Tokyo Chapter

Exploring Critical Thinking Through Students’ Reflective Papers on a CLIL Cultural Studies Course

Date and Time: 
Monday, 5 May 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Chantal Hemmi

This presentation is part of an on-going interpretive study to examine students’ critical thinking skills developed during a Cultural Studies course which used a CLIL approach at the English Literature Department of Sophia University in Tokyo. The class consisted of ten female and two male Japanese undergraduate students and the course dealt with identity and diversity in multi-cultural Britain.

Location: 
Sophia University Yotsuya Campus Bldg. No. 10 Room301
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

The Likely Rise of Japanese Transnational English Language Teaching Promrammes

Date and Time: 
Monday, 21 April 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr. John Hope

The globalization movement that was traditionally associated with economic affairs has also had a major influence on education. Usually termed the internationalization of education, schools and universities around the world are developing policies to encourage international student movement. Recent developments in Japan mirror those happening elsewhere in the world.

Location: 
Sophia University Yotsuya Campus Bldg. No. 10 Room301
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

The Future of Extensive Reading

Date and Time: 
Monday, 24 February 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Rob Waring

This talk will first review what Extensive Reading is and why it's an essential part of any language program. Then we will discuss how ER is currently being implemented and its effectiveness. Finally, we will look to the future to see how the online revolution is helping shape the future of Extensive reading and Listening and preview some sites for teachers to assess.

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

Comparison between JSL and EFL classroom discourse

Date and Time: 
Monday, 27 January 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Sayoko Yamashita

In this special JSL SIG-Tokyo chapter co-sponsored lecture, Prof. Yamashita compared discourse of each classrooms in terms of teacher student interaction, particularly in the light of Brown and Levinson's politeness theory (1987).

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

Working with word lists for language learning and teaching: Challenges and opportunities

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Averil Coxhead

This well-attended, high-energy talk focused on word lists for language learning and teaching, using the Academic Word List (AWL) (Coxhead, 2000) as a springboard for discussion. Coxhead looked at the purpose of word lists such as the AWL and some of the challenges teachers and learners might face when using word lists for language learning.

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

Reacting to the Past workshop at Sophia University

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 15 March 2014 - 9:00am - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Mathew Thompson
Speaker: 
Jim McKinley

“Reacting to the Past” (RTTP) is an exciting educational approach that uses content to get students to engage in debates, research and prepare papers and speeches, in a way that allows students to develop invaluable critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Several games are currently in use at universities in Japan.

Location: 
Sophia University , Building 12, 3F
Fee for JALT members: 
2,000 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
3,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The Future of Extensive Reading

This talk will first review what Extensive Reading is and why it's an essential part of any language program. Then we will discuss how ER is currently being implemented and its effectiveness. Finally, we will look to the future to see how the online revolution is helping shape the future of Extensive reading and Listening and preview some sites for teachers to assess.

Working with word lists for language learning and teaching: Challenges and opportunities

This talk focuses on word lists for language learning and teaching, using the Academic Word List (AWL) (Coxhead, 2000) as a springboard for discussion. We will look at the purpose of word lists such as the AWL and some of the challenges teachers and learners might face when using word lists for language learning. We also consider ways to evaluate word lists for language learning and teaching.

Workshop: A data-driven approach to learning new vocabulary

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 14 December 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Nicholas Medley

Data-driven learning (DDL) and corpus-informed language teaching have been around for a long time, but many teachers are still hesitant to apply these methods in their own classes. This workshop will introduce the concept of a data-driven classroom where students take vocabulary learning into their own hands.

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

Globalization, Culture, and Language Teaching

Date and Time: 
Friday, 29 November 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Sandra McKay

This is a co-sponsored event from Tokyo and West Tokyo chapters. This is the third event in the Autumn Professional Development lecture and workshop series.

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

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