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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.

JALTCALL 2017

Date and Time:  Friday, 16 June 2017 - 6:00pm - Sunday, 18 June 2017 - 5:00pm Speaker:  Hayo Reinders Speaker:  Laurence Anthony Speaker:  Leigh Graves Wolf

JALTCALL will hold its annual conference at Matsuyama University in Shikoku from June 16 to 18. Keep these dates open so that you can join us in the shadow of beautiful Matsuyama Castle.

Location:  Matsuyama University Contact or Queries:  sig-coordinator@jaltcall.org

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Dr. Charles Browne: High Frequency Vocabulary Lists & the Free Online Tools to Exploit Them

Date and Time:  Friday, 26 May 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm Speaker:  Charles Browne

Tokyo JALT & the Vocabulary SIG Present: Dr. Charles Browne
Join us for an event that should be of great interest to any teacher, an event about vocabulary lists and tools to use them.

Please RSVP: bit.ly/TJALTrsvp

Title: High Frequency Vocabulary Lists & the Free Online Tools to Exploit Them

Location:  Rikkyo University in Ikebukuro, Building 10 Room 208 Contact or Queries:  program@tokyojalt.org

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Online English Learning: Resources, Activities and Evidence

Date and Time:  Sunday, 28 May 2017 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm Speaker:  Paul Raine

As English language teachers, our day-to-day profession consists of three main strands: creating resources, administering activities, and gathering evidence of learning from students. These three strands tend to be present no matter what theoretical approach to teaching we adopt.

Location:  Tenjin, Fukuoka City: Kurume University Satellite Campus. It is in the ELGALA building, just next to Daimaru, close to the Tenjin Minami subway station. Level 6, room 601-2

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Motivation and Alienation: Resistance as a Natural Part of Language Learning

Date and Time:  Sunday, 18 June 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Speaker:  Joseph Shaules (Juntendo University)

Learners who struggle with a foreign language often suffer from feelings of alienation and failure, and may be seen as lazy or unmotivated. This presentation will argue, however, that negative reactions to language learning are, in effect, a normal part of the learning process. It will also argue that current models of motivation in SLA don’t fully take this into account.

Location:  To be announced.

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Who Owns English? Exploring Linguistic Ideologies in High School Textbooks

Date and Time:  Sunday, 21 May 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Speaker:  Rob McGregor (Hiroshima Motomachi Municipal Senior High School)

While sentence-level ideologies may be readily engaged in the classroom, those manifesting across an entire curriculum are often less apparent. Presenting the results of a corpus-driven study, the presenter will examine discourse on first and second language use in high school textbooks. For details, please see recent Hiroshima JALT emails.

Location:  To be announced

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Pragmatics Activities for the Classroom: From spark to publication

Date and Time:  Sunday, 23 April 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Speaker:  Jim Ronald Speaker:  Matt Ragan Speaker:  Peter Stachus Tu (all from Hiroshima Shudo University)

The field of pragmatics has become very exciting recently because of a lot of discoveries which are very applicable to the English classroom. After a brief introduction to pragmatics and its potential in foreign language teaching, the three researchers/teachers will each tell the story of one or more activities, and "do" the activities so that they can be easily understood.

Location:  Peace Park, 3F Conference Room

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Back to School 2017, Osaka JALT's 7th annual spring mini-conference

Date and Time:  Saturday, 27 May 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm Speaker:  Keynote speaker: Gordon Bateson of Kochi University of Technology

Back to School 2017 is Osaka JALT's 7th annual spring mini-conference which aims to share ideas on a wide range of topics to help everyone in the new school year. With long and short presentations, poster sessions, and plenty of time to socialize (including a dinner party afterwards at a nearby restaurant), there is sure to be something for everyone.

Location:  Osaka Jogakuin University main building, near JR and subway Tamatsukuri station Contact or Queries:  sanderson808@gmail.com

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Mini Speeches ミニスピーチを使った教授法

Date and Time:  Sunday, 23 April 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Speaker:  Caroline Lloyd

Presentation Abstract: “Mini Speeches”

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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Promoting Active Listening in the EFL/ESL Classroom

Date and Time:  Sunday, 18 June 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm Speaker:  Chris Donaldson

Despite its obvious importance, listening as a language skill can often lack the focus placed on the other areas of language such as speaking, reading, and writing. Learning to listen actively can greatly improve a student’s ability to achieve understanding. This workshop aims to help participants explore the concept of active listening in language teaching.

Location:  Nagoya International Center / Kokusai Center 3rd Fl. Lecture Room # 1 Contact or Queries:  desteffen@gmail.com

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Paradigm Shifting in Asian Englishes: Promoting an ELF Mindset in Japan

Date and Time:  Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 10:00am - 4:30pm Speaker:  Takayuki Nagamine Speaker:  Patrick Ng Speaker:  Tricia Okada Speaker:  Alan Thompson

This is a mini-conference jointly sponsored by Aichi University and Toyohashi chapter. All participants are invited to join the speakers for dinner after the event.

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Location:  Aichi University Toyohashi Campus (Kenkyukan)

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