1] Writing for Fluency or Accuracy—A Catch 22?
In recent years, the concept of Active Learning has been at the center of many discussions related to all fields of education, including language learning. However, it is difficult to find a clear definition of what it really means. In this presentation, I will discuss the idea of Active Learning and how it could be used in the language classroom.
Sendai JALT members share their experience and research. Our March meeting will be a "My Share" event, featuring short presentations from JALT Sendai members about "Classroom ideas and activities that work - young learners to adults." We want to hear from you!
Given that 2016 was the year of ‘post-truth’ and fake news, the need has never been greater to understand individuals’ understanding of truth, methods of validating knowledge and their beliefs about the relationship between self, information and authority.
This seminar will show participants how to take their lessons from the classroom to the virtual world with ease using various freeware online. The seminar will work through five easy-to-do projects to:
1) make an online whiteboard students can access for review and support of lessons, and for autonomous learning
2) make digital content in various media forms for offline consumption
Local members attending the JALT International Conference in Nagoya will present summaries/reflections on the best presentations they attended at the conference. This is a great chance to learn about new research, pick up on innovations in ELT and hear about other highlights of this excellent conference. We'll also do a bit of brain storming on future programs for JALT Sendai.
Please join us for this social highlight of the year. Spouses, friends, and colleagues are all welcome to come and enjoy an evening filled with fun and frolic. Space is limited, and reservation deadline is Sunday, December 4.
What does Positive Psychology - "the scientific study of how human beings prosper and thrive" - imply about how we learn language? Sendai will play host to a mini-conference including leaders in the field. This is a rare opportunity, so save the date!
Speakers and topics will include:
Sarah Mercer, University of Gratz, Austria - JALT2016 Featured speaker
Part of a national series of Expos, the Tohoku ELT Expo is a one day mini-conference offering quality presentations and materials displays for language teachers in any context: college, junior & senior high, elementary, kindergarten and private language school. Presentations will be given by speakers from around Japan and the Sendai/Tohoku region.
A full weekend of workshops with legendary Paul Nation. Come join us for a rare chance to learn from the very best!An optional hot springs stay-over is also on offer.