Fukui

Activating Extensive Reading

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 15 February 2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Thomas E. Bieri

The first part of this presentation will focus on describing the principles and practices of Extensive Reading. The presenter will also demonstrate a resource that many learners can use independently to gain an understanding of ER. The second part of the presentation will involve practical techniques and activities for encouraging and managing ER, whether for children, adolescents, or adults.

Location: 
Open University of Japan Fukui Campus, AOSSA, 7th floor
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (Students 500 yen)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) Model

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 17 November 2013 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
John Moale

Teachers are always held accountable for student learning and ESL students are no exception. The SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) model presents eight research-based interrelated components that can increase student achievement and academic language and content skills.

Location: 
The Open University of Japan Fukui Campus, AOSSA, 7th Floor
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (Students 500 yen)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Cooperative learning: making students the center of learning

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 9 June 2013 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Joël Laurier

Current reforms in the educational landscape are pushing toward a more student-centered approach to education. The talk is now of learning more than teaching. Cooperative Learning (CL) is a research based teaching pedagogy that provides an effective teaching approach, especially in language learning. Through interactive, task based activities, students learn to take control of their own learning.

Location: 
Open University of Japan Fukui Campus, AOSSA, 7th floor
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (Students: 500yen)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Action research of task-based language teaching towards vocational high school learners: From the viewpoint of motivating learners

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 26 May 2013 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Takuro Fujita

This presentation will report action research for the purpose of motivating vocational high school learners. Frameworks of task-based language teaching (TBLT) were employed as the means by which to motivate learners. Among the variations of existing frameworks proposed by researchers of TBLT, this study applied Nunan’s (2004) and Willis’ (1996) framework.

Location: 
Open University of Japan Fukui Campus, AOSSA 7th Floor
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen ( 500 yen for students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Designing Courses based on Collaborative Learning with ICT Platforms

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 14 April 2013 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Toshifumi Sawazaki

Course designs have a great impact on students’ English learning
because the number of hours for English learning at school is limited.
In his presentation, he will discuss three topics about how courses
are designed and evaluated with an ICT platform.
First, he will explain about F-LECCS, a project started in 2008 and
supported by Japanese government. This project enabled six higher

Location: 
Open University of Japan Fukui Campus, AOSSA, 7th floor
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (students 500 yen)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Applying Dynamic Assessment in the Japanese Elementary School’s Foreign Language Classrooms

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 10 February 2013 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Galina Hristoskova - Shimo

This presentation will focus on the application and use of Dynamic Assessment (DA) in the Japanese Elementary School's Foreign Language Classrooms. DA investigates the learners' potential language development and therefore offers a more in-process view of learners' development.

Location: 
Open University of Japan Fukui Campus, AOSSA, 7th floor
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (students 500 yen)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Basics of Vocabulary Study in the Test Practice Class

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 9 December 2012 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Charles Jannuzi

Teaching and studying vocabulary are a major part of EFL learning. In EFL situations students do not have very many chances to use English outside of class. This might cause teachers to ask: Are we truly helping students to acquire a broad, deep and nuanced lexicon?

Location: 
Open University of Japan Fukui Campus, AOSSA 7th Floor
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (Students: 500 yen)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The role of input and task repetition on L2 oral narrative production

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 7 October 2012 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Sachiyo Nishikawa

This study explores whether learners’ awareness of the role of input differs when performing retelling tasks, and to what extent their awareness of the task performance could vary through redoing the tasks.

Location: 
Open University of Japan Fukui Campus, AOSSA, 7th floor
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (Students: 500 yen)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Student-centered mini-presentations: Cultivating the communicative competencies of low-level EFL learners

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 16 September 2012 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Sean H. Toland
Speaker: 
Jeffrey Crawford

How can educators diminish the anxiety that accompanies an oral presentation and improve the overall quality of learning in their English language classrooms? This workshop will address this challenging question by examining a practical and versatile communicative presentation model that is constructed on a task-based learning (TBL) foundation.

Location: 
Open University of Japan Fukui Campus, AOSSA, 7th floor
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (Students: 500 yen )
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The Reading Circle: A Student-Centered Approach to Teaching Reading

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 27 May 2012 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: 
Ayako Hisatsune

This presentation explores how to incorporate a reading circle into a reading lesson. The presenter will give step-by-step instructions on how to administer truly student-centered reading classes. The presenter will also show the surveys conducted to learn students’ attitudes toward the Reading Circle and student-centered learning.

Location: 
Open University of Japan Fukui Campus, AOSSA, 7th floor
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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