Okayama Chapter

Okayama JALT January 2015 Meeting

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 10 January 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Susan Meiki
Speaker: 
Peter Burden

First: Visual Language Retention by Susan Meiki. This presentation explores design-dependent visual perception retention rates in PowerPoint presentations, and reports data on the intra-cultural and inter-cultural differences in retention rates among Japanese and American university students;

Location: 
Notre Dame Seishin University, Logos Hall, Room 7-2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen

Okayama JALT February 2015 Meeting

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 21 February 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Gregory Poole

This presentation is an exploration of how administrative practices constitute an institutional identity that impedes the facilitation of interdisciplinary and transnational education programs at universities in Japan.

Location: 
Notre Dame Seishin University, Logos Hall, Room 7-2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen

Okayama JALT July 2014 Meeting

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 5 July 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Curtis Kelly

What the Neuroscience of Faulty Memory Tells us about Language Learning by Curtis Kelly.
(Co-sponsored by Okayama University Language Education Center.)

Location: 
Okayama University Language Education Center. Language Café.
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

Okayama JALT June 2014 Meeting

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 June 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Eri Fukuda
Speaker: 
Kyoko Sunami-Burden

Cooperative learning in a reading class in tertiary education and Learner Attitudes to Teacher Behaviour by Kyoko Sunami-Burden. The roles of teachers, administrators, and institutions in facilitating teacher collaboration by Eri Fukuda

Date: Sat 14 June, 15:00-17:00;
Venue: NDSU, Logos Hall, Room 7-2;
Non-members ¥500.

Location: 
NDSU, Logos Hall, Room 7-2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen

Okayama JALT June Meeting

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 13 June 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Junichiro Takeno
Speaker: 
Kyoko Sunami-Burden

Phonological memory and listening comprehension of Japanese Learners of English by Junichiro Takeno. This presentation focuses on the role of phonological memory in listening comprehension of Japanese learners of English. It can be said that phonological short-term memory, specifically the capacity of the phonological loop of working memory, is largely affected by the learner’s rehearsal speed.

Location: 
Notre Dame Seishin University, Logos Hall, Room 7-2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen

Okayama JALT July Meeting, JASAL Meeting and Annual Beer Garden Party

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 11 July 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Charles Browne

On the afternoon of Saturday, July 11, 2015, the Language Education Center (LEC) at Okayama University, in conjunction with its Teacher Development Workshop, is inviting JASAL members to visit the L-café, its social space for language learning. This will be followed by a short JASAL event and a presentation by Charles Browne (Meiji Gakuin University), sponsored by the LEC and Okayama JALT.

Location: 
Okayama University General Education Building, A36
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

May Okayama JALT Meeting

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 16 May 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Louis Lafleur
Speaker: 
Yumi Kitajima

Speaker: Louis Lafleur
The Conceptualization of Balanced and Multifaceted Vocabulary Learning Systems

Location: 
Notre Dame Seishin University, Logos Hall, Room 7-2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen

April Okayama JALT meeting

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 18 April 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Brent Jones

Content-Based Instruction Workshop

Location: 
Notre Dame Seishin University, Logos Hall 7-2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen

December Okayama JALT meeting and Bonenkai

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 13 December 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Bettina Begole
Speaker: 
Tremain Xenos

Here's the information for the last Okayama JALT meeting of 2014 - on December 13th, which has the added attraction of our Bonenkai.

First: Extensive Reading in the Real World by Bettina Begole. Extensive reading has a proven track record, but what about with low-level students or limited resources? This presentation will show you some easy ways to integrate it into your existing classes.

Location: 
Notre Dame Seishin University, Logos Hall, Room 7-2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen

Okayama JALT November Meeting

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 15 November 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Tom Fast

First: “We’re Going Global?” A look at Local Efforts to Implement Japan's National English Education Goals by Tom Fast. Tom Fast will report on how the Ministry of Education's mandates to become “Super Global” and teach English in English are impacting local secondary school teachers. Second: Okayama JALT’s Annual Meeting. Officers will give yearly reports on their activities within the chapter.

Location: 
Notre Dame Seishin University, Logos Hall 7-2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen

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