The purpose of content based instruction (CBI) is for students to learn language through stimulating content. In this presentation, we look at the "what" and the "how" of CBI. At Kobe University’s Department of Intercultural Studies, first-year students enroll in content-based English seminars. Marian Wang will talk about her seminar on immigration at Kobe University.
Kobe JALT is proud to have Dr. Kensaku Yoshida, distinguished Sophia University professor to talk about the "New Directions in English Education based on the Report of the Committee to Discuss the Improvement of Foreign Language Ability." Come and exchange your views as informed by your teaching and learning practices with Dr. Yoshida.
Kobe JALT Chapter is pleased to announce that Stephen Krashen will be speaking at the Kobe International House on Tuesday evening, July 3, 2012. Please check back for further details. Information and updates will also be available at the Kobe JALT website:
For all of us, professional development (PD) means improving as a teacher and learner. You can choose to do it alone by self-study or you can do it through collaboration and shared experiences in a community of like-minded professionals. It used to be costly and time-consuming to join PD courses but not anymore with the ongoing proliferation of online learning opportunities.
This is an opportunity for JALT Kobe Chapter members and other local teachers to share language teaching activities and ideas. Each participant is asked to bring one successful lesson plan, activity, or other material. Participants will go away with several ready to use activities for the new semester. Please come and share your creativity.
This presentation will look at extensive reading (ER) under two themes: a) ER-related classroom activities and b) ER and autonomy. The presenters will use highlights from their research findings into Reading Circles and peer evaluations as well as "interest" and "choice" to outline various practical implications.
Once again, the Kobe Chapter will join its neighboring chapters--Kyoto, Nara and Osaka-otherwise known as the Kansai JALT, for a year-end event of PechaKucha presentations. This year, we will be combined with the PechaKucha Night Nishinomiya #11 at the Konan University’s Hirao School of Management (CUBE) in Nishinomiya.
http://www.pecha-kucha.org/night/nishinomiya/11 for map and info). The
It's time for the Kobe Chapter's annual general meeting.
The agenda will include the 2010-2011 Chapter Officers reports, election and Constitution ratification voting. Please contact Shirley Ando at email@example.com for the venue.
2011-2012 Kobe JALT Chapter Elections
Here are the five candidates for the 2011-2012 elected positions:
President: Shirley Ando
For many foreign and international families living in Japan, there is both a need and a desire to raise their children in both Japanese and another language. Sometimes it is because the parents speak and use two languages in their daily lives. Other times it is a conscious decision to expose the children to a certain language from an early age.