Sendai Chapter

So Where Are the Working Women?: A Discussion of Gender Roles in High School Textbooks

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 April 2009 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Fumie Togano received an MA in TESL from Saint Michael's College and has been teaching English at Hosei Daini High School in Kanagawa for more than 10 years.

Abstract:
Based on an analysis of example sentences in English writing textbooks for Japanese senior high school students, this presentation shows how traditional gender roles, represented by the mother staying home and the father working outside the home, still persist there in spite of an increasing number of working women in society. Although a certain degree of awareness of gender issues is shown in the sections dealing with gender equality or gender-neutral expressions, gender imbalances still exist in the current textbooks and need to be corrected. The presenter urges that more efforts should be made to raise awareness about sexism in textbooks and take action against it.
For further details, please visit the JALT Sendai webpage at: http://jaltsendai.terapad.com/

Location: 
AER 6th floor seminar room 1B
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Student Projects

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 22 February 2009 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Simon Cooke, Jim Smiley, others

Presenters (teachers) will explain projects they have done in class with students. Some actual students will also give presentations about the class projects they have participated in and give their impressions of the experience.

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

My Share: Starting off the new school year

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 March 2009 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Various local members

Ideas and activities for getting the year started on the right foot and in the right direction.
15-30 mins. allotted for each of 5-8 presenters.
Contact Simon or Kevin if you'd like to participate as a presenter!

Location: 
Mediatheque building on Jozenji-dori, Sendai
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

"Best of JALT"

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 25 January 2009 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Various

Reports from the JALT National conference and brainstorming for upcoming JALT Sendai events/themes.

Please see JALT Sendai home page for further details: http://jaltsendai.terapad.com/

Location: 
Aoba-ku Chuo Shimin Center meeting room 5
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Published: Sat, 12/06/2008 - 9:47am

Sendai JALT usually meets on the last Sunday afternoon of every month. Meetings are held in Sendai's city center, and are followed by drinks and eats. Presentations cover topics from the practical to the theoretical, and are aimed at language teachers across the educational spectrum. Visitors are always welcome.

Tohoku EXPO

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 November 2008 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Various

Bringing together all English teachers. There will be presentations and materials for college teachers, high school teachers. elementary school teachers, kindergarten teachers. In fact, the aim is to provide top-class presentations and material displays for every kind of English teacher. You can preregister for the Expo at http://www.eltnews.com/ETJ/events/preregistration.shtml. It is OK to attend the Expos without preregistering but it saves time on the day of the Expo both for yourself and for the volunteers taking care of registration.

Location: 
Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University
Fee for JALT members: 
500 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
  • Chapter President: Koby, Cory
  • Membership Chair: Kimura, Yukako
  • Program Chair: Nemoto, Alison
  • Publicity Chair: Bretherick , Steve
  • Treasurer: Ross, Daniel

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