Kitakyushu Chapter

Student-Created Videos

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 9 April 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Bill Pellowe

With mobile technology ubiquitous among university students, students can use their mobile devices' built-in video cameras outside of class to create videos narrated in English. This brings the language they’ve studied in their coursework into a familiar context. They could, for example, describe their neighborhood, or introduce their hobby.

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

Event Report, Kitakyushu Chapter February 2016

February 28, 2016 by Website Adminis...

Speaker: 
Simon Capper
Event Date: 
Saturday, February 13, 2016

Simon began his presentation by demonstrating the benefits of utilizing lateral thinking puzzles and riddles to create communication opportunities in the classroom and target specific question pattern constructions. He demonstrated how small groups could be utilized to scale the activities to a variety of classroom contexts and offered a range of sources for finding lateral thinking puzzles.

Reporter: 
Zack Robertson

Event Report, Kitakyushu Chapter January 2016

February 4, 2016 by Website Adminis...

Speaker: 
Andy Boon
Event Date: 
Saturday, January 9, 2016

In this presentation Andy discussed how to get students talking in class using examples from Inspire II which he co-authored.

Reporter: 
Andrew Quentin

Event Report, Kitakyushu Chapter November 2015

December 1, 2015 by Website Adminis...

Speaker: 
Various
Event Date: 
Saturday, November 14, 2015

The chapter held its annual pecha-kucha night, which featured six presenters discussing a variety of topics related to language teaching and learning.

Reporter: 
Zack Robertson

Event Report, Kitakyushu Chapter October 2015

December 1, 2015 by Website Adminis...

Speaker: 
Stephen Case
Event Date: 
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Stephen discussed how games, both digital and traditional card games, can be utilized to develop and facilitate classroom tasks and activities that both engage students and encourage cooperative language development. Stephen suggested that teachers should keep an open mind about how simple sandbox smartphone games can serve as mini-tasks for the language classroom.

Reporter: 
Zack Robertson

Event Report, Kitakyushu Chapter September 2015

December 1, 2015 by Website Adminis...

Speaker: 
Rick Eller
Speaker: 
Zack Robertson
Event Date: 
Saturday, September 12, 2015

For the first part of the presentation, Rick discussed how Rory’s Story cubes can be utilized to generate a variety of assessment protocols that can be used in a variety of educational contexts.

Reporter: 
Zack Robertson

The Other Side of the Desk - Managing Teachers

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 12 March 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Jason McDonald

ESL teaching, unlike many professions, is a very solitary endeavour. Teachers frequently are asked to not only teach their classes, but to develop entire programs on their own. What strategies can be pursued to create a collaborative environment in schools and what can be learned from the mistakes and misadventures of someone trying to manage a school and teachers?

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

Adaptable Vocabulary Activities for ESP and Beyond & Engaging Learners with Lateral Thinking Tasks

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 13 February 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Simon Capper

This month, Simon Capper will be joining us from Hiroshima to give two separate presentations, 45 minutes each.

Adaptable Vocabulary Activities for ESP and Beyond.

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

Speak now or forever hold your peace

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 9 January 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Andy Boon

30 years ago, Dinsmore (1985) documented the phenomenon of silence in the Japanese EFL classroom. It can be argued that this problem still persists today.

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

2015 PechaKucha Night

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 November 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Various

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

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