Osaka Chapter

Back to School 2014 at Otemae University

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 27 April 2014 - 10:00am - 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.

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

This year's presentations:

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

Resilient Minorities in Japan: Filipino English Teachers and Ainu-Maori Cultural Exchange

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 16 February 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Jason Bartashius and Jennifer Teeter

This event is co-sponsored by SIETAR Kansai, and consists of two presentations:

1. Jason Bartashius - The Filipino Community and Social Initiative Projects in Post-3/11 Japan

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

Winter Potpourri micro-conference in Osaka

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 January 2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Tom Robb, David Mann, Gordon Ratzlaff, James Jensen, Josh Wilson, Laura Markslag, Sean Gay, Oliver Rose, and Chad Cottam

Osaka JALT open council meeting and nine presentations on various topics in the multi-media computer lab, followed by our annual Shinnenkai dinner party.

9:00
Osaka JALT Open Council Meeting - Join us in remembering and celebrating the life of JALT President Kevin Cleary, who passed away unexpectedly this past week, and share ideas for the future.

10:15

Location: 
Osaka City Municipal Lifelong Learning Center, 5F, Umeda's Eki-mae Dai-2 Building, Multi-media lab, across the street from the Hilton and the Maru building. Tel: 06-6345-5000
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (500 yen for students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

2013 All-Kansai JALT Bonenkai at the Blarney Stone Irish Pub in Umeda (Osaka)

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 December 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
All that attend

This year's all-Kansai JALT year-end party is taking place at the Blarney Stone Irish pub in Umeda, and will include a Pub Quiz from 7-8pm, and followed by the ever-popular Tardy Boys live band playing classic rock music covers.

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

An evening with Elka Todeva at Satoyama Dining restaurant in Osaka/Umeda

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Elka Todeva of SIT Graduate Institute

Join us for a relaxing evening over dinner and drinks with Elka Todeva of the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont (USA), and one of this year's Featured Speakers at JALT2013. Meet at Satoyama Dining restaurant on the 17th floor of the Hankyu Terminal Building. RSVP to osakajalt@yahoo.com ASAP so we can be sure to reserve enough seats.

Location: 
Satoyama dining restaurant, Hankyu Terminal Building 17F, (near Hankyu Umeda)
Fee for JALT members: 
1500 yen for dinner buffet + 500 yen for nomihodai
Fee for one-day members: 
2500 yen for dinner buffet + 500 yen for nomihodai
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Osaka JALT AGM dinner meeting at Oven Oven Italian restaurant in Umeda

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 19 October 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
All that attend

Our Annual General Meeting is a low-key time for regular members and potential members to meet with our chapter officers to reflect on the past year and discuss plans and the general business of the chapter. Everyone is welcome.

Location: 
Oven Oven Italian Restaurant
Fee for JALT members: 
Free entry (plus dinner cost)
Fee for one-day members: 
Free entry (plus dinner cost)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Interactional Competence vs. Pragmatic Competence, and "Seeing Learning" in Interaction

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 7 September 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Christopher Jenks and Adam Brandt

Two presentations, co-hosted by JALT's Pragmatics SIG and Osaka Chapter:

1. Interactional Competence versus Pragmatic Competence: Implications for Language Teaching

Chris Jenks - City University of Hong Kong

Location: 
Temple University Japan, Osaka Ekimae Bldg. 3, 21st Floor, 1-1-3-2100 Umeda, Kita-ku, Tel: 06-6343-0005
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Breaking the Silence: The Japanese American Experience

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 10 August 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Nikki Nojima Louis

Nikki Nojima Louis is a Japanese-American playwright, educator, and performer who is bringing her cast to Japan for the very first time in order to perform the oral history play called "Breaking the Silence: The Japanese American Experience." This play debuted first at the University of Washington in 1986, and since then it has been performed throughout the U.S.

Location: 
Takatsuki Shiritsu Sogo Shimin Koryu Center (1 minute walk from JR Takatsuki Station) Tel.0726-85-3721    
Fee for JALT members: 
Free for JALT and SIETAR members and students
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen

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