Hiroshima Chapter

Professional Development through Collaboration on Quantitative Research

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 22 July 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Speaker: 
Gregory Sholdt (Kobe University)

This enthusiastic presenter will share his passion for quantitative methods while recommending a unique approach to gradually developing quantitative research skills through small-scale studies. Additionally, the value of collaboration in the application of this approach will be demonstrated through an ongoing research-training project for language teachers.

Location: 
Peace Park, 3F Conference Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen (Students 250 yen)

Pan-SIG Conference 2012

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 16 June 2012 - 10:30am - Sunday, 17 June 2012 - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Thomas Cobb, Université du Québec à Montréal
Speaker: 
Dr. Hiromi Nagao, Hiroshima Jogakuin University
Speaker: 
Dr. Toshihiko Shiotsu, Kurume University
Speaker: 
Over 100 other presenters

Hiroshima JALT, Hiroshima University, and over 20 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) from the national JALT organization will support more than 100 presentations at this two-day conference at Hiroshima University, in Higashi Hiroshima City (Saijo Campus). The theme of the conference is literacy, but the range of presentations will be wide. For details, go to http://www.pansig.org/2012/

Location: 
Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima Campus
Fee for JALT members: 
Two days, 8,500 yen (Student, 4,600 yen); One day: 5,500 yen (Student, 2,600 yen)
Fee for one-day members: 
Non-member one day, 6,500 yen (Student, 3,400 yen); Non-member 2 days, 10,000 yen (Student, 5,000 yen)

Textbooks, Tasks, and Fluency

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 20 May 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Theron Muller (teacher and researcher based in Japan)

There will be 2 parts in this workshop. In the first part, Theron will explain how he adapts textbook activities to make them more task-like. Participants are encouraged to bring the textbooks they teach with to consider how they can adapt activities for their own classrooms.

Location: 
Hiroshima Peace Park, 3F Conference Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen (Students, 250 yen)

Two Presentations: "The Secrets of Peer Tutoring" followed by "iPads for Teacher Toolkits"

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 22 April 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Craig Manning (University of Shimane)
Speaker: 
Steve Henneberry (University of Shimane)

PRESENTATION ONE: Would you like to greatly enhance your students’ learning outcomes and overall educational experiences without working harder? Find out how the University of Shimane’s peer-tutoring program inspired unmotivated students to show up early, enjoy studying a difficult subject, and triple their achievement gains.

Location: 
Hiroshima Peace Park, 3F Conference Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen (Students, 250 yen)

Comparing Foreign Language Communication to Budo (Martial Arts)

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 11 March 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Yosuke Yanase (Hiroshima University)

Learning to communicate in a foreign language is a highly demanding task, and it may be compared to learning Budo (martial arts): the capability to deal with the almost unlimited possibilities that real combat offers. This presentation will deal with the issues of consciousness/non-consciousness, mind/body, and 'sensitivity', and how they are related to speaking and writing in particular.

Location: 
Hiroshima Peace Park 3f Conference Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen (Students 250 yen)

Teaching English in Junior High School

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 February 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Allan V. Antonio (Assistant Language Teacher)
Speaker: 
Jessica Moore (Assistant Language Teacher)
Speaker: 
Hisae Hosaki (English Instructor)

First, the instructors will discuss the new curriculum and how it is supposed to be implemented. Second, they will evaluate the reality of instruction in junior high schools. Finally, they will explain effective ways to educate students.

Location: 
Hiroshima Peace Park 3f Conference Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen (Students 250 yen)

The Secrets of Successful Language Learners

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 January 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Keiso Tatsukawa (Hiroshima University professor)
Speaker: 
Akiko Furutani (JTB Global Marketing & Travel guide and interpreter )
Speaker: 
Monika Szirmai (Hiroshima International University professor)
Speaker: 
Tomoka Ogawa (Hiroshima University 3rd-year student)

Ever wondered what motivates individuals to learn the language? Four successful language learners will tell about their journeys to language learning success. Participants will have ample opportunities to ask the panelists questions.

Location: 
Hiroshima Peace Park 3f Conference Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen (Students 250 yen)

Hiroshima JALT Bonenkai

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 10 December 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Speaker: 
Members and friends

The Hiroshima chapter is holding its annual year-end party. Bring the family and join the fun! The location details will be announced on the Hiroshima JALT home page: http://hiroshima-jalt.org/
RSVP: Simon Capper at capper@jrchcn.ac.jp by December 8th (but the sooner the better.) If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know.

Location: 
To be decided.
Fee for JALT members: 
TBD
Fee for one-day members: 
TBD

Quantitative Research 101: An Extended Seminar-Workshop

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 2 October 2011 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Carol Rinnert (Hiroshima City University) and Ian Willey (Kagawa University)

This one-day workshop for novice and less experienced researchers offers an introduction to (1) how to interpret research results presented in applied linguistics literature, and (2) how to conduct research. Four 90-minute sessions are planned. Sessions 1 to 3 are designed for novice and less experienced researchers; experienced researchers are encouraged to join Session 4.

Location: 
Aster Plaza's International Youth House (3 blocks south of Peace Park)
Fee for JALT members: 
See the Homepage
Fee for one-day members: 
See the Homepage

National Conference Sneak Preview

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 October 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Eleanor Carson, Hidenori Kashihara, Dan James, Keith Hoy, and Everyone!

If you cannot attend the JALT International Conference in Tokyo, Nov. 18-20, then this is your chance in Hiroshima to see one talk and one poster session which have been accepted there. First, Eleanor Carson and Hidenori Kashihara will address the question "When should Japanese be used in the English classroom?" They will present the results of a detailed student questionnaire.

Location: 
Peace Park, 3F Conference Room
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen (Students 250 yen)

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