Matsuyama Chapter

Approaches to Student Writing Feedback

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 April 2015 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Junko Otoshi, Okayama University
Speaker: 
Luke Draper, Ehime University

This presentation considers various effective methods of feedback beyond comments written in red pen. The first speaker will present a case study and student evaluation of peer feedback workshops. The second speaker will discuss a project in which upperclassmen have been trained to advise students on their writing.

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

Useful Websites and Apps for Language Education

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 March 2015 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Kevin Tang, Ehime University
Speaker: 
Ian Brown, Matsuyama University

This presentation introduces websites and apps ideal for learners of all levels. It shows participants how these technologies help manage classes, and incorporate aural and visual elements to foster greater communications and creativity. It also outlines the benefits of using these technologies to supplement language learning and extend classroom interactions.

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

Improving students’ communication ability: A how-to

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 February 2015 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Mutsuko Nagasaki, Ehime University
Speaker: 
Gerardine McCrohan Kagawa University

Japanese L2 students often have difficulty communicating in English. This presentation offers concrete advice on mitigating this problem. The first speaker will discuss rehearsal and show how it can improve spoken fluency. The second speaker will introduce communication strategies and outline teaching activities to help students navigate linguistic deficiencies.

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

My Share: Five practical activities to increase student engagement

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 11 January 2015 - 2:15pm - 4:20pm
Speaker: 
Michael Delve (Junko Yamamoto), Luke Draper, Rod Lange, Kevin Tang, Ehime U. , and Katrin Niewalda, Matsuyama U.

This workshop presents five activities that can be used to increase student engagement. Facilitators will give a short introduction of their activities, along with any materials/handouts that participants might need. Finally, breakout sessions will be held to assist participants in adapting the activities for their needs.

Location: 
M23(2nd floor), Aidai Muse, Ehime University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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

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