Kitakyushu Chapter

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

Adapting websites and games for the classroom

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Stephen Case

This talk will present a series of ideas for adapting existing websites and games into task and communicative based lesson plans for both on and offline classrooms. It will also talk about how classroom management and feedback can work with these activities. The talk also promises to show and share a set of novel lesson plans for participants to use in their own classes.

Location: 
Wel Tobata Rm 82
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Kitakyushu Chapter June 2015

August 1, 2015 by Website Adminis...

Speaker: 
Michael Phillips
Event Date: 
Saturday, June 13, 2015

Michael began by first introducing the concept of an “innovation” as a response of a particular social community to a perceived need for change and then describing the various stages in which an innovation passes through when diffusing throughout society.

Reporter: 
Zack Robertson

Two presentations on vocabulary acquisiition

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 12 September 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Rick Eller
Speaker: 
Zack Robertson

In this presentation, two presenters will discuss the findings of recent classroom studies involving vocabulary acquisition.

Utility for Rory's Story Cubes in the EFL Classroom (Rick Eller)

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

The innovation adoption lifecycle and teaching practice

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 13 June 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Michael Phillips

Using Bell's Technology (or Innovation) Adoption Lifecycle theory, this presentation will be allow attedees to reflect on elements of their current teaching situations and practices, based on an understanding that the model "describes the adoption or acceptance of a new product or innovation, according to the demographic and psychological characteristics of defined user categories." Using a worksh

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

Card games and vocabulary building

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 9 May 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Adam Stone

The aim of this presentation is to introduce a computer program that produces a modifiable card game that can be used in some English classes as a vocabulary builder and to strengthen lexical recognition.

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

Gender differences and literacy

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 11 April 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Michael Berg

In this presentation the speaker will discuss literacy differences between male and female students at the elementary level and the implications this has for performance in the language-learning classroom. I will cover how this meshes with current pedagogical and feminist theory.

Location: 
Wel Tobata, Room 82
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Assessment for Learning: Dynamic Assessment

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 March 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Joseph John Simpson

This presentation will examine the negative effects that standardized tests have on the learning process and present an alternative approach that is increasingly gaining in popularity in the field of language learning, dynamic assessment.
The presenter is a 5th-year JET Programme participant completing an MA in Applied Linguistics with the University of Birmingham

Location: 
Wel-Tobata, Tobata, Kitakyushu
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

End of Year Social

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 13 December 2014 - 6:45pm - 11:00pm
Speaker: 
All of Us

On December 13th, we are having our year end social. Come on out and eat yourself into a coma and share in the good cheer.

Dec. 13'th
Meet at 6:45 at Kokura Station
Karubi Ichiba
3500 Yakiniku & Drinks for 2 hours
RSVP to Mike (michaelberg78@gmail.com)

Location: 
Karubi Ichiba
Fee for JALT members: 
3,000 Yen
Fee for one-day members: 
3,000 yen

Creative Variations for Textbook Conversations; Assessing Gains in Extensive Reading

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 February 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Speaker: 
J. Lake
Speaker: 
Bill Pellowe

(1) Creative Variations for Textbook Conversations
Bill Pellowe

Location: 
Wel Tobata
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

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