Nara Chapter

Event Report, Nara Chapter August 2015

September 6, 2015 by Nara Chapter

Speaker: 
Nanae Yukioka
Speaker: 
Greg Crawford
Speaker: 
B. J. Bulmer
Speaker: 
Scott Crowe
Event Date: 
Sunday, August 23, 2015

The presenters introduced learning activities with mind, body, and heart activated for young learners. Yukioka introduced a mind-stimulated activity, "Docode a phone number" using Hi, Friends!, an English textbook designed for elementary school studetns by MEXT. This activity focuses more on creativity and communication than on language learning.

Reporter: 
Motoko Teraoka

Event Report, Nara Chapter June 2015

August 21, 2015 by Nara Chapter

Speaker: 
Various
Event Date: 
Sunday, June 14, 2015

This event materialized with the cooperation of the THT-SIG (Teachers Helping Teachers) and drew a full house. Seven presenters talked about their projects carried out in Vietnam, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, and Nepal where teaching materials and resources are limited.

Reporter: 
Motoko Teraoka

Event Report, Nara Chapter April 2015

August 21, 2015 by Nara Chapter

Speaker: 
Cameron Romney
Speaker: 
John Campbell-Larsen
Event Date: 
Sunday, April 26, 2015

Romney talked about how to create supplements, focusing on two parts: the content and the handout. In the content of supplements, A Cope: "analyze," "consult," "produce," and "evaluate" system comes into play. A ready-made supplement is analyzed through three factors: linguistic form, context, and function, and then other similar materials are looked into to find any differences.

Reporter: 
Motoko Teraoka

MELODIC METHODOLOGIES: a movement to motivate young learners

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 August 2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Greg Crawford
Speaker: 
Bevan Joseph Bulmer (BJ)
Speaker: 
Scott Crowe
Speaker: 
Nanae Yukioka

Beat the heat and feel the beat!
Anyone involved in teaching Young Learners should make every effort possible to attend Nara JALT's mammoth August event: Melodic Methodologies
This promises to be a memorable and motivating event with three marvelous presentations.
**Please be sure to bring your lunch**

Presentation 1: Title: 1+1>2!: The Power of Team Teaching –Nanae Yukioka

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

THT-SIG Projects: Dedicated to the aid and assistance of fellow educators and students in and around Asia

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 14 June 2015 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Roger Palmer
Speaker: 
Ann Mayeda
Speaker: 
Randy Bollig
Speaker: 
Brent Jones
Speaker: 
Mike Furmanovsky
Speaker: 
And guest speakers
Speaker: 
****************

With the cooperation of the THT-SIG(Teachers Helping Teachers), Nara JALT is proud to present this eye-opening and inspiring special event.
Multiple presenters will talk about their projects and passions, supported through the THT SIG. They will talk extensively on activities in Nepal, Vietnam, Kyrygystan and Bangladesh as well as their work to develop overseas volunteer opportunities.

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

Materials and Methods for Teaching Spoken Language

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 April 2015 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Cameron Romney (Sangyo University)
Speaker: 
John Campbell-Larsen (Kyoto Women's University)

With the cooperation of MW SIG, Nara JALT is proud to present this wonderfully practical doubleheader-event to kick off the academic year. Cameron Romney, a Featured Speaker at JALT 2015, will be talking about ways to write supplements that go with commercial textbooks. To follow, John Campbell-Larsen will be talking about how to use materials to stimulate speaking.

-Presentation 1-

Location: 
Yamato Meeting Place (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

The New Academic Year:Resolutions, Reflections and Revelations from the Classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 February 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Various

A Roundtable Discussion-The New Academic Year:Resolutions, Reflections and Revelations from the Classroom

Join a casual discussion to share your professional achievements and/or challenges from the classroom in 2014 and some of your teaching objectives for the new academic year at this most convenient of venues, just across from Kintetsu Nara Station.

Location: 
Nara Ken Chusho Kigyo Kaikan
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

JALT 2014 Four Corners Tour in Kansai: The Teaching Power of Stories

Date and Time: 
Monday, 3 November 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Bill Harley,JALT National Conference Plenary Speaker.

Bill Harley, JALT2014 National Conference Plenary Speaker, Two-time Grammy-award winning musician, storyteller, and author

Co-sponsored in Kansai by Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka JALT Chapters.

Location: 
Yamanishi Welfare Memorial Hall (山西福祉記念会 Same bldg. as YWCA in Umeda) 11-12 Kamiyamachō, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, 530-0026, tel. 06-6315-1868
Fee for JALT members: 
Pre-reg 500 yen, non-reg 1000 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
Pre-reg 1000 yen, non-reg 1500
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Practical ideas for teaching English at Elementary School

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 24 August 2014 - 10:15am - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Marco Brazil
Speaker: 
Aki Matsunobu
Speaker: 
Catherine Littlehale
Speaker: 
Catriona Takeuchi

Practical ideas for teaching English to Young Learners
This free event will feature 4 presenters sharing their wealth of knowledge on English education for children.

Please note this event has recently been granted official Koenmeigi status by the Nara Board of Education. (奈良県教育委員会 後援)

Presenter: Marco Brazil(Sponsored by Oxford University Press)

Location: 
Yamato Meeting Place (やまと会議室)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

A Four-Step Process for Critical Thinking Instruction. A Nara JALT & CT SIG Co-Sponsored Presentation

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 8 June 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
David Gann,Assistant Professor Tokyo University of Science Department of Engineering
Speaker: 
James Dunn, Part-time teacher at Aoyama Gakuin University

A Four-Step Process for Critical Thinking Instruction
This co sponsored presentation will feature two speakers who will impart some of their wisdom and own critical thoughts on the subjects of critical thinking instruction for students and resources and activities for teachers.

David GANN

Location: 
Nara Chusho Kigyo Kaikan The location is opposite the Kintetsu Nara station and can be found here:
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen

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