Matsuyama Chapter

Integrating Elements of Local Identity into Communication Activities

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 7 December 2014 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Linda Kadota, Matsuyama Shinonome College
Speaker: 
Laura Kawaguchi, Ehime University Fuzoku Primary School & Senior High School

Many local events, such as the Shikoku Pilgrimage, invite visitors and residents to enjoy the cultural, historic, spiritual and artistic aspects of the area. These events provide opportunities for sharing local customs and for creating a sociable environment in English.

Location: 
M33, Aidai Muse, Ehime University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Remarks on the Function of Discourse Intonation in English―from the viewpoint of Pragmatics

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Yoshio Ido, Prof. Emeritus, Ehime University

Basing upon the principle established by Brazil (1985), the function of discourse intonation shall be elaborated upon not as a well ruled form of utterance, but as a speaker’s intention, which conveys information involved in an ever-changing context of interaction.

Location: 
M33, Aidai Muse, Ehime University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Developing life skills: Presentations in a foreign language

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 13 July 2014 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Paul Spijkerbosch, Matsuyama University

Most people shy away from presenting in their native language, let alone a second one. In fact, presenting in a second language can be incredibly intimidating for students. Reasons for this include fear, low self-esteem, poor preparation, and of course, foreign language skill. This talk will focus on methods I use to help my students overcome these challenges.

Location: 
M33, Aidai Muse, Ehime University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Black sheep or ugly duckling: turning writing classes into meaningful learning opportunities

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 8 June 2014 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Michael Delve, Neil Heffernan, and Sam Barclay, Ehime University

Despite the importance of improving English writing skills to help Japan participate in the international community, writing is often ignored by curriculum designers and instructors. This presentation argues that writing deserves a place in language education, and offers some strategies for meaningful instruction.

Location: 
M33, Aidai Muse, Ehime University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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

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