Nara Chapter

MyShare

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 February 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Speakers to be confirmed

The annual Nara JALT MyShare event is an opportunity for language teachers from the Nara area and beyond to share their work with a wider audience and gain constructive feedback.

Location: 
Takemaru Hall, Ikoma City (formerly: Ikoma City Chuo Kominkan)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Nara Chapter December 2016

December 26, 2016 by Nara Chapter

Speaker: 
Parisa Mehran
Speaker: 
Mehrasa Alizadeh
Event Date: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Showing a world map and zooming in on the location of Iran, two fascinating presenters, Mehran and Alizadeh guided the Nara JALT audience with their knowledge and witty talk through the whole of Iran - pretty much everything from history, architecture, and food, to culture and language.

Reporter: 
Motoko Teraoka

4 Corners Tour: Academic Skills Special (Co-sponsored with Kobe, Nara, and Osaka Chapters)

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 4 December 2016 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Deborah West
Speaker: 
Dorothy Zemach

Deborah West - Presenters and presentation styles

Speaking in a learned language is a big challenge. I would like to
take a share some different kinds of presentations and presenters
styles and connect those skills to an appropriate age group or style.
The workshop will consist of exploring different styles, different
activities and techniques to using the basics, basic drama

Location: 
Location: Lifelong Learning Center in Umeda 総合生涯学習センター 梅田, Eki-mae Dai-2 Building, 5F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Nara Chapter October 2016

November 4, 2016 by Nara Chapter

Speaker: 
Atsushi Mizumoto
Event Date: 
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Mizumoto first got the audience into small groups and asked us about what "strategies" are. This general question gradually led the audience into his talk. He explained important factors for successful learners of SLA, such as age, linguistic affinity between L1 and the target language, language aptitude, motivation, and learning strategies.

Reporter: 
Motoko Teraoka

A Journey to the Unseen Iran: From History to Language

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 10 December 2016 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Mehrasa Alizadeh
Speaker: 
Parisa Mehran

Iranian History, Culture, and Education: A Brief Overview

Location: 
Ikoma City, Takemaru Hall (Ikoma Chuo Kominkan), Room 6
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Vocabulary Learning Strategies: Applying What We Know From Research to Our Practice

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 2 October 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Atsushi Mizumoto, Ph.D.

In this talk, Atsushi Mizumoto, Ph.D. of Kanasi University will present an overview of research in vocabulary learning strategies and suggest ways to incorporate strategy instruction in our classroom. He will first introduce research on different types of vocabulary learning strategies and how they are related to learners' individual differences.

Location: 
Yamato Conference Hall
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Nara Chapter August 2016

August 28, 2016 by Nara Chapter

Speaker: 
Hiroko Shikata
Speaker: 
Scott Crowe
Event Date: 
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Shikata emphasized that English is a communication tool not a subject that makes pupils feel daunted. Many of the pupils she teaches at elementary schools are afraid of making mistakes when they speak and want to confirm whether their English is accurate or free from errors before they actually speak. Homeroom teachers also have little confidence in speaking English.

Reporter: 
Motoko Teraoka

Young Learners: Competent Communicators

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 21 August 2016 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Hiroko Shikata
Speaker: 
Scott Crowe

Nara JALT is extremely proud to be presenting this particularly practical event that is sure to benefit all educators involved in the young learner(YL)teaching context.

Location: 
Yamato Conference Center(やまと会議室)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

CALL SIG joint event: Technology in the Classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 3 July 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Lee Blowers
Speaker: 
Maki Terauchi Ho

Like it or not, technology plays an ever more increasing role in how we communicate in today’s world.
Are we doing our students a disservice by not introducing technological platforms into the classroom? Which have already been successfully implemented into classes?

Location: 
Yamato Conference Hall やまと会議室
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Nara Chapter February 2016

March 30, 2016 by Nara Chapter

Speaker: 
Masayuki Takano
Speaker: 
Angela Wren
Speaker: 
Rachel Stuart
Speaker: 
Adelia Falk
Event Date: 
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Takano gave us the background of common English teaching practice in Japanese high schools: grammar-translation, reading-oriented activities, memorizing abstract English terms, and greater emphasis on accuracy than fluency. According to his findings, more than a majority of Japanese teachers of English serveyed reported their preference of the teacher-oriented approach.

Reporter: 
Motoko Teraoka

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