Fukui

Assessing Speaking of Young Learners and Teens: Revisiting Principles and Tasks

Date and Time: 
Friday, 2 December 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: 
Kalyan Chattopadhyay

Assessing speaking skills of young learners and teens is often considered one of the most challenging tasks for English language teachers. In this workshop, participants will first explore principles of task design and some traditional methods of assessing speaking. They will also be given opportunities to examine alternative methods of assessing speaking.

Location: 
University of Fukui The Science Tower 2F 総合小2講義室 (Sou gou shou ni kou gi shitsu)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Making the Most of Graded Readers

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 October 2016 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Heather Doiron from Black Cat and Nellie's English Books

Providing meaningful reading activities for students at any level is one of the challenges for EFL teachers. This session will be useful for teachers who wish to use graded readers for the purpose of integrating speaking, listening, and writing activities into their reading curriculum.

Location: 
University of Fukui, Bunkyo Campus - Daigakusei Kaikan 2F - LC1
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen - non-member participants; Free - non-member students
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

"English as a Business - School Owner Simulation

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 24 July 2016 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Ryan Hagglund

Most teachers at some time have thought about running their own language school. What would it entail? What might a successful model be?

Location: 
University of Fukui - 2F Daigakusei Kaikan LC1 (No.9 on the map - see link)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free (Non-member students also)
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

"The CEFR in Vietnam: From Adoption to Adaptation"

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 - 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Ms. Hà Phạm Việt

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) was officially adopted as the national framework of reference for foreign language education in Vietnam in 2008 under Decision 1400/QĐ-TTG.

Location: 
University of Fukui
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

“Harnessing the Power of Design”

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 October 2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Cameron Romney

Many teachers give handouts of some sort in the classroom. Whether these are syllabi, activities or homework, the content of the handout is only half of the document. The other half is the visual elements: graphics, page layout, typography, etc. While lots of thought and energy went into the creation of the content, often the visual elements of the document are ignored.

Location: 
総合研究棟Ⅴ(教育系1号館)2F Room #201
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen; Non-member Students 500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The Nature of Spoken Language - Part I:The Theory and Findings / Part II - Theory into Practice Workshop

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 12 July 2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
John Campbell-Larsen

In this two-part talk Mr. Campbell-Larsen will first present some findings of researchers who focus on the nature of spoken language. He will discuss some of the issues surrounding the research as they pertain to EFL/ESL (English as a Foreign Language / English as a Second Language) practitioners.

Location: 
University of Fukui, The Global Hub, Daigakusei Kaikan 2F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (Non-member students - 500 yen)

The Motivation of Second Language Acquisition

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 14 June 2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Robert Dykes

English education in Japan has its own unique set of issues to overcome.

Location: 
The Global Hub – University of Fukui Bunkyo Campus (2F Daigakusei Kaikan)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (500 yen for students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The Recolonization of English Language Education

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
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 anguage education in schools and higher education, and (ii) the status of English in present-­day Malaysia.

Location: 
The Globa Hub, University of Fukui Bunkyo Campus (2nd floor of Gakusei Kaikan)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
Free (This is a special event free to all.)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The Contact Hypothesis, and the Idioglossia of Shape Analysis

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 15 February 2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Peter Edwards

Speaking up in an L2 class risks harsh judgment from classmates in the fearful hearts of many students. This interactive presentation will explain and demonstrate various techniques for utilising the Contact Hypothesis conditions in the L2 classroom, including creating a “private language” [idioglossia] with shapes, in order to create an “in-group culture” where students feel they belong.

Location: 
The Global Hub – University of Fukui Bunkyo Campus (2nd floor of Gakusei Kaikan)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Looking at Teacher Talk Through Teachers’ Personal Narratives

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 12 April 2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Suzanne Bonn

Do you share personal experience stories with students in the classroom? In this interactive workshop-presentation, the presenter will discuss her study on teachers’ use of personal stories or teacher personal narratives (TPNs) in the language classroom. Participants will learn of significant research findings which may affect the way language teachers instruct at all levels of education.

Location: 
The Global Hub – University of Fukui Bunkyo Campus (2nd floor of Gakusei Kaikan)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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