Chapter Events

Chapter Events

What's happening in the different JALT chapters around the country.

Each of JALT’s 36 active chapters sponsors from 5 to 12 events every year. All JALT members may attend events at any chapter at member rates—usually free. Chapters, don’t forget to add your event to the JALT calendar or send the details to the editor (see submission guidelines).
CHAPTER EVENTS ONLINE: You can access all of JALT’s events online at www.jalt.org/events.

All you ever wanted to know about Extensive Reading

Date and Time:  Sunday, 18 June 2017 - 10:00am - 4:30pm Speaker:  Ann Mayeda Speaker:  Paul Goldberg Speaker:  Mark Brierley Speaker:  Ann Flanagan

Nara JALT and the JALT ER SIG host this day-long event dedicated to one of the most promising areas in language teaching, Extensive Reading (ER). The event features four expert speakers and presenting their experience and ideas for using extensive reading in various educational contexts.

Location:  Yamato Conference Hall (やまと会議室) Contact or Queries:  narajalt@gmail.com

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CUE ESP Symposium 2017

Date and Time:  Saturday, 16 September 2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm Speaker:  Sue Starfield (UNSW) Speaker:  Bertha Du-Babcock (City Uni HK) Speaker:  Masako Terui (Kindai)

This is the fourth ESP Symposium offered by the JALT CUE SIG, this year in collaboration with the JALT BizCom SIG. The ESP Symposium features three plenary speakers, two from overseas, and one from within Japan, with a broad range of expertise in the field of teaching and researching English for Specific Purposes (ESP).

Location:  Keio University (Hiyoshi Campus)

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JALTCALL 2017

Date and Time:  Friday, 16 June 2017 - 6:00pm - Sunday, 18 June 2017 - 5:00pm Speaker:  Hayo Reinders Speaker:  Laurence Anthony Speaker:  Leigh Graves Wolf

JALTCALL will hold its annual conference at Matsuyama University in Shikoku from June 16 to 18. Keep these dates open so that you can join us in the shadow of beautiful Matsuyama Castle.

Location:  Matsuyama University Contact or Queries:  sig-coordinator@jaltcall.org

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"Constructive Communication Across Gender and Cultures" Mini-Conference

Date and Time:  Friday, 29 September 2017 - 6:00pm - Saturday, 30 September 2017 - 5:00pm Speaker:  Diane Nagatomo, Joseph Shaules, Melodie Cook, Eucharia Donnery, Maria Gabriela Schmidt, Jane Nakagawa, Donna Fujimoto, Avril Haye-Matsui, Yoshi Joanna Grote, Gregg McNabb, Sue Sullivan, Jon Dujmovich

“Educating for Social Good” Mini-conference and Retreat Series

Location:  Kyoiku Kaikan (B1) Contact or Queries:  president@shizujalt.org

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The 21st Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference

Date and Time:  Saturday, 9 September 2017 - 2:30pm - Sunday, 10 September 2017 - 4:40pm Speaker:  Keynote speaker: Dr. John Norris (ETS) Speaker:  Symposium Panelists Claudia Kunschak (Ritsumeikan University) and Moonyoung Park (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

JALT's TEVAL (Testing and Evaluation) SIG is a cosponsor of the 21st Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference. The call for papers deadline is June 11, 2017.

Conference dates:

  • Saturday, September 9: Workshop
  • Sunday, September 10, 2017: Keynote speech, symposium, paper and practice presentations
Location:  University of Aizu

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Low-cost Smartphone Virtual Reality Headsets for English Language Learners - An exploratory and practical workshop

Date and Time:  Sunday, 16 July 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm Speaker:  Josh Brunotte Speaker:  Chris Hastings

Virtual Reality has been used as a training tool for several decades in various domains, including language teaching, but because of the technology’s high cost and bulk its use has been limited to special labs and research projects, rarely making it into the hands of the average learner in the classroom.

Location:  Aichi University Toyohashi Campus (Building 5, Room 541)

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June Meeting: Focus on Young Learners

Date and Time:  Monday, 26 June 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm Speaker:  Chiyuki Yanase Speaker:  Sean Reid

The June meeting will feature two speakers, co-sponsored by Miyagi University of Education and JALT Sendai.

Location:  Miyagi University of Education (MUE), Room 220 Contact or Queries:  jaltsenpub@gmail.com

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JALT Hokkaido in conjunction with three SIGS: GILE, CT & THT: What, Why, and How

Date and Time:  Sunday, 18 June 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm Speaker:  Greg Goodmacher Speaker:  James Dunn Speaker:  Jerry Halvorsen

Panel Discussion:
Global Issues in Language Education, Critical Thinking, & Teachers Helping Teachers : What, Why, and How
Greg Goodmacher, James Dunn & Jerry Halvorsen

Panelists:
Greg Goodmacher- Global Issues in Language Education (GILE)
James Dunn - Critical Thinking (CT)
Jerry Halvorsen - Teachers Helping Teachers (THT)

Featured Speaker 1 - Greg Goodmacher (GILE)

Location:  Hokusei Gakuen University, Sapporo Contact or Queries:  m-cotter@hokusei.ac.jp

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MEES - Michinoku English Education Summit 2017

Date and Time:  Sunday, 18 June 2017 - 10:00am - 4:30pm Speaker:  Marc Helgesen (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University)

2017 Michinoku English Education Summit
Co-sponsored by the Iwate Chapter of JALT and Hachinohe Gakuin University
Sunday, June 18, 2017
at Hachinohe Gakuin University

Conference theme:
"Transformations: Possibilities in Teaching and Learning"

Location:  Hachinohe Gakuin University Contact or Queries:  grossman@hachinohe-u.ac.jp

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Teacher Journeys 2017

Date and Time:  Sunday, 11 June 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm Speaker:  Atsuko Watanabe Speaker:  Ken Tamai

https://sites.google.com/site/teacherjourneys/welcome

In EFL teaching in Japan and around the world, almost every teacher's career path takes the form of a unique and eventful journey. We often take this for granted, but it is exactly these journeys, these narratives of teacher identity formation, that enrich our profession and serve our students.

Location:  Konan University's Nishinomiya CUBE campus Contact or Queries:  maikeru.desu@gmail.com

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