Hiroshima Chapter

Integrating Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) Practices into Foreign Language Classrooms

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 May 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Paul Collett
Speaker: 
Kristen Sullivan (both from Shimonoseki City University)

The presenters will explain self-regulation in the context of foreign language learning, and give examples of how SRL skills can be developed in the classroom. Contextual issues which can affect SRL skill development, particularly learner beliefs and teacher cognition, will also be discussed. For more information, see: hiroshima-jalt.org

Location: 
Hiroshima YMCA (Red Brick building, 1st floor)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen (Students 200 yen)

Collaborative Critical Thinking for Real World Change

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Chuck Sandy (International Teacher Development Institute)

This renowned teacher trainer and textbook author will show how students and teachers around the world are using ideas based in critical thinking theory to improve local communities and to spark both personal and professional growth.

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

Intercultural Communication Problems, followed by Two Book Reports

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 March 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Hideyasu Tanimoto (Hiroshima University)
Speaker: 
Fuyuko Takita (Hiroshima University)
Speaker: 
Goro Yamamoto (Hiroshima University)

The meeting will have 2 major parts. During the first hour, Hideyasu Tanimoto will give a talk entitled, "A Word Is Not Always Just a Word: Pitfalls in intercultural communication." He will explain how English and Japanese sentences are loaded with cultural information which can lead to interesting communication mishaps.

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

Global Issues

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 16 February 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Kip Cates (Tottori University)

This presentation will show how English teachers can make lessons more meaningful by bringing important global issues -- such as environmental problems, armed conflicts, and gender issues -- into the classroom. For details, see: http://hiroshima-jalt.org ***Please note that the venue announced in Jan/Feb TLT has changed. YMCA is the correct location.***

Location: 
YMCA (Red Brick Building), 7-11 Hatchobori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen (Students 200 yen)

A Word Is Not Always Just a Word: Pitfalls in intercultural communication

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 January 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Hideyasu Tanimoto (Hiroshima University)

English sentences pregnant with cultural connotation are often difficult for students in Japan to understand. By the same token, Japanese sentences with implicit messages are hard for native speakers of English. In this presentation, we'll have fun understanding how intercultural miscommunication can occur.

Location: 
YMCA (Red Brick Building), 7-11 Hatchobori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen (Students 200 yen)

Hiroshima JALT Mini-conference & Book Fair

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 1 December 2013 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Ken Wilson
Speaker: 
David Paul
Speaker: 
and 40 others!

Hiroshima JALT's annual mini-conference, featuring over 40 speakers, co-sponsored by Critical Thinking SIG and Speech, Drama and Debate SIG
Free for all JALT members, 500 yen for pre-registered non-members, 1000 on the day for non-members.

For more information go to http://hiroshima-jalt.org/2013/11/02/2013hijalt-miniconf/

Location: 
Hiroshima YMCA
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen pre-registered, 1,000 yen on the day
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Grammar or speaking? Or both?

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Scott Thornbury (New School, New York)

Can you learn to speak without grammar? Can you learn grammar without speaking? Is there a special grammar of speech? What’s the best way to learn speaking? This special workshop is a part of the National JALT Four Corners Tour. This acclaimed presenter will demonstrate ways in which speaking and grammar can be integrated.

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

National Conference Sneak Preview

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 20 October 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Several Hiroshima area teachers-researchers

To whet your appetite for the National JALT Conference in Kobe, Oct. 25-28, several Hiroshima area English educators will give special previews of their National presentations. First, Jim Ronald and Toby Curtis will describe a multi-strand video course that was developed to address specific English-language needs.

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

CEFR-J Workshop

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 September 2013 - 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Fergus O’Dwyer (Osaka University)
Speaker: 
Annie Semmelroth (Hiroshima Bunkyo Women’s University)
Speaker: 
Azusa Kodate (Hiroshima Bunkyo Women’s University)

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) tries to provide a high-quality method for the teaching of L2s and the assessment of L2 ability. The recently drawn-up CEFR-J is likely to have a major influence in Japan. This extended meeting will deal with the principles behind CEFR-J as well as its classroom implementation. (NOTE THE SPECIAL TIMES.)

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

Cognitive Development: What All Teachers Should Know About Their Students

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 21 July 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Robert Murphy (neuroELT Lab, University of Kitakyushu)

In this dynamic and interactive session, Robert will discuss how brains 'learn' in neuroscientific terms. Participants will also look at some neuroELT maxims being researched at the University of Kitakyushu. All meeting attendants should prepare for intensive pair work, exploring in real-time how research in cognitive development can be practically applied to classrooms for fantastic results.

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

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