Hamamatsu Chapter

Hidden Stories about Race in Japan: Confronting Native-Speakerism and Nihonjinron in University English Education

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 February 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Laura L. Kusaka

In this talk, I present selected examples from stories co-constructed with me in interviews conducted over a period of three years with five other Japanese American university teachers who find themselves positioned by dominant discourses in which native speaker (NS) is a code word for White (Kubota & Fujimoto, 2013).

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

Bridging the Gap: Japanese High School English Education & Teaching English as an ALT

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 January 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: 
Farrah Hasnain

In this presentation, I will show how English is currently being taught in public and private high schools throughout Japan. I will also show what current ALTs and JTEs are like and how that plays a role in team-teaching. We will discuss how language teaching works before students enter university, and provide tips on how to apply our teaching strategies in a university setting.

Location: 
Create Hamamatsu, Room 51
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

My Share and End of Year Party

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 10 December 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
10 language learning pecha kucha

**Starring**

1. Farrah Hasnain
2. Leveth Jackson
3. Jon Dujmovich
4. Adam Poludniak -- Native speaker teacher bias in TEFL
5. Gregg McNabb -- Teaching grammar through song
6. Adam Jenkins -- TBA
7. Dan Frost -- The Toughest Job I've Ever Had
8. Mike Boyce
9. ?
10?

(As always, the 10 slots for this pecha-kucha-style event fill up quickly, so don't delay. Send in your abstract.)

Location: 
Create Hamamatsu Building / クリエイト浜松 Room 51
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Hamamatsu Chapter September 2016

September 25, 2016 by Hamamatsu Chapter

Speaker: 
Jon Dujmovich
Event Date: 
Sunday, September 18, 2016

The final AGM for Hamamatsu Chapter was held on September 18th. Final because from April 2017 Hamamatsu chapter will merge with Shizuoka chapter to form the Shizuoka (ken) chapter.

The officers elected will serve for the interm, then most have expressed willingness to continue as officers in the new chapter, provided elected by membership.

Reporter: 
Jon Dujmovich

Event Report, Hamamatsu Chapter May 2016

July 5, 2016 by Hamamatsu Chapter

Speaker: 
Adam Jenkins
Event Date: 
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Adam Jenkins from Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology introduced a plethora of ways that Moodle technology, (including the Moodle online Reader created by Tom Robb) can facilitate learning. He made a point of referring to this as learning and not e-learning, suggesting that for many of our students there is little distinction between e-learning and learning.

Reporter: 
Gregg McNabb

Event Report, Hamamatsu Chapter June 2016

July 5, 2016 by Hamamatsu Chapter

Speaker: 
Chiyu Takezawa
Speaker: 
Sharoll Albarracin
Speaker: 
Kaho Taniguchi
Speaker: 
Hitomi Isono
Speaker: 
Kei Yoshizaki
Speaker: 
Minori Sato,
Speaker: 
Akiko Sakamoto
Speaker: 
Yurika Deno
Speaker: 
Shota Furukawa
Speaker: 
Shiori Miyaji
Event Date: 
Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Shizuoka and Hamamatsu chapters cooperated to hold Student Voices, an event was designed to showcase the learning experiences of students. It was well-attended and overall turned out to be even better than the organisers had anticipated.

Reporter: 
Gregg McNabb

Event Report, Hamamatsu Chapter April 2016

April 22, 2016 by Hamamatsu Chapter

Speaker: 
Greg Goodmacher, Keiwa College professor (Shibata, Niigata) & freelance writer
Event Date: 
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Greg Goodmacher enjoys writing and sharing materials. The co-author of a number of textbooks, he led an attentive audience through a series of discussions and activities related to the various aspects of teaching materials, and how best to adapt them for optimum classroom use.

Reporter: 
Susan Laura Sullivan

Teaching English in Japan: Understanding Identity Development Through Teachers’ Stories

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 8 October 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Diane Hawley Nagatomo

This presentation for Hamamatsu JALT will be divided into two parts. First, I will describe the results of my recent study that investigated the personal and professional identity development of English teachers in Japan who have chosen to reside here as permanent migrants.

Location: 
Create Hamamatsu Building / クリエイト浜松 Room 51
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Developing Content-Based Learning With Reading Circles

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 2 July 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Wendy Gough (Tokai University)

In content-based instruction materials and activities are selected and adapted to suit student needs while giving them hands on experience with authentic language input. One method of introducing content to university students studying English is through reading circles. Reading circles are peer-led groups in which students read the same topic and share their interpretations of it.

Location: 
Create Hamamatsu クリエイト浜松
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Escaping the Matrix: Using CALL and e-Learning Responsibly

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 28 May 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Adam Jenkins

There has been rapid expansion of the use of technology in education since the turn of the century. A myriad of new tools enable novel teaching strategies that have changed the face of classrooms around the globe. Teachers who adopt e-learning into their courses have been criticised for valuing the use of technology over learning outcomes.

Location: 
Create Hamamatsu Building / クリエイト浜松 Room 21
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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