JALT’s mission states “JALT promotes excellence in language learning, teaching, and research by providing opportunities for those involved in language education to meet, share, and collaborate.” (http://jalt.org/) Conferences, chapter meetings and publications are ways that JALT promotes and provide opportunities to its members.
This presentation for Nagoya JALT will be divided into two parts. First, I will describe the results of my recent study that investigated the personal and professional identity development of English teachers in Japan who have chosen to reside here as permanent migrants.
An introduction to free, open-source audio editing software, Audacity. Learn how to use this powerful application to record, edit, and export sound files for teaching and other educational purposes, including:
- Classroom listening materials such a dialogues, stories, instructions, etc.
- Listening quizzes and tests
- Student conversations / speeches for student and teacher evaluation
In the 1st part of this presentation, Melodie gives highlights from her research on expatriate university ELT faculty member perceptions of the entrance examination creation process. Themes to be discussed include test purpose, test characteristics, test creators, and ways in which change to these tests can be made.
All people must be interested in money very much. Especially, many teachers in Japan would like to get their finances in order, but do not know how to do quite well. The presenter gave them various wisdom how to keep and grow their money for the purpose of achieving the goals of life. Through his experiences, he got some ideas.
Who thought of the good idea to use the head-hold camcorders in English classrooms? This unique idea of Kindt can help students to develop their English oral communication ability obviously.
The presenter, who has co-authored This is Culture and Multicultural Perspectives, will demonstrate the concurrent teaching of English and culture.
In conjunction with his work with the National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand, he founded the field of applied social neuroscience (ASN), focusing on developing an innovative, efficacious program for the enhancement of learning realization and the remediation of behavioral and cognitive disorder.
Many university teachers have to teach oral English to large classes (over 40 students) of non-specialist students. This presents many challenges: choice of materials, classroom management, evaluation policy and others.
*Hosted jointly by the JALT Nagoya and Gifu chapters*