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 quasha@yahoo.com for information. Keep your eye on the JALT Calendar website for the latest event details, or join our Facebook group.

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Kathleen Cahill
Kathleen Cahill
Steve Quasha
Clair Taylor
Mutsumi Kawasaki

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Upcoming Events


Aya Kawakami (Nanzan Junior College)
Saturday, 26 September 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Role-plays, sample dialogues, and free conversation are staples of EFL classroom activities. What can we, as teachers, do to create more diversity and breathe more life into such tasks? One possible solution is to incorporate some basic drama techniques, many of which focus on character development. Through creating background stories for characters and their relationships, students can embody the characters better. This allows them to explore more varied power relationships, emotions, motivations, physicality, and create an investment in the characters, which can be a strong motivator. The workshop will incorporate practical examples that participants can utilize immediately into their classroom repertoire.

Alan Thompson (Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University)
Saturday, 24 October 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Against a backdrop of extensive listening, reading, and fluency-building communication activities, there is a place for small doses of challenging material. Sometimes such material is required by a content-based curriculum, but even if not, wrestling with challenging texts can lead to deeper learning, boost confidence, and give learners a taste of their future progress.

This will be a theory-light and practice-heavy workshop. I will demonstrate and we will practise three approaches that should help students to engage with challenging texts and content, and to develop an irreverent but thoughtful attitude towards learning.
1. Tasks for sizing up and getting familiar with texts, and 'giving it a go’ with the content.
2. Skills for ‘attacking' texts to get the meaning.
3. Habits for using (and abusing) texts for extended practice.

The example tasks, etc. will be drawn from a university teaching environment, but these ideas can probably be adapted to younger and lifelong learners as well.

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