Toyohashi Chapter

Insights into Reading Fluency in the EFL Classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 22 January 2012 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Adam Murray
Speaker: 
Robert H. Taferner

Following Paul Nation’s research on extensive reading and speed reading for the development of reading fluency and accuracy, this presentation will demonstrate its application in the EFL classroom through an exploratory study focusing on first year university students in Japan.

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

Entering the conversation, joining the community: Legitimate participation in academic publishing / Annual Bonenkai

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 11 December 2011 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Theron Muller

Part of the annual JALT Four-Corners Tour, this interactive workshop by Theron Muller is divided into two parts. The first illustrates how audience members can become legitimate participants in academic publishing by explaining different journal systems, including The Language Teacher, the JALT Conference Proceedings, and the Asian EFL Journal family of journals.

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

Instant Messenger Cooperative Development: Journeys of Discovery

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 12 November 2011 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Andrew Boon

When conducting research, it may be easy to take a wrong turn and be uncertain of how best to proceed with our individual projects. And yet, if provided with opportunities to articulate our jumbled thoughts in a supportive and non-judgmental environment to a fellow peer who is willing to listen and understand them, we may begin to see things more clearly, discover new perspectives on our research, and find a direction forward.

Location: 
Aichi University, Toyohashi campus, building five, room 543
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Approaches to Communication

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 October 2011 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
James Matchett
Speaker: 
Anthony Robins
Speaker: 
Martha Robertson

This meeting will feature three presentations on various approaches to facilitating and encouraging communication. Issues affecting communication such as environment, medium, and strategies for bridging cultural differences will all be examined in what promises to be a highly informative meeting.

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

What can be the goals of ELT in Japan?: Sharing and exploring some possibilities

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 September 2011 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Misako Tajima

Hot debates with regard to the goals of ELT have never ceased in Japan. Since people here tend to have either strong desires or regrets for English, the general public as well as scholars and practitioners in that academic field have provided so many different perspectives on the “why and how” of ELT in Japan.

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

Adolescent Learner Development

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 19 June 2011 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Aaron Fox, Zane Richie, Albert McCann, William Matheny, Ellen Head, Shinichi Sugiura

This professional development seminar, sponsored in part by the Junior & Senior High School SIG, will feature presentations, workshops and discussions on various topics related to language learning/teaching of adolescent learners in Japan.

Schedule:
9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30 – 10:10 Zane A. Richie & Aaron Fox – “Incorporating CBI into EFL Textbooks”

Location: 
Aichi University, Toyohashi campus, building five, room 541
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Full day - 2000 yen, half day - 1000 yen (Assistant Language Teachers admitted for half price)

Annual Toyohashi BBQ

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 22 May 2011 - 11:30am - 2:30pm
Speaker: 
Everyone!

JALT Toyohashi will be holding our annual May barbecue again at the usual location, Takashi Ryokuchi Park (just south of Aichi University). Anyone is welcome to join us for a great time and some delicious food. Please bring something to add to the feast. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Tips for Teaching Presentation

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 24 April 2011 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Charles LeBeau

Presentation is a sophisticated communicative activity. How can we simplify it for beginners? The presenter shows how dividing presentation into three messages (The Physical Message, The Visual Message, and The Story Message) makes it comprehensible and manageable for both learner and teacher. In this workshop, Charles LeBeau, award-winning speaker and author of Macmillan’s best-seller, Speaking of Speech, will show how he uses music, sports, and other fun activities to introduce and teach the Three Messages.

Location: 
Aichi University, Building five, room 543
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free

An Exploration of Gender and Stereotypes in the EFL Classroom

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 20 February 2011 - 11:00am - 1:30pm
Speaker: 
Folake Abass

Advertising permeates our everyday lives and demands our attention. Ultimately, though, advertisements (ads) are about a great deal more than just the products they represent. They promote certain values, images and concepts of success and worth. Ads tell us who we are (or are not) and who we should be (but are not). By associating a product with certain socially desirable qualities, the images in these advertisements are not just selling a product - they are also selling a worldview and lifestyle.

Our students are also affected by the messages contained in mass media. For the most part, they are inculcated with embedded stereotypes and learn how or how not to behave, dress and even think. In this workshop, the presenter will share an approach she has adopted to teach her students about gender stereotypes. She will also share some of the ways she encourages students to develop the critical intelligence necessary to move beyond culturally inherited stereotypes.

Location: 
Aichi University, Building five, room 543
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Vocabulary: Meaning, Form, Pronunciation, and Beyond

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 January 2011 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Speaker: 
Brad Deacon

In a well-balanced language program, what kinds of opportunities should exist for developing student’s L2 vocabulary? The focus of our workshop will be to answer this critical question through lively discussion and practical hands-on activities. Specifically, we will learn 1) what kind of vocabulary students should be learning, 2) proven techniques for learning vocabulary inside and outside of class, 3) ways to more effectively teach vocabulary across the four skills, and 4) relevant theory that support the above. You will leave this workshop with both useful strategies and techniques for teaching vocabulary, and a greater sense of how to plan for effective vocabulary acquisition in your language programs.

Location: 
Aichi University, Building five, room 543
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (free for first time guests of members)

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