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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.

"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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Tasks in Practice

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

A special mini-conference presented by the TBL SIG. Features a poster session of practical task ideas and a workshop from well-known TBLT researcher Lourdes Ortega. Call for post presentations due June 30th, 2017. See tblsig.org/conference for more details.

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

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Toward Focus-on-form Approach to EFL Teaching in Japan

Date and Time:  Sunday, 23 July 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm Speaker:  Shinichi Izumi, Sophia University

In this task-based interactive presentation, I wish to highlight some problems in grammar-based, teacher-centered, and context-poor instruction that is still prevalent in English education in Japan and show directions for change that hopefully enable us to teach English in English for greater students’ benefits.

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

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Tokyo JALT and Young Learners SIG Present: a K-12 workshop featuring presentations by teachers about teaching

Date and Time:  Sunday, 5 March 2017 - 10:15am Speaker:  Member Presentations

For teachers of babies to teachers of High Schoolers in the Kanto area: an event for YOU!

We all need times to connect with other teachers and get inspiration in order to stay on top of our game. Teaching is challenging and we can learn lots from each. That is whyTokyo JALT & the Younger Learners SIG have put together a program to do just that. Hope you'll think of joining us!!

Location:  Tokiwamatsu Gakuen, Himonya 4-17-16 Contact or Queries:  program@tokyojalt.org

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Using Facebook to enhance motivation

Date and Time:  Sunday, 9 July 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Speaker:  Chris Madden

Workshop 1 - Using Facebook to enhance motivation

Location:  South exit of Niigata station, turn immediately left into Plaka 1 building, we'll be waiting on the second floor. Contact or Queries:  jaltniigata@gmail.com

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Examining pupils’ images of English, before and after short storytelling sessions, in a Japanese primary school

Date and Time:  Sunday, 28 May 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Speaker:  Alison Nemoto

Humans have been motivated and inspired by stories since the beginning of civilization itself and can be found in even the most primitive cultures. Regarding literacy skills for native speakers, it is said that; “The more you read, the better you get at it; the better you get at it, the more you like it; and the more you like it, the more you do it, (Trelease, 20013, pp.4).

Location:  South exit of Niigata station, Plaka 1 building immediately on your left. On the second floor. Contact or Queries:  jaltniigata@gmail.com

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Yamagata JALT February Meeting

Date and Time:  Saturday, 11 February 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Speaker:  John Wiltshier

Title- Creating Comprehensible Input and Blending with a Task-based Approach for Japanese Primary School English Classes

Abstract- One role of the teacher is to create appropriate comprehensible input for students both at the planning stage and in real time in the classroom. This takes a lot of time and effort. This presentation will explain and show practical ways to do this.

Location:  Yamagata University, School of Education, Art and Science, Bldg. 2 Room 128, 2F *This building is also called 基盤1号館 for floors 1&2 Contact or Queries:  java19@hotmail.com

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