Fukuoka Chapter

Obstacles to Professional Development in Japanese Schools and Universities

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 26 September 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Alexey Kukharuk (Fukuoka Communication Center)

With professional development (Faculty Development) finally reaching tertiary institutions and the focus of education shifting from teaching to learning, Japanese schools and universities face several difficulties regarding the implementation of effective professional development programs.

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

Done in 60 Seconds: Bottom-up listening tasks for beginners

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 11 July 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Speaker: 
Branden Kirchmeyer (Sojo University)

This meeting will be followed by a beer garden social event (rain or shine!).

Geared towards teachers with beginner-level or reluctant students, this interactive presentation focuses on the integration of brief but frequent bottom-up processing (BUP) activities into larger, more meaning-focused instruction. Twenty-four activities will be demonstrated, each of which serve to promote BUP skills, reinforce target language needed for more communicative tasks, and/or increase learner engagement. CALL tie-ins will also be discussed, and experimental online (Moodle) BUP tasks currently under development for an upcoming research project will be shown. Attendees will be invited to participate as students, and to share any relevant experiences which may contribute to the conversation.

Location: 
Office Humming Bird (in Tenjin on Showa Dori, between Oyafuku-dori and Futata)
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Gamification in Language Teaching

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Speaker: 
Markus Yong

Learning a language can be hard work. Why not make learning fun by turning it all into a game?

Location: 
Fukuoka Building, 9th Floor, Room 2, in Tenjin (just north of Tenjin Core; 'Tsutaya' is on levels 2&3)
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Multicultural Me: Expanding horizons for intercultural communication

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 May 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Jon Dujmovich (Aichi University)

Utilized in various settings for adults & university students, down to J.H.S. 3rd grade students, the activities and program within Multicultural Me provides students with an opportunity to develop intercultural and second language competency, in a manner specifically tailored to the challenges of the Japanese context.

Location: 
Seinan Gakuin University Community Center 2F, Nishijin, Fukuoka
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

(1) Creative Variations for Textbook Conversations; (2) Raising Student and Teacher Awareness to Blended Learning with a Digital Flashcard Tool Called Quizlet

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 21 February 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Speaker: 
(1) Bill Pellowe (Kinki University)
Speaker: 
(2) Bruce Lander (Kurume University)

Two one-hour presentations today:

(1) Creative Variations for Textbook Conversations
Bill Pellowe (Kinki University)
Most English textbooks contain model dialogs and conversations for students to practice. In this workshop, the presenter will demonstrate a wide variety of techniques and approaches for using these textbook dialogs in the prelistening, listening, practice and postpractice stages. This aims to be a practical and useful workshop on adapting and extending these traditional activities.

Location: 
Seinan Community Center (2F), Nishijin, Fukuoka City
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Blended Learning with Student Smartphones and iPhones

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 25 April 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Ian Brown (Matsuyama University)

Blended-learning, the mix of face-to-face teaching and CALL, has grown in popularity with the rise of CALL and computers. However one impediment has always been the need for computers and computer labs.

Location: 
Seinan Community Center, 2F meeting room, Nishijin, Fukuoka City
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

My Share

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Speaker: 
Kate Parkinson
Speaker: 
Aaron Hahn
Speaker: 
Robert Cochrane
Speaker: 
Scott Smith
Speaker: 
Adam Stone

'MyShare' events feature short presentations from a variety of teachers on a variety of topics. Come along and get some ideas to take into classes in 2015. Presentations will include:

  • Kate Parkinson
    Facilitating student presentations to replace tests in Speaking Skills classes Kate will outline a semester's lesson schedule that allows students to give both poster and speech presentations in class, in lieu of traditional mid-term and end-of-term tests. She will show how the guidelines are presented to students and how the presentations are assessed.
  • Aaron Hahn
    A Game of Judgment Aaron will demonstrate a game he uses in his courses. He currently uses it for teaching comparatives, but he will show how the game's flexible nature allows it to be used for a variety of teaching objectives.
  • Robert Cochrane
    Google Forms: An easy online way to do surveys, quizzes and assessments Google Forms are a free and relatively easy way to take your classes into the 21st century. This presentation will introduce how Google Forms can take research and assessment online and paperless with surveys and self marking quizzes and assignments. Free yourself from making prints and put the responsibility of completing assignments in the students' hands (or their phones, tablets or computers).
  • Scott Smith
    Use of Google Drive for Formative Assessment
  • Adam Stone
    Attendance / progress / point cards
Location: 
Seinan Community Center, 2F meeting room, Nishijin, Fukuoka City
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Fukuoka JALT Bonenkai 2014

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 6 December 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
It's a party!

Great Mexican food in Daimyo, close to Nishidori (Tenjin). 3800 yen (all-we-can drink and a set meal of delicious Mexican food). This event is now fully booked with over 30 people. Thank you to everyone who RSVP'd by the deadline.

Location: 
PLAZA DEL SOL, 4th Floor, just off Nishidori in Tenjin, Daimyo 1-12-56 (tel: 092-726-7123)
Fee for JALT members: 
3800 yen (all-we-can drink and a set meal of delicious Mexican food)
Fee for one-day members: 
3800 yen (all-we-can drink and a set meal of delicious Mexican food)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Fukuoka JALT's Ordinary General Meeting 2014

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 15 November 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Fukuoka JALT officers

Open to all Fukuoka JALT chapter members, the annual OGM is when our chapter officers report on our chapter's activities. We will hold elections for next year's officers (anyone willing to help out is welcome to put their name in for a position). We'll also ask for input from our members to help us shape the upcoming year.

Social Dinner
We're going back to D. Khajana in Fujisaki (map; phone 092-847-1210). This social dinner is open to anyone interested in JALT, including non-members. The cost is 3,000 yen for all-we-can-drink with a set menu of curry and nan. Please contact us to reserve your place, as we have to tell the restaurant how many of us to expect.

Location: 
Seinan Community Center 1F
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
N/A
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Challenges to Achieving Communicative Competence in Japanese High School

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Cory J. Koby (Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen High School)

Since 1989 Japan's Ministry of Education (MEXT) has suggested that communicative competence be the primary objective of English education at the secondary level. Although a quarter-century has passed, traditional teaching methodology still persists in the classroom, and Japanese English abilities continue to lag behind those of most other countries.

Location: 
Fukuoka Building, 9th Floor, Room 2, in Tenjin (just north of Tenjin Core; 'Tsutaya' is on levels 2&3)
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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