Saitama Chapter

Published: Mon, 12/15/2008 - 10:29am

Saitama JALT operates on a simple principle - provide the highest quality conversations and presentations we can. We invite you to join us as a member or a participant, and find out why Saitama remains the most active chapter in JALT.
JALT 埼玉支部の運営はこの一言に集約できるでしょう「最高の対話とプレゼンテーションの提供」JALTで最も活動的な埼玉支部にぜひともお越しください。入会・見学ともに大歓迎です。

"Know This, Use That" - Encounter something new on Sunday, and start using it on Monday.

We offer full technical support for our presenters, be they professors or students.

Our target audience is people who wish to improve themselves and their community.

Chapter Officers

Joshua Krill
Sandra Wigmore
Jun Harada
Matt Shannon
Tyson Rode

Joining or renewing membership

You can easily join JALT or renew your JALT membership online.


JALT membership offers numerous benefits including: Member-rate admission to JALT conferences such as the annual JALT international conference; free or member-rate admission to JALT Chapter and SIG meetings and events; access to the latest JALT Publications, and more »

Upcoming Events

Will Simpson (Meikai University)
Roy Morris (Meikai University)
Patricia Hayashi (Meikai University)
Sarah Holland (Toyo University)
Tyson Rode (Meikai University)
Sunday, 26 February 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

We are fortunate to have a number of lecturers from Meikai University joining us to present on a wide variety of topics. Below you will find the abstracts for each presentation, which will be about 25 minutes in length including time for questions.

Will Simpson presents "Ascriptions of Native Speaker Identity"

This study qualitatively investigates how 11 in-service ELT teaching staff perceive and ascribe "native speaker of English" identities, the native/non-native speaker of English distinction in relation to English language teaching. The findings of this study suggest that there is a significant variety with which native speaker of English identities are perceived and ascribed, and that the native/non-native speaker of English teacher distinction was paradoxically seen as both meaningful and meaningless.

Roy Morris presents "The Classroom as a Stage"

This presentation discusses the benefits of treating not only large-scale tasks but also small-scale language performance as a mode of dramatic performance using examples of theatre practitioners such as Johnstone (1979) and Stanislavsky (2008) as a rationale. Three examples of small-scale dramatic tasks that can be applied to a classroom will be introduced.

Patrizia Hayashi, Sarah Holland (Toyo University), and Tyson Rode present "Transforming Students’ Experience of Language Learning Through Podcast Projects"

In this presentation, three university educators will explain how implementing a task-based learning framework in an intensive English program has transformed the learning experience for students and has brought the program to life. The focus of this presentation will be on one task-based project in particular, student created podcasts - a multi-faceted, yet relatively simple project to engage students in their own language learning.

​*After the event, we will have a social gathering at a nearby location (TBD). We would love for all presenters and attendees to join us, so if you can set some time aside for food and drinks following the event, please plan to do so.


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