Sendai Chapter

ETJ/JALT Tohoku ELT Expo

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 30 November 2014 - 9:30am - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Over 30 Presentations!

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, jr. & sr. high, elementary, kindergarten and private language school. Presentations will be given by speakers from around Japan and the Sendai/Tohoku region.

Location: 
Sendai Ikuei Gakuen High School- Miyaginohara Campus
Fee for JALT members: 
500 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Putting Creativity into Writing

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 29 November 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Alan Maley

This will be a practical, hands-on workshop. I hope to dispel the impression that creative writing is ‘too difficult’ for EFL students. I also hope to show that creative writing is not about ‘letting it all hang out’ but that it benefits from constraints.

Location: 
Sendai Shimin Kaikan, Room 4
Fee for JALT members: 
1,500 yen- including free admission to the Expo on 11/30
Fee for one-day members: 
2,500 yen yen- including free admission to the Expo on 11/30

3/11 - Devastation, Change, Renewal: Stories from Tohoku Teachers and Students, both in the Classroom and Volunteer Activities

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 October 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Members of the local community

Our community was devastated by the earthquake of 2011, come and listen to some of the stories by the teachers and students who have been involved and are still involved in the gradual recovery process here in Tohoku. There is still a long way to go, both with the physical reconstruction of the area and the psychological and emotional healing of the people.

Location: 
Sendai-shi Shimin Katsudo support Center, 6F Seminar Hall
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Discover how cooperative learning can help make communicative classes happen. It’s as easy as 1-2-3-4!

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 28 September 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Joel Laurier

Abstract:Discover how cooperative learning can help make communicative classes happen. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is calling for more communicative classes. The strength of this recommendation lies in its sharp contrast from traditional teacher-centered presentations still being used throughout Japan.

Location: 
Sendai-shi Shimin Katsudo support Center, 6F Seminar Hall
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Using technology to enhance learning in required English classes

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 31 August 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Mark Firth

Abstract: This presentation shows how technology has been used to enhance the teaching and learning goals of a new first-year university core listening and speaking English program. It will not only be of interest to instructors who are responsible for course design and implementation, but also to those who are looking at practical ways to engage their learners using CALL in their classes.

Location: 
Sendai-shi Shimin Katsudo support Center, 6F Seminar Hall
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Reassessing Grammar Assessment

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 6 July 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Paul Kei Matsuda

In the field of second language writing, there has been much debate about the place of corrective feedback in writing instruction. While some argue that corrective feedback is not effective, if not harmful (Truscott, 1996), a growing body of research has shown that corrective feedback can facilitate L2 development to some extent.

Location: 
Sendai Shimin Activity Support Center, Seminar Hall 6F Ichibancho 4-1-3, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0811 North side of Hirose Dori, just west of Higashi Nibancho Dori
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Creating a Culture of Character in the Classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 25 May 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Kim Horne

Curiosity, kindness, respect and cooperation are highly desired virtues in many cultures. What core virtues support your classroom? Using resources and activities that span from preschool to adults, we’ll explore how to transmit these values and more to your students to improve and inspire discipline and motivation.

Location: 
Sendai Shimin Activity Support Center
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Professional Development through Collaboration on Quantitative Research

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 27 April 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Gregory Sholdt

Professional Development through Collaboration on Quantitative Research

Location: 
Sendai Shimin Activity Support Center
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

My Share: Motivation: What Motivates You? What Motivates your Students?

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 30 March 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Maggye Foster
Speaker: 
Gerald Muirhead
Speaker: 
Ron Campbell
Speaker: 
Peggy Ishikawa
Speaker: 
Austin Lantz
Speaker: 
Ryan Hagglund
Speaker: 
Daniel Ross
Speaker: 
Kyle Maclauchan

Motivation has long been held as the magical key to language learning. Come and share your own take on how you remain motivated as a teacher and how you help foster a motivational attitude in your students. Let’s get motivated together!
A total of eight local presenters will examine many different aspects of motivation.

Location: 
Sendai Shimin Activity Support Center
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Why are Japanese entrance examinations different from all other language tests?

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 February 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Melodie Cook- University of Niigata Prefecture

Based on a Japan-wide survey of expatriate ELT university faculty, Melodie Cook attempts to answer the eternal 4 questions about English on Japanese entrance examinations: Who creates these tests and what assumptions do they bring to the test development process? What is the purpose of entrance examinations? Why do we hold certain beliefs about “good” tests?

Location: 
Sendai-shi Shimin Katsudo Support Center, Seminar Hall, 6F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

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