Akita Chapter

The M&M's of Teaching English to Young Learners

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 29 September 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Kathy Kampa

Abstract: Discover the power of music, movement, and multiple intelligences (MI) to create a dynamic learning environment for your students. Music is celebrated in many cultures around the world. Its universality can be found in its shared structures. Music enhances memorization, a critical process in language acquisition.

Location: 
JOIN US (Kenshushitsu-7)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Students - Free, Non-members - 500 yen

Motivating communities of practice for teachers

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 21 July 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Joe Falout

Speaker & Bio: Joe Falout, an assistant professor at Nihon University, researches, publishes, and presents internationally about teacher and learner motivation with regards to English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts.

Location: 
JOIN US (Kenshushitsu-7)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Students - Free; Non-members - 500 yen

Technology in the Classroom

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 June 2012 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: 
Renaud Davies

Bio: Renaud is the Program Advisor for Akita-JET ALTs. He uses an array of internet tools and other technology in his classrooms to enhance the learning of his students. He will share some of his methods with us.

Location: 
Akita International University, B-101
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Students - Free; Non-members - 500 yen

Workshop for teachers of young learners

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 26 May 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Kim Horne (Kindergarten teacher)

This workshop will focus on young learners. The flow of the presentation will be interactive and filled with stimulating activities. Participants will be highly encouraged to roll up their sleeves and get involved with what is happening. This will be very relevant for teachers from elementary to high school. Those who are independent and teach children are also recommended to attend.

Location: 
Kenshushitsu-6 at JOIN US
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Student non-JALT member - free; Non-JALT members - 500 yen

Interwoven Stories Told by High School JTEs and ALTs

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 April 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Takaaki Hiratsuka (University of Auckland)

Summary: Japan has used team teaching by Japanese Teachers of English (JTEs) and Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) in daily English lessons through the JET programme for more than two decades. The issue of teachers’ as well as students’ perceptions of their participation in this programme has begun to attract attention.

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

Old English for Today

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 24 March 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Susumu Hiyama (Akita Prefectural University)

Summary: The term "Old English" (henceforth OE) refers to the English language from the eighth century to the eleventh century.

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

Ideologies/Stereotypes that Japanese-learners of English take to class

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 24 November 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Laurel Kamada

Abstract - Ideologies/Stereotypes that Japanese-learners of English take to class: Identities of ‘Japaneseness’ and ‘The Other’ from Elementary School to University

Location: 
Akita International University, D - 105 (Main Lecture Hall Building next to the Library)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

Presentation and Annual General Meeting

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 29 October 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Ms. Ibuki Aiba, Ms. Reika Maruyama, and Ms. Megumi Kimoto

The presenters are AIU Japanese Language Teaching and English Language Teaching graduate students. The topic is the learning environment at AIU for EAP students and foreign students studying Japanese. They did a survey and will discuss the preliminary results of the study. This is a warm-up for what they will present at JALT National.

Location: 
B-103 at Akita International University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Student non-JALT member - free; Non-JALT members - 1,000 yen

Typography and document design for classroom materials

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 24 September 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Cameron Romney

Abstract:

Location: 
B-103 at Akita International University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Student non-JALT member - free; Non-JALT members - 1,000 yen

Building a Course in Extensive Reading for Non-English Majors

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 30 July 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Ken Schmidt, Tohoku Fukushi University, Sendai

Abstract:

Location: 
Room 105 at AIU (Akita International University)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Student non-JALT member - free; Non-JALT members - 1,000 yen

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