Nara Chapter

World Storytelling Conference

Date and Time: 
Friday, 30 November 2012 - 5:30pm - Sunday, 2 December 2012 - 6:45pm
Speaker: 
Andrew Wright, Marina Morbiducci, Nick Hennessey,
Speaker: 
Soe Marlar Lwin, Paul Hullah

5 Plenary Speakers, 45 presentations from Friday evening to Sunday evening.
Friday kicks off with 2 workshops, reservations needed as seating is limited.
No registration required for Saturday and Sunday conference events.

Joint sponsors with many other JALT chapters.

More information can be found at the website and on Facebook

Location: 
Unity Kobe
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

Ways That Work in Teaching Children

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 16 September 2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Takako Watanabe, Watanbe English School
Speaker: 
Prof. Kazuo Watanabe, Professor of English and English language education at Nara University of Education

This presentation will outline how a mini-immersion program has been conducted for the past 9 years with a special emphasis on the first 6 years, comparing these students’ achievements with those of other students in once-a-week and twice-a-week programs.

Location: 
Yumekaze Hiroba
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Call for Chapter Officer Nominations and Announcement of Nara JALT Annual General Meeting

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 16 September 2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: 
All chapter members

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.

Location: 
Yumekaze Hall, Nara City (Kintetsu Nara Station)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
N/A
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Opening your own school : How hard can it be?

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 July 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Malcolm Harding
Speaker: 
Tony Brace
Speaker: 
Matthew Reynolds
Speaker: 
Catriona Takeuchi

Have you ever wondered about opening your own school? 4 owners describe their experiences over the last decade establishing 7 very different English schools.

Location: 
Yumekaze Hall, Nara City (Kintetsu Nara Station)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Controversies over the Current Policy of English Education by the MEXT and the Possible Contributions of Native and Non-native English Teachers

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 16 June 2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Prof. Hidetami Nakai (Tenri University)

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.

Location: 
Yumekaze Hiroba, Nara
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Invaluable Techniques for Teaching English to Kids Under the Age of 10

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 27 May 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Matthew Reynolds-Director and Owner, English-Please! Kids Eikaiwa School (Kashihara)
Speaker: 
Catriona Takeuchi-Director and Owner, One World English (Osaka)
Speaker: 
Lisa Manhart-Director and Owner, English Square (Takatsuki)
Speaker: 
Catherine Littlehale-Freelance Kids Specialist (Kyoto)

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!

Location: 
English-Please! Natural Conversation School, Kashihara (5 mins from Yamato Yagi Station)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The reflective teacher: Towards self-actualization (followed by Ohanami in Nara Park)

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 8 April 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Speaker: 
Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)

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.

Location: 
Yumekaze Nara
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The Annual Tenri University-Nara JALT Joint Seminar 2012: Reconsidering the Standards of Teaching

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 January 2012 - 12:40pm - 5:50pm
Speaker: 
Various

Hosted by: Tenri University, Nara JALT, Kansai English Language Education Society (Nara Chapter), and NET Forum

Schedule:
12:40–13:00
Opening Addresses

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)

Location: 
Tenri University Somanouchi Campus
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
TBA
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Innovation in writing: Examining dialogues between instructors of English writing and Japanese learners of English

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 27 November 2011 - 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Marlen Elliot Harrison of the Language Centre at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Presentation description:

Location: 
Yumekaze Nara
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Technology and Education: So what do you want it to do?

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 20 August 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Robert Perkins

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.

Location: 
奈良西部公民館 (Nara Seibu Kouminkan):Conveniently located by the south exit of Kintetsu Gakuenmae Station, above Starbucks.
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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