Osaka Chapter

Peer-, Near-Peer-, and Community-Mentoring Hanami party at Osaka Castle Park

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 8 April 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
All are welcome

The hanami season is the perfect time to get together under the cherry blossoms to catch up with old friends, make new ones, and share ideas (and libations) as we begin the new school year.

Location: 
Osaka Castle Park (Osakajokoen)
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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