Okayama Chapter

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 - 12:30pm - 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 Language Education Center
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

Focus on Canada and Cognitive Load and the Competent Teacher: Considerations and Strategies

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
David Townsend
Speaker: 
Jason Lowes

First: Focus on Canada by David Townsend. This presentation will detail a course designed to tap into the students’ collective knowledge of their own country while at the same time presenting the parallel information of a common travel destination, Canada. Second: Cognitive Load and the Competent Teacher: Considerations and Strategies by Jason Lowes.

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

Expatriate ELT Faculty Members and University Entrance Examinations: Beliefs, Assumptions, and Recommendations for Change

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 27 September 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Melodie Cook

This presentation focuses on several years’ research on expatriate ELT faculty participation in English entrance examination creation.

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

Classroom Management

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 24 May 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
David Townsend
Speaker: 
Magnus Kuwahara Magnusson

While classroom management issues lie at the heart of the student–teacher relationship, little time is given to discussing them in a more formal setting. The presenters will offer some choice examples of practices that have worked well (e.g., learning names; dealing with problem students; organizing pair/group work), followed by a chance for discussion and the fruitful exchange of ideas.

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

Okayama JALT April Meeting

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Chuck Sandy

Collaborative Critical Thinking For Real World Change by Chuck Sandy. What is critical thinking really if it doesn’t lead to real-world action and changes in behavior?

Location: 
Notre Dame Seishin University, ND Building, Room 630
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen

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