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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.

Bridging the Gap: Japanese High School English Education & Teaching English as an ALT

Date and Time:  Sunday, 15 January 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm Speaker:  Farrah Hasnain

In this presentation, I will show how English is currently being taught in public and private high schools throughout Japan. I will also show what current ALTs and JTEs are like and how that plays a role in team-teaching. We will discuss how language teaching works before students enter university, and provide tips on how to apply our teaching strategies in a university setting.

Location:  Create Hamamatsu, Room 51 Contact or Queries:  flowerclip62@hotmail.com

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My Share and End of Year Party

Date and Time:  Saturday, 10 December 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Speaker:  10 language learning pecha kucha

**Starring**

1. Farrah Hasnain
2. Leveth Jackson
3. Jon Dujmovich
4. Adam Poludniak -- Native speaker teacher bias in TEFL
5. Gregg McNabb -- Teaching grammar through song
6. Adam Jenkins -- TBA
7. Dan Frost -- The Toughest Job I've Ever Had
8. Mike Boyce
9. ?
10?

(As always, the 10 slots for this pecha-kucha-style event fill up quickly, so don't delay. Send in your abstract.)

Location:  Create Hamamatsu Building / クリエイト浜松 Room 51 Contact or Queries:  flowerclip62@hotmail.com

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Okinawa Trends in Language Teaching Conference 2016

Date and Time:  Sunday, 18 December 2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm Speaker:  Andy Boon, Toyo Gakuen University

Okinawa Trends in Language Teaching Conference 2016 will be held in Naha, Okinawa. It is a conference based on poster sessions. Go to https://sites.google.com/site/okinawajalt/presentation-sign-up to submit proposals.

Location:  Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts Contact or Queries:  klugenanzan@gmail.com

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How I Learned English. どうやって日本語を勉強したか。

Date and Time:  Sunday, 18 December 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Speaker:  Mutsumi Kawasaki Speaker:  David Barker

Presentation Abstract: In this bilingual session, David Barker will explain in Japanese how he went about the task of learning the language, and what he discovered about language learning on the journey.

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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Hands On Media Education micro-conference at Otemae University's Itami campus

Date and Time:  Saturday, 17 December 2016 - 9:30am - 5:00pm Speaker:  Jessie Curell, Gerard Levesque, David Lees, and Oliver Rose

9:30 ~ Registration
10:00-12:00 - "Teaching Stop Motion Animation in the Classroom" by Jessie Curell of Hands on Media
12:05-12:50 - "Word Games in the Digital Age" by Gerard Pierre Levesque
12:50-1:35 - Lunch (It's best to bring a bento or pick something up on the way.)
1:35-2:00 - "Different Degrees of Subtitling: Learner Impressions and Effects on Incidental Acquisition" by David Lees

Location:  Otemae University - Itami campus, very near Hankyu Inano and JR Inadera stations Contact or Queries:  sanderson808@gmail.com

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4 Corners Tour: Academic Skills Special (Co-sponsored with Kobe, Nara, and Osaka Chapters)

Date and Time:  Sunday, 4 December 2016 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm Speaker:  Deborah West Speaker:  Dorothy Zemach

Deborah West - Presenters and presentation styles

Speaking in a learned language is a big challenge. I would like to
take a share some different kinds of presentations and presenters
styles and connect those skills to an appropriate age group or style.
The workshop will consist of exploring different styles, different
activities and techniques to using the basics, basic drama

Location:  Lifelong Learning Center in Umeda 総合生涯学習センター 梅田, Eki-mae Dai-2 Building, 5F Contact or Queries:  jaltkyoto@gmail.com

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Self-determined Language Teaching: What It Means and How To Do It

Date and Time:  Saturday, 28 January 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Speaker:  Quint Oga-Baldwin Speaker:  Neil McClelland (University of Kitakyushu)

Self-determination theory describes human motivation in terms of how individuals control their lives and environments. Central to this theory is the concept of autonomy, the sense that our actions are internally directed. In this presentation, we will discuss how teachers can make their classrooms places of autonomous learning.

Location:  ACROS Fukuoka, 2F, Seminar room 1, 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City

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Highlights from the JALT2016 International Conference

Date and Time:  Saturday, 17 December 2016 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm Speaker:  Local Members

Local members attending the JALT International Conference in Nagoya will present summaries/reflections on the best presentations they attended at the conference. This is a great chance to learn about new research, pick up on innovations in ELT and hear about other highlights of this excellent conference. We'll also do a bit of brain storming on future programs for JALT Sendai.

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

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JALT Sendai Bonenkai

Date and Time:  Saturday, 17 December 2016 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm Speaker:  Informal conversations among members

Please join us for this social highlight of the year. Spouses, friends, and colleagues are all welcome to come and enjoy an evening filled with fun and frolic. Space is limited, and reservation deadline is Sunday, December 4.

Location:  Namaskar Indian Restaurant (2-2-11 Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai)

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A Journey to the Unseen Iran: From History to Language

Date and Time:  Saturday, 10 December 2016 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm Speaker:  Mehrasa Alizadeh Speaker:  Parisa Mehran

Iranian History, Culture, and Education: A Brief Overview

Location:  Ikoma City, Takemaru Hall (Ikoma Chuo Kominkan), Room 6 Contact or Queries:  narajalt@gmail.com

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