Hiroshima Chapter

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)

The Benefits of Doing Extensive Reading Online with Xreading

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 17 January 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Paul Goldberg (Xreading)

Mr. Goldberg, who developed the extensive reading website "Xreading," will explain how teachers can get the most out of using online extensive reading with their classes. He will give a demonstration of Xreading and several other useful websites. He will also explain about an interactive dictionary, character lists, audio-on-demand, and book ratings.

Location: 
Hiroshima YMCA
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

Event Report, Hiroshima Chapter November 2015

November 8, 2015 by Hiroshima Chapter

Speaker: 
Eleanor Carson
Speaker: 
Yukari Rutson-Griffiths
Speaker: 
Matthew Porter
Speaker: 
George Higginbotham
Speaker: 
John Tennant
Speaker: 
Monika Szirmai
Event Date: 
Sunday, November 8, 2015

This month we had a special treat as six presenters who are headed towards Shizuoka gave us a special preview of their four presentations.

Reporter: 
Ariel Sorensen

Event Report, Hiroshima Chapter October 2015

October 31, 2015 by Hiroshima Chapter

Speaker: 
Ariel Sorensen (Hiroshima Shudo University)
Speaker: 
Katherine Song (Hiroshima University)
Event Date: 
Sunday, October 18, 2015

There were two speakers at the October chapter meeting. The first was Ariel Sorensen, who gave a very interesting and detailed description of the research he has been conducting for his Ed. D. dissertation on shadow education. First, he gave a brief history of shadow education, including examples from China, where shadow education has existed for at least a thousand years.

Reporter: 
Naomi Fujishima

Event Report, Hiroshima Chapter September 2015

September 29, 2015 by Hiroshima Chapter

Speaker: 
Renaud Davies
Event Date: 
Sunday, September 27, 2015

In our September HiJALT meeting Renaud Davies demonstrated how free mobile applications for both iOS and Android devices can be utilized to create an engaging learning environment for students.

Reporter: 
Ariel Sorensen

Two Presentations: "What Is Shadow Education?" followed by "Principled Approaches to Material Selection and Adaptation"

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 October 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Ariel Sorensen (Hiroshima Shudo University)
Speaker: 
Katherine Song (Hiroshima University)

First, Mr. Sorensen will explain the situation involving private tutoring with respect to English education in Japan. In particular, the current status of "jukus" will be delineated. Then, Ms. Song will talk about developing and adapting teaching materials for English classes.

Location: 
Peace Park, 3F Conference Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1000 yen (Students 500 yen)

Hiroshima JALT 2015 Mini-Conference and Book Fair

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 6 December 2015 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Various. Maybe you?

Hiroshima JALT 2015 Mini-Conference and Book Fair
Hiroshima JALT invites you to submit a proposal to make a presentation at our Mini-Conference & Book Fair. The conference will be held on Sunday, December 6th 2015 at the YMCA in downtown Hiroshima.

Location: 
Hiroshima YMCA
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
To be announced
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Sneak Preview of the JALT International Conference

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 8 November 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Eleanor Carson (Hiroshima City University)
Speaker: 
Mathew Porter (Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Nursing College) and Yukari Rutson-Griffiths (Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University)
Speaker: 
George Higginbotham and John Tennanat (both Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University)
Speaker: 
Monika Szirmai (Hiroshima International University)

To whet your appetite for the JALT International Conference in Shizuoka Nov. 20-23, Hiroshima JALT attendees will get a "sneak preview" of four of its presentations.

Location: 
Peace Park, 3F Conference Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1000 yen (Students 500 yen)

Useful Apps for Language Teachers

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 27 September 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Renaud Davies (Hiroshima Bunkyo Women’s University)

Renaud Davies will demonstrate how free mobile applications for both iOS and Android devices can be utilized to create an engaging learning environment. These applications connect students and teachers better, and allow for more interactive, creative, and autonomous learning experiences. Participants will be given some time to experiment with the apps.

Location: 
Peace Park, 3F Conference Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen (Students 200 yen)

TEAP: A model for the revision of Japan’s entrance exam system

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 28 June 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Todd Fouts (Eiken)

The Test of English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) is a university admissions test developed jointly by Eiken and Sophia University. The presenter, as one of the test’s designers, will talk from an insider’s perspective about the development of TEAP, describe its content, and explain why it has the potential to revolutionize Japan’s English education.

Location: 
Peace Park, 3F Conference Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

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