Osaka Chapter

Motivation and Negotiated Syllabuses

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 7 April 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Speaker: 
Andy Boon

Two presentations by Andy Boon, a Featured Speaker at JALT 2011 (followed by dinner at a nearby restaurant):

1. Here we are now, motivate us

Location: 
Namba Shimin Gakushu Center (Osaka City Municipal Lifelong Learning Center - Namba Branch), (O-CAT 4F, 06 6643-7010)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (500 yen for students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Film showing: The Grandpa from Brazil

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 12 February 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Nanako Kurihara (film director/producer)

The film "The Grandpa from Brazil" documents the life of Mr. Kenichi Konno, who emigrated to Brazil at the age of 19 in 1931. Konno went abroad in search of a decent job, and he vowed to return after achieving success.

Location: 
Takatsuki Shiritsu Sogo Shimin Koryu Center, 5th floor 視聴覚センター
Fee for JALT members: 
500 yen for JALT & SIETAR members, and students
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Winter Potpourri: Practical tips, Pronunciation training, Collaborative Research, and Exchange with Dubai

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 January 2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Stuart Mclean, Gábor Pintér, Greg Sholdt, and Laura Markslag

Doors open at 1:00. Dinner at a nearby restaurant for those interested will follow the presentations after 5:00. All proceeds from the event will go to support Tohoku relief efforts.

1:20~2:05 Stuart Mclean - From the TESOL program to the classroom: Practical tips for teachers

Location: 
Osaka City Municipal Lifelong Learning Center, multi-media lab, 5F, Umeda's Eki-mae Dai-2 Building, 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

Osaka JALT summer party at Fullhouse Brazilian Cafe & Bar

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 21 July 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Speaker: 
Everyone (It's a party!)

It's time for the Osaka JALT summer party!

Let's get to know each other (without the pressure of an event to run or a presentation to attend), review the beginning of 2011, and talk about upcoming events while enjoying authentic Brazilian food and samba music at an intimate restaurant/bar in the heart of Osaka.

Location: 
Fullhouse Cafe & Bar, 大阪府大阪市福島区福島5-5-9, Osaka-shi
Fee for JALT members: 
2,000 yen plus drinks
Fee for one-day members: 
2,000 yen plus drinks

An evening with Marlen Harrison - Language & Sexuality / Supporting Agency & Investment in Multilingual Writers

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 26 November 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Speaker: 
Marlen Harrison - University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Part 1 - The Post-Japan, Doctoral Experience in TESOL: Pursuing Language and Sexuality Research

Location: 
Namba Shimin Gakushu Center (Osaka City Municipal Lifelong Learning Center - Namba Branch), (O-CAT 4F, 06 6643-7010)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Osaka JALT Annual General Meeting and Dinner Party

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 13 November 2011 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
All present

We'll have a chapter business meeting from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Blarney Stone Shinsaibashi http://www.the-blarney-stone.com/shinsaibashi/map.php to discuss officer positions for the coming year, give officer reports, and make plans.

Location: 
The Blarney Stone Irish Pub - Shinsaibashi
Fee for JALT members: 
Depends on what you order. Probably around 3000 yen.
Fee for one-day members: 
Same
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Dinner with Keith Johnson (Lancaster Univ., UK) and Milagros Laurel (Univ. of the Philippines)

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Keith Johnson and Milagros Laurel

We are fortunate to host two of this year's invited speakers at JALT 2011 for dinner at the wonderful and very cozy Oven Oven Italian Restaurant in Umeda. RSVP to osakajalt@yahoo.com .

Location: 
Oven Oven Italian Restaurant
Fee for JALT members: 
Dinner will cost about 1500 - 4000 yen, depending on what you order
Fee for one-day members: 
same
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Beyond Knowing Words: Assessing the Quality of Vocabulary Knowledge - an evening with Dr. John Read of Auckland Univ., New Zealand

Date and Time: 
Friday, 20 May 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr. John Read, of Auckland University, NZ, author of Assessing Vocabulary

Osaka JALT is proud to sponsor a talk by Dr. John Read of The University of Auckland, passing through on his way to give the plenary speech at the JALT Pan-SIG conference in Nagano.

Dr. Read is author of Assessing Vocabulary, published by Cambridge University Press in 2000: http://www.eltbooks.com/item_spec.php?item=880030&cat=115&lang=ja

Location: 
Osaka City Municipal Lifelong Learning Center, 5F, Umeda's Eki-mae Dai-2 Building, 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
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

FAB1: Connecting Brain Science with EFL - co-sponsored by Osaka, Nara, Kobe, Himeji, & Kyoto Chapters, TED SIG, and others

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 10 July 2011 - 9:00am - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Robert S. Murphy, Curtis Kelly, Marc Helgesen, Tim Murphey, and more

FAB1: Connecting Brain Science with EFL
This event is co-sponsored by JALT's Osaka, Nara, Kobe, and Himeji Chapters, TED SIG, and several publishers.

------- 3 UPDATES ------

1. Here's the program to download and print as needed: https://files.me.com/murphyschool.com/1ao36k
Apparently there will be no printed programs at the event, to conserve paper.

Location: 
Konan University, Hirao School of Management (8-33 Takamatsu-cho, Nishinomiya .663-8204, tel: 0798-63-5741) (5th Floor)
Fee for JALT members: 
3000 yen (1000 yen for full-time student members)
Fee for one-day members: 
4000 yen (2000 for full-time student non-members)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

7th Annual Tech Day at Hannan University: Tech Day Plus

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 June 2011 - 9:30am - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Plenary by Steve McCarty, plus 24 other presenters

The themes of Tech Day are simplicity and practicality - ideas that language teachers and learners can use either in or out of the classroom. In addition to our "Tech" presentations that will take place in fully equipped computer labs, we'll have a wide range of other presentations on non-technical topics in the "Plus" room.

Location: 
Hannan University's main campus, near Kintetsu Kawachi Amami station
Fee for JALT members: 
1000 yen (free for full-time student members)
Fee for one-day members: 
1,500 yen (500 yen for full-time students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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