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;
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.
What the Neuroscience of Faulty Memory Tells us about Language Learning by Curtis Kelly.
(Co-sponsored by Okayama University Language Education Center.)
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;
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.
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.
Speaker: Louis Lafleur
The Conceptualization of Balanced and Multifaceted Vocabulary Learning Systems
Content-Based Instruction Workshop
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.
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.