Nagoya Chapter

Nagoya--Improving Job Prospects for Educators in Japan

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 21 June 2015 - 1:20pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Richard Miller of Kobe Gakuin University

Whether looking for a job or working full time there are a number of consistent things that everyone can do to improve their career. In this presentation, the overall job market will be explained and how things are changing. Based on those findings, practical advice on what the attendees can do to advance their careers will be given. WINC Aichi B1008 (Note* meeting’s temporary location)

Location: 
Aichi WINC Room (near Nagoya Station) Room B1008
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen; first visit free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Money 101: Personal Finance, Investing, and Retirement for Residents of Japan

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 25 October 2015 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Ben Shearon of Tohoku University

Many teachers in Japan would
like to get their finances in order, but aren’t quite sure where to
start. This exposes them to three big potential dangers: not doing
anything, doing the wrong thing, and being taken advantage of by ‘
advisors’ or financial institutions. This workshop will cover basic
aspects of personal finance and investing, as well as specific investing

Location: 
Nagoya International Center / Kokusai Center 3rd Fl. Lecture Room # 1
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen; 1st visit free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

CLIL and Literacy Instructions in Young Learners' Classrooms

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 12 July 2015 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Yuco Kikuchi of Keiai University's Life Long Learning Center

Part 1: The first half of this pragmatic workshop will deal with CLIL (
Content and Language Integrated Learning) in young learners' classrooms.
The presenter will demonstrate some teacher-friendly and fun math
activities.
Part 2: The second half of the workshop will focus on developing young
learners’ literacy skills and discuss how much phonics should be taught.

Location: 
Nagoya International Center / Kokusai Center 3rd Fl. Lecture Room # 1
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen; 1st visit free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Open-Ended Communication for Young Learners

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 24 May 2015 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Michael Rector of Nagoya University of Foreign Studies

Lee and VanPatten (2003) observe that many communication activities are grammar drills that do not develop communicative competence. Rather, attention to grammar needs to be integrated with lessons that have a communicative purpose.

Location: 
Nagoya International Center, 3F, Lecture Room 2,
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (first visit free)

Re-writing classic foreign literature as graded readers

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 April 2015 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Alastair Lamond

The presentation will focus on the mechanics and retelling process of writing graded readers at a low level as well as look at the socio-cultural benefits of low-level graded reader versions of non-Western classic literature. The presenter will share how he approached projects to ensure a connection with a modern audience.

Location: 
Nagoya International Center, 3F, Lecture Room 2,
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (first visit free)

Teaching the Question of Culture

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 March 2015 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Brett Hack of Aichi Prefectural University

Language education at Japanese universities has shifted towards cultivating a “global” mindset. This includes cultural instruction. However, set images of a “target culture” carry the risk of reinforcing a stereotyped worldview.

Location: 
Nagoya International Center, 3F, Lecture Room 1
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (first visit free)

Haiku and Second Language Writers (Part 1); Writing for Communicative Purposes (Part 2)

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 January 2015 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Atsushi Iida - Gunma University

The two presentations aim to describe the issue of foreign language (FL) writing in Japan and explore how Japanese students can learn to write in English. The presenter will discuss how composing haiku can facilitate their development of voices and will show some activities for use in the EFL classroom.

Location: 
Nagoya International Center / Kokusai Center 3rd Fl. Lecture Room # 1
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (1st visit free)

Head-held camcorders in the classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 27 September 2015 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Duane Kindt of Nagoya University of Foreign Studies

Head-held camcorders in the classroom by Duane Kindt. Part 1: Developing interactional skills. This practice-oriented presentation describes the camcorders and their use for developing materials and activities focused on pragmatics: 1) understanding explanations, 2) using strategies in pair work, 3) and greeting, small talk, and leave-taking in role plays.

Location: 
Nagoya International Center, 4F, Lecture Room 3
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Nagoya/Gifu: Four Corners- Learning through English in Thai Schools: Policy, Concerns and Directions

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Sonthida Keyuravong, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi.

International education is now a buzzword in Thailand. As a result, English instruction programs are mushrooming. Meanwhile, these programs are seen as helping this country become globally
competitive. But are they really beneficial as believed by the Education Ministry? The presenter will look at the evolution of these programs, government policy, and current status.

Location: 
Nagoya International Center, 3F, Lecture Room 1
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 Yen / 1st visit free.
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

What place for ALTs in Japanese English education?

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 October 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Kumiko Ishida, Nicholas Hallsworth, Hiroto Yamamura, Michael Rector & Jason Walters

Team-teaching with ALTs has played a vital role in Japan for
decades. This panel discussion, including both JTEs and ALTs, will focus
on clarifying the place of ALTs in English education. The education
structure will be discussed by the ALTs and JTEs to better understand
the reality of the EFL classrooms in Japan.

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

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