Niigata Chapter

Humanizing EFL classrooms: Poetry writing as meaningful literacy practice in the Japanese EFL context

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 October 2015 - 1:00pm
Speaker: 
Atsushi IIda

The aim of this presentation is to explore how poetry writing can humanize the EFL classroom. In this presentation, the presenter- a teacher and researcher of second language (L2) writing- will first problematize traditional L2 pedagogy and then discuss how to make the EFL classroom dynamic and humanistic from theoretical viewpoints.

Location: 
Tokimeito Meeting venue
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
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6th Annual NEAR Language Education Conference

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 24 May 2014 - 9:00am - 5:50pm
Speaker: 
Various Speakers

This year's conference features a topical and interesting plenary session from Diane Hawley Nagtomo. Diane is going to be speaking on "Language Learning in the 21st Century: Merging the Competing Ideologies of Eigo and Eikaiwa."

Location: 
Univcersity of Niigata Prefecture
Fee for JALT members: 
1500
Fee for one-day members: 
2000
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Numbers Game: How Accreditation, KAKEN-HI And The “Super Global” Program Are Changing Japan’s Universities

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 25 April 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Bern Mulvey

As of 2004, all universities in Japan must submit to an external accreditation evaluation, to be repeated every seven years. The universities receive written assessments in multiple categories from one of four official accrediting agencies.

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

Teaching Kids: Art or Skill?

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 February 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: 
Eric Kane

Anyone who has spent time in a young learner environment knows that it can be quite a challenge on many levels. In addition to demanding a tremendous amount of patience and planning to be successful, it also takes a certain, "something." Is that something more of an art or a skill?

Location: 
Tokimeito Meeting Center (PLAKA 1 Building 2nd floor)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

I can see clearly now: Finding research directions via non-judgmental discourse

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Speaker: 
Andy Boon

When coming up with research ideas by ourselves, it is easy to become lost with our thoughts.

Location: 
Tokimeito (Plaka 1, Second Floor)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

A Very Special Workshop with Alan Maley - JALT 4 Corners Tour

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Alan Maley

Award Winning Author
Alan Maley
The Role of Extensive Reading (ER) in Developing Global Awareness

Location: 
Tokimeito (Plaka 1, Second Floor)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
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My Share and AGM

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 October 2014 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Speaker: 
Various Speakers

my share & annual general meeting
Sunday, October 26 (4:30-6:30)
Tokimeito Venue

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

7th Annual NEAR Language Education Confernece

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 May 2015 - 9:00am - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
More than 25 presenters

NEAR Language Education Conference 2015
Re-envisioning Language Teaching: Understanding Challenges, Creating Solutions, Inspiring Success

The 7th Annual North East Asian Region (N.E.A.R.) Language Education Conference will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 in Niigata, Japan.
The conference is organized by the Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching.

Location: 
Tokimeito (Plaka 1, Second Floor)
Fee for JALT members: 
1000 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
1,500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
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Developing Lower-level Processing Skills in English L2 Reading/Listening

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 December 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Shigeo Kato

The talk first attempts to bridge theory and practice for teaching L2 reading by presenting a series of instructional techniques, including reading aloud and shadowing activities, for promoting accuracy and fluency in the connections between the three sublexical components, i.e. phonology, orthography, and semantics.

Location: 
Tomimeito Meeting Facility
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
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Professional Development through Collaboration on Quantitative Research

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 November 2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Greg Sholdt
Location: 
Tokimeito Meeting Facility
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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