“Let’s Think about Lake Suwa As We Walk!”
Venue: Yagai-Ongakudo (Open-air theater), Suwa City
受付時間 8時10分 （予約不要）
Meet at: 8:10 a.m. (No appointment necessary)
FREE ADMISSION: (Bring your lunch and pens or pencils)
Time, Attractions, Events
Join the annual Shinshu Chapter camping expedition, speak to experts in their field. Communicate with native speakers and commune with nature.
This year we have chosen Oike campsite in Chikuma city, between Nagano, Matsumoto and Ueda.
Book a bungalow or bring a tent.
Explore songs, chants, picture books, class management tips, and other activities that engage young learners with movement, music, interactive reading, drama and MORE! Delve into the structure and strategies of an actual lesson designed to get students thinking, sharpen their senses and build their self-confidence. The presenter will also share some original and favorite activities for teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, shapes, and movement. This active presentation will show you essential elements that will add power and punch to your lessons to make learning fun for everyone!
Kim is from the U.S., and has been crisscrossing cultures since infancy. She has a B.A. in theatre, MS in Personnel Counseling and experience in acting, radio and TV. She began teaching English to children & training teachers in Japan in 2000. She currently works at Izumi Chuo Yochien, a private kindergarten with 350 students in Gifu City. Kim enjoys creative dance, photography, and writing haiku.
Laurel Luth is an English instructor and Administrative Assistant in the English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH Hilo). Hilo is the major city on the Island of Hawaii.
Language Cloud Online Learning Management System
We believe that technology can be used to not only engage students, but to lessen the time educators spend on administrative tasks like managing assignments, grading and manually keeping track of student progress. Many of us have tried using learning management systems (LMS) such as Moodle, but have found it difficult to use and having been searching for a better solution -- this is where Language Cloud comes in! Language Cloud is the first LMS developed for language education. Its online platform and apps allows teachers and students to easily access and manage their classes, assignments, and notes in the cloud. When designing our platform we've kept user experience in mind, so the interface is streamlined and most steps only require a couple of clicks. We wanted to make the platform as intuitive as possible (so as to bypass the mammoth training sessions a la Moodle) -- Language Cloud takes 30s to register for and 1 minute to master. The basic platform is free and you'll have the option of customizing your Language Cloud from January onwards by purchasing various apps through our App Center (which is very much like itunes). We are also finalizing our partnership with Cambridge University Press, where they will be providing 10 titles - all of which will also be available for purchase through the App Center.
David Callaghan will revisit his JALT Conference (Shinshu JALT's featured speaker in Hamamatsu) presentation:
Projects promoting agency in unmotivated students
This is the second presentation of the evening by Mayuka, and will follow the AGM.
Picture books provide rich environment for children to learn English as well as imagination and creativity. Is it also true with stories in foreign language?
Let me introduce some picture books and activities for EFL learners along with the theory of learning language.
Mayuka Habbick - bio:
JJ Education organizer, EPIC (English Pronunciation Improvement Center) chief director, E for ju: director, LEGO Education certified trainer and educational concept developer.
Teacher and teacher trainer, workshop and seminar organizer and presenter for parents and teachers, and events for children.
Use your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad to engage your students?
Got a killer app which makes your classroom rock?
Used an iOS device with a really cool outcome for learner?
Integrated students’ devices into a connected lesson plan?
If your answer is “Yes” to any of the above, we want to hear about it – and while you are doing it you could win a cool prize from Cambridge University Press
The Chapter's Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the opportunity for all members (and anyone who is interested) to hear what your officers have been doing in the last year. It is an opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions and to advocate change.