Kitakyushu Chapter

Event Report, Kitakyushu Chapter October 2016

November 10, 2016 by Website Adminis...

Speaker: 
Robert Murphy
Event Date: 
Saturday, October 8, 2016

Robert discussed various maxims from his collaborative research related to NeuroELT and the theoretical underpinnings of some of these concepts. He began by briefly introducing Kurt Fischer’s dynamic skill theory, a cognitive theory that postulates dynamic development from reflexes to complex systems within the human mind.

Reporter: 
Zack Robertson

Event Report, Kitakyushu Chapter September 2016

November 10, 2016 by Website Adminis...

Speaker: 
Barbara Hoskins
Event Date: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Barbara introduced several approaches for eliciting and developing creativity in the language classroom built around 4 key concepts: Communication, Collaboration, Creative Thinking, and Critical Thinking. Ideas centered around students collaboratively creating learning content together in the classroom, with the teacher as a helpful guide.

Reporter: 
Zack Robertson

2016 PechaKucha Night

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 12 November 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Zack Robertson
Speaker: 
Charlie Beal
Speaker: 
Michael Phillips
Speaker: 
Stephen Case

This month we have another instalment of our popular annual PechaKucha presentations. There will be a number of presenters who will each take turns presenting their chosen topic using only 20 slides for 20 seconds per slide.

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

NeuroELT: Practical and highly-effective teaching ideas that you can use right away!

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 8 October 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Robert S. Murphy

Learning about the brain may be interesting, but how can that be translated into better classroom teaching? --that’s what this session is all about! Gain confidence in your teaching by learning about how your students’ brains are developing. We will uncover and group-discuss numerous practical teaching strategies that will work for you, in your specific teaching context.

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

Event Report, Kitakyushu Chapter May 2016

June 11, 2016 by Website Adminis...

Speaker: 
Yumiko Cochrane
Speaker: 
Steve Paton
Event Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Yumiko Cochrane - Lost in Katakana: Exploring the efforts of loanword cognates on English Acquisition. Yumiko began by stating that 10% of Japanese words are loan words, and only 6% of that 10% are English based. Looking at the different types of loan words firstly we have true cognates which have the same meaning in Japanese and English.

Reporter: 
Andrew Quentin

Event Report, Kitakyushu Chapter April 2016

May 8, 2016 by Website Adminis...

Speaker: 
Bill Pellowe
Event Date: 
Saturday, April 9, 2016

In this presentation Bill showed his first year university students creating short 1 minute presentations about a variety of topics. An example assignment was students talking about a piece of art, answering three questions: 'what are you talking about?', 'where is it located?' and 'who was it done by?' which encouraged students to use the passive voice.

Reporter: 
Andrew Quentin

Event Report, Kitakyushu Chapter March 2016

March 25, 2016 by Website Adminis...

Speaker: 
Jason McDonald
Event Date: 
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Jason opened his presentation by explaining important factors that employers and administrators must consider when managing English programs at both a private and public level. Drawing from experience, he illustrated how managing a curriculum over time with multiple teachers requires clear and consistent communication between management and employees.

Reporter: 
Zack Robertson

Creative Teaching for 21st Century Learners

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Barbara Hoskins

In this workshop, teachers will learn teaching techniques to help their learners become strong English users and also critical and creative thinkers. By making every moment of class time count, teachers can help students succeed – on exams and in future jobs.

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

Bringing Neuroscience and Technology into Your Classroom at Minimal Cost

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 11 June 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Tom Gorham

This presentation will offer some practical, hands-on examples of how your teaching can be improved by techniques supported by the most recent discoveries in the field of Mind, Brain, and Education Science while utilizing educational technologies that are accessible and either relatively cheap or free. Participants with little experience or confidence in using technology are welcome!

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

Freeing up Fluency in a Silent Speaking Class / Katakana & English

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 May 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Steve Paton
Speaker: 
Yumiko Cochrane

Steve Paton: Freeing up Fluency in a Silent Speaking Class

In speaking classes with English majors, I’d become disappointed that students weren’t taking advantage of the opportunity to speak, and to learn through experience. Many students were using too much Japanese, or hiding silently behind their more enthusiastic classmates.

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

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