Iwate Chapter

MEES - Michinoku English Education Summit 2017

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 June 2017 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Marc Helgesen (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University)

2017 Michinoku English Education Summit
Co-sponsored by the Iwate Chapter of JALT and Hachinohe Gakuin University
Sunday, June 18, 2017
at Hachinohe Gakuin University

Conference theme:
"Transformations: Possibilities in Teaching and Learning"

Location: 
Hachinohe Gakuin University
Fee for JALT members: 
1000 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
1500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Preparing for the global marketplace: How can we best prepare our learners?

Date and Time: 
Monday, 24 April 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Richmond Stroupe

There will be an open mic session after the presentation.

In the 21st century, prospective employers of our graduates are no
longer satisfied with solely higher levels of English language
proficiency, but also require additional skills that shape a
well-rounded global citizen. As part of the global community, our
learners will be required to be autonomous and confident and be able

Location: 
AIINA
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (500 yen for students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Education as a Business – School Owner Simulation

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 11 December 2016 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Ryan Hagglund

Most teachers at some time have thought about running their own language school or wondered what it would be like. What would it entail? What might a successful model be? How might it differ from education in the non-profit world? This presentation will utilize a simulation style to highlight challenges and benefits unique to for-profit language schools.

Location: 
AIINA
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (500 yen for full time students.)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

2016 ETJ Aomori Fall Seminar & Workshop

Date and Time: 
Monday, 21 November 2016 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Sarah Mercer

Competencies for Teacher and Student Well Being

Presenter: Sarah Mercer
Professor of Foreign Language Teaching
Head of ELT Methodology
Deputy Head of the Centre for Teaching
& Learning in Arts and Humanities
University of Graz, Austria

Location: 
AUGA
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Tsugaru Innovation in Language Education Symposium(TILES)

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 30 October 2016 - 1:00am - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Peggy Ishikawa
Speaker: 
Edo Forsythe
Speaker: 
Mike Smith

We would like to invite all language teachers to join the first Annual Hirosaki JALT Conference, brought to you by Hirosaki University and Iwate JALT.

Sunday October 30th 2016

At Hirosaki University (Bunkyo campus)

Admission Price:

Free for all JALT members (Please show your membership card at the entrance).

Non-JALT members: Y1,000
Students not volunteering Y500

Location: 
Hirosaki University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen(Free for students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Sustainable Language-based Critical Thinking Instruction

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 25 September 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
David Gann (Tokyo University of Science)

The presenter will report on the first in his multi-step course design for aiding students in the development of critical thinking competence and dialectical discourse.

Location: 
AIINA Rm 817
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (500 yen for students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Imbuing Student Heritage into the English as a Foreign Language Classroom: Projects from Japan and the United Arab Emirates

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 24 April 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Patrick Dougherty (Akita International University)

The idea of using students' native culture in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or English as a second language (ESL) classroom is not new. The topic has been researched and the benefits identified. One of the primary reasons the use of native culture is beneficial in the EFL/ESL classroom comes from schema theory research.

Location: 
AIINA Rm 602
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (500 yen for full time students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Money 101: Personal Finance, Investing, and Retirement for Residents of Japan

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 June 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Ben Shearon

Abstract:

Many teachers in Japan would like to get their finances in order, but aren’t quite sure where to start. This exposes them to three big potential dangers: not doing anything, doing the wrong thing, and being taken advantage of by ‘advisors’ or financial institutions.

Location: 
AIINA Rm 602
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen(500 yen for students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

3rd Annual Michinoku English Education Summit in Hachinohe 2016

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 May 2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Lesley Ito (Big Bow English Lab, Nagoya)

2016 Michinoku English Education Summit

Co-sponsored by the Iwate Chapter of JALT and Hachinohe Gakuin University

Sunday, May 29, 2016

at Hachinohe Gakuin University

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Conference theme:

“Exploring Age and Motivation:

Location: 
Hachinohe Gakuin University
Fee for JALT members: 
1000 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
1500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Double Presentation: Discourse Marking: Function not Filler; Discourse marking in the L2 classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 28 February 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
John Campbell-Larsen

Talk-in-interaction is more than just the exchange of propositional statements by participants. Speakers suffuse their talk with words and chunks that perform a variety of interactional tasks such as managing turn taking and floor holding, showing the speaker’s attitude to what they are saying and the like.

Location: 
AIINA Rm 602
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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