Gifu Chapter

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

Developing a Motivational Classroom Environment

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 17 November 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Steven Paydon, Tokai University

How can we create the conditions in which classroom motivation can thrive? Classroom group dynamics play a vital role in the answer to this question. First through theory, and then fun, interactive exercises, explore how removing barriers to interaction and building positive interpersonal relationships between group members can enhance student motivation and increase learning gains.

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

ELT 2.0

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 22 September 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Michael Stout, Full time Lecturer, Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo

Web 2.0 is about user-generated content. ELT2.0 is about learner-generated content. In this workshop, participants will learn how to integrate Web 2.0 tools into ELT classes. This presentation will provide hands on practice and discussion of ideas for using learner-generated content in the classroom.

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

Vocabulary: Meaning, Form, Pronunciation, and Beyond

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 21 July 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Brad Deacon, Nanzan University, Seto

In a well-balanced language program, how can we develop student’s L2 vocabulary? In this workshop we will answer this critical question through lively discussion and practical hands-on activities that will show you:

-What kinds of vocabulary students should learn
-in & out of class study techniques
-effective ways to teach across the four skills
-relevant theoretical support

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

Fluency in Reading Classes

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 21 April 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Bjorn Fuisting

Developing fluency is often overlooked in reading classes. Extensive Reading (ER) and a speed (timed) reading course are two ways of working on fluency. This workshop will deal with the practicalities of how to incorporate these two activities in your reading class; how to select the material, organize the levels, activities in class, evaluation, and more.

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

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