Tokyo Chapter

Focus on Vocabulary: 3 Presentations on Testing, Creating Wordlists, and Corpus Research!

Date and Time: 
Friday, 9 September 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Professor Tess Fitzpatrick
Speaker: 
Mr. Steve Morris
Speaker: 
Dr. Dawn Knight

Join Tokyo JALT for an evening of 3 speakers (Professor Tess Fitzpatrick, Mr. Steve Morris, Dr. Dawn Knight) with a focus on vocabulary!

Making sense of vocabulary test scores

Location: 
NYU School of Professional Studies (ALI) Tokyo Center
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Get Going with Google Apps for Educators (Japanese Language Series)

Date and Time: 
Friday, 12 August 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Kaori Hakone
Speaker: 
Makiko Ogasawara

Google Calendar を使うと、プライベートの手帳もまた仕事のスケジュールも管理がしやすくなります。カレンダーをどのように見せるかを決めたら、カレンダー上に予定を保存したり、予定を繰り返したり、ゲストを招待したりする方法を習います。イベントに招待されたらどのように答えるべきなのか、メールや通知の設定方法なども便利です。課外活動などのために別のカレンダーを作成したり、学生が質問に来られるオフィスアワーを知らせることもできます。実践を通して、Google Calendar を使いやすくカスタマイズしてみましょう。

Location: 
NYU School of Professional Studies (ALI) Tokyo Center
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Lesson study as a Japanese Model of Professional Development and Professional Learning Community

Date and Time: 
Friday, 1 April 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Kanako N. Kusanagi

Lesson study, a Japanese model for professional development, has been attracting international attention for past two decades as an alternative approach to professional development from the western individualized model. In lesson study, "teachers collaboratively plan, observe, and analyze

Location: 
NYU School of Professional Studies (ALI) Tokyo Center
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Effective Use of Written Feedback

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Jim McKinley

A common form of assessment in the humanities and social sciences in higher education sees students given a task statement to which to respond in the form of an essay.

Location: 
NYU School of Professional Studies (ALI) Tokyo Center
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Teaching Second Language Grammar with PACE: From Consciousness-Raising to Communication

Date and Time: 
Friday, 10 June 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Paul D. Toth

This presentation provides an overview of my research on second language grammar teaching with PACE, a lesson sequence proposed by Adair-Hauck and Donato (2002, 2016) that is inspired by Vygotsky’s (1978) sociocultural theory and aligns with calls for explicit “consciousness-raising” in grammar instruction (Ellis, 2003). The four principal steps in PACE

Location: 
NYU School of Professional Studies (ALI) Tokyo Center
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Effective Use of Written Feedback

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Jim McKinley

A common form of assessment in the humanities and social sciences in higher education sees students given a task statement to which to respond in the form of an essay.

Location: 
NYU School of Professional Studies American Language Institute Tokyo Center
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Google Educator Series Session 8: Chromebooks

Date and Time: 
Friday, 5 February 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Dan Ferreria

Though the use of Chromebooks (CB) in Japanese education has yet to reach the same level of popularity it has in the U.S. teaching industry, this relatively affordable device is starting to turn a few heads. If you are one of those who have a Chromebook or are just curious about it, then this session is for you. In this workshop, I will first talk about the pros and cons of the hardware itself.

Location: 
NYU School of Professional Studies (ALI) Tokyo Center
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

GOOGLE EDUCATOR SEMINAR 7: Digital Writing with Google

Date and Time: 
Friday, 22 January 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Glenda Baker
Speaker: 
Brendan Madden

This workshop will focus on keeping your Google docs in order, creating graphic organizers using Drawings, presentations using slides, how to create and save your own maps, and finally using Google Photos to link the photos you take on your device directly to your Google Account. If there is time we will dive into the new Google Photos App and maybe try out Google Cardboard.

Location: 
NYU School of Professional Studies (ALI) Tokyo Center
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Tokyo Chapter December 2015

January 8, 2016 by Tokyo Chapter

Speaker: 
Eric Hauser
Event Date: 
Friday, December 4, 2015

Today, oral proficiency in a second language (L2), or L2 oracy, is often treated as equally, or perhaps even more, important than L2 literacy. Oral language tests are therefore often an important component of L2 educational programs.

Reporter: 
Sayaka Amano

Event Report, Tokyo Chapter December 2015

January 7, 2016 by Tokyo Chapter

Speaker: 
Mick Short
Event Date: 
Friday, December 11, 2015

Waseda University commissioned a book that specialized in the vocabulary most useful for the department of Political Science and Economics, called “Word-Scape”, it’s basically there to improve academic reading/TOEFL and has quite a large overlap with TOEIC vocabulary also.

Reporter: 
Sayaka Amano

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