Gunma Chapter

Event Report, Gunma Chapter June 2016

June 27, 2016 by Gunma Chapter

Speaker: 
Nicole Gallagher
Event Date: 
Sunday, June 26, 2016

In this presentation, Gallagher and attendees discussed about how we can foster critical thinking in our language learning classes. She began by sharing some of her own teaching puzzles that she met in her first year as an instructor at the Center for English Discussion Class at Rikkyo University. Gallagher also talked about her own experiences of practitioner research over the past few months.

Reporter: 
John Larson

Exploring Critical Thinking with my Students

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 June 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Nicole Gallagher

In this presentation, I would like to engage in discussion with other educators about how we can foster critical thinking in our language learning classes. I will begin by sharing some of my own teaching puzzles that I met with in my first year as an instructor at the Center for English Discussion Class at Rikkyo University. I will also talk about my own experience of practitioner research over the past few months and would like to hear from other participants about their ideas and experiences on researching their own classrooms.

今回のプレゼンテーションでは、言語学習の授業の中でどのように批判的思考を育てたらよいかを、先生方とディスカッションしたいと思っています。導入として、立教大学のイングリッシュディスカッションセンターで、指導者1年目に抱えた指導上の課題点をいくつか皆さんにお伝えしようと思います。ここ数カ月研究した内容もお話ししようと思いますので、参加される先生方の考えや授業でリサーチした経験を聞かせて頂きたいと思います。

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

Event Report, Gunma Chapter May 2016

June 1, 2016 by Gunma Chapter

Speaker: 
Mark Deadman
Speaker: 
Sandra Wigmore & Florence Ito Valderama
Speaker: 
Jonathan DeNardis
Event Date: 
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Gunma Chapter welcomed three presenters from Saitama, and one home-grown speaker, in this second-half of the Saitama-Gunma Dual My Share.

Reporter: 
John Larson

Third Annual Gunma-Saitama MyShare Event

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 May 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Jonathan DeNardis
Speaker: 
Sandra Wigmore & Florence Ito Valderama

Saitama Chapter welcomed six presenters from Gunma in this first-half of the Saitama-Gunma Dual My Share. Now Gunma will host speakers from Saitama!

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

27th Annual Summer Workshop in Ikaho

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 3 September 2016 - 12:40pm - Sunday, 4 September 2016 - 12:30pm
Speaker: 
Junko Yamanaka

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

Location: 
Gunma University Ikaho Seminar House
Fee for JALT members: 
10,000 including room and board
Fee for one-day members: 
5,000 for offsite and day-trippers
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Gunma Chapter April 2016

April 4, 2016 by Gunma Chapter

Speaker: 
Keiko Yoshihara
Event Date: 
Sunday, April 3, 2016

Yoshihara reported on her qualitative narrative study that explored the transitional processes of Japanese women giving up their jobs, entering higher education, and becoming university EFL teachers. The participants included six Japanese women who changed careers to become university EFL teachers in Japan.

Reporter: 
John Larson

Accidental Teachers: The Journeys of Six Japanese Women from the Corporate Workplace into English Language Teaching

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Reiko Yoshihara

This article reports on a qualitative narrative study that explored the transitional processes of Japanese women giving up a job, entering higher education, and becoming university EFL teachers. The participants included six Japanese women who changed careers to become university EFL teachers in Japan.

Location: 
Kyoai Gakuen College
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (First-time attendees free)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Gunma Chapter March 2016

March 21, 2016 by Gunma Chapter

Speaker: 
David Gann
Speaker: 
Joël Laurier
Speaker: 
John Larson
Speaker: 
Daniel Hooper and Jacob Reed
Speaker: 
Raymond Hoogenboom
Event Date: 
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Saitama Chapter welcomed six presenters from Gunma in this first-half of the Saitama-Gunma Dual My Share. David Gann, Joël Laurier, John Larson, Ray Hoogenboom and Daniel Hooper and Jacob Reed all shared their skills, feedback, and experiences.

Reporter: 
John Larson

Event Report, Gunma Chapter February 2016

March 1, 2016 by Gunma Chapter

Speaker: 
Chiyuki Yanase
Event Date: 
Sunday, February 28, 2016

In this workshop, Yanase explored how story-based approach can develop essential language learning skills of young learners as well as explore a number of storytelling styles and story-based activities. Participants also be experimented in developing their own story-based lessons using a picture book.

Reporter: 
John Larson

Third Annual Saitama-Gunma MyShare Event

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 20 March 2016 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Speaker: 
David Gann
Speaker: 
Joël Laurier
Speaker: 
John Larson
Speaker: 
Daniel Hooper and Jacob Reed
Speaker: 
Ray Hoogenboom

Saitama Chapter will welcome six presenters from Gunma in this first-half of the Saitama-Gunma Dual My Share. David Gann, Joël Laurier, John Larson, Ray Hoogenboom and Daniel Hooper and Jacob Reed will all share their skills, feedback, and experiences.

Location: 
Rental Space Holly
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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