Co-sponsored by the Iwate Chapter of JALT and Hachinohe Gakuin University
This conference aims to nurture a productive, cooperative dialogue among teachers concerning issues in the practice of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in Japan. In particular, we are interested in creating a mutually cooperative atmosphere regardless of institutional level, working towards a shared vision of research, teaching effectiveness and student satisfaction. Participants in the afternoon collaborative workshop will have the opportunity to discuss various ideas shared in the morning sessions in the hope they can be implemented into individual teaching contexts.
Official event page here:
Saturday, May 31st
18:00~21:00 Informal Idea Sharing & Networking Opportunity
Sunday, June 1st
9:40~9:50 Opening Comments
9:50~10:30 Plenary Speaker (Mark DeBoer)
10:30~10:45 Coffee Break
10:45~12:35 Multiple Morning Presentation Sessions
12:35~14:00 Lunch & Poster Presentations
14:00~15:00 Collaborative Workshop, Part I: Discussion question: How can the morning session ideas be implemented in my classes?
15:00~15:15 Coffee Break
15:15~16:20 Collaborative Workshop, Part II: Discussion question: What are some merits and demerits of implementing the morning session ideas in your individual work contexts?
16:20~16:30 Closing Comments
Fees: JALT Members: \500; Non-members \1,000
(Pre-registration is much appreciated !)
Fun Alert!: There will be an informal reception and networking opportunity on Saturday evening, May 31st, at a pub in downtown Hachinohe. (Location TBD) Please join us!
Call for Presenters: Please choose either session or poster presentation, as described below. Proposal deadline: March 31st. (please direct any questions or proposals to contact information listed below)
1. Session Presentation (morning): 30 minutes
Please advise about presentation style: Hands-on Workshop, Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation, etc. Note: Preference will be given to those presentations that have a collaborative/cooperative focus, either as a topic or as the mode of presentation.
2. Poster Presentation (during lunchtime): Maximum size 150x150cm