Toyohashi Chapter

My Share

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 June 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Several Speakers

Several teachers with different backgrounds have been invited to talk about their approach to teaching and to discuss their differing classroom experiences with us. We are looking forward to gathering the widest range of input from everyone at this informal event. Speakers may include Cameron North, Mike Boyce, Scott Combs, Hiromi Kinoshita, Giuliane Yasukawa and others.

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

Low-cost Smartphone Virtual Reality Headsets for English Language Learners - An exploratory and practical workshop

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 16 July 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Josh Brunotte
Speaker: 
Chris Hastings

Virtual Reality has been used as a training tool for several decades in various domains, including language teaching, but because of the technology’s high cost and bulk its use has been limited to special labs and research projects, rarely making it into the hands of the average learner in the classroom.

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

Annual Picnic and Barbecue

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 28 May 2017 - 11:30am - 2:00pm
Speaker: 
None

Everyone is invited to our annual potluck picnic and barbecue, which will be held at the usual place in Takashi Ryokuchi Park, just south of the university campus where we usually meet. Barbecue will be provided, but please bring something to eat or drink, especially something you can share with others.

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

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 and Toyohashi chapter. All participants are invited to join the speakers for dinner after the event.

!0:00 Opening

Location: 
Aichi University Toyohashi Campus (Kenkyukan)
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

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