Gifu Chapter

Published: Fri, 12/05/2008 - 8:43pm

The Gifu Chapter holds interactive presentations approximately 10 times per year at Heartful Square on the 2nd floor of Gifu JR station. Our speakers focus on practical teaching techniques that participants can apply to many different age groups. We also hold a winter Christmas turkey dinner every year. If you are interested in joining or would like to help out, please contact Steve Quasha at for information. Keep your eye on the JALT Calendar website for the latest event details, or join our Facebook group.

Chapter Officers

Kathleen Cahill
Kathleen Cahill
Steve Quasha
Clair Taylor
Mutsumi Kawasaki

Kyushu disasters and recovery

The Board of Directors on behalf of JALT members want to express our sadness at the recent earthquakes and other resulting disasters in Kyushu and are concerned for the welfare of all those in the affected areas. We hope that our members find appropriate ways of assisting with recovery efforts. One way might be to provide contributions.

While there are many organizations starting to provide relief, one group with a proven track record is Second Harvest Japan. Donations can be made at this link.

Upcoming Events

Melodie Cook (University of Niigata Prefecture)
Saturday, 28 May 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Expatriate perceptions of entrance examinations in Japan
In this presentation, Melodie gives highlights from her research on expatriate university ELT faculty member perceptions of the entrance examination creation process. Themes to be discussed include test purpose, test characteristics, test creators, and ways in which change to these tests can be made.

How to get published in JALT publications
In this presentation, Melodie explains some of the inner workings of JALT publications and gives advice to writers wishing to publish in Proceedings, The Language Teacher, and JALT Journal. Focusing specifically on the latter, Melodie gives advice on what to do and more to the point, what NOT to do, to get published in JALT's flagship journal.

Brent Simmonds (Aichi Gakuin University)
Saturday, 18 June 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Teachers at Aichi Gakuin University have been providing an elective courses connected to “The UN Millennium Development Goals” and “The Sustainable Development Goals” since 2014.

In the first part of the presentation, the presenter will outline English Project Courses that are available to the students, and introduce the Global Goals. The presentation will examine some of the difficulties encountered in teacher collaboration and show the wide variety of resources that are available.

In the second part the audience will be invited to develop two lessons that have been used in the 2016 spring semester. If the participants are agreeable the lesson plans will be posted on the JALT Gifu Facebook page.


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