Kitakyushu Chapter

TOEIC vocabulary teaching: applying CLIL

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 12 January 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Takashi Uemura

Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is a pedagogic approach to develop L2 learners’ communicative competence by focusing on both teaching subject and language. However, there has been little research on implementing CLIL in TOEIC courses, as TOEIC mainly tests learners’ business English proficiency.

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

FAB3: First Annual Brain Days

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 July 2012 (All day) - Monday, 16 July 2012 (All day)
Speaker: 
Curtis Kelly
Speaker: 
Marc Helgesen
Speaker: 
Tim Murphey
Speaker: 
Robert S. Murphy
Speaker: 
Others

Neuroscience has much to offer the field of ELT, and FAB3 is on the forefront of this exciting new wave. We are witnessing the emergence of an exciting new field called Mind, Brain, and ELT.

Location: 
University of Kitakyushu
Fee for JALT members: 
Varies
Fee for one-day members: 
Varies
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Issues relating to independently run English language schools

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 9 June 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Gareth Steele
Speaker: 
Mike Mackay
Speaker: 
Mark Gibson

This presentation will deal with the establishment and management of independent language schools. Topics that will be dealt with include: 1. The process of establishing a school, renting of new premises, purchasing of teaching equipment, financing and brand development; 2. Sales and marketing, different methods of student recruitment, web pages, flyers and advertisements; 3.

Location: 
Kitakyushu International Conference Centre, 3F, Kokura
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Helping our students become multicompetent academic writers

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 6 October 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Carol Rinnert (Hiroshima City University)

This presentation examines the development of English and Japanese academic writing ability among Japanese EFL writers. The presenter will share results of a long-term, multi-stage research project involving participants at various levels of language and writing proficiency, ranging from high school to post-graduate writers in L1 and L2, most recently adding L3 (Chinese, French or Spanish).

Location: 
Wel-Tobata, Tobata, Kita Kyushu
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, 10 November 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Various

Kitakyushu JALT will be hosting our second PechaKucha night involving a variety of presentations to do with classroom learning and teaching. There will be 6 - 8 presenters who will each take turns presenting their chosen topic using only 20 slides for 20 seconds each.

Location: 
Wel Tobata, Room 121
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. Fad or Future?

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 8 September 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Michael Phillips

In the digital age, rapid developments in information and communication technologies are having a dramatic impact on the way that information is processed, how knowledge is produced, and how learning occurs.

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

Task complexity and second language development: tools to promote speaking

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 12 May 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Colin Thompson

This presentation discusses the role of task complexity for developing L2 speaking skills in terms of fluency, accuracy and complexity.

Location: 
Kitakyushu International Conference Centre, 3F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Task repetition and fluency development in the Japan classes: How much is enough?

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 April 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Craig Lambert

The talk will discuss research on what fluency in speaking English is, how it can be developed, and how much time is required to develop it. The talk will combine research results and examples.

Location: 
Kitakyushu International Conference Centre, 3F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Equipping Teachers to Incorporate Drama

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 10 March 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Covenant Players Drama Company

We will be presenting a Teacher Workshop, equipping teachers to utilize and incorporate drama in the classroom. We base our workshop on our ELCP – English Language Communication Program that we are using in schools for ESL students.

Location: 
Kitakyushu International Conference Centre, 3F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Adapting Board Games for Language Practice: A Workshop

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 January 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Margaret Orleans

Games, with their rules and repetitiveness, provide the perfect scaffolding for language practice. In addition, learners get to be creative and take chances in an emotional environment; in other words, they have the opportunity to make the target language their own. Participants in this workshop will explore half a dozen commercial board games for their potential use in their own classrooms.

Location: 
Kitakyushu International Conference Centre, 3F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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