Tokyo Chapter

A Seminar: “Assessment without Evaluation: A Way Out of the Grammar-Feedback Dilemma”

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Professor Paul Kei Matsuda

Grammar feedback has long been considered a sine qua non of second language writing instruction, but John Truscott's (1996) controversial article has ignited what has become a long-standing debate over the efficacy of grammar feedback.

Location: 
Sophia University Yotsuya Campus Bldg. No. 10 Room301
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Cooperative Learning Structures to Promote Language Acquisition

Date and Time: 
Friday, 23 March 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Spencer Kagan

Cooperative learning strategies called structures dramatically improve comprehensible input, frequency of language production, and a safe social environment. Participants experience a number of structures. Using RallyRobin students take turns speaking to a partner. Using Timed Pair Share in pairs each student speaks for an allotted time.

Location: 
Temple University,Japan Campus
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Teaching 140 Characters at a Time: Twitter and the Language Classroom

Date and Time: 
Monday, 21 May 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Tom Edwards

Social media sites such as Mixi, Twitter, and Facebook provide a way to extend the language classroom. However, these types of sites also present a number of pitfalls—for both the instructor and students. In particular, privacy issues cause many teachers to be reticent to utilize these platforms.

Location: 
Sophia University Yotsuya Campus Bldg. No. 10 Room301
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Language and Technology: Rationale for Inclusion in the Japanese University EFL Classroom

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Eucharia Donnery

In the twenty-first century Japanese university level EFL class, there are a number of gaps that emerge between the English teacher and the average Japanese student: age, gender, nationality, and cultural identity. However, with respect to this report, one of the most critical gaps is that of the digital natives, the students, versus digital immigrants, the teacher.

Location: 
Sophia University Yotsuya Campus Bldg. No. 10 Room301
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Mobile Audio Recording and the Web for Language Teachers

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 9 February 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Scott Lockman

In this talk, Scott Lockman will introduce free web-based tools and a process for using those tools that will allow students and teachers to create and share audio with common smart phone and cell phone technology. Mobile audio recording technology makes it easy for language teachers to prepare original listening materials for self-directed students to download and listen to in their own time.

Location: 
Sophia University Yotsuya Campus Bldg. No. 10 Room301
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Tokyo Chapter Officer Election

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 20 October 2011 - 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Tokyo Chapter Officers and Members

We will be electing officers for the next year. Thus, we
have a Call for Nominations, as below. if you would like to run for
office, or would like to nominate someone, please let me know by email.
<sayokoy@gmail.com></sayokoy@gmail.com>

*** Call for Nominations for 2011-2012 Officers for Tokyo JALT ***

Officer positions:
President:
Publicity:
Programs:
Treasurer:
Membership:

Recording officer:

Location: 
Sophia University Yotsuya Campus Bldg. No. 10 Room301
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
0 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Grammar Instruction and Processing Instruction

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 20 October 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Speaker: 
Professor Alessandro Benati

Since the 1990s, researchers began to seriously examine the issue of
how learners interact with input asking questions such as "why do they
skip over some things in the input?" and "what makes some features
harder to process than others?" (VanPatten and Jegerski, 2010).

Such questions drove researchers to examine the effects not of

Location: 
Sophia University Yotsuya Campus Bldg. No. 10 Room301
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

5th CALL Seminar at Sophia University (Japanese/English)

Date and Time: 
Friday, 22 July 2011 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Prof. Kensaku Yoshida, Prof. Goro-Kristof Kimura, Prof. Eucharia Donnery, and Prof. Takashi Nishi, all of Sophia.

5th CALL Seminar at Sophia University

All information is in Japanese. Prof. Eucharia Donnery's talk will be in English.

日時: 2011年7月22日(金)10:00~17:00 (受付開始 9:00~)
場所: 上智大学 CALL D教室(2号館B2F)
対象: 高等学校の英語(外国語)教育をご担当の先生方
主催: 上智大学文学部・外国語学部・一般外国語教育センター・総合メディアセンター 共催
協賛: チエル株式会社

プログラム:
9:00 ~ 受付開始
10:00 ~ 10:05 開会の挨拶
学術交流担当副学長 教授 YIU Angela

Location: 
Sophia University, building 2, B2F, CALL D
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

English Rakugo and its Effectiveness in English Education

Date and Time: 
Monday, 11 July 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Speaker: 
Tatsuya Sudo, Kanda University of International Studies

This session will cover the history of rakugo, focusing on its relations with Western stories and “English rakugo” from the perspectives of English education.

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

JALT 2010 Balsamo Asian Scholar/ Four Corners Tour Teaching and Learning English in Cambodian High Schools: Challenges and Prospects

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 13 November 2010 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Speaker: 
Mr. Soryong Om

JALT 2010
Balsamo Asian Scholar/Four Corners Tour
Teaching and Learning English in Cambodian High Schools: Challenges and Prospects

Abstract
English was introduced to high schools in Cambodia as a foreign language component of the high school curriculum in 1992. Despite some significant progress since its inception, the teaching of English has, however, faced considerable challenges in terms of class size, methodology, syllabuses, enthusiasm, students' proficiency level, and learning environment. Many high sch9ool teachers seem complacent about the way they teach English, for they believe that as long as they stick to the syllabuses which were adopted by the Ministry of Education, youth, and Sports for all high schools, they have achieved their course goals. Also, many students take a carefree attitude towards English learning. As a result, they end up having enormous difficulty with English communication despite six years of English study, from grade seven to grade twelve. This paper will identify the challenges that impede the progress of English teaching and learning in Cambodian high schools and look at the chances of its success in an attempt to revitalize the ELT field in high schools in particular and in Cambodia as a whole.

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

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