Toyohashi Chapter

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

The Mental Lexicon: How Did it Get There? (followed by bonenkai party)

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 December 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Adam Jenkins

Cognitive neuroscience and psychology research have much to offer the field of education in the explanation of mental processes. However, the gap between these fields of study is seen by many as an insurmountable obstacle.

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

"Reflections" (a short presentation) and Kobe conference "my-share"

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 17 November 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Hiromi Kinoshita
Speaker: 
Various local members

Kinoshita will give a short presentation on how a summer teaching course in Britain has influenced her current methods of teaching English at a senior high school in Japan. This will be followed by a 'my-share,' during which local members will share insights and highlights from the Kobe International Conference.

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

Grammar or speaking? Or both? An Evening/Retreat with Scott Thornbury

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 31 October 2013 - 6:30pm - Friday, 1 November 2013 - 11:00am
Speaker: 
Scott Thornbury

This is a combined retreat/JALT Four Corners Tour in collaboration with the Hamamatsu Chapter.

Presentation Abstract:
Can you learn to speak without grammar? Can you learn grammar without speaking? Is there a special grammar of speech? What’s the best way to learn speaking? In this workshop Scott will address these questions and demonstrate ways that speaking and grammar can be integrated.

Location: 
Maisaka (near Bentenjima station), Hotel Kuretake “The Ocean”
Fee for JALT members: 
See description
Fee for one-day members: 
See description
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

A New Kind of English Textbook for Junior High

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 22 September 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Dan Frost

Frost has created a new kind of English textbook for Japanese junior high school students. Some of the features of this text include: all instructions in English; all dialogues allowing choices; descriptive English words (sentence, vowel, adjective, etc.); the phonetic alphabet; grammar learned via a color scheme; student dictionaries with all definitions in English; and native speaker-stories.

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

Ready or Not, Here it Comes! High School Curriculum Changes 2013

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 21 July 2013 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Cory Koby

In 2009, MEXT introduced its once-in-a-decade 'Course of Study', the final phase of which will come into effect from April of this year. Cory will outline the changes to the high school English language curriculum, paying particular attention to what is NOT changing. He will also introduce evidence highlighting the tremendous obstacles facing the implementation of MEXT's TLEIE (Teaching and Learning English in English).

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

Toyohashi Chapter Annual Barbecue

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 May 2013 - 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

Sharing Learning and Teaching Insights From a Different Angle

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 16 June 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Oliver Mayer
Speaker: 
Martin Niers

The presenters will talk about their own language learning backgrounds and how their experience of successfully learning foreign languages, including English, has given insights into and influenced their own teaching strategies. Participants will be invited to share their own language learning and teaching histories.

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

Multiple Intelligences Activities Can be Used With Any Age and Level of Language Learner.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 21 April 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Jane Nakagawa

Jane Nakagawa will briefly explain Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences theory and related learning styles research, suggesting that learners learn best, remember, perform, understand, and think in diverse ways.

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

Border Crossings: Going Beyond the Familiar (an all-day event)

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 17 February 2013 - 9:40am - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
James Matchett
Speaker: 
Anthony Robins, Misako Yamamoto, Ayako Nitta, Nami Tanahashi
Speaker: 
Susan Laura Sullivan

This all-day event focuses on various journeys (literally and creatively) to challenge the 'norm' and experience new territory, perspectives, and expression.

Schedule:

9:40 Registration
9:50 - 10:20 First presentation (Matchett)
10:30 - 12:00 Second presentation (Robins, Yamamoto, Nitta, Tanahashi)
12:00 - 2:00 Lunch (A "voyage" to a nearby Italian restaurant!)
2:00 - 4:00 Third presentation (Sullivan)

Location: 
Aichi University's Toyohashi campus, building five, room 543
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,500 yen

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