Maebashi City

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

Gundoku Workshop: Integrating a Performing Art into Foreign Language Education

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 24 January 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Yuka Kusanagi

This workshop will introduce the participants to some techniques and activities of gundoku, or reading aloud as group performance. Gundoku is similar to Reader’s Theatre which is widely practiced in English-speaking countries. Although they are similar in practice, they developed independently in the East and West.

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

Towards a better blend

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 October 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Stephen Howes

In the past 5 years, many schools around the world have been rushing to introduce technological devices in the hope of developing an e-learning environment, particularly for blended learning. In some cases, this has happened at a pace greater than the desires of the staff, leading to negative attitudes and ill-prepared implementation.

Location: 
前橋プラザ元気21
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (First-timers free)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Sometimes the most effective way to teach is to let the students teach

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 27 September 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Joël Laurier

The reliance teachers place on themselves as the primary source of knowledge often contradicts academic gains made possible according to Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). Having students teach each other is an effective way to build knowledge while enabling the teacher to more easily evaluate the progress of each student on a more regular basis.

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

An introduction to on-line corpora for language teaching and language learning

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 12 July 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Victoria Muehleisen

After a brief introduction to corpora (including what they are, how they are made, what types of corpora are available on-line, and why the internet is not a corpus), there will be a hands-on workshop, in which participants can practice using a few different corpora. We'll see how corpora can be used for the following:

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

Self-Access Learning Centers: Making Them Work for You and Your Students

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 28 June 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Andy Hockersmith

As motivated students seek opportunities for meaningful language practice, self-access learning centers offer lots of solutions. From libraries and book clubs, to discussion groups and workshops and beyond, self-access learning centers offer flexibility, authenticity, and utility for university students.

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

The Recolonization of English Language Education

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 24 May 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Dr. Stefanie Pillai

English language education in Malaysia has gone through various changes in post-independent Malaysia due to ever-changing education policies. I will start by talking about the major policies and their impact on (i) English language education in schools and higher education, and (ii) the status of English in present-day Malaysia.

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

Second Dual Myshare event

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 April 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
TBA

Gunma and Saitama Chapters again cohost a myshare event again in April.

Saitama JALT and Gunma JALT are excited to announce our second dual-myshare event.

Location: 
Kyoai Gakuen University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen

Gunma / Saitama Dual My Share (Pt 2)

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 April 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Various Saitama Chapter members

Five Saitama JALT Chapter members will give 20 minute presentation based on the theme: Having a Successful Year. After each presentation there will be a question and answer session.

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

The Feasibility of Using Cooperative Task-based Learning to Teach Pronunciation

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 1 March 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Kayvon Havaei-Ahary

Part of a short action research that is being conducted at his school, Havaei-Ahary's presentation will highlight the lack of pronunciation practice done in Japanese high schools (and many other EFL classroom contexts). It will also discuss the need for alternative approaches to teaching pronunciation and explore the feasibility of using co-operative learning and task-based learning.

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

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