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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
1) Marc Helgesen
DIY NeuroELT – Making your textbook more brain-friendly.
Presentation 1: English Education in Japanese Junior High
Speaker: Austin Lantz
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.
TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment, & Design) have earned a reputation for enlightening, innovative, inspirational, and sometimes provocative presentations. Many people around the world have some experience with TED Talks- especially because TED has posted a collection of nearly 1300 presentations online for free public viewing and sharing here.
Daniel will present a number of tools and applications relevant to ELT education at various levels.
Please visit our website for complete details of this event.