Hiroshima Chapter

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)

Bringing Pragmatics to the Classroom

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 24 September 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Jim Ronald (Hiroshima Shudo University)

Pragmatics is a key part of everything we say and write, and how we respond... EXCEPT, too often, in our language classrooms! After considering reasons for this, participants will try out, or devise, activities for increasing real, pragmatics-oriented communication in the classroom.

Location: 
Aster Plaza's International Youth House (3 blocks south of Peace Park)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen (Students 250 yen)

Social Spaces for Language Learning: What they can offer students

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 10 July 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Garold Murray and Naomi Fujishima (from Okayama University), and Azusa Kodate, Luke Carson, and Caleb Foale (all from Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University)

This presentation will introduce two of the top-rated self-access language centers in the Chugoku region: the centers at Okayama University and at Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University.

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

What do English teachers need to know about English?

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 June 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
David Barker (BTB Press)

This non-commercial presentation will focus on what teachers need to know about the “EL” part of the “ELT” equation. It will be argued that English teachers who wish to be regarded as professionals need to have a sound knowledge of how the language works.

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

Discovery, Relevance, and Fun: Teaching Language Creatively

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 8 May 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Chris Stillwell (Sojo University, Kumamoto) and Brian McMillan (Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University)

The two acclaimed speakers will explore techniques for placing typical language content in exciting and sometimes unexpected contexts. Examples will include beneficial ways of incorporating humor and surprise, and ways of helping students appreciate the power of the language skills they already have.

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

Hiroshima JALT 'Teaching Children/Teaching Everyone' Mini-Conference

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 20 March 2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Many high-quality speakers

At this year's mini-conference, we're going to have two strands of talks: one aimed at Teaching Children, the other at Teaching English to adults, college, and high school. There will be about 4 presentations running concurrently in each group. Details of presenters and presentations will be announced at a later date, on the Hiroshima JALT website http://hiroshima-jalt.org/

Location: 
Hiroshima YMCA, 7-11 Hatchobori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
Fee for JALT members: 
500 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Using environmental issues in English classes

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 17 April 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Arran Stibbe (Senior Lecturer, the Universty of Gloucestershire)

Mr. Stibbe, a special guest from Britain, will talk about 26 EFL textbooks used in Japan, and how they deal with environmental education. He will suggest weaknesses in the books, and will offer better ways in which the problem of environmental destruction can be taught in classes.

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

Hiroshima JALT End-of-the-Year Party

Date and Time: 
Friday, 10 December 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
None.

The Hiroshima chapter is holding their annual year-end party. It will be fun!
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By December 8th (but the sooner the better)
NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know.

Location: 
Bistrot Aimee, 2-19 Mikawa-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima city One block between Chuo and Namiki Dori Tel: 082-241-5454
Fee for JALT members: 
Course is about 4,200 yen including drinks
Fee for one-day members: 
Course is about 4,200 yen including drinks

4 Ways to the Treasure Trove: Improving English Reading Abilities

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 20 February 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Daniel James (Suzugamine Women's College) and Everyone

There are basically four main pedagogical approaches which can help students improve their reading skills: Intensive Reading, Extensive Reading, Sustained Silent Reading, and Narrow Reading. During the first hour, Daniel James will lead a workshop, helping teachers make effective use of each of these procedures. During the second hour, participants will be asked to share any of their own effective ways of teaching reading. If you bring a handout, please prepare 20 copies. Let's help students improve their reading skills!

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

Essential elements of effective TOEIC Prep

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 16 January 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Grant Trew (Oxford University Press)

What's the best way to improve TOEIC scores? This presentation will highlight the challenges which students face, and present effective techniques to help learners develop the skills and knowledge they need.

Bio: Grant Trew, an expert in testing and a highly-acclaimed speaker, is the author of the Tactics for
TOEIC series published by Oxford University Press.

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

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