Tokyo Chapter

The Way Forward: Translating the Pedagogical Principles of English as an International Language (EIL) into Classroom Practice

Date and Time: 
Friday, 12 December 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Gregory Paul Glasgow, Meikai University, General Center for Education

The notion of how to effectively teach English to speakers of other languages is being increasingly reconceptualized in an increasingly multilingual and globalized twenty-first century.

Location: 
Sophia University , Building 10, Room 301
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
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Teacher Interaction

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Alan Maley

Here I shall explore the various kinds of interaction which often produces innovative ideas – ranging from formal training contexts, through semi-formal professional contexts such as conferences, to informal exchanges in staff rooms and regular informal teacher circles. (Aoki, 2001).

About the speaker:

Location: 
Sophia University , Building 10, Room 301
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The Future of English Language Teaching: International Perspectives

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr John Hope, Associate Dean International, University of Auckland, New Zealand

The English language teaching world is changing in ways never previously envisaged. As English rapidly becomes ubiquitous across Europe and increasingly, across Asia, more countries offer programmes taught in English and more countries adopt English as a mode of instruction in schools.

Location: 
Sophia University , Building 10, Room 301
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

"Song and Story" (lecture/concert)

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 1 November 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Bill Harley

The Teaching Power of Stories

Location: 
Sophia University , Building 10, Room 301
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Global Englishes

Date and Time: 
Monday, 1 September 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Nicola Galloway

Dr. Galloway will talk about the growing importance of Global Englishes (GE) as a research paradigm that has important ramifications for English Language Teaching (ELT). Recent years have seen an increased interest in the pedagogic implications of the spread of English. There is a growing literature on the topic and several proposals have also been put forward for a change in ELT (cf.

Location: 
Sophia University , Building 10, Room 301
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Pragmatics for Language Teachers

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 14 September 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Jerry Talandis Jr.
Speaker: 
Kimiko Koseki
Speaker: 
Donna Fujimoto

This is a three-part workshop covering both practice and reseearch in the area of Pragmatics.

Location: 
Sophia University, Yotsuya campus, room TBA
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Expatriate ELT Faculty Members’ Experiences with Entrance Examination Construction: Beliefs, Assumptions, and Recommendations for Change

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, 4 June 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Melodie Cook

In this presentation, Melodie will highlight some results of a Japan-wide research project on expatriate ELT faculty member involvement in the entrance examination construction process. She will focus particularly on three questions: 1) What do expatriate ELT faculty believe about entrance examinations and university entrance? 2) Why do they hold those beliefs?

Location: 
Sophia University , Building 2, Room 508
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Blended Benefits - From Computer to Classroom to Cannelloni

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 19 June 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Don Maybin

Don will describe his ongoing research into development of communication skills with absolute beginners using an accelerated experimental curriculum which combines integrated online and classroom components. After approximately 15-20 hours of study, participants are flown overseas for pair and solo testing in situ to confirm how well they can communicate and complete a range of tasks.

Location: 
Sophia University , Building 10, Room 301
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Reading and Responding to Student Writing

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Paul Kei Matsuda

The goal of this workshop is to explore the principles and practices of reading and responding to student writing by responding to an actual student writing. After an overview of different types of responses that teachers might provide, the participants will practice providing feedback, share their responses, and reflect not only on how to respond but why.

Location: 
Sophia University , Building 10, Room 301
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Learning and Teaching Language from a Sociocognitive Viewpoint

Date and Time: 
Monday, 19 May 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Dwight Atkinson

Second language acquisition has often been treated as a "lonely" cognitive process:input comes in, is processed, and results in output. The mind is a computer in this view.

Location: 
Sophia University, Yotsuya campus, room TBA
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

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