Akita Chapter

Running a 4-skills Extensive Reading Class

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Ben Shearon, Tohoku University

Summary: Extensive Reading can be a wonderful source of comprehensible input for students, particularly in Japan where such input is often lacking. Many students find ER empowering, interesting, and effective. ER can also form the base of a 4-skills English class, providing the content for students to speak, listen, and write about.

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

Let's Examine Ondoku-based Learning Strategies from Various Perspectives

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 6 December 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Yo Hamada

Summary: This workshop focuses on learning strategies for listening and communication from three different perspectives, as a teacher, as a learner, and as a researcher.

Location: 
Akita University, Tegata Campus 一般教育棟一号館1階 107教室
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Students - free; Non-members - 500 yen

Content-Based Instruction Workshop

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 25 October 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Brent A. Jones, Konan University

Summary: Content-focused language teaching approaches such as Content-Based Instruction (CBI) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) continue to gain both recognition and credibility. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to both the theory and practice of such approaches, with special emphasis on the affective learning domain.

Location: 
Yugakusha (Kenshushitsu #2)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Students Free, Non-members 500 yen

Using TED Talks to facilitate Large Group Discussions

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 6 September 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Carlos Budding
Speaker: 
Cherie Brown

Summary: In a classroom TedTalks have the power to educate, influence, and inspire. This presentation/workshop will show how TedTalks serve as a catalyst for instruction, discussion and cognitive stimulation.

Location: 
Join-us (Floor 1, Room 1)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Students - Free, Non-members - 500 yen

Reading for Automaticity

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Bryan Hahn

Many Japanese students learning English do not develop language skills naturally. This includes reading. Students often focus on too many reading tasks at the same time so they do not comprehend what they read. As a result, it's important that they reach automaticity in order to read at full comprehension.

Location: 
Join-us (Room6)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The complex stories behind autonomous learners

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 28 June 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Joe Sykes

Recent research in the field of learner autonomy has shifted from the psychological view, which treats the learner in isolation from their environment, to the sociocultural view, in which the learner is an integral part of the sociocultural context.

Location: 
Join-us (Floor 3, Room 6)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen, Students Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Creativity in the EFL classroom: creating and adapting original material to the needs and interests of different students

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 24 May 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Chris Sato

This presentation will be in two parts: a talk and then a workshop. The first part will highlight the challenges of running a one-teacher school which caters to all ages and types of student: from young children to high school students to intensive courses for adults to company classes for local businessmen/women.

Location: 
Yugakusha
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Exploring English and Foreign languages in the Elementary School Classroom

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 26 April 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Jonathan Stimmer

Summary: In 2011 English and Foreign language became a mandatory subject in Elementary school education. Many schools are already teaching English from 1st year to 6th year. How can we help Home Room Teachers and ALTs bring about enriching English and Foreign language programs for all grade levels? How can these schools go beyond textbooks?

Location: 
Join-us
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
students free, non-members 500 yen

Teachers' reactions to team-teaching with ALTs and an example of a teacher training session

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 22 March 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Tomohisa Machida

Summary: This presentation will examine elementary-school teachers' reactions to team-teaching with native English-speaking ALTs. Hiring native English speakers as ALTs caused affective and pedagogical changes among classroom teachers.

Location: 
Yugakusha
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
students free; non-members 500 yen

Making the most of study abroad

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 16 November 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Terri Lee Nagahashi

This presentation reports on an innovative faculty-led study abroad program. The program was designed to support the curricula of the Faculty of Bioresource Sciences at Akita Prefectural University and took place in Oregon, USA during the summer of 2012.

Location: 
Yugakusha
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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