Shizuoka Chapter

Effectiveness of Team-Teaching in Japanese High Schools

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 9 April 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Farrah Hasnian

English education and team teaching in Japanese public and private high schools demand the collaboration of JTEs and ALTs.

Location: 
Shizuoka Kyuoiku Kaikan
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Education Challenges Confronting Ethnic Minority Children in Hamamatsu and a Solution

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 25 June 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Kimihiro Tsumura

Professor Kimihiro Tsumura, Hamamatsu Gakuin University

This presentation will address the particular challenges that confront certain ethnic minority children in Hamamatsu and describe one solution (see below – edited for brevity).

Location: 
Hamamatsu Create Bldg. Room 51
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form
  • Chapter President: Dujmovich, Jon
  • Membership Chair: Hasnien, Farrah
  • Program Chair: Sullivan, Sue
  • Publicity Chair: McNabb, Gregg
  • Treasurer: Goshi, Masahiko

"Constructive Communication Across Gender and Cultures" Mini-Conference

Date and Time: 
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 6:00pm - Saturday, 30 September 2017 - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Diane Nagatomo, Joseph Shaules, Melodie Cook, Eucharia Donnery, Maria Gabriela Schmidt, Jane Nakagawa, Donna Fujimoto, Avril Haye-Matsui, Yoshi Joanna Grote, Gregg McNabb, Sue Sullivan, Jon Dujmovich

“Educating for Social Good” Mini-conference and Retreat Series

Location: 
Kyoiku Kaikan (B1)
Fee for JALT members: 
JALT, JII, SIETAR members ¥4000 - one day ¥3000
Fee for one-day members: 
Non members ¥5000
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Developing Content-Based Learning With Reading Circles

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 12 March 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Wendy Gough

In content-based instruction materials and activities are selected and adapted to suit student needs while giving them hands on experience with authentic language input. One method of introducing content to university students studying English is through reading circles. Reading circles are peer-led groups in which students read the same topic and share their interpretations of it.

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

TBA

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 11 December 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Alastair Graham Marr

Associate Professor Alastair Graham-Marr’s field of study is Applied Linguistics, in particular the mechanisms of Second Language Acquisition. Currently his research centers on the role of language output in second language acquisition.

Location: 
静岡県教育会館 "Kyoiku Kaikan"
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

TBA

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 9 October 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Diane Hawley Nagatomo

Diane Hawley Nagatomo has been living and teaching in Japan for more than 30 years. She is an associate professor at Ochanomizu University and has a PhD in Linguistics from Macquarie University. She has authored and coauthored numerous EFL textbooks for the Japanese market.
Details about Ms. Nagatomo's presentation will be updated soon.

Location: 
静岡県教育会館 "Kyoiku Kaikan"
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Paraphrase, Summary, Retelling in the Second Language Classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 11 September 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Michael Rector

Paraphrase, summary, and retelling are related skills that may have unexplored potential as tools for second language (L2) learning. They often appear as reading or listening comprehension tasks for L2 learners. Indeed, it is often assumed that the tasks can be used to assess comprehension.

Location: 
静岡県教育会館 "Kyoiku Kaikan"
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

My Share and Book Swap

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 10 April 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
TBA

The Shizuoka JALT Chapter will hold its annual My share and book swap. We are looking for 6-8 people to share classroom activities with our members. If you have some books you would like to give away, bring them to the meeting for the book swap.

Location: 
静岡県教育会館 "Kyoiku Kaikan"
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Structured Speaking Activities for the Language Classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 14 February 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Roehl Sybing

This workshop will focus on oral communication classroom activities for language learners who depend on structure and scaffolding, even in fluency-building classroom situations.

Location: 
静岡県教育会館 "Kyoiku Kaikan"
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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