Nara Chapter

Event Report, April 2017

April 24, 2017 by Nara Chapter

Speaker: 
Masayuki Takano
Event Date: 
Sunday, April 9, 2017

Takano got the audience engaged in his well-researched talk. He first touched upon the general background of teaching English in Japan's EFL context, in which a lack of students' motivation to learn the language can be disputable largely due to insufficient opportunity of their daily use of English.

Reporter: 
Motoko Teraoka

高等学校における英語教育について

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 9 April 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
高野 正之 奈良県立法隆寺国際高等学校
Speaker: 
山本 英樹 奈良県立郡山高等学校

一般に、日本の高等学校での英語教育においては、大学入試に備える必要性などの拘束があります。このようなことを考慮した授業活動を皆様に紹介し、高等学校における英語教育の現状と論点について、より理解を深めていただける機会を提供します。講演終了後は、隣接する奈良公園でのピクニックを予定しています。(雨天中止)
1.「高校教育の英語教育概論」
高野 正之 奈良県立法隆寺国際高等学校
近年、若者への「グロー バル化対応」を意識した日本の教育方針が、大学入試要件の大きな変更を余儀なくさせ、加えて、そのことが高等学校の英語教育に影響を及ばしています。日本の大学の英語教育との関連性に触れ、高等学校の英語教師への期待がどのように変化しているかについて議論します。
2.「高校生のための"教室内""教室外"におけるアクティビティ」
山本 英樹 奈良県立郡山高等学校

Location: 
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

English for Secondary School Students

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 9 April 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Masayuki Takano (Nara Prefectural Horyuji Kokusai High School)
Speaker: 
Hideki Yamamoto (Nara Prefectural Koriyama Senior High School)

In general, teaching English in high school includes more constraints such as the necessity of preparation for university entrance exams. The presenters will share their teaching activities considering such constraints. Audience members will have chance to develop their understanding toward current situations and issues in high school English education.

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 2017

February 28, 2017 by Nara Chapter

Title: 
MyShare
Speaker: 
Tadashi Izumitani
Speaker: 
Carl Eldridge
Speaker: 
Ray Santos
Event Date: 
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Izumitani, a first-year junior high school teacher, introduced teaching struggles, specifically with the use of a hybrid PPP (Presentation, Practice, and Production) approach. "Small talk" is used as the threshold of grammar instruction in the presentation stage. This talk aims to draw students' attention to grammatical structures, thus encouraging them to notice basic usage and function.

Reporter: 
Motoko Teraoka

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

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