Gunma Chapter

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

Using Facebook to Enhance Motivation and 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

Chris will show the ongoing results of his research project utilizing a “Secret” Facebook group where students upload numerous speaking videos. He will show you how to create a secret group, and suggest numerous activities for how you can use it to increase your students’ talking time, listening time, English writing and even motivation, all outside the classroom.

Location: 
Kyoai Gakuen College
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 September 2016

September 4, 2016 by Gunma Chapter

Speaker: 
Junko Yamanaka
Speaker: 
David Gann
Speaker: 
Daniel Hooper
Speaker: 
Ming Qu
Event Date: 
Sunday, September 4, 2016

Lecture 1: What Should Every Teacher Know about Extensive Reading?
by Junko Yamanaka

Reporter: 
John Larson

Action Research Workshop Hosted by Gunma JALT and Gunma University

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 October 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Anne Burns

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 are proud to co-sponsor an action research workshop with Professor Anne Burns from the University of New South Wales (Australia).

Location: 
Gunma University Muse Hall
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Gunma Chapter July 2016

July 25, 2016 by Gunma Chapter

Speaker: 
Alison Stewart
Event Date: 
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Exploratory Practice, also known as "inclusive practitioner research" (Allwright & Hanks, 2009), is a set of principles for conducting research on learning with students. Different from "action research", EP places an emphasis on the learners' concerns or "puzzles", or on seeking a better understanding of issues that face the class as a whole.

Reporter: 
John Larson

Exploratory Practice

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 24 July 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Alison Stewart

Exploratory Practice, also known as "inclusive practitioner research" (Allwright & Hanks, 2009), is a set of principles for conducting research on learning with students. Different from "action research", EP places an emphasis on the learners' concerns or "puzzles", or on seeking a better understanding of issues that face the class as a whole.

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

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