Nagoya Chapter

Characteristics and Uses of Teacher Personal Narratives in the Language Classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 7 December 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Suzanne Bonn- Aston University

Do you share personal stories with students in the classroom? What are your reasons for doing so? Based on PhD research, Suzanne will discuss the characteristics and uses of what she terms teacher personal narratives (TPNs). She will share significant research findings that may affect the way language teachers instruct at all levels of education.

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)

Humor in EFL: Gold Mine or Mine Field?

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 13 July 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Scott Gardner - Okayama University

This workshop discusses humor’s potential in EFL
instruction. It looks at two intertwined applications of humor in the
classroom: “humor as subject”—giving students input showing how humor
pervades contemporary English usage; and “humor as medium”—encouraging
humor as a teaching/learning/socializing tool in classroom interaction.

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

New Ways of Teaching Listening

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 June 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Andrew Blyth - University of Canberra

The focus of this presentation is on recent research in
cognitive science, ELT pedagogy of bottom-up approaches and extensive
listening that show promise of improved listening abilities of students.
The presentation is divided into a theory and workshop halves, providing
new information as well as new, fun, and easy to implement practical
ideas for Monday morning.

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

Let cooperative learning activate

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 May 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Joel Laurier (Gunma Kokusai Academy)

The growing emphasis on communicative EFL classes
requires greater classroom effectiveness. Cooperative Learning (CL)
helps create supportive student teams that develop their social skills
making students active teammates rather than passive learners. This
hands-on workshop will present participants with effective CL structures

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

Being Organized for Success with Kids

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 2 March 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Linda Donan

Linda Donan, a teacher who has worked with children for 30 years will present on how to
organize what you teach and how you teach to achieve success for your
students and satisfaction for their parents. She will also talk about
how to overcome frequent difficulties and will invite questions from the
audience concerning their classroom problems. Bring your own textbooks

Location: 
Nagoya International Center, 5F, Meeting Room 2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (1st visit free)

My EFL Career: sharing our stories via Pecha Kucha

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 February 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Daniel Dunkley, Robert Gee, Andrew Offord, Mark Rebuck, Andrew Sekeres & Paul Tanner

Looking for a change or upgrade? What are local teaching jobs
really like? The speakers will discuss their current fulltime (contract
or tenured) position at a high school/university, explain how they got
the job, and candidly assess its strengths & weaknesses. Each Pecha
Kucha presentation will include a short Q & A, with a panel/open
discussion to end proceedings.

Location: 
Nagoya International Center, 4F, Lecture Room 3
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
one-day members -1,000 Yen; 1st visit free.

Big Ideas for Little Ones

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 January 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Kathleen Vilina (co-author of Magic Time and Everybody Up, Oxford University Press) of Seisen International School.

What big ideas do you want your young learners to come away with from
your lessons? In the 21st Century, young learners need skills and
attitudes that they can transfer into school, hobbies, and family life.
Discover the C's of learning through lively music and movement
activities that help your "little ones" grow with BIG IDEAS!

Location: 
Nagoya International Center, 3F, Lecture Room 2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

Getting them to talk in English

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Penny Ur

This is a Nagoya/Gifu joint meeting.

Location: 
Aichi Industry and Labor Center, Nagoya (Winc) (location of JALT2010), Room # 906
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

Puppets Sparking Affective Learning with Young Learners

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 10 November 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Juan Uribe of Juan Uribe Ensino Afetivo, Sao Paulo

Teachers promote
affective language learning when they give young learners the very
language they need to express their individuality. Puppets are powerful
beings that allow this authentic expression to gain life in unexpected
ways. Come and learn how affective learning beliefs and postures and the
use of puppets can spark holistic language learning in your classes!

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

Laughing matters in the classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 8 December 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Ted Quock of Keisen University

This workshop will explore the role of humor in the
classroom—as supplementary material for teaching language, subject
matter, and motivational tool. Participants will be asked for their
reactions and opinions about various examples. Quock is a professor of
English Communication at Keisen University and part-time lecturer at the

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

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