Matsuyama Chapter

The Feasibility Issue of Form-Focused Instruction

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 9 February 2014 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Julia Mika Kawamoto, Matsuyama University

Can teachers draw students’ attention to their errors while engaging in meaningful language use, or is doing so too disruptive to the flow of natural communicative interaction? This presentation considers whether or not teachers can easily implement form-focused instruction (FFI) in their classroom. The speaker will present results from her research and discuss pedagogical implications.

Location: 
Shinonome High School Kinenkan 4F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Matsuyama Chapter 30th Anniversary Party

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 12 January 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Speaker: 
Steve McCarty

To celebrate Matsuyama Chapter's 30th anniversary, we will get together after the January meeting inviting the guest speaker and the founder, Steve McCarty. Any old members or anyone who knows Mr. McCarty are welcome to join us.
(Meet at Okaido entrance of Mitsukoshi Dept. Store at 6:15)

Location: 
"Nino" (にの)
Fee for JALT members: 
4,000 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
4,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

How Bilingualism Informs Language Teaching

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 12 January 2014 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Steve McCarty, Osaka Jogakuin College & University

For the Matsuyama JALT 30th Anniversary, the founder will show scanned documents from 1984 and invite reflections on the Chapter’s bilingual, community service approach.

Location: 
Shinonome High School Kinenkan 4F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

How different is the second language acquisition from the first language acquisition?

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Kiyoshi Shioiri, Emeritus Professor, Matsuyama Shinonome College

The first half of the presentation will introduce the fundamental difference between the first language acquisition and the second language acquisition. Given that acquiring a second language is vastly different from acquiring the first language, the latter half of the talk will offer some suggestions for teaching English better to Japanese learners.

Location: 
TBA
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Establishing and Maintaining Intercultural Exchange Programs Between Japanese Elementary and High Schools and Their Counterparts Abroad

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 9 March 2014 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Laura Kawaguchi, Ehime University Faculty of Education Fuzoku Primary School & Ehime University Senior High School

Japanese elementary and secondary school students have limited opportunities to communicate with their peers from abroad. This presentation will focus on establishing and maintaining intercultural exchange programs between Japanese students and young people in English speaking countries.

Location: 
Shinonome High School Kinenkan 4F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Toward Fostering Global Awareness of the People

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 8 December 2013 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Yoshikazu Murakami, Ehime Juzen School of Allied Medical Professions

Education aims to bring about changes in learners through teaching, preparing them for the world of the future. With this goal in mind, the speaker and a specially-selected group of people have jointly organized and conducted an open-lecture course called “Living in an Age of Globalization” for the general public. The details will be presented at the meeting.

Location: 
Shinonome High School Kinenkan 4F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Conversations in Class: Creating a pragmatically-based conversation textbook

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 13 October 2013 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Stephen Richmond, Kyoto Gakuen University

Conversations in Class is a textbook which was developed to encourage Japanese learners to actively participate in unscripted interactions in English language classroom. The presenter will explain the basic rationale for the material in the textbook, how it can be adapted to suit various levels and situations, and ideas for assessment.

Location: 
Shinonome High School Kinenkan 4F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

L1 in the L2 Classroom: Students and Teachers Speak Out!

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 14 July 2013 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Eleanor Carson, Hiroshima City University

What L1 support do Japanese students prefer in the EFL classroom, and is this affected by participants’ L2 proficiency? Today’s discussion involves two studies. The first study: students’ and teachers’ responses revealed an inverse relationship between their L2 proficiency and Japanese use. Second study: students had a strong desire for L1 support for emotional reasons.

Location: 
Shinonome High School Kinenkan 4F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The 4th Annual Shikoku JALT Conference (co-sponsored with East Shikoku Chapter)

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 11 May 2013 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
<East Shikoku JALT Featured Speaker> Chiaki Iwai, Hiroshima City University (Communications Strategies)
Speaker: 
<Matsuyama JALT Featured Speaker> Ian Isemonger, Kumamoto University (Doing Quantitative Research)
Speaker: 
<Oxford University Press Featured Speaker> Junko Yamanaka - OUP author / Extensive Reading Foundation (Extensive Reading & Reading Strategies)
Speaker: 
<Short papers/presentations> TBA

After the featured speaker talks, the latter part of the programme will include sessions for 30-minute presentations/short papers (20 minutes + 10 min Q&A).

For updated details visit the East Shikoku JALT website:
http://eng.core.kochi-tech.ac.jp/eastshikoku/
or
http://esjalt.org/wordpress/?p=138

Location: 
Economics/Law Campus, Kagawa University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Project work: What is it and why, when and how can you implement it?

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 9 June 2013 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Paul Moritoshi, Tokoha Gakuen University

Project-Based Language Learning is slowly gaining popularity in Japan’s EFL classrooms but what exactly is it and why are increasingly more teachers trying it? When should we (not) use it and how can we effectively implement EFL projects? This workshop addresses these issues through a sequence of related activities and discussions.

Location: 
Shinonome High School Kinenkan 4F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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