Koko Kondo is the youngest Hiroshima hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor) who has a very important message of peace for people all over the world.
Skilling up for academic success special
Session 1: Academic Writing Special: Scaffolding the Writing Process
Rakugo is a Japanese form of minimalistic comedic performance, which has been passed down from master to apprentice through the generations for more than 300 years. This presentation will bring to light some pertinent points of language use that are particular to Rakugo, and will analyze and explain them.
Back to School is our annual spring 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.
This year Osaka JALT is co-sponsoring the event with JALT's Materials Writers SIG and Osaka Jogakuin University's Research Institute of International Collaboration and Coexistence (RIICC).
With the Olympics on the horizon, the challenge of providing hospitality to visitors is gaining in importance. Hospitality, however, is not simply putting on a welcoming attitude. What many people do not know is that hospitality is a serious and respected field of study with a long history in Europe. European universities and colleges specialize in this multi-faceted area.
This event aims to shed light on several facets of Iran in a similar way that Lafcadio Hearn's classic Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, first published in 1894, did for Japan to Westerners. Our time will be divided as follows:
A Brief History of Iran: Language, Culture, and Education
This workshop will show how the features of text types such as recipes, instructions, and memos, can be recognised, mixed and subverted in order to generate inventive new texts. Participants will be able to experiment with these activities for themselves, to experience the ways in which the activities can develop both language awareness and creative writing skills.
JALT's College and University Educators (CUE) SIG is holding its annual conference at Kindai University's Higashi-Osaka campus, with support from Osaka JALT. Plenary speakers are Laurence Anthony of Waseda University and Makoto Ikeda of Sophia University. Please see http://conference.jaltcue.org/ for details of the complete schedule, access information, and to pre-register (by midnight, Sept 9).
We spend too much time sitting indoors at work and in meetings, so this "My Share" event aims to get people meeting more informally and sharing ideas about what they learned and experienced at JALT2015 (and elsewhere) while enjoying the beautiful fall foliage, traditional shops and temples, and the iconic waterfall in Minoh Park.
This presentation will introduce the audience to a number of strategies that can help break the silence in the Japanese classroom and get students engaging in meaningful communication. Audience members will be asked to try out a number of tried and tested speaking activities and also be encouraged to share their ideas for getting students talking to one another in the L2.