Shinshu Chapter

Shinshu JALT Winter Retreat 2015 - the retreat & skiing bit

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 February 2015 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Theron Muller
Speaker: 
Greg Birch

After joining us for a day of presentations and collaboration Saturday February 14, 2015, why not follow up with a day of skiing in beautiful Nagano, Japan at Togakushi Resort?

Fantastic location, likelihood snow & cold; very rare to chance to network with your boots on and adrenalin pumping. Get sorted now!

Attendees are asked to arrange their own accommodation. The conference organizers are planning to stay at Pension Komakusa Saturday night February 14 before skiing at Togakushi Resort on the 15th. The pension is a 30 minute drive from Nagano City and offers a variety of different accommodation, meal, and ski package plans. They can be contacted at 026-254-2806 (Japanese only). If you choose to stay at Komakusa, please mention you’re with JALT so they can plan meal seating accordingly. If you are coming from outside Japan and need help with arranging your accommodation, contact us at representables@gmail.com and we’ll do what we can to assist.

Very likely ad hoc apres ski socials proposed...

Location: 
Togakushi Ski Resort, Nagano, Japan
Fee for JALT members: 
No charge - cover own skiing costs
Fee for one-day members: 
No charge - cover own skiing costs
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Shinshu JALT Winter Retreat 2015: A day for professional development

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 February 2015 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Theron Muller
Speaker: 
Takashi Miura

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.

Time schedule:
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 (gbirch@seisen-jc.ac.jp)
· 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 (heatherarm22@gmail.com)
· Optional Skiing: See http://mashcollaboration.com/shinshu-winter-retreat/
· Access: http://www.seisen-jc.ac.jp/access/
· See or for latest details.

Location: 
Nagano Seisen Jogakuin College
Fee for JALT members: 
Y1,000
Fee for one-day members: 
2,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

An afternoon with Juan Uribe + Christmas Social

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 7 December 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Juan Uribe

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

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

Shinshu JALT My Share: Activities for Young Learners.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Heather Fukase
Speaker: 
- and you! Call for presenters -

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!

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

CLT and Assessment in English Education in Junior and Senior High School

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 30 August 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr Yoichi WATARI

CLT and Assessment in English Education in Junior and Senior High School.

Location: 
Seisen Jogakuin College 清泉女学院大学・短期大学
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
AJET/ 中部地区英語教育学会 500 yen. Non-members 1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The 25th Suwako Charity Walk

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 3 May 2014 - 8:30am - 2:40pm
Speaker: 
Mary Aruga

Starts at 8:30 am at Katakura Fureai Nagisa (on the lake across from Katakura Kaikan) in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture

Location: 
Starts at: Katakura Fureai Nagisa, Suwa
Fee for JALT members: 
Free: donations welcome
Fee for one-day members: 
Free: donations welcome

From Interpretation to Implementation: The New Course of Study.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Prof. Haruhiko Shiokawa
Speaker: 
Panel Discussion
Speaker: 
Gregory Birch

From Interpretation to Implementation: The New Course of Study.

Location: 
Sutama Fureai-kan, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Foreign Language Education in Elementary Schools.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 25 May 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Dr Sue Fraser
Speaker: 
Ben Raven

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.

Location: 
Monzen Plaza Rm. 801
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Brain Awareness Week in Matsumoto

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 16 March 2014 - 10:00am - 5:45pm
Speaker: 
Oliver Carter (Matsumoto University)
Speaker: 
Curtis Kelly (Kansai University)
Speaker: 
Toshifumi Kumai (Matsumoto Dental University)
Speaker: 
Hitoshi Kawashima (Matsumoto University)
Speaker: 
Tatsuo Suzuki (Shinshu University)
Speaker: 
Kenichi Ariji (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
10:00
The Zombie in All of Us: Consciousness’ Litter Helper - Oliver Carter (Matsumoto University)
11:00

Location: 
M-Wing 3-2
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

Storytelling in the Classroom

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 25 January 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Brian Cullen
Speaker: 
Sarah Mulvey

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.

Location: 
MatsumotoCity Tourist Information Office 2F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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