Gunma Chapter

Empowering Student Presentations with PechaKucha

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 September 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Sylvan Payne

The PechaKucha 20X20 presentation style is taking the world by storm. Hundreds of cities hold monthly PechaKucha nights in which presenters each show a series of 20 slides which advance automatically every 20 seconds. As a result, PK presentatioms tend to be fast-paced and high-energy. The presenter will give a walk-through of how he adapted the format to his first year university class.

Location: 
Gunma Prefectural College of Health Sciences
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (first-time attendees free)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Easy Extensive Reading in the Arts and Sciences

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 8 July 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Joseph Poulshock

This talk will focus on two things: 1) principles of extensive reading that can inspire and motivate learners to read, and 2) really easy content in the arts and sciences that learners can enjoy while they learn English and content at the same time.

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

The 23rd JALT-Gunma Summer Workshop at Kusatsu

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 18 August 2012 - 1:00pm - Sunday, 19 August 2012 - 2:00pm
Speaker: 
William Grabe, Regents' Professor of Applied Linguistics, NAU
Speaker: 
Fredricka L. Stoller, Professor of English, NAU

The Theme:
Ways to Promote Active Learning in L2 Teaching

Lecture 1: Stoller, F. L. & Grabe, W.

"Everyone knows that Students Need More Vocabulary: What Can We Do about It?"

Location: 
Kusatsu Seminar House
Fee for JALT members: 
9,000 yen (Program, 4,000 yen; Room and Board, 5, 000 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
9,000 yen (Program, 4,000; Room and Board, 5,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Exploring and Experiencing Online Materials for Second Language Learning and Teaching

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 20 May 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Robert Habbick

Looking for a way to make your class more interactive with the addition of online components? Or a comprehensive solution for placing your students with an online placement test? Whether it be an online workbook, or a full online course, Cambridge University Press has material available now for you. This hands-on workshop will give you a chance to explore and experience the materials for yourself.

Location: 
前橋工科大学
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Grammar Feedback in Writing Instruction: Beyond the Yes/No Debate

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 17 June 2012 - 2:15pm - 4:45pm
Speaker: 
Paul Kei Matsuda

Grammar feedback has long been considered a sine qua non of second language writing instruction, but John Truscott's (1996) controversial article has ignited what has become a long-standing debate over the efficacy of grammar feedback.

Location: 
Gunma University Muse Hall
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Team Teaching in a Junior High School

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 April 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Kaitlin Kirby
Speaker: 
Chiharu Takebayashi

Combining their different abilities and strengths can allow ALTs and JTEs to teach more effectively. However, this synergy is not easily come by, and like any other relationship team teaching partners must work to maintain it. Kirby and Takebayashi will discuss the contrasting roles and prespectives of ALTs and JTEs.

Location: 
Maebashi Kyoai Gakuen College (共愛学園前橋国際大学)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (First-time attendees free)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Using iPads and iPhones in the Classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 February 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Daniel Beck

Mobile devices such as iPads and iPhones have become very popular with teachers and students. Combined with Apple’s AppleTV, instructors can mirror the screens on their iPads with screens or TV monitors in the classroom to demonstrate examples and use reference apps websites with learners.

Location: 
前橋工科大学 (Maebashi Institute of Technology)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (First-time attendees FREE)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

How to Include Critical Thinking in the Classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 27 November 2011 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Jennie Roloff Rothman
Location: 
Kyoai Gakuen College
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Toward a Deeper Understanding of Culture

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 October 2011 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Renée Sawazaki

The presenter will introduce her unique model for teaching cultural understanding, the Culture Tree, and demonstrate how this model can serve as a guide for student deduction of cultural traits when analyzing stories. Teacher-created worksheets will be distributed and participants will have the opportunity to analyze a short folktale in small groups.

Location: 
Maebashi Institute of Technology (Maebashi Koka Daigaku)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Using Conflict Resolution Techniques for Language Learning

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 4 September 2011 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Chris Stillwell

A language course that incorporates conflict resolution techniques can promote an alternative view of conflict as a potential opportunity for enhanced communication and understanding, with material that may have great power to stimulate interest and engage higher order thinking as learners and teachers use language not for its own sake but rather to communicate, negotiate, and mediate.

Location: 
Kyoai Gakuen College
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

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