Shinshu Chapter


Published: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 1:22pm

The Shinshu Chapter of JALT is based in Nagano Prefecture, but we warmly welcome anyone who is interested in language teaching and learning, whether as a regular member, a local member or a one-day member. Our chapter provides a forum for professional development through regular presentations, workshops and meetings which cover the theoretical as well as practical. We also provide the chance to learn from and network with our members, who come from all walks of language teaching. See our Coming Events page and join us at our next meeting!

Chapter Officers


Mary Aruga
Heather Fukase
Greg Birch
Damian Gowland
Cheryl Kirchhoff

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Upcoming Events


Chiyuki Yanase
Sunday, 16 April 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

In this workshop, Chiyuki Yanase will discuss what Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is and why it can be an effective approach in EFL classes for young learners. She will also explore how CLIL can be integrated in order to develop young learners’ literacy skills in a EFL story-based class. Participants will be invited to experience CLIL activities, based on a story from a course book, Story Central. It is hoped that participants go back to their classrooms with engaging CLIL activities which motivate literacy development and language learning of young learners.

Chiyuki Yanase is a language school owner and a lecturer at several universities in Tokyo. She has been teaching English for young learners for over 20 years and holds MSc in TEYL from Aston University. Her research interests focus on collaborative learning and the literacy development of young learners. She has presented at numerous conferences, and published several articles on team-teaching, learner autonomy and collaborative learning.

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