Toyohashi Chapter

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

My Share/Christmas Party Bonenkai

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 15 December 2012 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Andrew Kean
Speaker: 
Carolyn Fish
Speaker: 
Sian Edwards
Speaker: 
Anthony Young

Presentation One:
"CEFR, CLB and other Can-do lists"
This presentation will show the different types of can-do lists that are made by various organizations and how they can be used to help students focus on achieving small goals towards mastering English. Can-do lists made by teachers will also be discussed and how students have reacted to using each type of can-do list.

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

Making a Difference: One Step, One Letter, One Person at a Time.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 24 November 2012 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Linda Ohama

Echoing the theme of the JALT National Conference of making a difference, JALT Toyohashi is pleased to announce this special presentation by Linda Ohama.

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

Extending Your Reach With Moodle Materials / Pathways to the World

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 11 November 2012 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Rika Kojima

This meeting, sponsored by Cengage Learning, will feature two short presentations by Rika Kojima. Also, at the break time, Cengage Learning is offering 2 raffle prizes:

1) Digital Play: Computer Games and Language aims

2) National Geographic Science Readers

Cengage Learning's brand new authentic readers just introduced to Japan.

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

Thinking Critically

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 8 July 2012 - 9:15am - 4:10pm
Speaker: 
James Crocker
Speaker: 
David Kluge
Speaker: 
James Matchett
Speaker: 
Steve Quasha
Speaker: 
Ken Slater

This mini-conference, jointly sponsored by the College and University Educators (CUE), Critical Thinking and Speech, and Drama & Debate (SD&D) SIGs, will feature presentations and workshops on the topic of critical thinking and debate in language learning and teaching.

Location: 
Aichi University's Toyohashi campus, building five, room 543
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
2,000 yen (1000 yen for half-day)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Annual Toyohashi Barbecue

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 20 May 2012 - 11:30am - 2:30pm
Speaker: 
Everyone

JALT Toyohashi will be holding our annual May barbecue again at the usual location, Ryokuchi Park (just south of Aichi University). 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: 
Ryokuchi Koen (Park)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

Exploring our Philosophies of Learning and Teaching

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 April 2012 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Bob Sanderson

A teacher’s philosophy of learning and teaching are at the core of what he or she does or aims to do in the classroom. Our philosophies evolve over time, and are so fundamental to what we are and do as teachers that they may be taken for granted or go unnoticed unless periodically made explicit and reviewed.

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

Benefits of computer-mediated communication (CMC) through negotiated learning tasks using Text-chat and Voice

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 18 February 2012 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Anthony Young
Speaker: 
Sian Edwards

Advancements in technology have fueled a growing interest in utilizing computer networks for second language acquisition purposes. This presentation will describe the findings of a comparative research project carried out over a three month period by looking at the benefits of computer-mediated communication (CMC) through negotiated learning tasks using Text-chat and Voice.

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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