Hiroshima Chapter


Published: Fri, 12/05/2008 - 9:07pm

Hiroshima JALT has monthly meetings on a Sunday, usually from 3pm-5pm at a central location.

Our core officers are:

President: Aaron Sponseller
Membership Chair: Tim Wilson
Treasurer: Warren Tang
Programme Chair: Brett Walter
Publicity Chair: Katherine Song

Other Hiroshima officers are:

Facilities chair: Miharu Kihara
Recording secretary: Ariel Sorensen
Co-programme chair: Joe Lauer
Co-publicity chair: Rieko Yanagihara
Co-membership chair: Saki Inada
Member at large: Naomi Fujishima
Member at large: Takami Takeuchi
Member at large: Simon Capper

Chapter Officers


Aaron Sponseller
Tim Wilson
Brett Walter
Katherine Song
Warren Tang

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


David Paul (Language Teaching Professionals), and Many Other Speakers
Sunday, 19 June 2016 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

This day-long conference will feature many presentations aiming to help primary, secondary, eikawa, cram school, and university teachers improve the quality of their English lessons. The featured speaker is David Paul, who manages the popular homepage called Language Teaching Professionals. For more details, see: https://sites.google.com/site/teacherjourneys/welcome or http://hiroshima-jalt.org

Brett Walter (Hiroshima University)
Sunday, 10 July 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

In a lot of language classrooms, tasks are often developed that are little more than drills, having students repeat the same phrase multiple times while only replacing one or two key vocabulary words and drilling only for the sake of drilling. But recent Second Language Acquisition research has shown that effective tasks are activities that structure interaction among participants and use language for an outcome that is both concrete and focuses on the exchange of meaning. Participants in this workshop will learn about and develop different types of tasks that have a communicative purpose driving them. For details, see http://hiroshima-jalt.org

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