Okayama Chapter

April 2016 Meeting

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 April 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Caleb Prichard
Speaker: 
Carlos Ochante

Caleb Prichard - Okayama University
Teacher Autonomy versus Program-wide Coordination in Japanese University EFL Programs

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

January 2016 Meeting

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 9 January 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Chad Godfrey

Chad Godfrey -- Saitama Medical University

Location: 
Ai Plaza, 4th Floor, Room 2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen

February 2016 Meeting

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 13 February 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Tony Walsh
Speaker: 
Matthew Davis

Tony Walsh -- International Pacific University
Utilizing International Students for Cultural Exchange and English Language Practice

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

December 2015 Meeting with Bill Pellowe

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 12 December 2015 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Bill Pellowe

(1) Using Student-Created Videos in Class

Location: 
Notre Dame Seishin University (NDSU)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Okayama Chapter October 2015

October 21, 2015 by Okayama Chapter

Speaker: 
Peter Burden
Speaker: 
Neil Cowie
Speaker: 
Thomas Fast
Speaker: 
John Rucynski
Speaker: 
Ritsuko Uenaka
Speaker: 
Rob Waring
Event Date: 
Saturday, October 17, 2015

The panelists (Peter Burden, Neil Cowie, Thomas Fast, John Rucynski, Ritsuko Uenaka, and Rob Waring) provided a roundtable discussion and spoke about the publishing process from the initial idea to create a textbook through to the final production phase.

Reporter: 
Jason Lowes

Event Report, Okayama Chapter September 2015

October 21, 2015 by Okayama Chapter

Speaker: 
Luc Gougeon
Speaker: 
Carlous Ochante
Event Date: 
Saturday, September 26, 2015

Gougeon and Ochante illustrated the challenges of setting up an ICT environment. They covered good Web 2.0 practices, the creation of a dedicated ICT space, the use of Google applications for language learning and class management.

Reporter: 
Jason Lowes

Event Report, Okayama Chapter July 2015

October 21, 2015 by Okayama Chapter

Speaker: 
Charles Browne
Event Date: 
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Browne opened with an overview of his considerable background in Extensive Reading (ER), vocabulary acquisition and in technology and how this has led to the development of the New General Service List (NGSL) of important vocabulary words for students of English as a second language.

Reporter: 
Anton Potgieter

Okayama Chapter - July JALT meeting: Covering Your Bets: The Reading/High-Frequency Vocabulary Connection

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

This presentation will review and discuss some of the literature on the importance of high frequency vocabulary in helping to improve reading comprehension, the way extensive reading and intensive vocabulary study are complementary and symbiotic learning activities and then introduce several free word lists, online tools and websites that the presenter has developed in order to help students and t

Location: 
Okayama University's General Education (一般教育) Building, Room A36
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Okayama Chapter - September JALT meeting: Challenges of Setting up an ICT Environment in a New University

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 26 September 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Luc Gougeon
Speaker: 
Carlous Ochante

Gougeon and Ochante will illustrate the challenges of setting up an ICT environment. The process includes good Web 2.0 practices in class, creation of a dedicated ICT space, use of Google applications for language learning and class management.

Location: 
Sogo Fukushi Kaikan
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Okayama Chapter - October JALT meeting: Getting Your Book Published

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 17 October 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Peter Burden
Speaker: 
Neil Cowie
Speaker: 
Thomas Fast
Speaker: 
Seiko Korechika
Speaker: 
John Rucynski
Speaker: 
Ritsuko Uenaka
Speaker: 
Rob Waring

The panelists (Peter Burden, Neil Cowie, Thomas Fast, Seiko Korechika, John Rucynski, Ritsuko Uenaka, and Rob Waring) are all experienced and aware of the possibilities and pitfalls of book publishing. During the roundtable discussion, the panelists will discuss the publishing process from the initial idea to create a textbook through to the final production phase.

Location: 
Notre Dame Seishin University (NDSU), Notre Dame Bldg., Room 630
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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