After a year's break, Tech Day Plus is back! Tech Day started as a casual get together in 2005 but has grown to become one of Osaka JALT's biggest and best loved events of the year, including a great dinner party afterwards. Our goal is to share ideas on a wide range of topics, both tech-related and non-tech alike.
This conference is hosted by the Research Institute for Communication and the Department of English Education of Kansai University of International Studies (KUIS Amagasaki campus) in Hyogo, and is co-sponsored by Osaka JALT, Kobe JALT, Cengage Publishing, and Oxford University Press.
This year's plenary speakers are Atsuko Takase of Kinki University and Hajime Narita of Osaka University.
Much like in the aftermath of the Hanshin Earthquake, official response to the 3/11 disasters was inadequate and slow in coming. And much like in 1995, local businesses, community groups and NPOs are filling the breach. One of these is Minna no Te, a community action group of Tohoku evacuees living in Kyoto.
Back to School is our annual spring one-day mini-conference which aims to share ideas on a wide range of topics to help everyone start the new school year on a positive note. It's one of our favorite events of the year.
This year's plenary session is by Yuko Nishiyama & Stephen Dalton:
"Two years since 3/11: Where are we now in the healing process?"
Join us in celebrating the new year and the winding down of another academic year at Satoyama dining restaurant http://r.gnavi.co.jp/k593000/ , located on the 17th floor of the Terminal Building (near Hankyu Umeda station), starting from 7:00 pm. The dinner buffet is 2500 yen and nomihodai (all you care to drink) is just an additional 500 yen.
Thanks to the generous support of JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science), Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, and various JALT Chapters and SIGs, this conference is FREE!
Complete details can be found here: http://wstcjapan.wordpress.com/
Come help us celebrate the end of another semester and the beginning of (or soon to begin) summer vacation at the Hanshin Rooftop Beer Garden! This will also be a chance to bid farewell and wish good luck to our friend Deryn Verity (a long-time JALT stalwart and this year's national conference co-chair) who is heading back to the States this summer to take up a new teaching position there.
This annual mini-conference is co-sponsored by Osaka and Kobe Chapters, JALT’s Literature SIG, the Research Institute for Communication and the Department of English Education of Kansai University of International Studies (KUIS), and Cengage, Pearson, and OUP publishers. The objectives are to identify and confront common challenges and to strengthen our network of language teachers.
Back to School is our annual spring one-day mini-conference which aims to share ideas on a wide range of topics to help everyone start the new school year on a positive note.
The schedule of this year's presentations can be found here:
Osaka JALT again teams up with WhyNot?!Japan and other local groups for our annual International Hanami. This year it's a BBQ Party at Sakuranomiya Park!
(NOTE: Location is NOT at Osaka-jo park as in the past, since bbq-ing was banned at our old spot.)
Check out a 30-sec. video of last year's event: http://animoto.com/play/dY30JJsUDrS1Jv6oR75VFg