Hiroshima Chapter

2017 Teachers Helping Teachers (THT) Showcase, plus Graded Reader & Reference Book Drive

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 12 February 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Simon Capper (Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing)
Speaker: 
Susan Meiki (Okayama University)
Speaker: 
Katherine Song (Hiroshima University)
Speaker: 
Monika Szirmai (Hiroshima International University)
Speaker: 
Fuyuko Takita (Hiroshima University)

Hiroshima JALT volunteers heading to Laos this month will showcase some of the group’s presentations, as well as introduce the THT programme and LaoTESOL.

Location: 
Peace Park, 3F Conference Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (students 500 yen)

Who Owns English? Exploring Linguistic Ideologies in High School Textbooks

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 January 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Rob McGregor (Hiroshima Motomachi Municipal Senior High School)

While sentence-level ideologies may be readily engaged in the classroom, those manifesting across an entire curriculum are often less apparent. Presenting the results of a corpus-driven study, the presenter will examine discourse on first and second language use in high school textbooks.

Location: 
Peace Park, 3F Conference Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (500 yen for students)

Event Report, Hiroshima Chapter July 2016

July 19, 2016 by Hiroshima Chapter

Speaker: 
Brett Walter
Event Date: 
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Dr. Brett Walter of Hiroshima University’s Institute for the Promotion of Global Education opened this presentation by describing how an Atla’s Complex often works against language teachers. Thinking they need to hold up all the instructional weight can lead to lessons heavy with highly controlled drills that do not put appropriate communicative load on learners.

Reporter: 
Aaron C. Sponseller

Event Report, Hiroshima Chapter June 2016

July 19, 2016 by Hiroshima Chapter

Speaker: 
David Paul (Plenary)
Event Date: 
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Teacher Journey’s 2016 was held at the YMCA in Hiroshima on June 19th. Organized in conjunction by the Teacher Development SIG and Hiroshima JALT, the all-day event had a total of 18 presenters plus an outstanding plenary from Hiroshima legend David Paul. Drawing on his vast experiences in Japan as a language teacher, language school owner, and founder of ETJ, Mr.

Reporter: 
Aaron C. Sponseller

JALT International Conference "Sneak Preview"

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 13 November 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Rob McGregor, Daniel Hougham, Brett Walter, Aaron Sponseller, Zeinab Shekarabi, and Joe Lauer

To whet your appetite for the JALT International Conference in Nagoya Nov. 25-28, FOUR presentations will also be featured at Hiroshima JALT on Nov. 13 as a kind of "sneak preview." First, Rob McGregor will give a talk entitled "The Vicious Triangle: CLT, Native Speakers, and 'English Only'.

Location: 
Peace Park, 3F Conference Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (Students 500 yen)

My Share & Book Review

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 16 October 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
To Be Announced

Do you have a good teaching idea, or have you read a high-quality book recently? If so, YOU can speak at the meeting. Please contact Brett Walter or any Hiroshima JALT officer so that a few minutes can be scheduled for your talk. More details will be announced here, and at http://hiroshima-jalt.org

Location: 
Peace Park, 3F Conference Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (Students 500 yen)

Doing Action Research: A project on teacher talk & interactional strategies, plus a brainstorming workshop for practitioners

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 11 September 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Daniel Hougham (Hiroshima University, Part-time Instructor)

Some children learning English in Japan are very reticent; they are quiet and not used to speaking up. How can such reticent students have a fair and equal chance of participating and succeeding ?

Location: 
YMCA (Red Brick Building), 7-11 Hatchobori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (Students 500 yen)

More Talking, Less Drilling: Developing Tasks with Communicative Intent

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 10 July 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Brett Walter (Hiroshima University)

In a lot of language classrooms, tasks are often developed that are little more than drills, having students repeat the same phrase multiple times while only replacing one or two key vocabulary words and drilling only for the sake of drilling.

Location: 
Peace Park, 3F Conference Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (Students 500 yen)

Event Report, Hiroshima Chapter April 2016

April 29, 2016 by Hiroshima Chapter

Speaker: 
Arthur Rutson-Griffiths
Event Date: 
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Behavioural economics is the study of how psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional factors affect decision making. Despite its name, many of the findings uncovered in this emerging field have many practical benefits in the classroom. Just a few small changes and additions to everyday classroom activities can increase students’ extrinsic motivation and engagement with the target language.

Reporter: 
Ariel Sorensen

EFL Teacher Journeys Conference

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 June 2016 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
David Paul (Language Teaching Professionals), and Many Other Speakers

This day-long conference will feature many presentations aiming to help primary, secondary, eikawa, cram school, and university teachers improve the quality of their English lessons. The featured speaker is David Paul, who manages the popular homepage called Language Teaching Professionals. For more details, see: https://sites.google.com/site/teacherjourneys/welcome or http://hiroshima-jalt.org

Location: 
YMCA (Red Brick Building), 7-11 Hatchobori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
Fee for JALT members: 
2000 yen (on-site) OR 1,500 yen (pre-reg, by June 12)
Fee for one-day members: 
2000 yen (on-site) OR 1,500 yen (pre-reg, by June 12)

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