Sendai Chapter

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

Extensive Reading Colloquium

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 January 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Ben Shearon- Tohoku University
Speaker: 
Daniel Eichhorst- Tohoku University
Speaker: 
Cory Koby- Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen
Speaker: 
Ken Schmidt- Tohoku Fukushidai

Everything to do about extensive reading. Several presenters will share details of extensive reading programs they are currently managing at various institutions and levels of education.

Location: 
Tohoku University Library, Kawauchi Campus.
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Highlights from 2013 JALT International Conference & Annual Year-end Party.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 December 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Cory Koby- Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen
Speaker: 
Marc Helgesen- Miyagi Gakuin University
Speaker: 
Joanne Sato- Miyagi Gauuin University
Speaker: 
Domenic Jones
Speaker: 
John Wiltshier- Miyagi Gakuin University
Speaker: 
Ken Schmidt- Tohoku Fukushidai
Speaker: 
Soichi Ota- Tohoku Fukushidai
Speaker: 
Jim Dochtermann- Sendai Ikuei

Local members will report on the best presentations they attended at the 2013 JALT International Conference in Kobe. This is a great chance to learn about up and coming researchers/teachers in the field of ELT, learn of new innovations which may help us in the classroom, and hear the stories behind this yearly highlight of the Japanese ELT community.

Location: 
TBA- Check our website for details www.jaltsendai.org
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

ETJ/JALT Tohoku ELT Expo

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 24 November 2013 - 9:30am - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Many Speakers From All Over Japan

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: 
1,000 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Mind & Body, Grammar, Discourse, and Learning- A Weekend Mini-conference and Hot Springs Retreat with Scott Thornbury

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 2 November 2013 - 1:00pm - Sunday, 3 November 2013 - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Scott Thornbury

JALT Sendai is thrilled to announce that we will host a VERY special event the weekend following JALT2013 National Conference. A Weekend with Scott Thornbury promises to be an event of national importance and appeal. This one-of-a-kind opportunity to spend a full weekend with Scott, including an optional Off to the Onsen at Akiu will give our members and friends an experience of a lifetime.

Location: 
Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi 〒980-0803 仙台市青葉区国分町3-3-7 Room 401
Fee for JALT members: 
2 days @ 3000 yen; 1 day @ 2000 yen; Onsen plus 13,500 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
2 days @ 5000 yen; 1 day @ 4000 yen; Onsen plus 13,500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

6th Annual Pearson Teacher Appreciation Community BBQ

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 5 October 2013 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Speaker: 
Marc Helgesen (Host)
Speaker: 
John Wiltshier (Host)

JALT Sendai and Pearson Learning invite you along for an evening filled with fun, food, dring, and good times. This is also a pot-luck affair, so feel free to bring along your signature dish to share with members of our vibrant community.
This year's menu includes a roasted baby pig, BBQ pizza, and a supervised DIY pizza bar for kids (of all ages).

Location: 
check out our website for location details
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

2 Presentations

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 27 January 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Marc Helgesen
Speaker: 
John Wiltshier

1) Marc Helgesen

DIY NeuroELT – Making your textbook more brain-friendly.

Location: 
TBA: See our website for full details
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Curriculum Changes in Secondary Language Education

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 24 February 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Cory Koby- Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen
Speaker: 
Jim Dochtermann
Speaker: 
Austin Lantz

Presentation 1: English Education in Japanese Junior High

Speaker: Austin Lantz

Location: 
TBA: See our website for full details
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Curiosity to Competency: Intercultural Activities for the Language Classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 September 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Jon Dujmovich

Language educators often speak of using techniques, and activities appropriate for each stage of language learning. But when it comes to incorporating intercultural activities in the language lessons, there is usually very little consideration given to the learners' developmental stage of intercultural learning.

Location: 
Sendai-shi Sensai Fykko Kinenkan, Room 4, 4F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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