Niigata Chapter

Event Report, Niigata Chapter April 2017

April 10, 2017 by Niigata Chapter

Speaker: 
Howard Brown
Event Date: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017

Date: 8 April 2017

Topic: Current Trends & Future Developments on Language Education

Presenter Contact Information: brown@unii.ac.jp, The University of Niigata Prefecture

Brief Biographical Information:
Has been working at The University of Niigata Prefecture from 2009 until the present. A prolific publisher involved in CLIL and has a published book forthcoming.

Reporter: 
Matthew Diaz

Current trends and future developments in language education: Implications for the classroom

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 8 April 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Howard Brown

As busy teachers, it can be difficult to keep up with the rapidly changing field we work in. But it can be valuable to stop every now and then to think about the big picture and how global and trends can affect our own classrooms. This workshop offers a chance to discuss and make sense of trends that are likely to influence ELT in Japan over the next 5 to 10 years.

Location: 
Plakka 1 on the south side of Niigata train station on the 2nd floor
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Niigata Chapter January 2017

January 30, 2017 by Niigata Chapter

Speaker: 
Andy Boon
Event Date: 
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Summary of Andy Boon's Presentation - 28 January 2017

Presenter Contact Information:
Mr. Andrew Boon
Toyo Gakuen University
E-mail: andrew.boon@tyg.jp

Getting Students to do Research

Approach to Research

Why do projects? (Answers submitted by audience members)
- Cooperative - Improve student buy-in - Active learning
- Different from normal class - Interdependent projects

Reporter: 
Matthew Diaz

Using Facebook to enhance motivation

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 9 July 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Chris Madden

Workshop 1 - Using Facebook to enhance motivation

Location: 
South exit of Niigata station, turn immediately left into Plaka 1 building, we'll be waiting on the second floor.
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Y500. First timers - Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Examining pupils’ images of English, before and after short storytelling sessions, in a Japanese primary school

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 28 May 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Alison Nemoto

Humans have been motivated and inspired by stories since the beginning of civilization itself and can be found in even the most primitive cultures. Regarding literacy skills for native speakers, it is said that; “The more you read, the better you get at it; the better you get at it, the more you like it; and the more you like it, the more you do it, (Trelease, 20013, pp.4).

Location: 
South exit of Niigata station, Plaka 1 building immediately on your left. On the second floor.
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Y500. First timers - Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Getting students researching

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 28 January 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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: 
Y500 First timers - Free
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 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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: 
Y500. First timers - Free

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