Nagoya Chapter

Because it’s 2016: Diversity within JALT

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 October 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Tanja McCandie of Meijo University
Speaker: 
Brent Simmonds of Meijo University

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.

Location: 
Nagoya International Center, 3F, Lecture Room 1
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Teaching English in Japan: Understanding Identity Development Through Teachers’ Stories

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 13 March 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Diane Nagatomo of Ochanomizu University

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.

Location: 
Nagoya International Center, 3F, Lecture Room 2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Using Audio Sofware in the EFL Classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 June 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Chris Donaldson

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

Location: 
WINC Aichi, Room 1008
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Expatriate Perceptions of Entrance Examinations in Japan and How to get published in JALT Publications

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 May 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Melodie Cook

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.

Location: 
Nagoya International Center, 3F, Lecture Room 1
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Nagoya Chapter October 2015

November 15, 2015 by Nagoya Chapter

Speaker: 
Ben Shearon (Tohoku University)
Event Date: 
Sunday, October 25, 2015

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.

Reporter: 
Sumiko Shiraishi

Event Report, Nagoya Chapter September 2015

October 15, 2015 by Nagoya Chapter

Speaker: 
Duane Kindt -- Nagoya University of Foreign Studies
Event Date: 
Sunday, September 27, 2015

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.

Reporter: 
Sumiko Shiraishi

Developing Materials for Culture and Language Classes

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 17 April 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Greg Goodmacher

The presenter, who has co-authored This is Culture and Multicultural Perspectives, will demonstrate the concurrent teaching of English and culture.

Location: 
Nagoya International Center, 3F, Lecture Room 2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

English as Therapy

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 17 January 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Spencer M. Robinson

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.

Location: 
WINC Aichi, Room 1008
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Large Class Freshman English Communication: Our Strategies

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 6 December 2015 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Daniel Dunkley
Speaker: 
Jane Lightburn
Speaker: 
Geoffrey Blair

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.

Location: 
Nagoya International Center, 3F, Lecture Room 2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

JALT 2015 4 Corners Tour

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 28 November 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Hà Phạm Việt

*Hosted jointly by the JALT Nagoya and Gifu chapters*

Location: 
WINC Aichi, Room 1309
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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