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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.

Establishing what Japan English pronunciation is and its implications / English in Pakistan - its roles and Pakistani English as a variety

Date and Time:  Sunday, 29 January 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm Speaker:  Takayuki Nagamine Speaker:  Irum Shahzadi

The current trend in pronunciation seems to be shifting from pursuit of native-like pronunciation to mutual intelligibility among the speakers, in the form of English as an International Language (EIL) or English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). It is known that the phonetic variables in an accent trigger different attitudes in the hearer towards the speaker, which is also true of L2 English.

Location:  Aichi University Toyohashi Campus (Building 5, Room 541)

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The possibility of practicing CLIL in Japanese elementary schools

Date and Time:  Sunday, 18 December 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm Speaker:  Rie Adachi

In this presentation the speaker will examine the possibilities of contextualizing Content Language Integrated Learning (henceforth, CLIL) into Japanese elementary schools, and discusses how to implement CLIL lessons which are adjusted to Japanese educational settings. In Japan, it is a priority to improve students’ English communicative proficiency.

Location:  Aichi University Toyohashi Campus (Building 5, Room 541)

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SUTLF 2017: Active Learning in a Globalized World

Date and Time:  Saturday, 4 February 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm Speaker:  Todd Thorpe, Kindai University Speaker:  Terry Laskowski, Kumamoto University

The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) continues to push for the advancement of globalized educational opportunities for its students. English language educators in Japan remain charged with the task of supporting learners as they strive to acquire a global language.

Location:  Active Commons, Sojo University Contact or Queries:  sutlfteam@nankyujalt.org

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JALT Four Corners Tour

Date and Time:  Wednesday, 30 November 2016 - 5:50pm - 8:00pm Speaker:  Dorothy Zemach Speaker:  Andy Boon

JALT West Tokyo, Macmillan Education, BTB Press, and Toyo Gakuen University
are pleased to present...

Dorothy Zemach (JALT Four Corners Tour)

Location:  Toyo Gakuen University, Hongo Campus, Building 1, Room 1301 Contact or Queries:  andrew.boon@tyg.jp

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JALT2016 Four Corners Tour: Skilling Up for Academic Success Special

Date and Time:  Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm Speaker:  Dorothy Zemach

Scaffolding the Writing Process

Location:  JR Gifu Station Heartful Square 2F Room 4

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Self-Directed Learner Training for English Language Learning, followed by Bonenkai (Fukuoka JALT's annual end-of-year party)

Date and Time:  Saturday, 10 December 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Speaker:  Mathew Porter (Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Nursing University)

Please note the earlier starting time.

Presentation:
Language is a tool for communication, and identifying what you want to do with language can provide a path for improving language ability. However, students often describe their language learning goals using vague or generic language that makes it hard for them to achieve tangible results. In the first half of this two-part presentation, I will explain goal-setting in relation to self-directed language learning and introduce some activities for analyzing needs and setting goals. In the second half of the presentation, I will discuss two projects that illustrate considerations teachers must make to support students in their selection of materials for achieving goals. The presentation will conclude with some observations about the challenges of explicitly instructing students in self-directed learning.

Location:  ACROS Fukuoka, 2F, Seminar room 2, 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City Contact or Queries:  fukuokajaltprograms@gmail.com

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Making the Most of Graded Readers

Date and Time:  Sunday, 23 October 2016 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm Speaker:  Heather Doiron from Black Cat and Nellie's English Books

Providing meaningful reading activities for students at any level is one of the challenges for EFL teachers. This session will be useful for teachers who wish to use graded readers for the purpose of integrating speaking, listening, and writing activities into their reading curriculum.

Location:  University of Fukui, Bunkyo Campus - Daigakusei Kaikan 2F - LC1 Contact or Queries:  wamalcolm@gmail.com

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We need more TTT – Time talking about teachers

Date and Time:  Wednesday, 23 November 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm Speaker:  Sarah Mercer

In this workshop, we will consider how centrally important the teacher is for what happens within the classroom, not just in terms of the practicalities of teaching but also in terms of the classroom atmosphere and learner motivation. If the teacher is not engaged and motivated, then it is unlikely their learners will be.

Location:  Aichi University Toyohashi Campus (Building 5, Room 541)

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Academic Writing Special: Scaffolding the Writing Process

Date and Time:  Saturday, 3 December 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Speaker:  Dorothy Zemach (Wayzgoose, Inc.)

Do your students (or you!) regard "process writing" as a remedial technique designed for struggling writers or low-level language students? This workshop takes participants through all stages of the writing process: brainstorming, organizing, drafting, editing, and rewriting, to demonstrate its usefulness and efficiency for any level of young adult or adult writer (including native speaker).

Location:  ACROS Fukuoka, 2F, Seminar room 2, 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City Contact or Queries:  fukuokajaltprograms@gmail.com

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