Kobe Chapter

Bilingual SIG Meeting & Barbecue at KRAC

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 7 June 2009 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Mary Goebel Noguchi & Tim Greer

Developing English-Japanese Biliteracy (Mary Goebel Noguchi)
Families raising children with two languages as different as Japanese and English may wonder about what level of competency in each language they should be shooting for. Should they aim for complete mastery of all four skills in both languages—or set more modest goals, such as high levels of competency in all four skills in one of the languages and just oral proficiency in the other?
Drawing on a wide range of research on bilingualism, including her own studies on raising bilingual children in Japan, the presenter will provide a rationale for developing literacy in both of a bilingual’s languages and then go on to offer some suggestions on how parents can help their children develop literacy skills in both English and Japanese.

Interaction in Bilingual Communities (Tim Greer)
Bilingual children, by definition, can and do speak two languages, so it should come as no surprise that they sometimes use both of their languages in the same conversation. However this can also be a matter of concern for their parents, many of whom were raised monolingually. Drawing on a corpus of video-recorded naturally-occurring bilingual conversations, this session will focus on some of the socio-interactional functions of codeswitching and demonstrate how bilingual people can use it to express certain aspects of their identities. The discussion will invite parents to consider when and whether bilingual interaction is appropriate, and what (if any) effect it has on the acquisition of two or more languages. An optional barbecue will follow at 2000 yen for adults, 1000 yen for children 12 and under, free for kids 4 years and under. Limited childcare will be provided. Email Shirley Ando at ;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;">&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&; no later than Sunday, May 31th. to reserve the bbq and/or childcare.

Location: 
Kobe Regatta and Athletic Club (1-20, 2-chome, Hachiman-dori Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0085. tel: 078-231-2271)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

KOBE JALT MY Share Meeting

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 18 April 2009 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Chapter Members and anyone else with language teaching ideas

This is an event where chapter members and other interested parties will swap ideas for lesson plans, activities or other language teaching/learning interactions. Bring 2 or 3 of your favorites (one-page introduction with any necessary handouts) and go away with a fistful of ideas from other teachers.

Location: 
Kobe YMCA (2-7-15 Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe. tel: 078-241-7204) Room 301
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Bilingual SIG Meeting & Barbecue at KRAC--POSTPONED to Sunday, June 7, 2009

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 May 2009 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Mary Goebel Noguchi & Tim Greer

This event has been postponed to Sunday, June 7, 2009 due to the spread of a new-flu in the area.
Space is limited. Please contact Shirley Ando at ;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;">&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&; by Sunday, May 31 to join us in barbeque and/or if you need childcare. For more details go to: http://jalt.org/events/kobe-chapter/09-06-07

Location: 
Kobe Regatta and Athletic Club (1-20, 2-chome, Hachiman-dori Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0085. tel: 078-231-2271)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Workshop on D.R.E.A.M Management in the ELT Context

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 February 2009 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
John Honisz-Greens

This is an interesting and thought provoking alternative model of management
and will cause reflection on current coordinating / management practices and
how we can improve on those to bring the best out of ourselves, our teachers
and hence improve the situation for out students.

Location: 
Kobe YMCA (2-7-15 Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe. tel: 078-241-7204) Room 306
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Published: Sat, 12/06/2008 - 9:23am

Kobe JALT generally meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month in Kobe International House.
神戸支部では主に毎月第3土曜日に神戸国際会館でミーティングを開催しています。

Zen and the Art of Statistics followed by a Bonenkai or Year End Party

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 13 December 2008 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Greg Sholdt

What is the true meaning of the mean? During this unique and fun workshop designed for those who don't like numbers, the presenter will guide participants in an exploration of statistical concepts and reasoning. The primary goal is to deepen participants' understanding of statistics and demonstrate techniques for self-study. During the workshop, participants will solve quantitative riddles that are loosely modeled after Zen koans and carefully designed to lead participants to higher levels of quantitative clarity.

The presentation will be followed by a bonenkai, all are welcome to join us at the amazing Pasha Turkish restaurant < http://r.gnavi.co.jp/c675400/ >. The set menu with nomihodai is 5000 yen for men and 4300 for women. Space is limited to 24, so please contact ;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;">&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&; soon to reserve yourself a place!

Location: 
Kobe YMCA (2-7-15 Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe. tel: 078-241-7204) Room 301
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
  • Chapter President: Ando, Shirley M
  • Membership Chair: Wang, Marian
  • Program Chair: Allal, Takara
  • Publicity Chair: Mori, Noriko
  • Treasurer: Koike, Yasuko

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