The JALT international conference, held this year in October, marks the end of the elected term for current Nara Chapter Officers and an opportunity for chapter members to become more involved in the running of your chapter.
Have you ever wondered about opening your own school? 4 owners describe their experiences over the last decade establishing 7 very different English schools.
With the ever increasing dominance of English as the primary global language world-wide, many diverse perspectives about the status of English have become established.
Are you new to kids teaching, needing some inspiration for an existing program or looking to start? Four veterans of teaching English to kids under 10 demonstrate a variety of invaluable activities and techniques that are easy to implement & pedagogically sound. Watch, learn, use it on Monday!
In the act of teaching, we have little time to reflect on the successes or puzzles that occur within our classes and can lose valuable opportunities for gaining insights into our pedagogic practice. There is a need, therefore, for practical ways to help us think back upon our experiences more deeply and to discover what is actually happening in our classrooms.
Hosted by: Tenri University, Nara JALT, Kansai English Language Education Society (Nara Chapter), and NET Forum
13:00–13:30 Presentation 1
Kazuya Nakakono (Unebi Junior High School)
Looking Back at My First Year as a Junior High Teacher
13:40–14:20 Presentation 2
Yasuhiro Sakata (Takada High School)
In ten years of work at three different universities in two countries, I have rarely escaped being tagged "The Technology Teacher" or "The Tech Guy". It's the kind of nickname that immediately establishes in people's minds that I hold a particular love of technology, and that I only wish to promote its use at every opportunity.
We have a tremendous triple billing for our Nara JALT May event: English for Children.
With the picturesque scenes of the stunning spring season nearly upon us, it is once again time to pack your picnic hampers and tidy your tarpaulins for our annual hanami event in Nara Park; a day of fun for friends and families to frolic under the fluttering flowers.
We will be meeting at the start of the cobbled pedestrian street leading to the entrance of Todaiji (signposted); an approximate 10~15 minute stroll from Kintetsu Nara Station.
From there we will be heading into the park to the east of the street and setting up camp. Keep an eye out for the JALT flag if have any trouble finding us.
BYO food and beverages and don’t forget to bring the usual array of sporting paraphernalia for some games in the park.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
*In the case of rain or inclement weather on the day, the event will be cancelled.