Kitakyushu Chapter

Gamification

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 10 January 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Speaker: 
Mark Yong

The presentation will describe what exactly a game is and why they are fun. In particular there will be a look at self determination theory and motivation. There will also be a discussion on game design and how this can be applied to any activity through the process of gamification.

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

FAB5: Kitakyushu

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 19 July 2014 - 10:00am - Monday, 21 July 2014 - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Various

The 5th Annual International neuroELT Conference will be held in Kitakyushu over the weekend of July 19 - 21st. Numerous speakers will be talking on topics related to neuroELT. This is a new interdisciplinary field within the fields of Applied Linguistics and Educational Neuroscience.

See the conference website for full details:
http://fab-efl.com/

Location: 
Kitakyushu AIM Building & International Conference Centre
Fee for JALT members: 
See website for details
Fee for one-day members: 
See website for details

What Can Younger Learners Teach Us?

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 13 September 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Zack Robertson (Ashiya Town Board of Education, ALT)

This presentation will begin by exploring the differences in language learning/acquisition processes of children and adults through the examination of various physiological/neurological, psychological/cognitive, and sociolinguistic patterns that are emerging currently in the fields of SLA, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics.

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

Making money online

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Todd Beuckens

In this presentation, attendees will learn how to create digital products and online educational material for private and public use. The presenter will go over various types of tools and resources for teachers and show how to get started online, monetize products or services, and develop an online presence.

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

Pechakucha Night

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 8 November 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Various Speakers

Kitakyushu JALT will be hosting our fourth PechaKucha night involving a variety of presentations to do with classroom learning and teaching. There will be several presenters who will each take turns presenting their chosen topic using only 20 slides for 20 seconds each.

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

English Circles and the ELF Class

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 June 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Michael Phillips

This presentation consists of three interrelated sessions. Initial discussion will centre on a deeper exploration of what is meant by the term “English Circles”, and will reveal the increasing importance of English as a lingua franca (ELF) interactions to the learner.

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

Creating Multimedia Content with Apple Technology

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Steve Paton
Speaker: 
Malcolm Swanson

These two presentations will demonstrate two very different ways technology can be integrated into language classrooms. Although very Apple-specific, the concepts demonstrated can be applied to almost any platform.

"Keynote in the Classroom"
Steve Paton

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

Task-Supported Language Teaching: Factors for communication and grammar use

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 8 March 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Colin Thompson

This presentation looks at different ways tasks can be used in classrooms to improve L2 speaking in terms of fluency, accuracy and complexity. The talk first discusses what fluency, accuracy and complexity are, how they can be measured, and issues relating to them as aspects of L2 speech proficiency.

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

Principles of vocabulary acquisition - how well do textbooks do?

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 24 May 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Rob Waring

This presentation will first review some of the underlying principles of foreign language vocabulary acquisition. It will then look at how well course books and other ELT materials cover the most important vocabulary and whether they adhere to these underlying principles. Participants are asked to bring any current EFL text they are using to show others and review in light of the above principles.

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

So you want to publish an EFL textbook? Four Points of View to Consider when Writing a Proposal -- The Myths and Realities of EFL Publishing in Japan

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 8 February 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Todd Jay Leonard

This presentation will outline the current publishing market in Japan for EFL/ESL textbooks by reviewing the various points of views of the publishing industry. The presenter, Todd Jay Leonard, has published extensively within the ESL/EFL market in Japan and will offer helpful advice to budding authors who wish to pursue projects geared to Japan's domestic market.

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

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