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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.

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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"Sometimes, I think they are a kind of God." Metaphors for teachers, learners and language learning

Date and Time:  Sunday, 16 April 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm Speaker:  Darren Elliott of Nanzan University

"In order to make sense of abstract thought, humans have developed a rich facility for metaphor. These metaphors are loaded with meanings to be unpacked and interpreted. Research into education has a strong tradition of metaphor analysis, utilising metaphors for education to categorise differing attitudes towards the learning process.

Location:  Nagoya International Center / Kokusai Center, 3rd Fl. Lecture Room # 2 Contact or Queries:  desteffen@gmail.com

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Easing the Burden of Recordkeeping

Date and Time:  Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Speaker:  Soren Leaver (Kyushu Sangyo University)

New location
Please note that Fukuoka JALT is trying a completely new location this month, Namiki Square in Chihaya (map).

Location:  NAMIKI Square, Chihaya (west exit of Chihaya Station on the JR or Nishitetsu line) Contact or Queries:  timnosuke@hotmail.com

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Business & Intercultural Negotiation Conference

Date and Time:  Saturday, 1 July 2017 - 9:00am - Sunday, 2 July 2017 - 3:00pm Speaker:  Chris Bates, Interfas, a management consultancy co. in Taiwan Speaker:  Kumiko Murata, Waseda University Speaker:  Tim Craig, Doshisha University

JALT Business Communication SIG, Kansai University, SIETAR Kansai, and the JALT Osaka and Kyoto chapters are proud to present the “Business and Intercultural Negotiation” conference, to be held July 1st and 2nd 2017, at Kansai University, Osaka.

Location:  Rooms F401 & F402, Iwasaki Kinenkan (岩崎記念館) Building, Faculty of Foreign Language Studies, Senriyama Campus, Kansai University Contact or Queries:  bizcom@jalt.org

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Tasks in Practice

Date and Time:  Saturday, 29 July 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm Speaker:  Lourdes Ortega

A mini-conference presented by the TBL SIG, featuring a poster session of practical TBLT lesson ideas and a special workshop by well-known TBLT researcher Lourdes Ortega from Georgetown University.

Location:  Temple University, Osaka Contact or Queries:  tbltinasia@gmail.com

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