Oita Chapter

Published: Sat, 07/11/2009 - 1:35pm

This is a group primarily for local members and others interested in the Oita Chapter of JALT, the Japan Association for Language Teaching (a.k.a. 全国語学教育学会).

JALT Oita typically holds its events on Saturday afternoons (i.e. the first Saturday of every even month) in Oita City, and occasionally in nearby Beppu. Our primary facility is Horuto Hall, next to Oita Station. Topics for JALT Oita events range from the theoretical, such as second language acquisition, to pedagogy, practical language teaching skill and activity seminars, and topics that appeal to the broader community such as bilingualism and cross cultural communication.

If you are not a JALT member, but are interested in learning more about JALT, finding out more about upcoming events, or in becoming an Oita member, please contact us at jaltoita@gmail.com.

Chapter Officers

Michael Phillips
Maiko Berger
Malcolm Larking
Kent Jones
John Collins

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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

Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

In 2014, 24 Type B universities were selected as part of the Top Global University Project (TGU) to act as institutional role models of internationalization in Japan and as gateways for the development of global human resources. In practical terms, TGU funding has encouraged the development of a range of programs promoting diversity and intercultural communication. Three years later, the question arises as to the impact of these programs on the students’ linguistic and intercultural competences.

The presentation will attempt to answer three questions based on the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University case study. First, to what extent do Japanese students take advantage of the multiple opportunities available conducive to language learning and the development of intercultural competence? Second, what do students perceive the impact of these opportunities to be in terms of skill acquisition and development? Finally, how might the students’ views on globalisation and their future goals unconsciously influence their attitude towards interculturality?

Ms. Hofmeyr hopes to challenge the audience to consider how educational institutions can better take advantage of similar programmes in order to prepare students for successfully living and working on the global stage.

For more information about this event, as well as a schedule for upcoming JALT Oita events in 2017, please visit our facebook page


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