning

Date and Time:  Sunday, 1 October 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm Speaker:  Plenary speaker: Professor Charles Browne

Call for papers

Teachers are always looking for better ways to teach the most useful words to their students. If you are a teacher and would like to share a class-room activity that you have found to be successful, please submit a proposal. If you are a researcher, who would like to share your research about word learning or language learning, please submit a proposal.

Location:  Hokusei Gakuen University Contact or Queries:  m-cotter@hokusei.ac.jp

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