Kyoto Chapter

Challenging issues in bilingualism and biculturalism in the Japanese context

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 January 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Alexandra Shaitan (Birkbeck, University of London)
Speaker: 
Blake Turnbull (Kyoto University)

Alexandra Shaitan: Being mixed-race in Japan: Lived experiences and narratives of mixed-race individuals in Japan

Location: 
Campus Plaza Kyoto, 6th Floor 第1演習室
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

4 Corners Tour: Academic Skills Special (Co-sponsored with Kobe, Nara, and Osaka Chapters)

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 4 December 2016 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Deborah West
Speaker: 
Dorothy Zemach

Deborah West - Presenters and presentation styles

Speaking in a learned language is a big challenge. I would like to
take a share some different kinds of presentations and presenters
styles and connect those skills to an appropriate age group or style.
The workshop will consist of exploring different styles, different
activities and techniques to using the basics, basic drama

Location: 
Lifelong Learning Center in Umeda 総合生涯学習センター 梅田, Eki-mae Dai-2 Building, 5F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Kansai SIETAR/JALT joint event: Hiroshima Hibakusha message of peace

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 16 October 2016 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Koko Kondo

Koko Kondo is the youngest Hiroshima hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor) who has a very important message of peace for people all over the world.

Location: 
Takatsuki Shiritsu Sogo Shimin Koryu Center, 5th floor 視聴覚センター
Fee for JALT members: 
Free for JALT and SIETAR members and students
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Issues in secondary school English: A morning at Kyoto JALT

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 8 October 2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Melodie Cook (University of Niigata Prefecture)
Speaker: 
Dr. Rintaro Sato (Nara University of Education)

This event brings together two diverse speakers to talk about separate yet crucial issues for teachers, both Japanese and non-Japanese, in secondary education. Current and former junior high school and high school teachers are especially welcome.

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Status, roles, and fairness: Expatriate secondary English teachers and entrance examination creation

Location: 
Campus Plaza Kyoto
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Teaching English in Japan: Understanding Identity Development Through Teachers’ Stories

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 24 July 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Diane Nagatomo (Ochanomizu University)

Teaching English in Japan: Understanding Identity Development Through Teachers’ Stories

Location: 
Campus Plaza Kyoto, Hall (2F)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Contemporary methods in teaching foreign languages/外国語教育における現在の教授法 (Kyoto Chapter - Other Languages than English SIG Joint Event)

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 January 2016 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
西山教行(京都大学)/Prof. Noriyuki Nishiyama (Kyoto University)
Speaker: 
Prof. Rudolf Reinelt (Ehime University)
Speaker: 
Prof. Monika Szirmai (Hiroshima International University)

日本人はなぜフランス語を学ぶか−歴史に見る学習動機と目的 (日本語で)
Why do Japanese learn French - Learning motivation and goals from a historical perspective (in Japanese)

Location: 
Campus Plaza Kyoto
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Teaching the Prosodic Constructions of Dialog

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 20 March 2016 - 9:40am - 12:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Nigel Ward (Professor of Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Researcher, Kyoto University)

Appropriate prosody is critical to effective interaction. Subtle choices can efficiently convey turn-taking intentions, information status, confidence and attitude, among other functions. Native speakers effortlessly use prosody to convey such information, but language learners generally lack these skills.

Location: 
Campus Plaza Kyoto (5 minutes walk from JR Kyoto Station)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

English as Therapy

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 20 December 2015 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Spencer M. Robinson (Reconstitutive Psychocognitive Training (RPT); National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences (NISAN), AUT University)

Abstract

Location: 
Campus Plaza Kyoto
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Encouraging speaking and motivation in L2 classrooms + Kyoto Chapter AGM

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 24 October 2015 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)

*PLEASE NOTE that registration will start at 1 PM. We then hold our chapter Annual General Meeting (AGM) from 1:20 to around 1:50. The event advertised will start around 2 PM.

This essential event will feature the following two topics.

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

Location: 
Campus Plaza Kyoto
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

ICT and language education - one day conference

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 11 October 2015 - 8:50am - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Tom Robb (Kyoto Sangyo University)

UPDATE: Download the conference program and pre-register at the conference website - http://kyotojalt.wix.com/ict-and-language-ed

This exciting conference is packed with speakers from around Asia talking about themes such as:
• web 2.0 technologies in the language classroom
• e-learning and collaborative learning
• social networking applications and tools

Location: 
Campus Plaza Kyoto
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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