Kyoto Chapter

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: 
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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: 
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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: 
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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: 
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Qualitative research: Methods, applications, questions

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 4 July 2015 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Amanda Gillis-Furutaka, Kyoto Sangyo University
Speaker: 
Blake Hayes, Ritsumeikan University
Speaker: 
Jackie J. Kim-Wachutka, Ritsumeikan University
Speaker: 
Robert Ó’Móchain, Ritsumeikan University
Speaker: 
Thomas Amundrud, Nara University of Education

This event will feature a variety of workshops on different aspects of the theory and practice of qualitative research, both within and beyond language classrooms.

Workshops

Issues to consider when planning, conducting, and transcribing interviews in a Japanese setting
Amanda Gillis-Furutaka, Kyoto Sangyo University

Location: 
Campus Plaza Kyoto (Located near JR Kyoto Station)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
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Oh my English!

Date and Time: 
Friday, 29 May 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Stefanie Pillai (University of Malaya)

The poor command of English among new graduates is a constant lament among employers in Malaysia. It ranks among the top three reasons for graduate unemployability, and is a worrying trend from an economic and social point of view.

Location: 
Campus Plaza Kyoto
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
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Teacher Employment Issues

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 1:20pm - 4:45pm
Speaker: 
Richard Miller
Speaker: 
Michael Parrish

This presentation will begin with an overview of the job market for language professionals in Japan, and the current trends for the job market. Results from surveys and questionnaires that the presenter has obtained through his role as the Job Information Centre (JIC) editor will be given.

Location: 
Campus Plaza Kyoto (Located near JR Kyoto Station)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
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Memory and learning in language teaching

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 12 April 2015 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Curtis Kelly (Kansai University)

Part 1: The Secret Mission of Memory and How it Helps Us make Meaning from Language

Location: 
Campus Plaza Kyoto
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
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Basic applied statistics for language education research

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 March 2015 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Matthew Apple (Ritsumeikan University)

This workshop aims to provide language teachers with the statistical tools they need to conduct classroom-based research. The first half of the workshop will consist of an overview of commonly-used statistical analyses, the concepts of normal distribution and measurement error, and issues of reliability and validity.

Location: 
Campus Plaza Kyoto
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
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Research methods in TESOL

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 17 November 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Robert Croker
Speaker: 
Dawn Booth

Our last event of 2013 sees us welcome two special invited speakers to discuss issues of research in TESOL. First, Robert Croker will lead a workshop looking at making effective questionnaires. Next, Dawn Booth will discuss how qualitative data can be strengthened. We hope to see you there for what is sure to be extremely valuable to all who are interested in practitioner research.

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

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