Osaka Chapter

International Hanami at Osaka Castle Park

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 10 April 2011 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Everyone is welcome

Come join us for hanami (cherry blossom viewing party) along with other groups and organizations from the area. We plan to meet at 1 p.m. at the water fountain on the corner of the park just outside Morinomiya Station, accessible on either JR loop line or Osaka subway.
If arriving later, follow the chalk messages on the path to the blue JALT banners. Please bring your own food & drink, which can be purchased at convenience stores near the station if necessary. Some grills will be available, so feel free to bring meat, etc. for barbecuing. Musical instruments, frisbees etc., pets, friends, & children are all very welcome.

For help finding us or other information on the day, please call 080-3789-6394.

This year's hanami will obviously be more subdued than usual out of consideration for the ongoing situation in Tohoku. Donation boxes will be available for those who wish to contribute to ongoing relief efforts there.

Location: 
Osaka Castle Park
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

Back to School 2011 - co-sponsored with JALT's TBL and FLP SIGs

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 24 April 2011 - 10:00am - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Various - to be announced

Back to School 2011
April 24 (Sun.) at Osaka Gakuin University
10:00 am ~ 5:30 pm

JALT’s Osaka Chapter, in collaboration with the Framework and Language Portfolio SIG and Task Based Learning SIG, is proud to sponsor the second annual Back to School event, to be held Sun., April 24 at Osaka Gakuin University (Bldg. ) from 10:00 am ~ 5:30 pm.

Location: 
Osaka Gakuin University, Building 2, near Hankyu Shojaku and JR Kishibe stations
Fee for JALT members: 
500 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
1000 yen

Equinox 2010

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 25 September 2010 - 1:30pm - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Scott Thornbury and Paul Nation

This is a special and unique collaborative event coordinated by the MASH organization with support from Osaka Jogakuin College, Kobe and Nara JALT Chapters, and Pearson Longman Publishing.

Schedule:
1:30 Registration opens
2:00 Welcome
2:10 Group Discussions “Defining our EFL contexts” facilitated by Steve Brown, Ann Mayeda, Steven Nishida, and Steven Herder
2:55 Question writing for Thornbury/Nation discussion
3:15 Scott Thornbury and Paul Nation Discussion
4:30 Break
5:00 Scott Thornbury Livestream to the British Council in Spain
6:00 Finish
(An informal gathering for drinks and food will definitely happen - stay tuned for more info!)

More details here:
http://mashcollaboration.com/mash-jalt-equinox-osaka/

Location: 
Osaka Christian Center (near Osaka Jogakuin College, near Tamatsukuri stations)
Fee for JALT members: 
500 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Cypris Society: Teaching in Second Life

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 4 December 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Mike McKay and Jean-Paul DuQuette

Cypris Society for virtual world language learning is hosting workshops in Osaka to promote the benefits of this new field for online language teaching. Come see how we can bring the world to our classroom for engaging practice and meaningful learning. We'll begin with an introduction to Second Life in which we'll show you how to register, log in, and navigate. We'll also be available for more advanced user questions and be ready to provide tips and tricks to help you learn and understand the pedagogical advantages this environment can offer our students. We have thousands of hours of experience and we're ready to share it with you. We hope you can join us!

Mike McKay, founder of Cypris Society, teaches at Mukogawa Women’s University in Nishinomiya, Hyogo. Jean-Paul DuQuette teaches at Ritsumeikan University in Shiga and is working on his doctoral degree at Temple University’s Osaka campus.

Following the workshop we'll have a casual social from 8:00 to 9:00 or so.

For more information:
http://www.cyprissociety.org/

Venue:
Digital Hollywood University - Osaka
6-5-17 Digital Eight Bldg.
Osaka, Nishi Tenma
Kita-Ku 〒530-0047

大阪市北区西天満6-5-17
デジタルエイトビル1F

Directions: http://sites.google.com/site/cyprismdir/

Location: 
Digital Hollywood University, Umeda campus
Fee for JALT members: 
1000 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
1500 yen

Summer Social at Hankyu Beer Garden in Umeda

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Everyone welcome

Before summer vacation sets in and many of us head out of Kansai, let's share a cold beer or two high in the sky at the Hankyu Beer Garden in Umeda! RSVP on our facebook event page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138530646165349 or by emailing us at ;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;">&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&;&; so we can reserve more seats if necessary.

Meet between 5:30-5:45 in front of Big Man in Hankyu Umeda station, or go directly to the Hankyu Beer Garden, which is about 50 paces south of Big Man. If you go directly there you'll have to get past the security in Hawaiian shirts and give them the secret password: "Laura Markslag."

Cost: 3,400 yen for up to three hours of all you care to eat and drink nomi/tabehodai.

Map and more info: http://r.gnavi.co.jp/k178817/map/

Location: 
Hankyu Beer Garden in Umeda
Fee for JALT members: 
2900 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
3400 yen

A Moveable Feast: A collaborative teacher development event cooked up with JALT's TED & LD SIGs

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 17 October 2010 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Charles Adamson, Chuck Sandy, Deryn Verity, Steve Cornwell, and more

To whet your appetite for tasty teacher and learner development, a delicious Teacher Development Day event, A Moveable Feast, is being whipped up by JALT’s Learner Development and Teacher Education SIGs in collaboration with Osaka Chapter.

Offering vital nutrition for our teaching lives, the menu will include lots of food for thought. As a feast, this event is intended to provide refreshment for, and celebration of, our teaching and learning lives; as a moveable feast, it aims to be bigger and more diverse than a single chapter meeting or SIG forum can be, and more participatory than a traditional sit-down conference. We hope that the day can be spent developing a new combination of dishes and delights from familiar ingredients.

Plenary speakers:
Chuck Sandy: Just because you're teaching doesn’t mean everyone’s learning
Charles Adamson: Just because everyone’s learning doesn’t mean you’re teaching

Poster sessions:
Frank Cheang, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University - Outside of TESOL for the Language Teacher: Studying and teaching business concepts
Andrew Dowling, Ritsumeikan University - Passages To India: A Journey in Teacher Development through Literature: Teaching with Slum-dog Millionaire
Patrick Kiernan, Meiji University - Contrasting identities of returnee students: facebook vs. interview
Richard Miller, Kansai University - The more you learn the more you earn: teachers as learners in formal and informal roles
Toshiko Sugino, Dept. of National Defense Academy - Investigating the relationship between teacher and student ‘demotivational’ factors
Bob Sanderson, Kinki University - Reflections on how our learning experiences inform our teaching

Workshop:
Deryn Verity and Steve Cornwell
Ruminations and Connections: Posters as food for thought

For more details, see http://osakajalt.squarespace.com/

Location: 
Osaka Gakuin University, Building 2, near Hankyu Shojaku and JR Kishibe stations
Fee for JALT members: 
1000 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
2000 yen

The 9th Seminar on English Education at Kansai University of International Studies, Amagasaki campus

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 31 July 2010 - 10:00am - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Yasuyuki Mizohata, Atsushi Iida, Gerald Williams, and more

The 9th Seminar for English Education
Hosted by the Communication Research Institute & Department of English Education at Kansai University of International Studies, Amagasaki campus
Co-sponsored by the Osaka and Kobe Chapters of JALT with support from PHD Association, Pearson Longman Publishing and Oxford University Press.

The theme of this conference is "Teaching in English: Challenges for High School"
In addition to the keynote lecture there will be fifteen presentations.

Keynote Speech by Yasuyuki Mizohata, of Otori High School, Osaka: “Mission - Impossible or Possible? Discover Principles of Teaching English Through English”

Featured Speaker, Atsushi Iida, of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA - “Expressing Voice in English: Teaching Haiku in a Japanese High School Context”

Seminar program details: http://www.kuins.ac.jp/kuinsHP/facilities/communication/pdf/conferencepr...

Kansai University of International Studies, Amagasaki campus, is a three-minute walk northwest of JR Amagasaki station.

Location: 
Kansai University of International Studies, Amagasaki campus, 5F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

The 9th Annual JALT Pan-SIG Conference 2010

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 22 May 2010 - 9:00am - Sunday, 23 May 2010 - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Kip Cates, Judy Noguchi, Larry Davies + 85 more

The Pan-SIG Conference is one of JALT's premiere events of the year. This year it's happening in Osaka at Osaka Gakuin University.

Please see the Pan-SIG website for the schedule, map, and full details: http://www.pansig.org/2010/index.html

Location: 
Osaka Gakuin University
Fee for JALT members: 
5,000 yen for 1 day, 8,500 yen for both days
Fee for one-day members: 
6,500 yen for 1 day, 10,000 yen for both days, student discount available

6th Annual Tech Day at Hannan University: Tech Day Plus

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 27 June 2010 - 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
32 presenters!

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

Tech Day has grown to be one of Osaka JALT's biggest and best events of the year, including a great dinner party afterward at one of the best Italian restaurants in Osaka. One of last year's participants recently commented, "I'm really looking forward to this year's Tech Day. [L]ast year's was seriously informative and the dinner fantastic... to tell you the truth, I learned more at last year's Tech Day then I did at CALL."

Andrew Sowter: Ten useful iPhone Applications
Bill White: A free Moodle course setup
Brian Teaman: Speaking on-line via MASLE
Brian Wojtowicz: Modal Verbs - Escaping percentage rankings
Cameron Romney: Other ways to use a classroom projector
Cameron Romney: Using iPad as an electronic gradebook
Craig Gamble: A community of learners - Multiply
Daniel Parry: Anki flashcard software
David Telega: Computer proficiency through fable writing
Douglas Meyer & Myles Grogan: How to get published
Frank Cheang: Blackboad & the blended learning format
Greg Rouault: Kindle Assisted Language Learning
J. Paul Marlowe: Software for teaching original writing
Jake Tobiyama: Digital storytelling on Powerpoint
Jean-Paul DuQuette: Teaching EFL in Second Life
John Campbell-Larsen: Mind the gap - Noticing what students do
Josh Wilson: The Future is here and it is video games
Joshua Cohen: Keeping it Simple - Sound recorder
Justin Harris: On-line survey tasks in the classroom
Mark Donnellan: Helping technophobes enjoy CALL
Matt Azizi: Newsletter Project 4 x 4
Matthew Sanders: On-line news articles for sharing & discussion
Michael Herke: The Compleat Lexical Tutor
Michael Salovaara: Responsibility in conversation
Michael Wilkins: Bite-sized listening resources
Myles Grogan: My Share - The Language Teacher
Nathaniel Carney: Download & Edit YouTube videos
Neal Chambers: Starting a Personal Learning Network
Paul Evans: Portable Apps on your USB
Richard Miller: Cultural shifts due to technology changes
Steven Silsbee: The benefits of student cards
Troy Guze: How to use computer games to teach EFL
Zane Ritchie: Virtual learning environments

Location: 
Hannan University's main campus, near Kintetsu Kawachi Amami station
Fee for JALT members: 
500 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

International Hanami at Osaka Castle Park

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 11 April 2010 - 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Speaker: 
Everyone... It's a party!

Come join us for hanami (cherry blossom viewing party) along with DAJK (Democrats Abroad in Japan - Kansai) and several other international groups from the area. We plan to meet at 1 p.m. at the water fountain on the corner of the park just outside Morinomiya Station, accessible on either JR loop line or Osaka subway.
If arriving later, follow the DAJK chalk messages to the USA flags. Please bring your own food & drink, which can be purchased at convenience stores near the station. Note that BBQ-ing is technically not allowed, but some grills may be available, though not guaranteed! BYO if possible. Musical instruments, pets, & children especially welcome.
Contact Info: Ray 090-6732-6482 events AT gmail.com
See you there!

Location: 
Osaka Castle Park
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

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