Hiroshima Chapter

African-American Vernacular English (Ebonics), followed by My Share

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 January 2009 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Andre Boyer, and everyone present

During the first hour, Andre Boyer will describe African-American Vernacular English, where it came from, and how it is used. Boyer holds a Doctorate in Education, and has his own Learning Center in Iwakuni, Japan.
During the second hour, everyone present is welcome to speak for 5 to 15 minutes about any interesting teaching ideas.

Location: 
YMCA (Red Brick Building, Room 103) 7-11 Hatchobori, Naka-ku
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen

End-of-the-Year Party

Date and Time: 
Friday, 5 December 2008 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
None

There will be a bonenkai at a quaint Italian restaurant called Dish in Sakai-machi near the Dobashi streetcar stop. We hope to see you there! Contact Lauer for details at 0824-24-6353. RSVP by Monday, December 1st.

Location: 
Dish Sakai-machi, 2-1-11 Sakai-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
Fee for JALT members: 
4700 yen includes course meal and all-you-can-drink
Fee for one-day members: 
4700 yen includes course meal and all-you-can-drink

Turning a Popular Authentic Text into a Language Course

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 30 November 2008 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Kenneth Fordyce

It will be shown how a text such as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone can be used as the basis for a language course covering all 4 skills as well as vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. The presentation will be followed by a workshop on developing such materials.

Location: 
Hiroshima Peace Park, International Conference Center 3F.
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
  • Chapter President: Sponseller, Aaron
  • Membership Chair: Wilson, Tim
  • Program Chair: Walter, Brett
  • Publicity Chair: Song, Katherine
  • Treasurer: Tang, Warren

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