Hiroshima Chapter

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)

Event Report, Hiroshima Chapter March 2016

March 7, 2016 by Hiroshima Chapter

Speaker: 
Dawn Kobayashi
Event Date: 
Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Hiroshima JALT chapter was treated to a workshop about how to introduce drama in your classes. The workshop was based on how to adapt the book “Hi, friends”, commonly used in elementary school classes, to get the students up, moving and motivated. This textbook is visually appealing and has some listening activities, but has a limited vocabulary and may result in passive students.

Reporter: 
Ariel Sorensen

iPads & iBooks: Adding to the EFL Classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 May 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Tamara Swenson (Osaka Jogakuin University)

This presentation will give an overview of the use of iPads and iBooks since their introduction in 2012 at Osaka Jogakuin University, the first school in Japan where every student was provided an iPad.

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

Behavioural Economics for Your Classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 17 April 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Arthur Rutson-Griffiths (Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University)

This presentation will cover a number of findings from behavioural economics research, while relating each one to a number of techniques which teachers can use in the classroom to motivate their students. The ideas introduced can be used with students of any age and in almost any classroom context. The audience will be invited to share their own ideas and tips.

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

Simple Drama Activities to Get Kids Talking

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 6 March 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Dawn Kobayashi (Onomichi City University)

This workshop will introduce how drama activities can help children experience various fun and meaningful scenarios while learning English. Based on research in Drama in English Language Teaching and over 15 years of classroom teaching, Ms. Kobayashi will highlight a number of simple drama activities to boost creativity and instill the enjoyment of communicating in English.

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)

Event Report, Hiroshima Chapter February 2016

February 24, 2016 by Hiroshima Chapter

Speaker: 
Jordan Svien
Event Date: 
Sunday, February 21, 2016

In February Jordan Svien gave a presentation on some of the essential aspects required in order to facilitate students’ critical thinking skills in an English-only environment. First he outlined some of the current definitions of critical thinking. This was followed by a list of principles that he used to create his current curriculum.

Reporter: 
Ariel Sorensen

Event Report, Hiroshima Chapter January 2016

January 26, 2016 by Hiroshima Chapter

Speaker: 
Paul Goldberg
Event Date: 
Sunday, January 17, 2016

This month we were privileged to have a promotional presentation by Paul Goldberg. We learned about differences in extensive reading and intensive reading and why it isn’t enough by itself. Paul outlined some of the shortcomings of currently practiced extensive reading as well as to intensive reading.

Reporter: 
Ariel Sorensen

Developing Critical Thinking and Life Skills Through English in Young Learners

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 21 February 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Jordan Svien (AICJ Junior Senior High School)

This presentation covers some of the essential aspects required in order to facilitate students’ critical thinking skills in an English-only environment. First, the evolution of learner needs will be explained, including both cultural and technological, as schools adapt to the 21st century. Next, Mr.

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

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