Toyohashi Chapter

Teacher Employment Issues

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 11 January 2015 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Richard Miller

This presentation will begin with an overview of the job market for language professionals in Japan, and the trends that the job market seems to heading. Results from surveys and questionnaires that the presenter has obtained through his role as the Job Information Centre (JIC) editor will be given.

Location: 
Aichi University's Toyohashi campus, building five, room 541
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

"The Challenges of Innovation in High School English Classes," "JALT Toyohashi: Past, Present, and Future," and Bonenkai Following

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Takashi Miura

The first half of this meeting will feature a short presentation by one of the founding members of JALT Toyohashi, Takashi Miura. His speech is entitled, "The Challenges of Innovation in High School English Classes." The second half of the meeting will focus on the history, present state, and future of the Toyohashi JALT chapter.

Schedule

1st half of the meeting:

Location: 
Aichi University's Toyohashi campus, building five, room 541
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
free

The Teaching Power of Stories (A Four-Corners Tour Presentation)

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 2 November 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Bill Harley

A teacher is someone who gives stories to others so they can make their own. Regardless of the subject taught, story is central to how people make sense of the world and build a community with others. In this workshop, participants will look at how stories work in people's lives, what stories define their own lives, and how to use story in an educational setting.

Location: 
Aichi University's Toyohashi campus, building five, room 541
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

The Heart of the Matter

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 7 September 2014 - 9:30am - 5:30pm
Speaker: 
Various Speakers

For JALT Toyohashi's September meeting, we will be joining the Literature in Language Teaching SIG's conference, "The Heart of the Matter".

Award winning author, editor, and teacher Marcos Benevides will be giving the plenary, entitled “A lexical approach to developing western cultural fluency," and there will be numerous other presentations related to using literature in teaching.

Location: 
Aichi University's Toyohashi campus, building five
Fee for JALT members: 
1000 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
2,000 yen (students are free)

Cutting-Edge Class Administration

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 13 July 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Staci Anne Ali
Speaker: 
John Wolfgang Roberts
Speaker: 
Anthony Robins
Speaker: 
Ken Slater

This collaborative meeting will showcase digital class administration tools currently being used by presenters. It is hoped attendees will come away with practical and useful information to improve efficiency in this sometimes burdensome and time-consuming area of a teacher's responsibilities.

Location: 
Aichi University's Toyohashi campus, building five, room 541
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Teaching Writing by Putting Research and Principles Into Practice

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 22 June 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Greg Rouault

Sponsored by Oxford University Press, this presentation will look briefly at some of the key issues involved in writing from text, writer, and reader orientations. Relevant findings in L2 writing research will be introduced to explore the pedagogical issues in “learning to write” and teaching writing together with some of the controversies involved.

Location: 
Aichi University's Toyohashi campus, building five, room 541
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

Toyohashi Chapter Annual Barbecue

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 May 2014 - 11:30am - 2:30pm
Speaker: 
Everyone

JALT Toyohashi will be holding our annual barbecue again at the usual location, Takashi Ryokuchi Park (south of Aichi University’s Toyohashi Campus). Please find us at the covered shelter near the southeast corner of the park. Anyone is welcome to join us for some delicious food and good conversation. Please bring something to add to the feast. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location: 
Takashi Ryokuchi Park
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

Let’s talk about motivation: theory, practice and emotional impact

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Keiko Sakui
Speaker: 
Neil Cowie

Motivation is one of the most important factors for successful language learning outcomes. This presentation will focus on motivation from teachers’ perspectives, exploring how teachers theorize motivation, how they observe student motivation in classroom settings, and how they try to (or not) enhance learner motivation.

Location: 
Aichi University's Toyohashi campus, building five, room 541
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Japanese workshop and JLPT presentation: 読みと聞きにおける推測の手がかり -JLPTとビジネス場面における言語行動を中心に-

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 12 January 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Atsumi Miyatani

The focus of this meeting will be on Japanese language learning and use in Japan. It will include a Japanese language workshop (essential Japanese for administrative duties) and presentation by professor Atsumi Miyatani on various aspects of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

Location: 
Aichi University's Toyohashi campus, building five, room 543
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Teacher Employment Issues

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 9 February 2014 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Everyone

Due to the scheduled speaker having a sudden health emergency, this meeting became a discussion group. Focusing on the same topic as was planned, attendees talked about their experiences in the Japanese teaching environment. Questions were raised and discussed about the future of the profession and how to best adjust to the changing situation.

Location: 
Aichi University's Toyohashi campus, building five, room 543
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

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