Nara Chapter

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

Annual Round Table: The New Academic Year- Resolutions, Reflections and Revelations from the Classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 24 April 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Various Participants

We invite you to join this informal discussion to share your professional achievements and/or challenges from the classroom in 2015 and some of your teaching objectives for the new academic year.

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

English for High School Education: Professional Development through Teaching Practice

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 28 February 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Masayuki Nakano
Speaker: 
Angela Wren
Speaker: 
Rachel Stuart
Speaker: 
Kazuhiro Iguchi
Speaker: 
Adelia Falk

How did your university students study in HS? What will your JHS students be studying when they get there? What is happening in HS classrooms at present? What is in store for the future? We very much look forward to seeing you at the event to join the conversation.

Presentation 1: Masayuki Takano (Nara Prefectural Horyuji Kokusai High School)

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 December 2015

January 10, 2016 by Nara Chapter

Speaker: 
Andy Boon
Event Date: 
Saturday, December 12, 2015

"Shouting,""Moving," and "Thinking" - these were what the audience enjoyed in the activities. Boon shared some of the speaking and listening activities introduced in "Inspire," a 3-level coursebook, which focuses on getting students engaged in meaningful communication by getting them talking to one another.

Reporter: 
Motoko Teraoka

Event Report, Nara Chapter October 2015

January 10, 2016 by Nara Chapter

Speaker: 
Etsuko Shimo
Event Date: 
Sunday, October 4, 2015

Shimo started the preliminary results of her three-year project on teachers' belief: to discover the perceptions of Japanese university lecturers of English on their students' characteristics.

Reporter: 
Motoko Teraoka

JALT 2015 4 CORNERS TOUR- KANSAI CHAPTERS

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 November 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Jane Spiro

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT

Genre as a recipe for writing

Location: 
Kobe International House Room 902
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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