This year's all-Kansai JALT year-end party is taking place at the Blarney Stone Irish pub in Umeda, and will include a Pub Quiz from 7-8pm, and followed by the ever-popular Tardy Boys live band playing classic rock music covers.
As with most significant skills or knowledge, there is simply no quick and easy route to mastery of quantitative research methods. However, there is in fact a modest set of fundamental concepts and core methods that guide both simple and sophisticated studies alike. These can be the focus of a much more reasonable and achievable learning goal.
It is always a problem getting students to talk informally in English: However interesting the topic we suggest, they often prefer to keep silent, or to express themselves their mother tongue. This talk suggests a few guidelines that will go some way towards solving these problems, illustrated by some practical activities intended for students at various levels of proficiency.
Please join Kobe JALT chapter to welcome speakers Scott Thornbury, Penny Ur, and Rabina Khan at Kobe International House from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Wednesday October 30th.
After a year's break, Tech Day Plus is back! Tech Day started as a casual get together in 2005 but has grown to become one of Osaka JALT's biggest and best loved events of the year. Our goal is to share ideas on a wide range of topics, both tech-related and non-tech alike.
Kobe JALT is proud to cosponsor the 12th Conference on Language Teaching and Learning at Kansai University of International Studies in Amagasaki on July 20th from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Plenary speakers will be Atsuko Takase from Kinki University and Hajime Narita from Osaka Univeristy. There will also be a variety of other presentations and a teaching materials display area.
Across Japan there is a movement toward creating or revising curriculum to represent the progressive skills of the CEFR-J (Certified European Framework of Reference Japan).
Adam Beck, blogger of the popular site “Bilingual Monkeys” (http://bilingualmonkeys.com) offers ideas and inspiration for supporting the English side of bilingual children in Japan.
Come along and enjoy the annual Kobe JALT My Share event. Everyone goes home with lots of useful ideas for the new school year.
Each participant brings a handout explaining their lesson or activity and gives a very short 5-10 minute presentation explaining or demonstrating their material. Presentations are short and informal so no need to use power point.
Extensive Reading is an indispensable part of a language program. Some research show that learning English through ER have a positive effect on TOEIC scores.
For those who want to start an ER program, here's a workshop that will show you how.