Nara Chapter

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

Nara Chapter AGM

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 11 October 2015 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Speaker: 
Chapter Officers

All members welcome to attend the AGM. A run down of the year's events and announcement of nominations officer positions. The meeting will be followed by a relaxing lunch, families most welcome.

Location: 
Saizeriya restaurant, 3rd fl. station building Nara Kintetsu Stn.
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Inspire Or Perspire? Getting Students Speaking

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 12 December 2015 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Andy Boon
Speaker: 
This event will be followed by a joint Osaka- Nara Xmas Party.

This presentation will introduce the audience to a number of strategies that can help break the silence in the Japanese classroom and get students engaging in meaningful communication. Audience members will be asked to try out a number of tried and tested speaking activities and also be encouraged to share their ideas for getting students talking to one another in the L2.

Location: 
Ikoma City, Takemaru Hall, Room 6
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

How do Japanese-university English learners look to you?

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 4 October 2015 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Speaker: 
Etsuko Shimo, Kinki University, Faculty of Applied Sociology

Have you ever felt that English L1 teachers (ETs) and Japanese L1 teachers (JTs) have different opinions of their Japanese students? In many university-level English learning programs in Japan, ETs and JTs work together for shared curriculum goals. However, they are often assigned different teaching roles and may have different expectations towards their students.

Location: 
Yamoto 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

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