Gunma Chapter

Vocabulary Improvement Techniques: Implementing Self-Regulated Learning in Junior High School

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 14 September 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Miyuki Akamatsu
Speaker: 
Sachiko Maruoka

Have you ever wondered what your students are really thinking about when they learn? Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly how we could reach them as they develop their language? With such information in hand, we could surely make a greater impact into their second language acquisition.

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

Negotiated Syllabuses and Motivation

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 27 July 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Andrew Boon

Negotiated Syllabuses: Do You Want To?
It has been said that negotiated syllabuses can increase student motivation and involvement in the learning process. And yet, learner and teacher reservations towards gaining or relinquishing control of syllabus design decisions can often mean that negotiated syllabuses are difficult to implement.

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

The 25th Annual JALT-Gunma Summer Workshop at Kusatsu

Date and Time: 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 12:40pm - Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 12:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Roy Lyster

(This workshop requires registration. Please contact gunmajalt+workshop@gmail.com or check https://sites.google.com/site/gunmajalt/2014-kusatsu-workshop for details. Thanks!)

Dr. Lyster will deliver two workshops focusing on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).

Integrating Language and Content Through Counterbalanced Instruction

Location: 
草津スカイランドホテル
Fee for JALT members: 
14,000 yen (room and board included)
Fee for one-day members: 
14,000 yen (room and board included)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Enhancing EFL and Content-based Instruction through Art in the Classrooms

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 1 June 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Stacey Vye

It has often been said that art is larger than life.

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

The Socio-Cultural Benefits of Low-Level Graded Reader Versions of Non-Western Classic Literature

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 10 May 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Alistair Lamond

The first part of the presentation will focus on the mechanics of writing a graded reader. Alistair will share how he approached the project to ensure historical accuracy, imagination, and connection with a modern audience.

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

GKA’s Pioneer Vision in Promoting English Immersion with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 6 April 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Gale Zimmerman
Speaker: 
Shizue Yoshida

On Oct 20, 2011 Gunma Kokusai Academy (GKA) became the fifth official International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Japan, authorized to offer the IB Diploma Programme (DP) starting in April, 2012. This provided GKA students the opportunity to receive both the Japanese High School and IB Diploma simultaneously.

Location: 
Gunma Kokusai Academy High School
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (First-time attendees free)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

MEETING CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER (How to Write a Graded Reader)

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 8 February 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Alastair Lamond

Due to inclement weather, this meeting has been canceled. Our most sincere apologies for any problems this may cause. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Location: 
Gunma Kokusai Academy Elementary School
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (First-time attendees free)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Ready or Not, Here it Comes! High School English Curriculum Changes 2013

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 11 January 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Cory Koby

Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology introduced its once-in-a-decade “Course of Study” in 2009, and the final phase of the mandated changes took effect in April of this current school year. Cory will outline the changes in high school English language curriculum, with particular attention paid to what is NOT changing.

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

Exposing English Education in Gunma Elementary and Secondary Schools

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 24 November 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Anastasia Letcher
Speaker: 
Terry Dassow
Speaker: 
Elizabeth Bender
Speaker: 
Tomoko Nagaoka
Speaker: 
Michiyo Imaizumi
Speaker: 
Hiroaki Kanai

- Do you want to know what kinds of language classes your students attended before they arrived in your classroom?
- Have you ever wondered how English education in Japan has changed since you were a teacher/student in public school?
- Are you interested in the current teaching conditions of elementary and secondary school English teachers here in Gunma?
Then this is the meeting for you.

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

Classroom Management Strategies for Reluctant Learners: Deconstructing and Working with Student Silence.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 13 October 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Susan Bergman Miyake

Putting aside the usual, more sexy topics of content and language learning theories, let's consider the elephant in the room; classroom management. Especially, strategies for the more "problematic" classes of reluctant learners. How do we manage those larger required classes, or classes of lower level learners with a possible pre-learned aversion to English Language learning?

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

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