Gunma Chapter

Event Report, February 2017

February 12, 2017 by Gunma Chapter

Speaker: 
Samuel Nfor
Event Date: 
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Nfor (the N is silent) presented results from a study which investigated Japanese students studying English who participated in an applied drama project emerged with improved pronunciation skills.

Reporter: 
John Larson

Improving Pronunciation through an Applied Drama Project

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 12 February 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Samuel Nfor

Samuel Nfor will present results from a study which investigated Japanese students studying English who participated in an applied drama project emerged with improved pronunciation skills.

Location: 
Maebashi Institute of Technology (Maebashi Koka Daigaku)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Gunma Chapter January 2017

January 22, 2017 by Gunma Chapter

Speaker: 
Richard Sampson
Event Date: 
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Whatever our teaching context, as practitioners we often consider it our own task to “motivate” students. Cookbooks of “motivational strategies” for teachers abound, propounding the idea that motivation in the classroom is, in large part, down to the teacher.

Reporter: 
John Larson

Exploring Motivation with Students

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 22 January 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Richard Sampson

Whatever our teaching context, as practitioners we often consider it our own task to “motivate” students. Cookbooks of “motivational strategies” for teachers abound, propounding the idea that motivation in the classroom is, in large part, down to the teacher.

Location: 
Kyoai Gakuen College
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Gunma JALT Holiday Party

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 3 December 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
None

As there will be no workshop in December, this is the final JALT Gunma Chapter event for the calendar year. Let's get together and celebrate the season. Please register via gunmajalt@gmail.com.

Gunma JALT extends it's thanks to those members who chose to represent our chapter at the JALT International Conference in Nagoya. Safe travels to all of you during this season.

Location: 
Vino Vino
Fee for JALT members: 
5000 (reservations necessary)
Fee for one-day members: 
5000 (reservations necessary)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Gunma Chapter November 2016

November 13, 2016 by Gunma Chapter

Speaker: 
Barry Keith
Event Date: 
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Research shows that the faster we read, the better we understand. Why is that? The reading rates of 500+ first-year students majoring in engineering at a Japanese university were tested using timed readings. Streamed by a standardized placement test, students learned English in a coordinated curriculum. They read extensively toward a target of 220,000 words per annum.

Reporter: 
John Larson

Reading Faster = Better Comprehension? Evidence from a Coordinated Curriculum & AGM

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 13 November 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Barry Keith

Research shows that the faster we read, the better we understand. Why is that? The reading rates of 500+ first-year students majoring in engineering at a Japanese university were tested using timed readings. Streamed by a standardized placement test, students learned English in a coordinated curriculum. They read extensively toward a target of 220,000 words per annum.

Location: 
Maebashi Institute of Technology (Maebashi Koka Daigaku)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (First-timers free)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Gunma Chapter October 2016

October 24, 2016 by Gunma Chapter

Speaker: 
Anne Burns
Event Date: 
Monday, October 24, 2016

Have you ever wanted to explore challenges in your teaching or work to further understand learners and their engagement with activities in your classroom? JALT Gunma and Gunma University were the proud co-sponsors of an action research workshop with Professor Anne Burns from the University of New South Wales (Australia).

Reporter: 
John Larson

Event Report, Gunma Chapter October 2016

October 10, 2016 by Gunma Chapter

Speaker: 
Christopher Philip Madden
Event Date: 
Sunday, October 9, 2016

On October 9th, Chris showed the participants at Kyoai Gakuen College results from his research project utilizing a “Secret” Facebook group where students upload numerous speaking videos.

Reporter: 
John Larson

Workshop 1: Using Facebook to Enhance Motivation Workshop 2: Two Videos That Could Change the Way You Teach and Live: Back to Boot C.A.M.P.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 9 October 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Christopher Philip Madden

On October 9th, Chris will show the participants at Kyoai Gakuen College results from his research project utilizing a “Secret” Facebook group where students upload numerous speaking videos.

Location: 
Kyoai Gakuen College
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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