Nagoya Chapter

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

Wh’s of Our Profession

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 7 July 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Umida Ashurova of Nanzan University

This workshop focuses on PD in ELT by making distinctions between
Teaching Knowledge (What to teach?) and Teaching Practice (How to teach?)
. It underlines current widespread attention on the former, and argues
for the need to afford equal importance to the latter. Participants will
reflect on their teaching using SWOT (strengths, weaknesses,

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

Introduction to using iPads in the language classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 September 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Paul Daniels of Kochi University of Technology
Speaker: 
Tom Gorham of by Teikyo Jr/Sr High School

Are you interested in using Apple's
revolutionary technology in your classes, but don't know where to start?
Join us for an introduction as to how iPads can enhance your language
teaching. Weʼll show you practical ways that iPads are being used in
secondary schools and universities.

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

Cultural and Institutional Obstacles that Stand in the Way of Teaching Communicative English in Japan

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 16 June 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Robert Aspinall of Shiga University

The working lives of language teachers in Japan are full of
many tasks and responsibilities that are unrelated to teaching English
communication. Cultural and institutional obstacles alike conspire to
prevent teachers and students from applying themselves to the mastery of
English communication. This workshop will address this issue and invite

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

Music & EFL - Play It, Sing It, Learn It

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 17 February 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Jim Smiley & Brian Cullen

In this presentation, we will explore the use of music and song
in EFL. Research supporting the use of music in education will be
discussed in order to demonstrate that music and song can support
learning for adults as well as children. We will follow this with
practical techniques for integrating this great resource into your
lessons in the best ways to facilitate learning.

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

The voices of academic publishing /Narrative inquiry in the classroom by

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 20 January 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Theron Muller, University of Toyama

In academic literature, the increasing pressure to publish is discernible. Muller will share
research into emerging scholars in Japan pursuing academic publishing
and their writing motivations/goals. The second half considers how the
voices of the students are often lost when evaluating production by
measuring accuracy, fluency, and complexity. We will step back to

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

Vocabulary: Meaning, Form, Pronunciation, and Beyond

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 9 December 2012 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Brad Deacon

Nagoya -- Vocabulary: Meaning, Form, Pronunciation, and Beyond by Brad
Deacon of Nanzan University. In a well-balanced language program, what
kinds of opportunities should exist for developing studentʼs L2
vocabulary? In this workshop participants will learn both useful
strategies and techniques for teaching vocabulary, and a greater sense

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

Developing a Motivational Classroom Environment

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 November 2012 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Sean Paydon

Nagoya -- Developing a Motivational Classroom Environment by Sean Paydon
of Tokai University. This workshop is about developing classroom group
dynamics to remove barriers to interaction, enhance student motivation
and increase learning gains. Group dynamics can facilitate motivation by
developing interpersonal trust and intensifying student bonding. The

Location: 
Nagoya International Center / Kokusai Center, 3rd Fl. Lecture Room # 2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

ELT2.0

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 September 2012 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Michael Stout

Web 2.0 is about user-generated content. ELT2.0 is about learner-generated content.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to integrate Web 2.0 tools
into ELT classes, they will get some hands on practice, and they will
come up with their own ideas for using learner-generated content in
their classes. Some of the work presented in the workshop was supported

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

How to Utilize Games and Psychology to Increase Motivation in Language Classrooms

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 8 July 2012 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
James Rogers

Presentation encompasses two approaches towards increasing language
learners' motivation. First, it will present games that motivate
students with a party-like atmosphere while also producing serious
language gains. Next, the Freudian concepts of id, ego, and superego
will be utilized to increase learner motivation. The learning approach

Location: 
Nagoya International Center, 3rd Fl., Lecture Room # 2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen, free for 1st time visitors
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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