Fukuoka Chapter

Developing Resources for Self-Directed Learning

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 18 February 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Paul Collett (Shimonoseki City University)
Speaker: 
Kristen Sullivan (Shimonoseki City University)

Helping our students to develop as self-regulated learners able to successfully engage with learning tasks involves helping them to acquire certain skills, strategies and approaches that they can apply both in and out of the classroom. This is important both for contributing to positive academic outcomes, and for building and sustaining motivation.

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

Curriculum My Share

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 21 January 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Robert Chartrand, Rob Cochrane, Darcy DeLint, Aaron Hahn, Trevor Holster, Bill Pellowe, Tim Pritchard, Alonzo Williams

Several short presentations. Afterwards, let's continue the discussion over beer and food nearby.

The speakers are listed below in alphabetical order:

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

Fukuoka JALT Bonenkai (End of Year Party)

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 10 December 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
It's a party!

Rollins restaurantWe will all meet up at Rollins, an American-style Italian restaurant bar in Akasaka for a 2-hour dinner. The dinner is a set meal, and the drinks are all-you-can-drink beer and wine.

Location: 
Rollins, Akasaka 3-13-22 (first floor; phone 092-713-3555)
Fee for JALT members: 
3,500 yen for all-you-can-drink wine and beer, and a set meal
Fee for one-day members: 
3,500 yen for all-you-can-drink wine and beer, and a set meal

Strategies for Generating Student Motivation

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 27 November 2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)

You walk into the classroom. The students are at the back chatting with friends, sitting in silence, checking their phones, or resting their heads on the desks. Then, suddenly, the bell sounds. It is the start of the class. How do we as teachers change the classroom dynamic to one where learning can take place for all concerned?

Location: 
Seinan Community Center (2F), Nishijin, Fukuoka City
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Utilizing observations to explore feedback in SLA classrooms/Interviews for collecting data on feedback in the classroom

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 9 July 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Charles J. Anderson/Marie-Emilie Masson

Utilizing observations to explore feedback in SLA classrooms
(Charles J. Anderson)
 
A better understanding of feedback use in the classroom has the potential to improve teaching practice and learning outcomes. To date, much of the feedback research in SLA has focused on the efficacy of corrective feedback, though research in other disciplines indicates other forms may be more effective. This paper will outline the justification for, and methodology behind a study investigating teachers’ use of feedback in one private university in Japan. 
This paper will begin by comparing SLA feedback research to that conducted in other educational contexts, with a focus on research methodology and the resulting findings, in order to demonstrate the need for more qualitative research exploring feedback use in SLA classrooms. Accepted qualitative research design will then be presented, and existing appropriate qualitative instruments will be examined.  The paper will then outline how classroom observations are one potentially valuable source of data provided they are conducted appropriately. Practical advice on conducting classroom observations in a Japanese tertiary setting, especially pertaining to ethics, materials, procedures, and demands of time will then be addressed. Approaches to data analysis, with a particular focus on the role of qualitative software, in this case Nvivo 8, will then be presented. The floor will then be opened for discussion.

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

Using Storyboarding in the EFL Classroom.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 June 2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: 
Shirley Young

Storyboarding is a technique used to drive the development of a narrative using pictures and, in some cases, dialogue. In the language classroom it can be adapted as a tool for students to quickly plot stories and then add their own dialogue, thereby being the producers of English at their own level - whatever that may be.

Location: 
Kurume University Satellite Campus, ACROS Building 5F, Tenjin
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

2011 Fukuoka JALT Conference and Bookfair

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 9 October 2011 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Various

Call for papers due Monday, July 4
Please see Fukuoka JALT's call for papers for full details.

Conference

Location: 
Hakata Bus Terminal Building, 9th Floor Conference Suite
Fee for JALT members: 
free
Fee for one-day members: 
Non-members: 1000 yen advance, 2000 yen at the door. 
          Advance tickets may be purchased at our regular meetings or 
from committee members.

Using Authentic Video in the Language Classroom

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 May 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Speaker: 
Chris Stillwell

Movies and television programs can enrich language classrooms in a 
variety of ways. They can provide students with safe encounters with 
native speakers’ culture, simultaneously giving students a form of 
real-world experience that can facilitate future interactions within 
this culture.

Location: 
Seinan Community Center, 2F Meeting Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Presentation 1 What is Reading anyway? / Presentation 2 Extensive reading and blogs

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 April 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Speaker: 
Joseph Tomei, Paul Beaufait & Richard Lavin

Presentation 1 What is Reading anyway? Joseph Tomei, Associate Professor, Kumamoto Gakuen University Abstract Extensive Reading proponents say &;Reading is caught, not taught&;. But what is it that students are catching? In this presentation, I will review what we know about reading and try to highlight the gaps in our knowledge about what goes on in the process of reading as well as linking it to other skills. ================== Presentation 2 Extensive reading and blogs Joseph Tomei, Associate Professor, Kumamoto Gakuen University Paul Beaufait, Associate Professor, Prefectural University of Kumamoto Richard Lavin, Professor, Prefectural University of Kumamoto Abstract Over the past five years, we have been using blogs in writing classes (you can view previous student blogs linked through the Weblogging in Kumamoto (WinK) project, found at winkhome.org) and have added a component for encouraging extensive reading. We&;ll explain our rationales and methods for incorporating extensive reading materials to writing classes, as well as some of the challenges that we’ve faced in doing so. We also hope to present a number of ideas for developing an extensive reading library and getting students engaged in extensive reading.

Location: 
Hakata Bus Terminal, 9F, Room #2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Improve your memory and learning: Practical classroom applications

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 13 March 2011 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Robert S. Murphy

Want to improve your memory!? What about your students’ memory? Robert 
will discuss provocative new discoveries in brain research, memory, 
and learning. The content, stemming from his research at the Harvard 
Graduate School of Education, is cutting-edge yet highly practical! 
There will be a good balance between theory and fantastic hands-on 
applications. CREAME pedagogy and “Teaching for the DATC” will be 
thoroughly covered in the presentation.

March meeting restaurant
"Hakata Harp"
http://r.gnavi.co.jp/f024000/
Time: 16:00-18:00
Cost: set menu + nomihodai  3000yen
Please sign up for the after party in advance by March 9th. 
RSVP to Yoshie:  ;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;">&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;

Location: 
Kurume University Satellite Campus, ACROS Building, Tenjin
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

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