Niigata Chapter

Getting students researching

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 28 January 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Andy Boon

Project work can be a powerful means of empowering students to take their learning beyond the borders of the classroom, to examine the world outside, to seek answers, and suggest change.

Location: 
Tokimeito, on the second floor of Plaka 1 immediately outside the south exit of Niigata station on the left
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

9th Annual NEAR Conference - Challenges and Opportunities in Education

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 10 June 2017 - 9:30am - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
TBA

This conference provides an excellent opportunity to share ideas with a diverse group of colleagues. Each year both JALT and Non JALT members have the opportunity to present at the event. For more information on the conference and the call for papers, please go to http://nearconference.weebly.com/

Location: 
University of Niigata Prefecture
Fee for JALT members: 
3000 yen (early bird)
Fee for one-day members: 
3500 yen (early bird)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Niigata Chapter October 2016

October 17, 2016 by Niigata Chapter

Speaker: 
Martin Sedaghat
Event Date: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Martin's interactive lecture/workshop on Art in the Language Classroom was a well-attended, interesting, and fun presentation. After reassuring participants that we didn't have to be "good" at art, Martin started off the talk with a memory activity.

Reporter: 
Melodie Cook

Art in the Language Classroom

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 15 October 2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Martin Sedaghat

This workshop will discuss three applications of art and how they can be utilized to encourage communication.

The hands-on communicative activities portion has applications for all ages of English learners. And for those teachers lacking artistic confidence,
In the words of Bob Ross, “We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”

Location: 
Tokimeito (Plaka 1, Second Floor)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen

JALT Niigata July Event

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 9 July 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Susan Sullivan

This presentation outlines the successful application of using reading material and three student-generated questions to address issues such as mixed class levels, topical material, and lack of opinions or confidence.

Location: 
Tokimeito (Plaka 1, Second Floor)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Event Report, Niigata Chapter May 2016

May 9, 2016 by Niigata Chapter

Speaker: 
Asako Kajiura
Speaker: 
Greg Goodmacher
Event Date: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016

Although it was a lovely sunny Mother's Day, a sizeable group came out to hear Asako and Greg speak.

Reporter: 
Melodie Cook

Graded Readers: Teaching Reading & Writing to Low Level Students and, Interweaving Content and Language Teaching

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 8 May 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: 
Asako Kajiura
Speaker: 
Greg Goodmacher

Asako Kajiura will focus on using readers for reading and writing with low performing students. Greg Goodmacher will discuss principles that teachers can follow when choosing, adapting, and creating materials for content based language (CBI) classes.

Location: 
Tokimeito (Plaka 1, Second Floor)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Niigata Chapter April 2016

April 11, 2016 by Niigata Chapter

Speaker: 
Lesley Ito
Event Date: 
Saturday, April 9, 2016

It was a gorgeous day outside, but many opted to stay indoors to hear Lesley Ito's talk. Lesley introduced her presentation by sharing with the group how she came to CLIL. She then defined it and explained how it is more common in Europe than in Asia. After that, she listed the advantages of using CLIL with young learners.

Reporter: 
Melodie Cook

Experience the Power of CLIL Lessons for Young Learners!

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 9 April 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Lesley Ito

CLIL ELT lessons combine English with other subjects to interest and motivate young learners and give them a chance to use the English they have learned in a real context. These types of lessons are quite common in ESL classes throughout Europe, but are rare in EFL classes in Japan.

Location: 
Tokimeito (Plaka 1, Second Floor)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Niigata Chapter January 2016

January 25, 2016 by Niigata Chapter

Speaker: 
Joseph Falout
Event Date: 
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Joe braved the cold and came all the way to Niigata to give his talk to a receptive audience. To start off, he asked participants to rearrange the seating in order to work more easily with a partner and feed back to the whole group. Joe asked us to talk about our past experiences as language users; that set the scene for Joe's focus on "academic emotional baggage" which students carry.

Reporter: 
Melodie Cook

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