Akita Chapter

Globalization and second language pragmatics research: A perspective from intercultural competence

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 24 June 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Prof. Naoko Taguchi

Abstract: Globalization has brought about a transformation in traditional practices of second language (L2) pragmatics research, most notably in the areas of lingua franca communication, bilingual/multilingual pragmatics, and intercultural competence (Taguchi & Roever, 2017).

Location: 
Yugakusha (in the ohiroma)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Students - Free; Non-members - 500 yen

Modifying Textbooks to Maximise Vocabulary Acquisition

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Prof. Cherie Brown, English for Academic Purposes Program, Akita International University

Abstract: The presentation describes the findings of a textbook analysis study undertaken by the presenter and a colleague at AIU, which was subsequently presented at the Vocab@Vic conference, and then published in "Vocabulary Learning and Instruction".

Location: 
Join-us (Floor 3, Room 7)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Students - Free; Non-members - 500 yen

The History and Mission of Teachers Helping Teachers

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 25 March 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Pat Dougherty

Abstract:

Location: 
Join-us (Floor 3, Room 6)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Students - Free; Non-members - 500 yen

Transmedia Teaching Framework: from group projects to curriculum development

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 10 December 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Mr. James Reid from Akita International University

This presentation describes the Transmedia Teaching Framework: a social-constructivist approach to education designed to empower learners to be active co-creators of knowledge. The framework is theoretically built on the concepts of Transmedia Storytelling, Participatory culture and Multiple Intelligence Theory.

Location: 
Join-us (Floor 3, Room 6)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Students - Free; Non-members - 500 yen

Ecological dynamic assessment - Increasing levels of agency in an online environment

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 22 October 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Mr. Mark deBoer, Akita International University

To define the term ecological dynamic assessment (eDA), the presenter will first introduce two dynamic assessment theories (interventionist and interactionist) and discuss them from a Vygotskian point of view.

Location: 
JOIN US (Kenshushitsu-6)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Students - Free; Non-members - 500 yen

Developing Learner Autonomy through a Selection of Practical Reading and Writing Activities

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 24 September 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Mr. Yuichi Tagane and Ms. Colleen Pritchett, Akita International University

As students acclimate to university life, they often are encouraged by teachers to take their education into their own hands by becoming responsible for their own learning, what teachers refer to as 'being an autonomous learner.' While most teachers try to balance stick-and-carrot motivation, from the student perspective it usually boils down to either having more tasks to complete for explicit cr

Location: 
Join-us (Floor 3, Room 6)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Students - free; Non-members - 500 yen

The Use of Biographical-Narrative in Language Teaching

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 July 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Alex Pinar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of International Liberal Arts, Akita International University

Abstract:

Location: 
Yugakusha (the Japanese style room)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Students - Free; Non-members - 500 yen

Money 101: Personal Finance, Investing, and Retirement for Residents of Japan

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 25 June 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Ben Shearon

Abstract:
Many teachers in Japan would like to get their finances in order, but aren't quite sure where to start. This exposes them to three big potential dangers: not doing anything, doing the wrong thing, and being taken advantage of by ‘advisors’ or financial institutions.

Location: 
Join-us (Floor 3, Room 6)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Students - Free; Non-members - 500 yen

Metaphorically Speaking: Empowering EFL Learners

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 28 May 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Peter McCagg, Vice President of Akita International University

In 1980, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson published their seminal work, “Metaphors We Live By.” In 1999, they published a follow-up volume, “Philosophy in The Flesh.” In the intervening decades, research on conceptual metaphor blossomed, and today, we know that even beginning EFL learners can benefit from a basic understanding of metaphor, and in particular, primary metaphors in English.

Location: 
Akita International University Room: D101 (in the D Lecture Building)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Students - Free; Non-members - 500 yen

The Effectiveness of Recasts in the Language Classroom: A Meta-Analysis

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 April 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Paul Chamness Miller, Ph.D.

In order to examine what we know and understand about the effectiveness of recasts in the second language classroom, this paper presents the results of a meta-analytic review of the current research on recasts. Initial analysis showed an average weighted effect size of 0.38.

Location: 
Join-us (Floor 3, Room 6)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Students - Free; Non-members - 500 yen

Advertisements

The Asian Conference on Language Learning - http://acll.iafor.org/
view counter

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer