Osaka Chapter

**CANCELLED due to rain** Peer-, Near-Peer-, and Community-Mentoring Hanami party at Osaka Mint Bureau

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 15 April 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
All are welcome

Unfortunately, with more rain in the weather forecast, we have decided to cancel this event. We expect to have more opportunities for peer-, near-peer-, and community-mentoring at future events, so please plan to join us another time!

Location: 
Osaka Mint Bureau near Temmabashi station
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Young Voices from Iran -- panel discussion

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Ali Khajuee, Mehrasa Alizadeh, and Parisa Mehran

We have invited three young Iranian professionals who live and work in Kansai to share their experiences and perspectives with us. Rather than a usual presentation, we will have an informal panel discussion on a wide range of topics, with ample time for questions from the audience.

Location: 
NIshinomiya Daigaku Koryu Center (ACTA East Tower 6F) Tel.(0798)69-3155 Two minutes walk from Nishinomiya Kitaguchi station
Fee for JALT members: 
Free for JALT & SIETAR members and students
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Back to School 2017, Osaka JALT's 7th annual spring mini-conference

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 27 May 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Keynote speaker: Gordon Bateson of Kochi University of Technology

Back to School 2017 is Osaka JALT's 7th annual spring mini-conference which aims to share ideas on a wide range of topics to help everyone in the new school year. With long and short presentations, poster sessions, and plenty of time to socialize (including a dinner party afterwards at a nearby restaurant), there is sure to be something for everyone.

Location: 
Osaka Jogakuin University main building, near JR and subway Tamatsukuri station
Fee for JALT members: 
TBA
Fee for one-day members: 
TBA
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Double session: Two views of Reflective Practice

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 22 January 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Joan Kuroda
Speaker: 
Joan Gilbert

Social event: We will have a meal after the session at a nearby restaurant. Reservations for dinner required by Tuesday, January 18. Contact fujimotodonna AT gmail.com

Presentation 1:
Reflective Practice: Exploring Teacher Beliefs and Classroom Practice

Location: 
NIshinomiya Daigaku Koryu Center (ACTA East Tower 6F) Tel.(0798)69-3155 Two minutes walk from Nishinomiya Kitaguchi station
Fee for JALT members: 
Free for JALT and SIETAR members and students
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Dinner party with JALT2016 Balsamo Asian Scholar

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Kalyan Chattopadhyay

Kalyan Chattopadhyay is Associate Professor and Director of the English Language Centre at Bankim Sardar College, Calcutta University, and this year's Bill Balsamo Asian Scholar at JALT2016. A University of Leeds and Hornby Trust alumnus, he has spoken and published on language skills development and the use of new technologies in language teaching.

Location: 
The Blarney Stone Irish Pub - Umeda, 6F Sonezaki Center Building
Fee for JALT members: 
Free admission
Fee for one-day members: 
Free admission

Hands On Media Education micro-conference at Otemae University's Itami campus

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 17 December 2016 - 9:30am - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Jessie Curell, Gerard Levesque, David Lees, and Oliver Rose

9:30 ~ Registration
10:00-12:00 - "Teaching Stop Motion Animation in the Classroom" by Jessie Curell of Hands on Media
12:05-12:50 - "Word Games in the Digital Age" by Gerard Pierre Levesque
12:50-1:35 - Lunch (It's best to bring a bento or pick something up on the way.)
1:35-2:00 - "Different Degrees of Subtitling: Learner Impressions and Effects on Incidental Acquisition" by David Lees

Location: 
Otemae University - Itami campus, very near Hankyu Inano and JR Inadera stations
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (500 yen for students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Photo Exhibition and Lecture - The Heart of the Eye

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 3 November 2016 - 10:00am - Saturday, 5 November 2016 - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Bun'yo Ishikawa

Photo Exhibition 石川文洋写真展 ―心の眼 November 3-5 (Lecture on Nov 5th)
November 3-5 Osaka Jogakuin University will host a photo exhibition of Mr. Bunyo Ishikawa's work with a lecture on Nov 5. Mr. Ishikawa is a photojournalist originally from Okinawa, who covered the Vietnam War and also is active in documenting the military issues in Okinawa.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bun%27yō_Ishikawa

Location: 
Osaka Jogakuin University office building, near JR and subway Tamatsukuri station
Fee for JALT members: 
500 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (500 yen for Jr/Sr High School students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Documentary 石川文洋を旅する (Ishikawabun'yō o tabi suru) and lecture

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 8 October 2016 - 1:00pm - 6:40pm
Speaker: 
Bun'yo Ishikawa

Osaka Jogakuin University will host this special event on the first floor of the Osaka Christian Center (just down the hill from the university), featuring Mr. Bun'yo Ishikawa, a photojournalist originally from Okinawa who covered the Vietnam War and also is active in documenting the military issues in Okinawa.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bun%27yō_Ishikawa

Location: 
Osaka Christian Center (near Osaka Jogakuin University, near Tamatsukuri stations)
Fee for JALT members: 
500 yen for JALT members and jr/sr high school students
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Kansai SIETAR/JALT joint event: Hiroshima Hibakusha message of peace

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 16 October 2016 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Koko Kondo

Koko Kondo is the youngest Hiroshima hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor) who has a very important message of peace for people all over the world.

Location: 
Takatsuki Shiritsu Sogo Shimin Koryu Center, 5th floor 視聴覚センター
Fee for JALT members: 
Free for JALT and SIETAR members and students
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

4-Corners Tour Kansai (in Osaka)

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 4 December 2016 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Debbie West and Dorothy Zemach

Debbie West - Presenters and presentation styles

Location: 
Lifelong Learning Center in Umeda 総合生涯学習センター 梅田, Eki-mae Dai-2 Building, 5F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (500 yen for students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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