Tottori Chapter

Event Report, March 2017

March 13, 2017 by tottori5

Speaker: 
Tim Murphey
Event Date: 
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Tim Murphey started by outlining the importance of group dynamics and how we can help students learn more socially and interactively. We went through the four main stages in group life (forming, transition, performing, and dissolution), and looked at the special needs and problems that seem to occur in most classrooms.

Reporter: 
Christopher Hollis

Mini Speeches ミニスピーチを使った教授法

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 23 April 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Caroline Lloyd

Presentation Abstract: “Mini Speeches”

Location: 
Tottori University - Tottori Campus - Koho Center Room 2C (Building just inside of main gate)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Group Dynamics in the Language Classroom (with Lots of Songs) 「言語学習における集団力学について~ 歌を効果的に利用しながら~」

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 12 March 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Tim Murphey, PhD

Tottori JALT's next event will be on March 12 (Sunday) from 2pm to 4pm at Tottori University. The title will be “Group Dynamics in the Language Classroom (with Lots of Songs)” in English or 「言語学習における集団力学について~ 歌を効果的に利用しながら~」in Japanese.

Location: 
Tottori University - Tottori Campus - Koho Center Room 2C (Building just inside of main gate)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Tottori Chapter December 2016

January 4, 2017 by tottori5

Speaker: 
Mutsumi Kawasaki
Speaker: 
David Barker
Event Date: 
Sunday, December 18, 2016

We were delighted to welcome Mutsumi Kawasaki and David Barker of Gifu University to Tottori for a witty and relatable presentation on the personal experiences of learning Japanese and English. This was a particularly memorable presentation because it was the first one held in Tottori that was conducted in both English and Japanese.

Reporter: 
Raymond Levy

How I Learned English/Japanese. どうやって英語・日本語を勉強したか。

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 18 December 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Mutsumi Kawasaki
Speaker: 
David Barker

Presentation Abstract: In this bilingual session, David Barker will explain in Japanese how he went about the task of learning the language, and what he discovered about language learning on the journey.

Location: 
Tottori University - Tottori Campus - Koho Center Room 2C (Building just inside of main gate)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Tottori Chapter November 2016

November 15, 2016 by tottori5

Speaker: 
Naho Iwata
Speaker: 
Noriko Nakada
Speaker: 
Hitomi Taniguchi
Speaker: 
Nicolas Verhoeven
Speaker: 
Shirley Leane
Event Date: 
Sunday, November 13, 2016

On September 13, 2016 Tottori JALT held a “My Share” event at Tottori University. Naho Iwata (Aoya high school), Noriko Nakada and Hitomi Taniguchi (both from Tottori Higashi high school) talked about Using iPads in the Classroom. Nicolas Verhoeven of Tottori University of Environmental Studies talked about What is a ‘Good’ Teacher?

Reporter: 
Christopher Hollis

Tottori - My Share

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 13 November 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Naho Iwata
Speaker: 
Noriko Nakada
Speaker: 
Hitomi Taniguchi
Speaker: 
Nicolas Verhoeven
Speaker: 
Shirley Leane

1) Naho Iwata, Noriko Nakada, Hitomi Taniguchi of Aoya and Tottori Higashi Senior High Schools
"Using iPads in the Classroom"

2) Nicolas Verhoeven of Tottori University of Environmental Studies
"What is a ‘Good’ Teacher?"

3) Shirley Leane of Tottori University
"Assessing Communication Skills in Large Classes"

Presentation Abstracts:

Location: 
Tottori University - Tottori Campus - Koho Center Room 2C (Building just inside of main gate)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Tottori Chapter October 2016

October 19, 2016 by tottori5

Speaker: 
Hiroki Uchida
Event Date: 
Sunday, October 2, 2016

We were very happy to welcome back Hiroki Uchida to Tottori for a wonderful presentation on meaning-focused learning. Meaning-focused learning is one of the four strands of language learning, with the other three being meaning-focused input, language-focused learning, and fluency development.

Reporter: 
Raymond Levy

Ways to Enhance Students’ Meaning-Focused Learning

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 2 October 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: 
Hiroki Uchida

Presentation Abstract: Meaning-focused learning is essential for the students’ fluency development. When we look back on a long history of English education in Japan, or possibly even now, the classrooms were/have been full of language-focused learning opportunities, which explicitly explains why Japanese students were/are not capable of communication in the language.

Location: 
Tottori University - Tottori Campus - Koho Center Room 2C (Building just inside of main gate)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Event Report, Tottori Chapter June 2016

July 4, 2016 by tottori5

Speaker: 
Paul Shimizu
Event Date: 
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Mr. Paul Shimizu presented on “how to get students to engage with each other and with the teacher in positive, challenging and motivating ways.” Mr. Shimizu addressed many of the problems foreign language teachers face in our language classrooms, particularly, the problem of unmotivated students who don’t feel particularly challenged.

Reporter: 
Christopher Hollis

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