Fukuoka Chapter

Easing the Burden of Recordkeeping

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Soren Leaver (Kyushu Sangyo University)

New location
Please note that Fukuoka JALT is trying a completely new location this month, Namiki Square in Chihaya (map).

Location: 
NAMIKI Square, Chihaya (west exit of Chihaya Station on the JR or Nishitetsu line)
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Bringing The World To Your English Classroom Easily Via Online Exchange

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 25 February 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Eric Hagley (Muroran Institute of Technology)

Virtual Exchange (VE) has many benefits for foreign language teachers and their students but it is still not easily accessible to the mainstream. Students in English as a foreign language classrooms often have few opportunities to physically interact with other users of English. VE gives them virtual mobility, enabling them to participate in a global community.

Location: 
ACROS Building in Tenjin, 2F
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

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
Fee for JALT members: 
free (bonekai fees will be separate)
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (bonekai fees will be separate)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Creating Supplementary Materials for Reading Classes

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Trevor A. Holster (Fukuoka University)

Reading is a complex process that integrates numerous sub-skills, ranging from lower-order decoding skills to higher-order skills that integrate context and background knowledge into the comprehension process. Although reading instruction must aim to develop proficiency in higher-order skills, learners must automatize lower-order skills before they can access higher-order skills.

Location: 
ACROS 2F (Seminar Room 1) 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Behavioural Economics for Your Classroom

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 15 October 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Arthur Rutson-Griffiths (Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University)

Behavioural economics is the study of how psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional factors affect decision making. Despite its name, many of the findings uncovered in this emerging field have many practical benefits in the classroom.

Location: 
ACROS 2F (Seminar Room 2) 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of EFL Team Teaching in Japan

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 27 August 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Takaaki Hiratsuka (University of the Ryukyus)

Part 1: Focusing on teachers: Eliminating the false dichotomy between native and non-native English speaking teachers

Location: 
ACROS Fukuoka, 2F, Seminar room 1, 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Language Learning and Listening: Reducing Anxiety, Improving Ability and Assessing Difficulty (followed by Beer Garden)

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 9 July 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Adam Murray (Miyazaki International College)

Please note the earlier starting time. For beer garden (see below), maximum 20 places available; please RSVP by July 7th.

Location: 
Hummingbird (Shibematsu bldg. #302), Tenjin-Shigematsu bldg 3F, 3 Chome-4-8 Tenjin, Fukuoka
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The Evolution of Business Language Training in Japan

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 25 June 2016 - 2:00pm - Sunday, 26 June 2016 - 2:00pm
Speaker: 
Mike Handford (Cardiff University)
Speaker: 
Andrew Vaughan (corporate General Manager)
Speaker: 
Hiromasa Tanaka (Meisei University)

Dates: Saturday, June 25, 2-5pm; Sunday, June 26, 10am-2pm

Location: 
ACROS Fukuoka, 2F, 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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