Gunma Chapter

26th Gunma JALT Summer Workshop in Kusatsu: Technological Trends in Education

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 20 August 2015 - 12:40pm - Friday, 21 August 2015 - 12:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Mark Pegrum from the University of Western Australia
Speaker: 
Stephen Howes
Speaker: 
Benjamin Thanyawatpokin
Speaker: 
Raymond Hoogenboom & Barry Keith
Speaker: 
Akiko Fujii

Dr. Mark Pegrum is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at The University of Western Australia, where he specialises in mobile learning and, more broadly, e-learning. His teaching has been recognised through Faculty and University Excellence in Teaching Awards, as well as a national Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) Excellence in Teaching Award.

Location: 
Kusatsu Skyland Hotel
Fee for JALT members: 
15,000 yen (including room and board)
Fee for one-day members: 
4,000 yen (for those staying offsite)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

An introduction to on-line corpora for language teaching and language learning

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 12 July 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Victoria Muehleisen

After a brief introduction to corpora (including what they are, how they are made, what types of corpora are available on-line, and why the internet is not a corpus), there will be a hands-on workshop, in which participants can practice using a few different corpora. We'll see how corpora can be used for the following:

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

Self-Access Learning Centers: Making Them Work for You and Your Students

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 28 June 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Andy Hockersmith

As motivated students seek opportunities for meaningful language practice, self-access learning centers offer lots of solutions. From libraries and book clubs, to discussion groups and workshops and beyond, self-access learning centers offer flexibility, authenticity, and utility for university students.

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

The Recolonization of English Language Education

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 24 May 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Stefanie Pillai

English language education in Malaysia has gone through various changes in post-independent Malaysia due to ever-changing education policies. I will start by talking about the major policies and their impact on (i) English language education in schools and higher education, and (ii) the status of English in present-day Malaysia.

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

Gunma / Saitama Dual My Share (Pt 2)

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 April 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Various Saitama Chapter members

Five Saitama JALT Chapter members will give 20 minute presentation based on the theme: Having a Successful Year. After each presentation there will be a question and answer session.

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

Saitama / Gunma Dual My Share (Pt. 1)

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 March 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Four Gunma Chapter members

The first part of the my share event between Gunma JALT and Saitama JALT is just around the corner, here is the all star line up:

Presentation 1 – Barry Keith

Start the Year Off Right: Getting to Know Students Better with Student Profile Sheets

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

The Feasibility of Using Cooperative Task-based Learning to Teach Pronunciation

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 1 March 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Kayvon Havaei-Ahary

Part of a short action research that is being conducted at his school, Havaei-Ahary's presentation will highlight the lack of pronunciation practice done in Japanese high schools (and many other EFL classroom contexts). It will also discuss the need for alternative approaches to teaching pronunciation and explore the feasibility of using co-operative learning and task-based learning.

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

Where do new ideas come from?

Date and Time: 
Friday, 28 November 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Alan Maley

In my 40 years in ELT, I cannot recall a time when ‘new ideas’ was not on the agenda! (Maley 2005). I shall suggest five possible sources for such new ideas. I shall also suggest that this search, though it may ultimately lead to dead ends, has an important motivational and developmental function for teachers and trainers.

Location: 
Maebashi Plaza Genki21
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (First-timers free)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Acquisition of Basic Vocabulary Using Two Different Methods of Instructions: Core Schema-Based vs. Translation-Based

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 1 November 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Masanobu Sato

This study explores how Japanese learners of English understand such basic vocabulary in English with reference to perception verbs. It compares core schema-based instruction (SBI) and translation-based instruction (TBI) with regard to the learning of basic verbs of visual perception.

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

Text Reconstruction Exercises for Language-Based Critical Thinking Instruction

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
David Gann

The main focus of this workshop will be the use of the multi-media-based text-reconstruction exercises. David Gann has been working since 2010 on producing these materials and has presented and published across Japan on their implementation and on the language learning theory that supports their use.

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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