Gifu Chapter

Creating Classroom Questionnaires

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 25 January 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Robert Croker (Nanzan University)

Creating a classroom questionnaire might seem daunting, but think of it as a series of seven steps: deciding what information to collect; creating, editing and ordering your questions; writing the title, introduction, instructions and conclusion; laying out your questions; and piloting and checking your questionnaire.

Location: 
Gifu Bunka Center, 第1会議室 (on the 3rd floor)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Special International Guest Speaker: Puppets Sparking Affective Learning with Young Learners

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 9 November 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Juan Uribe (Juan Uribe Ensino Afetivo, Sao Paulo)

Teachers promote affective language learning when they give young learners the very language they need to express their individuality. Puppets are powerful beings that allow this authentic expression to gain life in unexpected ways. Come and learn how affective learning beliefs and postures and the use of
puppets can spark holistic language learning in your classes!

Location: 
JR GIFU Station - Heartful Square Culture Centre 2nd Floor (Southeast end of Gifu Station)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (Students 500 yen)

Wh’s of Our Profession

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 16 November 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Umida Ashurova (Nanzan University)

This workshop will focus on professional development in ELT by making distinctions between two streams: Teaching Knowledge (What to teach? and Why to teach?) and Teaching Practice (How to teach?). It will underline current widespread attention on the former, and will argue for the need to afford equal importance to the latter.

Location: 
JR GIFU Station - Heartful Square Culture Centre 2nd Floor (Southeast end of Gifu Station)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Introduction to using iPads in the language classroom

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 28 September 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Paul Daniels (Kochi University of Technology)
Speaker: 
Tom Gorham (Teikyo Jr/Sr High School, Komazawa University)

Are you interested in using Apple's revolutionary technology in your classes, but don't know where to start? Join us for an introduction as to how iPads can enhance your language teaching. We’ll show you practical ways that iPads are being used in secondary schools and universities.

Location: 
JR GIFU Station - Heartful Square Culture Centre 2nd Floor (Southeast end of Gifu Station)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

New ways of teaching listening

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 20 July 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Andrew Blyth (University of Canberra)

In the past, teachers have not actually taught listening, but tested it instead. That is, commonly teachers used to play an audio cassette, elicit answers to comprehension questions, and so ‘teaching listening’ was supposedly done. Such listening instruction was often just another means to re-present a grammar target, and so listening was not taught for itself.

Location: 
JR GIFU Station - Heartful Square Culture Centre 2nd Floor (Southeast end of Gifu Station)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Debate as an Intellectual and Physical Activity

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 15 June 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
David Kluge

Debate is often seen as an elite activity for the few top students. However, it is also seen as an excellent chance for students to practice critical thinking skills, something that everyone can benefit from. The presenter will explain his fun, easy way for everyone to learn debate using physical actions.

Location: 
R GIFU Station - Heartful Square Culture Centre 2nd Floor (Southeast end of Gifu Station)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (first visit free)

Bridging the gap: Neuroscience and education

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 25 May 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Adam Jenkins

Cognitive neuroscience and psychology research have much to offer the field of education in the explanation of mental processes. However, the gap between these fields of study is seen by many as an insurmountable obstacle.

Location: 
JR GIFU Station - Heartful Square Culture Centre 2nd Floor (Southeast end of Gifu Station)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (first visit free)

Here we are, now motivate us: Strategies for generating student motivation

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 20 April 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Andy Boon

This presentation will provide an overview of Dornyei's motivational teaching practice model (2001), describe its practical application in the L2 classroom, and explore strategies for generating, maintaining and protecting student motivation. The audience will be invited to share their own experiences of and suggestions for stimulating student spirit.

Location: 
JR GIFU Station - Heartful Square Culture Centre 2nd Floor (Southeast end of Gifu Station)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (first visit free)

Keeping Kids Happy, Active and Engaged

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 16 March 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Catherine Littlehale Oki, Notre Dame Elementary School

Catherine will spend part of the presentation sharing the main features of her kindergarten series Happy Valley, while also showing ideas that go beyond the text. She’ll introduce some of her favorite songs, games, storybooks and review and extension activities.

Location: 
JR GIFU Station - Heartful Square Culture Centre 2nd Floor (Southeast end of Gifu Station)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen / First visit is free

Play it, sing it, learn it!

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 16 February 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Brian Cullen, Nagoya Institute of Technology
Speaker: 
Jim Smiley, Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University

For this harmonic event, the presenters will explore the various applications of music and song in EFL. Research supporting the use of music in education will be discussed in order to demonstrate that music and song can facilitate learning for adults as well as children.

Location: 
JR Gifu Station Heartful Square 2 F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

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