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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
Practical and theoretical! Robert will discuss content from the best presentations at the Mind, Brain, and Education conference in Quito, and the ICCNS conference in Boston. He will also present the 42 Maxims from the neuroELT lab in their newest form. Finally, in a workshop format, participants will be working in groups to design practical ideas for their own classroom contexts.