Iwate Chapter

Published: Fri, 12/05/2008 - 9:11pm

Iwate JALT *usually* meets on the 4th Sunday of every month except March and August when there are no meetings. Depending on the JALT conference dates, there may or may not be a November meeting. Meetings will usually be held at Aiina in Morioka, accessible from the west exit of Morioka Station. The venue may vary occasionally. Please join us!

Chapter Officers

Mary Burkitt
Bill Lewis
Mary Burkitt
Jason Hill
Peggy Ishikawa

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Upcoming Events

Emiko Kaneko
Sunday, 27 July 2014 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm


In the English as a foreign language (EFL) context, learners only have limited exposure to naturally spoken English. They also have very few opportunities in which they use English naturalistically for oral communication. Considering the limited exposure to the target language and a large classroom size, speech repetition may be a useful practice for oral fluency development. Though traditionally “repeating” and “drilling” have negative connotations, more recent studies show that they have positive influence on learner oral proficiency. In this presentation, I will familiarize the audience with a series of oral dictation practice conducted in the University of Aizu and report how students’ spontaneous speech (speaking without prior preparation) changes.



Emiko Kaneko is a senior associate professor in the Center for Language Research at the University of Aizu, specializing in English language acquisition and instruction for EFL learners, with special interest in teaching/assessment of L2 speaking and phonology. Her Ph.D. in English comes from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.


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