Yokohama Chapter

Self Access Centers

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 20 July 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:45pm
Speaker: 
Brett Milliner
Speaker: 
Travis Coyte
Speaker: 
Darrell Wilkinson
Speaker: 
Bob Morrison

Presenters from universities with active self-access centers (conversational lounges, writing centers, etc.) will speak about what it takes to set up, administer and get your students to effectively use them.

Location: 
Kanagawa Youth Center under Kannai Hall
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

TOEFL iBt Workshop

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 15 June 2013 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Kazuya Kito
Speaker: 
Terry Yearley

We will begin with an overview of the TOEFL iBT including: the origin and purpose of the test, its overall structure, the sequence of the sections, test takers’ probable score requirements, the difference between ‘independent’ and ‘integrated’ tasks, the use of templates, and the use of practice tests.

Location: 
Yokohama City University, Hakkei Campus
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Appreciative Inquire Activites and Ideal Classmates Research

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 18 May 2013 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Tim Murphey

This presentation will describe research and activities with 488 students in 4 universities in Tokyo in which they were asked a special question at the end of a long survey: “Q39 Please describe a group of classmates that you could learn English well with.

Location: 
Kanagawa Kokaido Hall
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Humor: Theory and Implications for Teaching

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 20 April 2013 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Ted Quock

This workshop takes up the concept of intention vs. perception in humor. It will begin with the role of humor in the classroom, including the teaching of humor as an academic subject and both the intentional and incidental of humor in teaching. The focus will then move on to a definition of basic terms, beginning with humor itself.

Location: 
Kanagawa Kokaido Hall
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Applying Principles of Social Psychology for Better Classroom Management

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 16 February 2013 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Leander Hughes (Saitama University)

Whether or not your context is management-intensive, as an educator, you know there are times when it is crucial to help your students make certain choices about their learning. This presentation introduces several principles from social psychology which can help you help your students make the right choices about how they spend their time in your class.

Location: 
Kannai Hall (Youth Center)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Enhancing Students’ motivation: Imagining an L2 Self

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 19 January 2013 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Garold Murray

This workshop will explore how teachers can apply Dörnyei’s L2 Motivational
Self System theory to their classroom practice in order to enhance their
students’ motivation. In the first part of the workshop, I will provide a
brief overview of the key constructs and situate the topic in the
literature by outlining Norton’s imagined communities and Dörnyei’s L2

Location: 
Kannai Youth Center (Under Kannai Hall)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Teachers Helping Teachers Showcase

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 November 2012 - 10:30am - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Joe Tomei
Speaker: 
Jenny Morgan
Speaker: 
Megumi Kawate-Mierzejewska
Speaker: 
Sayoko Yamashita
Speaker: 
Pat McCoy
Speaker: 
Caroline Gibbons
Speaker: 
Yuki Maehara
Speaker: 
Nozomi Takano
Speaker: 
Bill Mboutsiadis
Speaker: 
Andy Barfield

This program will introduce the THT-SIGs programs in Bangladesh, Laos, Kyrgyzstan and Vietnam. The THT-SIG works to aid and assist fellow educators and students in and around Asia. We fulfill this mission by providing teacher-training workshops that exhibit practical student and teacher-friendly approaches to language education that are informed by current research.

Location: 
Kanagawa University, Yokohama Campus
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Critical Media Literacy and Global Issues in Scholarly Writing: Towards Academic Publication

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 21 October 2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Anna Husson Isozaki
Speaker: 
Atsushi Iida.

The first presentation is on critical media literacy – empowering university-level English learners to access and understand news, and to sort truth from spin.

Location: 
Yokohama City University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Action Research Mini-Conference.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 September 2012 - 9:30am - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Professor Robert Croker

The Yokohama chapter of JALT would like to invite you to a stimulating day of Action Research. We are fortunate to have Prof. Robert Croker as a featured speaker.

Call for posters:

Location: 
Yokohama City University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Local Presenters, an all Yokohama Member presentation event

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 17 June 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Andy Roomy
Speaker: 
Tanya Erdelyi
Speaker: 
Katsuya Yokomoto

Andy Roomy: The Potential Benefits of Using Music Videos in the EFL Classroom

Location: 
Kannai Hall
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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