Fukuoka Chapter

2013 Fukuoka JALT One-day Conference and Ordinary General Meeting

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 September 2013 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Plenary Dr. Barry O'Sullivan
Speaker: 
Malcolm Swanson, Trevor Holster, Robert Cochrane, Bill Pellowe, J. Lake, Joseph Tomei, Kate Parkinson, Kathleen Fukuhara, Misuzu Okada, and Steve Paton

Short paper presentations by Malcolm Swanson, Trevor Holster, Robert Cochrane, Bill Pellowe, J. Lake, Joseph Tomei, Kate Parkinson, Kathleen Fukuhara, Misuzu Okada, and Steve Paton. The full schedule will be available on the Fukuoka JALT website.

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

Teaching Debate as a Physical Activity; afterwards, Beer garden 18:00 - 22:30 (Summer social)

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 20 July 2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
David Kluge (Nanzan University, Nagoya)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Charles Adamson's presentation originally scheduled for today has been postponed, and we hope to reschedule it again sometime in the new year. In his stead, David Kluge of Nanzen University in Nagoya will present on July 20th.

Location: 
Fukuoka Building, 9th Floor, Room 6, Tenjin
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Creating Content with iBooks Author

Date and Time: 
Friday, 9 August 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Speaker: 
Malcolm Swanson
Speaker: 
Steve Paton

iBooks Author is an application for creating learning content for delivery on iOS devices. Like all Apple software, it is easy to use, addictive, and capable of doing amazing things once users master the basics.

Location: 
Apple Store, Tenjin
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Keynote in the Classroom

Date and Time: 
Friday, 12 July 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Speaker: 
Steve Paton
Speaker: 
Malcolm Swanson

Using Keynote in your lessons can help to make them more engaging and interesting for your students, and more fun, productive, and efficient for you.

Location: 
Apple Store, Tenjin
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

So you want to publish an EFL textbook? Four Points of View to Consider when Writing a Proposal--The Myths and Realities of EFL Publishing in Japan

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 15 June 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Todd Jay Leonard (Fukuoka University of Education)

This presentation will outline the current publishing market in Japan for EFL/ESL textbooks by reviewing the various points of views of the publishing industry. The presenter, Todd Jay Leonard, has published extensively within the ESL/EFL market in Japan and will offer helpful advice to budding authors who wish to pursue projects geared to Japan's domestic market.

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

BBQ Hanami Party in the Park

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 31 March 2013 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
All are welcome to attend

Come and round off the spring break with cherry blossoms and a BBQ in Ohori Koen on Sunday March 31st. We'll light the grills around noon, and start cooking when the grills are hot!

Oxford University Press have kindly offered to provide drinks (while supplies last). BYO soft drinks and "reserve supplies".

Location: 
Ohori Koen
Fee for JALT members: 
1,000 yen (free for children in jr. high or younger)
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (free for children in jr. high or younger)

Presentation by Judith Hanks (University of Leeds)

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 25 May 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Judith Hanks (University of Leeds)

In recent decades Exploratory Practice (EP) has emerged as a way of combining research and pedagogy in language classrooms. Based on a framework of principles for research and pedagogy, EP recommends prioritizing 'quality of life' as the fundamental issue for practitioners to consider (Allwright, 2003, 2005; Allwright & Hanks, 2009; Gieve & Miller, 2006; Hanks, 2013; Miller, 2009).

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

Cross-Linguistic Variations in Second Language Reading Development: Research and Practice

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 30 March 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Keiko Koda (Carnegie Mellon University)

In all languages, learning to read entails making links between a spoken language and its writing system. In second language reading, the linking process is far more complex because it involves two languages and their writing systems. Models of monolingual reading cannot adequately explain how reading skills are acquired, refined, and maintained in two languages. In this talk, Dr. Koda will demonstrate how second language reading development is constrained jointly by the two languages involved, and in so doing, explain how it is facilitated by previously acquired reading skills.

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

(1) TOEIC for lower level students; (2) Online Placement and Practice Tests

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 20 April 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
(1) Grant Trew
Speaker: 
(2) Oliver Bayley

There are two presentations today.

Location: 
Seinan Community Center (2F), Nishijin, Fukuoka City
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
free

Testing and Teaching: Myths and Misunderstandings

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 16 February 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Trevor Holster, Fukuoka Women's University

Standardized tests are often seen as harmful for language instruction. While much of this criticism is justified, many claims are founded on myths and misunderstandings. One criticism is that standardized tests are inherently summative, intended to summarize ability as a single score, whereas teacher assessments have beneficial formative properties.

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

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