West Tokyo Chapter


Published: Sat, 12/06/2008 - 9:56am

West Tokyo JALT usually meets on the 3rd or 4th Sunday of the month.

Chapter Officers


Peter Ross
Junko Fujio
Tim Gutierrez
Terry Yearley
Tadashi Ishida

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Upcoming Events


Marc Helgesen
Marcos Benevides
Sunday, 26 April 2015 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

You and your family are invited to the JALT West Tokyo 2015 Spring BBQ!
A special family event in appreciation of teachers
Sponsored by Pearson Japan

Join leading ELT authors and academics Marc Helgesen (English Firsthand) and Marcos Benevides (Widgets) at this fun social event.

Food will be provided, but please feel free to bring a side dish to share and/or something to drink!
Please sign up by Thursday April 16th – visit http://tinyurl.com/jaltbbq2015
(Capacity is limited to 150 people, so sign up as soon as you can!)

As well as food, drink and great company, the JALT BBQ will include two ELT presentations before the main BBQ:

A task-based learning taster: Marcos Benevides (1.05pm)
Task-based learning is a communicative approach where students focus on authentic goals – writing letters, planning parties, etc. – in order to use language appropriately. Sample the basics in this short session!

Power Poses (and positive self-talk): Marc Helgesen (1.15pm)
Power Poses, based on Harvard’s Amy Cuddy’s popular TED talk, combines grammar-focused student-to-student TPR with “linguistic selfdistancing” self-talk which avoids the ironic negatives sometimes related to “positive affirmations”. The handout just might be your Monday lesson plan!

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