Promoting English Language Education
Join us for a day of presentations and collaboration, followed by an optional day of skiing in beautiful Nagano, Japan. This one-day conference, co-sponsored by Shinshu JALT and MASH Collaboration, will be held at Seisen Jogakuin College. Our headlining speakers are Theron Muller and Takashi Miura.
11:00 - 11:15 Opening Ceremony
11:15 - 11:45 Concurrent Presentations
Dr. Sue Fraser, Seisen Jogakuin College & Shinshu University
We have to? We want to? Tertiary-level Language Learning Motivation in Japan
Ben Raven, Chikuma City Board of Education
Four years on: Teachers still struggle with implementing Foreign Language
Activities (FLA) in Japanese Elementary Schools
11:50 - 12:20 Concurrent Sessions
Dr. Fiona Ninnes, Yashiro Junior High School and Senior High School
Writing strategies: A case study of a mature-aged English language learner
Simon Bahau, University of Toyama & Theron Muller, University of Toyama.
Examining Japanese university students’ aspirations and desires for study
abroad: An exploratory inquiry into preferred destinations and the Anglophone centripetal pull in a multinational and globalising world
12:20 - 13:20 Lunch
1:20 - 1:50 Concurrent Sessions
Cheryl Kirchhoff, Nagano Prefectural College
Promoting Second Language Reading
Gerald Talandis Jr., University of Toyama & Michael Stout, University of Tsukuba
Becoming a teacher-researcher: reflections on an action research project
2:00 - 2:50 Theron Muller, University of Toyama
Japan-based ELT teachers and researchers writing for academic publication.
3:00 - 3:50 Takashi Miura, Professor Emeritus – Shizuoka University
The Current Practice of Rogerian-Humanistic Approach in English Language Education
3:50 – 4:00 Closing Ceremony
· Admission: JALT members / Presenters: Free. Non-members: 2000 yen.
· Inquiries: Gregory Birch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
· Pre-registration: To receive a 500-yen discount, email Greg by Feb. 11 (5pm)
· Lunch: Pre-order lunch (1000-yen Lunch Box). Email Greg by Feb. 11 (5pm)
· Shinshu JALT Local Membership: Attend Shinshu JALT events for free by becoming a Local Member for 4000 yen. Please send inquires to Heather Fukase (email@example.com)
· Optional Skiing: See http://mashcollaboration.com/shinshu-winter-retreat/
· Access: http://www.seisen-jc.ac.jp/access/
What better way to start the holiday season than considering the importance of respect, caring, communication and purpose in the classroom. Shinshu JALT is pleased to announce Juan Uribe’s workshop on Affective Language Learning, followed by our Christmas Social.
Affective Language Learning 学習意欲を高める語学学習
Elementary school, kindergarten, Eikaiwa and play group teachers - this one’s for you!
Halloween and Christmas events, end of year classes, crazy end of year scheduling with unexpected/ make up classes- it’s all a bit frantic isn’t it? Whether you’re a new teacher wondering how to cope or a veteran teacher bored of doing the same old same old activities every year, this event is for you!
CLT and Assessment in English Education in Junior and Senior High School.
Starts at 8:30 am at Katakura Fureai Nagisa (on the lake across from Katakura Kaikan) in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture
From Interpretation to Implementation: The New Course of Study.
Foreign Language Education in Elementary Schools.
1) Lecture: (2:00 - 3:00)
Title: How does it start? Initial FL education in Japan and England compared.
Speaker: Dr. Sue Fraser. Seisen Jogakuin College & Shinshu University.
Shinshu JALT is proud to be supporting this annual event, bringing brain research to the public.
Presentations in English will be held in the morning, presentations in the afternoon will be in Japanese.
2014 国際脳週間 in Matsumoto
The Zombie in All of Us: Consciousness’ Litter Helper - Oliver Carter (Matsumoto University)
This presentation will focus on the use of storytelling in the EFL classroom. The presenters will look at at some of the many ways that stories can be useful, what stories you might like to choose, and some practical techniques for really engaging your students through storytelling.
"Basically I am going to talk about how I approach the study requirements to prepare children for the Cambridge Young Learners.
I will talk about these exams especially from the point of view of the speaking test. I will show a video of how I put together my Activity Boards, the concept behind the material and my evaluation of the material from a classroom perspective. The presentation will focus on how to promote output."
Trevor Joseph owns his own very successful language school in Akasaka, Tokyo "King's Road School of English", where he teaches young and old alike. The school has a very cosmopolitan student intake and is very outward looking venture, as their alumni often take up teriary education overseas. The school is a Preparation Centre for Cambridge English Language Assessment and holds all levels of exams twice a year. Trevor is passionate about his students and his teaching, and has most recently designed a fabulous 'walk in' learning environment for YLs. He has previously written, illustrated & self-published an alphabet book for young learners in hardback. With over 20 years teaching experience in Tokyo, Trevor is an inspiring educator who up until now has avoided making presentations...