Maebashi City

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

Where do new ideas come from?

Date and Time: 
Friday, 28 November 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Alan Maley

In my 40 years in ELT, I cannot recall a time when ‘new ideas’ was not on the agenda! (Maley 2005). I shall suggest five possible sources for such new ideas. I shall also suggest that this search, though it may ultimately lead to dead ends, has an important motivational and developmental function for teachers and trainers.

Location: 
Maebashi Plaza Genki21
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (First-timers free)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Acquisition of Basic Vocabulary Using Two Different Methods of Instructions: Core Schema-Based vs. Translation-Based

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 1 November 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Masanobu Sato

This study explores how Japanese learners of English understand such basic vocabulary in English with reference to perception verbs. It compares core schema-based instruction (SBI) and translation-based instruction (TBI) with regard to the learning of basic verbs of visual perception.

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

Text Reconstruction Exercises for Language-Based Critical Thinking Instruction

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
David Gann

The main focus of this workshop will be the use of the multi-media-based text-reconstruction exercises. David Gann has been working since 2010 on producing these materials and has presented and published across Japan on their implementation and on the language learning theory that supports their use.

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

Vocabulary Improvement Techniques: Implementing Self-Regulated Learning in Junior High School

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 14 September 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Miyuki Akamatsu
Speaker: 
Sachiko Maruoka

Have you ever wondered what your students are really thinking about when they learn? Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly how we could reach them as they develop their language? With such information in hand, we could surely make a greater impact into their second language acquisition.

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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