Maebashi City

Gunma JALT Holiday Party

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 3 December 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
None

As there will be no workshop in December, this is the final JALT Gunma Chapter event for the calendar year. Let's get together and celebrate the season. Please register via gunmajalt@gmail.com.

Gunma JALT extends it's thanks to those members who chose to represent our chapter at the JALT International Conference in Nagoya. Safe travels to all of you during this season.

Location: 
Vino Vino
Fee for JALT members: 
5000 (reservations necessary)
Fee for one-day members: 
5000 (reservations necessary)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Reading Faster = Better Comprehension? Evidence from a Coordinated Curriculum & AGM

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 13 November 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Barry Keith

Research shows that the faster we read, the better we understand. Why is that? The reading rates of 500+ first-year students majoring in engineering at a Japanese university were tested using timed readings. Streamed by a standardized placement test, students learned English in a coordinated curriculum. They read extensively toward a target of 220,000 words per annum.

Location: 
Maebashi Institute of Technology (Maebashi Koka Daigaku)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (First-timers free)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Workshop 1: Using Facebook to Enhance Motivation Workshop 2: Two Videos That Could Change the Way You Teach and Live: Back to Boot C.A.M.P.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 9 October 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Christopher Philip Madden

On October 9th, Chris will show the participants at Kyoai Gakuen College results from his research project utilizing a “Secret” Facebook group where students upload numerous speaking videos.

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

Using Facebook to Enhance Motivation and Two Videos that could Change the Way You Teach and Live: Back to Boot C.A.M.P.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 9 October 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Christopher Philip Madden

Chris will show the ongoing results of his research project utilizing a “Secret” Facebook group where students upload numerous speaking videos. He will show you how to create a secret group, and suggest numerous activities for how you can use it to increase your students’ talking time, listening time, English writing and even motivation, all outside the classroom.

Location: 
Kyoai Gakuen College
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (First-timers free)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Action Research Workshop Hosted by Gunma JALT and Gunma University

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 October 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Anne Burns

Have you ever wanted to explore challenges in your teaching or work to further understand learners and their engagement with activities in your classroom? JALT Gunma and Gunma University are proud to co-sponsor an action research workshop with Professor Anne Burns from the University of New South Wales (Australia).

Location: 
Gunma University Muse Hall
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Exploratory Practice

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 24 July 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Alison Stewart

Exploratory Practice, also known as "inclusive practitioner research" (Allwright & Hanks, 2009), is a set of principles for conducting research on learning with students. Different from "action research", EP places an emphasis on the learners' concerns or "puzzles", or on seeking a better understanding of issues that face the class as a whole.

Location: 
Maebashi Institute of Technology (Maebashi Koka Daigaku)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (First-timers free)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Exploring Critical Thinking with my Students

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 June 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Nicole Gallagher

In this presentation, I would like to engage in discussion with other educators about how we can foster critical thinking in our language learning classes. I will begin by sharing some of my own teaching puzzles that I met with in my first year as an instructor at the Center for English Discussion Class at Rikkyo University. I will also talk about my own experience of practitioner research over the past few months and would like to hear from other participants about their ideas and experiences on researching their own classrooms.

今回のプレゼンテーションでは、言語学習の授業の中でどのように批判的思考を育てたらよいかを、先生方とディスカッションしたいと思っています。導入として、立教大学のイングリッシュディスカッションセンターで、指導者1年目に抱えた指導上の課題点をいくつか皆さんにお伝えしようと思います。ここ数カ月研究した内容もお話ししようと思いますので、参加される先生方の考えや授業でリサーチした経験を聞かせて頂きたいと思います。

Location: 
Kyoai Gakuen College
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (1st-timers free)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Third Annual Gunma-Saitama MyShare Event

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 29 May 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Jonathan DeNardis
Speaker: 
Sandra Wigmore & Florence Ito Valderama

Saitama Chapter welcomed six presenters from Gunma in this first-half of the Saitama-Gunma Dual My Share. Now Gunma will host speakers from Saitama!

Location: 
Kyoai Gakuen College
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Accidental Teachers: The Journeys of Six Japanese Women from the Corporate Workplace into English Language Teaching

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 3 April 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Reiko Yoshihara

This article reports on a qualitative narrative study that explored the transitional processes of Japanese women giving up a job, entering higher education, and becoming university EFL teachers. The participants included six Japanese women who changed careers to become university EFL teachers in Japan.

Location: 
Kyoai Gakuen College
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (First-time attendees free)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Story-based approach: exploring the world of stories with your young learners

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 28 February 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Chiyuki Yanase

In this workshop, we will explore how story-based approach can develop essential language learning skills of young learners as well as explore a number of storytelling styles and story-based activities. Participants will also be invited to develop their own story-based lessons using a picture book.

Location: 
Kyoai Gakuen College
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (1st-timers free)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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