Osaka Chapter

Osaka JALT Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Kansai ETJ Expo

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 9 November 2014 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Speaker: 
Bob Sanderson, Ryan Smithers, Julie Kimura, Mark Pileggi, and more

We are required to hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and chapter officer elections before the national conference each year. Officers serve from the end of one national JALT conference to the next, so we plan to hold online elections in mid-November after our AGM and before JALT2014.

Location: 
CUBE, Hirao School of Management, KONAN University
Fee for JALT members: 
500 yen for ETJ members
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

JALT2014 Four Corners Tour in Kansai: The Teaching Power of Stories

Date and Time: 
Monday, 3 November 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Bill Harley, JALT2014 National Conference Plenary Speaker, Two-time Grammy-award winning musician, storyteller, and author

JALT2014 Four Corners Tour in Kansai: The Teaching Power of Stories

Co-sponsored in Kansai by Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka JALT Chapters.

Location: 
Yamanishi Welfare Memorial Hall (山西福祉記念会: Same bldg. as YWCA in Umeda) 11-12 Kamiyamachō, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, 530-0026, tel. 06-6315-1868
Fee for JALT members: 
500 yen if pre-registered, 1000 yen if not
Fee for one-day members: 
1000 yen if pre-registered, 1500 yen if not
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

TechDay+ 2014 at Otemae University (Itami campus) - co-sponsored by Osaka and Kobe JALT

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 5 October 2014 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Charles Browne of Meiji Gakuin University (plenary) and many more

Tech Day Plus is one of our best-loved events of the year. Our goal is to share ideas on a wide range of topics, both tech-related and non-tech alike. Our "Tech" presentations will be in computer labs, while our "Plus" (non-tech) presentations will be in regular classrooms.

Location: 
Otemae University - Itami campus, very near Hanky Inano and JR Inadera stations
Fee for JALT members: 
1000 yen (500 yen for K-12 teachers and those 65+, free for students)
Fee for one-day members: 
2,000 yen (1,000 yen for K-12 teachers and those 65+, 500 yen for students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Curiosity to Competency: Intercultural Activities for the Language Classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 October 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Jon Dujmovich

Language educators often speak of using techniques, and activities appropriate for each stage of language learning. But when it comes to incorporating cultural learning in the language lessons, there is usually very little consideration given to the learners' developmental stage of intercultural learning.

Location: 
Namba Shimin Gakushu Center (Osaka City Municipal Lifelong Learning Center - Namba Branch), (O-CAT 4F, 06 6643-7010)
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

Using the new Keynote on Mac and iOS -- at the Apple Store in Shinsaibashi

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 5 July 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Speaker: 
Steve Patton and Malcolm Swanson

Using Keynote in your lessons can help to make them more engaging and interesting for your students, and more fun, productive, and efficient for you.

Location: 
Apple Store Shinsaibashi, 2F, Chuo-ku, Nishishinsaibashi, 1−5−5 アーバンBLD心斎橋 Phone:06-4963-4500
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Summer Seminar 2014 at Kansai University of International Studies (Amagasaki campus)

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 5 July 2014 - 9:30am - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Matthew Apple, Toru Nakahara, Matthew Cook, and many more

This is an annual one-day mini-conference which aims to share ideas on a wide range of topics on language teaching and learning, hosted by the Research Institute for Communication and the Department of English Education of Kansai University of International Studies (KUIS).

Location: 
Kansai University of International Studies - Amagasaki campus
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Encompassing the Fear of English via Emotivation -- Dr. Liliana Landolfi of the University of Naples, Italy

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 1 June 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Liliana Landolfi of the University of Naples, Italy

We are very fortunate to be able to host Dr. Liliana Landolfi of the University of Naples, Italy, during her visit to Japan. She will be speaking about the role of emotions in second-language learning, the power of fears in blocking acquisition and the need to solve blocking issues for successful results. These topics relate to her current research.

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

Back to School 2014 at Otemae University

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 27 April 2014 - 9:30am - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Sugu Althomsons, Gordon Carlson, Bilunta Carter, Lucas Dickerson, Ann Flanagan, Michael Furmanovsky, Sean Gay, Hazel Hashinishi, Michael Herke, Mary Hillis, Michael Hollenback, Jade Ivy, Harlan Kellem, David Lees, Matt Lucas, Laura Markslag, David Ockert, Megumi Ohsumi, Rob Peacock, Oliver Rose, Martin Salinas, Robert Sheridan, and Ryan Smithers

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, including a great dinner party afterwards at a nearby Indian restaurant.

For photos, videos, and schedules from past years' events please see http://bts.osakajalt.org

Location: 
Otemae University, Itami campus
Fee for JALT members: 
1000 yen (500 yen for students and those 65 and over)
Fee for one-day members: 
2,000 yen (1,000 yen for students and those 65 and over)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Film analysis: Word and image combinations in romantic comedy scenes

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Kumiko Kizu

Films are multimedia. They are constructed of images and sounds (language, music and sound effects), and we understand scenes based on the combinations of these two media. How are the two media combined? Are there any regularities found in the combinations of sounds and images in films? These matters have often been discussed in the fields of film criticism and film studies.

Location: 
NIshinomiya Daigaku Koryu Center (ACTA East Tower 6F, Room2) 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

Creating interactive ebooks using iBooks Author

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 6 April 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Tamara Swenson, David Bramley, Brian Teaman, & Eiko Kato

This session will focus on creating interactive ebooks for education using iBooks Author. The presenters have created nine interactive ebooks to date, with more in production, for use by the students at Osaka Jogakuin University in its content-based English course.

Location: 
Apple Store Shinsaibashi, 2F, Chuo-ku, Nishishinsaibashi, 1−5−5 アーバンBLD心斎橋 Phone:06-4963-4500
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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