11:30am Saturday, 1st October. Agata no mori
1. Officers reports
1.1 President - MarkBrierley
1.2 Membership - Fred Carruth
1.3 Programmes - Mark Brierley/ Jim George
1.4 Publicity - Jim George / Young-Mi Lim
1.5 Treasurer - Scott Peters
2. Award of grant for Shinshu Chapter Unvetted speaker to Luc Meskens (in Absentia)
Breathing is not merely the engine of all speech, but, as it seasons discourse with emotion and interpretive shades, above all key in conferring authenticity to a message. As such it is the more invisible alter-ego of body-language.
Breathing obeys laws that are unique to each language, verbal or non-verbal.
Therefore it deserves more awareness among FL instructors.
Join Shinshu JALT for our fourth annual camping weekend.
If you're in a tent, just turn up. Around 1000 yen per night.
Contact here about bungalos: 阿南町役場振興課農林商工係
Held in conjunction with Matsumoto English club, and with special guest appearances by Matsumoto Jammers.
This is a walk not only for your health but also for your brain!!! We will walk along the shore
of Lake Suwa. As we walk, we’ll learn about the local environment from Dr.Tokio Okino,
Prof.Takayuki Hanazato, Prof. Yuichi Miyabara of Shinshu University and their students
of their Master Course. What is better atmosphere for thinking about the problems facing
Two practical & interactive workshops from two well-known presenters to help you teach children more effectively.
This is part of the Oxford University Press Kids Club teaching workshop series, and is aimed specifically to help teachers come to terms with the dawn of "Gaikokugo Katsudo".
Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto has taught English and ESL in the US, and EFL in Japan for more than 20 years. She is co-author of the best-selling Let's Go series. You can find her online on her award winning blog, Teaching Village; her Wiki; on Facebook; or on Twitter.
Presentation: Large or small, teach them all!
Goal for 2011: Teach every student in every class! You can reach this goal by teaching with multi-sensory activities that target all your students' learning channels--visual, auditory, kinesthetic--in every lesson! Whether your classes are large or small, in this session, you'll learn simple ways to get better learning results from the limited time you have with students. When students are learning on all channels, they can learn faster, remember more, and use what they've learned in more meaningful ways.
Kevin Churchley has been teaching English to children in Japan for nearly twenty years. He has recently returned from a year teaching English at the British Council in Singapore but is now teaching in Nagano. Like his joyful lessons, Kevin's presentations always draw smiles from the participants.
Presentation: The Secret to Good Storytelling with the Oxford Reading Tree
Children love stories, they allow a safe, fun-filled place where students can explore the wider world. Studies have repeatedly shown that children who are read to tend to become good readers themselves. Stories are an excellent vehicle for putting meaningful language into real context. In this practical and lively presentation, Kevin will show you how to successfully incorporate reading and storytelling into the young learner's classroom. You will discover why the Oxford Reading Tree it is still the best reading series ever created!
These presentations are in English, but there is plenty of support for Japanese speakers.
There will be a display of OUP books & materials, and a 10% discount on sales to Oxford Kids' Club Members.
Pre-registration required http://www.oupjapan.co.jp/kidsclub/otws2011
Admission is free.
Come join a day of presentations and collaboration Friday February 11, 2011 (a national holiday) at Seisen Jogakuin College in Nagano, followed by an optional day of skiing Saturday February 12 in beautiful Togakushi Resort. Our plenary speaker is Tim Murphey, who will be presenting Friday afternoon, preceded by concurrent presentations Friday morning. This one-day conference is co-sponsored by MASH Collaboration and Shinshu JALT. Please see this event's webpage for details.
Share ideas for seasonal classroom activities.
Share experiences from JALT national conference.
Share food and drink.
Friends and families are welcome.
Please bring something...
to drink (non-alcoholic...)
The workshop will be divided into three sections. Firstly, Kazumi Seki will talk about the background of Halloween including its history and the ways people celebrate the event in other countries. Secondly, Sayaka Boa-Ampong will show how to organize a Halloween craft activity for young learners effectively. She will demonstrate an example lesson at the workshop and the audience will be asked to join the lesson. Finally, Young-Mi Lim will introduce some useful resources for teachers, such as Halloween songs and picture books. By the end of the workshop, the participants will be given time to share their ideas and issues to be discussed.
Young-Mi Lim is a part-time lecturer at Shinshu University and runs MELC, the English conversational school in Matsumoto. Sayaka Boa-Ampong has been teaching young learners since 2004. Kazumi Seki joined MELC in 2008 and currently teaches young learners and adults there.
Matsumoto Museum of Art (4-2-22 Chuo, Matsumoto, Nagano, Phone: 0263-39-7400)
11:30 AGM at Baden Baden http://www.bbgroup.co.jp/baden_top.php
12:00 Lunch. Free to paid-up members; 1000 each for non-members, families, etc.
RSVP to jalt [at] shinshu-u.ac.jp
Please let us know whether you'd like fish or meat
13:30 Move to Activity Support Centre 松本市市民活動サポートセンター
(See link below for location)
14:00 Peter Ross: Invisible Writing
15:00 Tadashi Ishida: Older Students as both Teachers and Learners
16:00 Andy Boon and Eric Skier: All about the JALT Pan Sig Conference
(Free for members. Donations welcome from non-members)
Join us at the beautiful Lake Kizaki for a camping expedition on the weekend of July 17th, 18th and 19th. Discuss important educational issues in the great outdoors! The main day will be Saturday, July 17th, with a barbeque in the afternoon to which all are invited to attend. Further details at or call 0261-23-3939 to book a bungalow or tent space. Please check the events calendar for any further details.