Fukuoka Chapter

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

Students' Voices Regarding The Use Of Technology In And Out Of The Classroom

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 28 May 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Suzy Connor (Nagasaki University)

Note: Trevor Holster's presentation that was originally scheduled for today (Creating Supplementary Materials for Reading Classes) has been postponed.

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

(1) Increasing Gender Equality in the Classroom; (2) Freeing up Fluency in a Silent Speaking Class

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 April 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Sara Hendricks
Speaker: 
Steve Paton

(1) Increasing Gender Equality in the Classroom
Sara Hendricks

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

A Fluency-First Approach: Building Students’ Motivation and Fluency

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 19 March 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Akio Sakamoto (Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Junior and Senior High School)

This presentation will demonstrate a "fluency-first" approach. This approach is especially suitable for students with low motivation and for those who are too afraid of making mistakes. Culturally, Japanese people are said to be afraid of making mistakes, which accuracy-focused Japanese teaching styles reinforce.

Location: 
ACROS 2F (Seminar Room 2) 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
free (co-sponsored by Oxford University Press)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Emotions in language learning: What teachers should know

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 27 February 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Keita Kikuchi (Kanazawa University)

The presenter first discusses the importance of studying emotion in second language learning. He presents what he learned in his experience researching motivation and a new study he conducted recently. In this study, a questionnaire based on Dornyei (2010) was developed to study the motivational dynamics of Japanese college students to study English as a foreign language (EFL).

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

Inspire or Perspire? Getting Students Speaking

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 10 January 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)

This presentation will introduce the audience to a number of strategies that can help break the silence in the Japanese classroom and get students engaging in meaningful communication. Audience members will be asked to try out a number of tried and tested speaking activities and also be encouraged to share their ideas for getting students talking to one another in the L2.

Location: 
Seinan Community Center (2F), Nishijin, Fukuoka City
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
free (co-sponsored by Engage)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

How Classroom Assessments Can Improve Teaching and Learning

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 28 November 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Speaker: 
James Dean Brown (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)

This presentation will grapple with the issues involved in using classroom assessments to improve teaching and learning. I will begin with several key questions: What is learning? And, how does assessment relate to learning? I will go on to argue that the key is to link assessment to teaching, classroom activities, and learning, and vice versa. In much more detail, I will show how all of this can be done in five steps: planning assessment (including knowing your options, matching assessment to learning, and promoting learning with assessment); writing items (including creating the best possible items, writing enough items, and checking the items again); compiling the assessments (including organizing the items, creating scoring tools, and proofreading the complete assessment procedure); using the assessments (including planning the administration, giving students feedback, and using the feedback yourself); and improving the assessments (including analyzing the items, checking reliability, and checking validity). I will end by discussing with the audience how they now feel they can best link assessment to teaching, classroom activities, and learning, and vice versa.

Location: 
Office Hummingbird, Shigematsu Building, above NishiNihon City Ginko (don't get confused, this is the same building name as a previous venue, but it's a different building), Room 301 (in Tenjin on Showa Dori, between Oyafuku-dori and Futata
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
free (co-sponsored by the TEVAL SIG)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Internationalized Tertiary Education

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 5 December 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Speaker: 
Chris Haswell (Kyushu University)

Presentation

Location: 
Office Hummingbird, Room 602 in the Tenjin Nishimo building (in Tenjin on Showa Dori, between Oyafuku-dori and Futata)
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

Creative Teaching for 21st Century Learners

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 17 October 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Speaker: 
Barbara Sakamoto (author of the popular "Let's Go!" series for children)

There's a lot of talk these days about including 21st century skills in language classes. What are these skills, and do they have any place in a language class where teachers have limited contact time, and the priority is, still, to teach English? In this workshop, teachers will learn teaching techniques to help their learners become strong English users and also critical and creative thinkers.

Location: 
Office Hummingbird, Room 602 in the Tenjin Nishimo building (in Tenjin on Showa Dori, between Oyafuku-dori and Futata
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
free (co-sponsored by OUP)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Advertisements

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

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer