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.
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.
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.
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
Reflective Practice: Exploring Teacher Beliefs and Classroom Practice
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.
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
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.
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.
Koko Kondo is the youngest Hiroshima hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor) who has a very important message of peace for people all over the world.
Debbie West - Presenters and presentation styles