Osaka Chapter

Rakugo: A Discourse Analysis of Japanese Traditional Comic Storytelling

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 9 July 2016 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Chiho Kitagawa

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.

Location: 
Nishinomiya Daigaku Koryu Center (ACTA East Tower 6F, Room 2)
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

Back to School mini-conference at Osaka Jogakuin University

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 April 2016 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Various

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).

Location: 
Osaka Jogakuin University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free for JALT members and students
Fee for one-day members: 
1000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The Global Hospitality Business: Are University Hotel Management Programs in Japan Just the Latest Trend?

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 January 2016 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Satomi Nishihara (Osaka Gakuin University)
Speaker: 
Nozomi Iwakiri (Osaka Gakuin University)

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.

Location: 
Takatsuki Shiritsu Shogai Gakushu Center, 3rd floor, Room 1 (10 minutes walk from JR Takatsuki station or Hankyu Takatsukishi 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

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Iran: History, Education, Language, and More

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 31 January 2016 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Mehrasa Alizadeh
Speaker: 
Parisa Mehran

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

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
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (500 for full-time students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

4-Corners Tour - Kansai: Genre as a Recipe for Writing

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 November 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Jane Spiro

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.

Location: 
Kobe International House Room 902, near Sannomiya station
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

CUE Conference 2016 at Kinki University, Higashi-Osaka campus

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 24 September 2016 - 10:00am - Sunday, 25 September 2016 - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
To be announced

JALT's College and University Educators (CUE) SIG will be holding its annual annual conference at Kinki University's Higashi-Osaka campus, with support from Osaka JALT. Volunteers will be needed to help in what should be an excellent conference. Please see the CUE website to find out more about what they're about: http://jaltcue.org/ and check back closer to the date for more details.

Location: 
Kinki University, Higashi-Osaka campus
Fee for JALT members: 
To be announced
Fee for one-day members: 
To be announced
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

"My Share" walk and talk in Minoh Park, Osaka

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 November 2015 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Contact person: Bob Sanderson

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.

Location: 
Minoh Park, meet in front of Hankyu Minoh station
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Inspire Or Perspire? Getting Students Speaking, followed by end of year "Boon"enkai

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 12 December 2015 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Andy Boon

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.

Location: 
Ikoma City, Takemaru Hall, Room 6
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (500 for full-time students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Osaka JALT gathering at the Blarney Stone Irish Pub in Umeda

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 8 November 2015 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Speaker: 
Contact person: Bob Sanderson

This will be an informal chance for officers and regular members to share ideas and discuss plans for the coming year and gear up for JALT2015 (happening Nov 20-23 in Shizuoka). We'll meet in the back area of the pub by the pool table, which should be fairly quiet on a Sunday evening.

Location: 
The Blarney Stone Irish Pub, Umeda, 〒530-0057 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Kita-ku, Sonezaki, 2 Chome−11−16 梅田セントラルビル梅田セントラルビル名店街, Japan
Fee for JALT members: 
Free admission
Fee for one-day members: 
Free admission
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

A Special Double Session on Translation and Interpretation, co-sponsored by SIETAR Kansai and Osaka JALT

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 24 October 2015 - 2:00pm - 5:15pm
Speaker: 
Shoko Toyokura, Osaka Jogakuin University
Speaker: 
Masako Mouri, Kansai University

(1) "Focusing on Increasing the Metaphorical Competence of Japanese EFL Learners through Subtitle Translation" by Shoko Toyokura, Osaka Jogakuin University (in English)

Location: 
Takatsuki Shiritsu Sogo Shimin Koryu Center (1 minute walk from JR Takatsuki Station) Tel.0726-85-3721    
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen (free for students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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