Shinshu Chapter

Developing literacy through CLIL for young learners

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 16 April 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Chiyuki Yanase

In this workshop, Chiyuki Yanase will discuss what Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is and why it can be an effective approach in EFL classes for young learners. She will also explore how CLIL can be integrated in order to develop young learners’ literacy skills in a EFL story-based class.

Location: 
Agatanomori Library
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Practise, Create, Motivate: English through Drama

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 February 2017 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Sue Fraser

‘Drama’ is not simply ‘acting’. When employed in educational settings, Drama encompasses a wide range of activities to encourage creativity, interaction, confidence-building, and communication skills and strategies; thus motivating learners to become involved and express themselves.

Location: 
Matsumoto City Tourist Information Office 2F 松本市市民活動サポートセンター
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

JALT2016 Pre-Conference My Share + Annual General Meeting

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 12 November 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Miguel Mision
Speaker: 
Gregory Birch
Speaker: 
Damian Gowland

At our November event, members presenting at JALT2016 Annual International Conference will share their research, and Damian Gowland will talk about his experience on a CELTA course in the Galapagos Islands. We will also hold our Annual General Meeting, which includes an election for next year's officers.

Miguel Mision Mobile Assisted Language Learning for Young Learners.

Location: 
Matsumoto City Tourist Information Office 2F//松本市市民活動サポートセンター
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Teaching Debate

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: 
Ikegami Hiroshi

Let's introduce debate activity into class

In this workshop, Mr Ikegami will discuss the present situation of debate at the high school level and various ways of introducing debate into class. Participants will then have the opportunity to experience ‘classroom debate.’

Location: 
Matsumoto City Tourist Information Office 2F//松本市市民活動サポートセンター
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Teaching Speaking: Classroom exercises

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 2 July 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Terry Yearley (Saitama University)

We will examine some speaking exercises with regard to how and why they are used in the language classroom. We will begin with an overview of Nation's four strands (meaning-focused input, meaning-focused output, language-focused learning, and fluency development), and then look at how speaking fits into this framework.

Location: 
Matsumoto City Tourist Information Centre (2Fl).
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Shinshu Chapter April 2016

April 25, 2016 by Shinshu Chapter

Speaker: 
Dr. Sue Fraser
Speaker: 
Gregory Birch
Event Date: 
Saturday, April 23, 2016

SHINSHU: April – Teaching Presentation Skills: Process, Content, Performance, Evaluation. Presentations are a common activity in communicative English teaching in many contexts, ranging from simple in-class activities, to higher stakes speech contests and business presentations. How can teachers develop these skills in their learners in a systematic way?

Reporter: 
Joe Mecha
Published: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 1:22pm

The Shinshu Chapter of JALT is based in Nagano Prefecture, but we warmly welcome anyone who is interested in language teaching and learning, whether as a regular member, a local member or a one-day member. Our chapter provides a forum for professional development through regular presentations, workshops and meetings which cover the theoretical as well as practical.

Teaching Presentation Skills: Process, Content, Performance, Evaluation

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 April 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Sue Fraser
Speaker: 
Gregory Birch
Speaker: 
'My Share' presenters

‘Making a presentation’ is a task type commonly employed in educational settings, as well as an essential skill used in professional contexts. In this session, the process to develop presentation skills, which includes a focus on content, performance and evaluation, will be analyzed.

Location: 
 Nagano City Lifelong Learning Center, TOIGO Plaza (3Fl. Room 4) / 長野市生涯学習センター(第4学習室)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Shinshu Chapter March 2016

March 7, 2016 by Shinshu Chapter

Speaker: 
Chiyuki Yanase
Event Date: 
Sunday, March 6, 2016

Yanase presented a “learning” (as opposed to “learner”) centered story-based approach for teachers of young learners. Before introducing the three basic segments of this approach (pre-story, core and follow-up activities), she discussed the reasons for using stories, factors involved in choosing them and different types of storytellers.

Reporter: 
Mary Aruga

Story-Based Lessons for Young Learners

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 6 March 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Yanase Chiyuki

In this workshop, Chiyuki Yanase will discuss a story-based approach and a number of activities – interactive shared reading, pre-story and post-story tasks as well as extensive reading program for young learners. In the first part of the workshop, she will discuss theories of story and storytelling.

Location: 
Matsumoto City M-Wing (Chuo Community Centre)  松本市中央公民館 Room 3B
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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