Toyohashi Chapter

Paradigm Shifting in Asian Englishes: Promoting an ELF Mindset in Japan

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Takayuki Nagamine
Speaker: 
Patrick Ng
Speaker: 
Tricia Okada
Speaker: 
Alan Thompson

This is a mini-conference, jointly sponsored by Aichi University, in which each presenter will speak for about 45 minutes on their topic, and then there will be an open discussion/symposium. Details of exact timings and topics will follow soon.

Location: 
Aichi University Toyohashi Campus
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

Listening in the Foreign Language Classroom

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 11 February 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Adam Murray

In the first part, Adam will talk about the impact of anxiety on foreign language learning. He personally became interested in this area of research from his experiences learning and using Japanese. Although the majority of anxiety-related research focuses on speaking, his research is on foreign language listening anxiety.

Location: 
Aichi University Toyohashi Campus (Building 5, Room 541)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Establishing what Japan English pronunciation is and its implications / English in Pakistan - its roles and Pakistani English as a variety

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 January 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Takayuki Nagamine
Speaker: 
Irum Shahzadi

The current trend in pronunciation seems to be shifting from pursuit of native-like pronunciation to mutual intelligibility among the speakers, in the form of English as an International Language (EIL) or English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). It is known that the phonetic variables in an accent trigger different attitudes in the hearer towards the speaker, which is also true of L2 English.

Location: 
Aichi University Toyohashi Campus (Building 5, Room 541)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

The possibility of practicing CLIL in Japanese elementary schools

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 December 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Rie Adachi

In this presentation the speaker will examine the possibilities of contextualizing Content Language Integrated Learning (henceforth, CLIL) into Japanese elementary schools, and discusses how to implement CLIL lessons which are adjusted to Japanese educational settings. In Japan, it is a priority to improve students’ English communicative proficiency.

Location: 
Aichi University Toyohashi Campus (Building 5, Room 541)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

We need more TTT – Time talking about teachers

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Sarah Mercer

In this workshop, we will consider how centrally important the teacher is for what happens within the classroom, not just in terms of the practicalities of teaching but also in terms of the classroom atmosphere and learner motivation. If the teacher is not engaged and motivated, then it is unlikely their learners will be.

Location: 
Aichi University Toyohashi Campus (Building 5, Room 541)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Improving students’ communicative competence through focus on form instructions and assessment

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 October 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Yoko Takano

Traditional grammar teaching consists of focus on forms where L2 learners conduct grammar practice without necessarily understanding the meaning of the sentences. On the contrary, focus on form is a different approach to grammar teaching where students can focus on the meaning before focusing on form.

Location: 
Aichi University Toyohashi Campus (Building 5, Room 541)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Writing to Communicate

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 September 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
James Venema

This workshop will introduce three communicative writing tasks that could be incorporated into a variety of English Communication classes: writing to prepare for conversations and discussions, writing anecdotes, and formal debate. The writing tasks share the following characteristics:

1. There is a clear communicative purpose.
2. They can facilitate oral communication in class.

Location: 
Aichi University Toyohashi Campus (Building 5, Room 541)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Teachers’ Beliefs on Culture

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 17 July 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Nicholas Bradley

A great deal of literature has been produced highlighting the importance of culture as a part of language teaching. As a result of this growing awareness, many textbooks, teacher resources and guides have been produced to assist teachers, like me, who want to raise students’ awareness of culture but are a little unsure about how to do it.

Location: 
Aichi University Toyohashi Campus (Building 5, Room 541)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Assessing Interactional Speaking Skills

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 18 June 2016 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Alun Roger

This workshop is intended to help you become a better judge of your students’ speaking. The presenter will outline a group “small-talk” type test that targets an often under-represented facet of speaking assessments – interactional language and skills.

Location: 
Aichi University Toyohashi Campus (Building 5, Room 541)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Annual Picnic & Barbecue

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 22 May 2016 - 11:30am - 2:00pm
Speaker: 
none

Toyohashi JALT will hold its annual May barbecue and picnic at the usual place in Takashi Ryokuchi Park, which lies to the south of the Aichi University campus. Everyone is welcome - members, guests and visitors. Barbecue will be provided, but please bring along something extra to eat or drink. There are stores located around the park, which is next to Takashi station on the Atsumi Line.

Location: 
Takashi Ryokuchi Koen (Takashi station, Atsumi Line)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

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