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

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Upcoming Events

Richard Miller (Kobe Gakuin University)
Saturday, 20 June 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This presentation will begin with an overview of the job market for language professionals in Japan, and the current trends for the job market. Results from surveys and questionnaires that the presenter has obtained through his role as the Job Information Centre (JIC) editor will be given.

A brief overview of what an academic CV is will be given, then the presentation will then go into areas that educators may want to focus on to improve their CV. This includes what the presenter refers to as “the balanced scorecard” and how audience participants can look for weaknesses in their own career marketability.

At the presentation, copies of past published articles will be distributed as well as other worksheets.

Mark Kulek (Gifu Kids)
Steven Charles
Saturday, 18 July 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Grading the Activity Not the Material: Conversation schools teach a wide range of age groups with a wide range of English abilities. For consistency, classroom management and ease, the participants will see the importance of utilizing the same materials no matter age and ability level. Mark will demonstrate how sequencing activities helps both students and teachers.

Get Them to Ask You: The self-introduction lesson is a standard part of every ALT’s experience, yet they often have unreasonably high teacher talk with little to no chance for the students to participate. Steven presents several activities he has developed or modified to reverse the ratio of talk time so that a self-introduction can become far more student-centered.


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