May 3, 2019

JALT-Ibaraki Chapter June 2019 Meeting


                                                                               
Joint Meeting with Brain SIG
Theme:  Racking your brain ? Fix it on Brain Day!

Date:  June 8th, 2019 (Saturday)
Venue: University of Tsukuba, CEGLOC (room CA304)   
 Access to Tsukuba Campus:
  http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/access/tsukuba_access

Speakers: Curtis Kelly & Caroline Handley
Presentation Title: Brain Day Mini-Conference

Summary: In collaboration with the BRAIN SIG, the two Coordinators will give us an all-day workshop on 5 things every teacher should know about the brain and how to use that information in the classroom.  They will discuss discoveries like: no emotion - no learning; the brain is a prediction machine; how the brain is embodied; and so on. You will come up with the classroom applications for using these ideas.

Schedule:
9:30:  Doors open
10:00 ~ 12:00:  Morning Presentations
12:00 ~ 14:00:  Lunch/Networking
14:00 ~ 16:00:  Afternoon Presentations
16:00 ~ 16:45:  Business Meeting/Planning Meeting
16:45 ~ 17:00:  Closing

Lunch:  
You can bring your own lunch, or buy one at a Kasumi Store or a Saza Coffee Shop on the campus.  Also there is an Indian restaurant and a bento (takeout) shop near the campus. 

Doors open at 9:30. No Pre-registration necessary!
JALT Members: Free,  Non-members: 500 yen

JALT Ibaraki chapter meetings are open to all interested in learning and teaching languages.


Support the Chapter Book Fair!  Donate no-longer-needed educational materials – Get used ones for 50 yen.

February 5, 2019

JALT-Ibaraki Chapter March 2019 Meeting


Date:  March 17th 2019 (Sunday) 

Venue: Ibaraki University Mito Campus (room #13 Common Education Building) http://bit.ly/MitoMap

Morning Program:  10:00-11:30 

Speaker: Samuel Nfor
Presentation Title: Communicative Language Teaching: Functionalizing Students’ ‘Out-of-School’ Literacy Practices through Mime

The presentation discusses the benefits and challenges of experimental Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in a Japanese university EFL oral communication class and concludes that bringing students’ literacy practices from outside the context of formal education into the EFL classroom acknowledges their investment in classroom language practices, secures student engagement, and yields perceived improvement.

Afternoon Program:  13:30-15:30 

Speakers: Sanae Kawamoto & Tracy Brown
Presentation Title: Explaining Japanese Culture using Easy Simple English

As International visitors are increasing in Japan, we have opportunities to assist them, or explain to them aspects of Japanese customs and culture. In this workshop, we will share lessons and ideas on this topic that can be used in classrooms using simple English.  

Business Meeting:  16:00-17:00

Doors open at 9:30. No Pre-registration necessary!
JALT Members: Free,  Non-members: 500 yen

JALT Ibaraki chapter meetings are open to all interested in learning and teaching languages.

Support the Chapter Book Fair!  Donate no-longer-needed educational materials – Get used ones for 50 yen.

- - -  Preliminary notice of June Event - - - 

Date:  June 8th 2019 (Saturday)  
                                                                               
Venue: University of Tsukuba, CEGLOC (room CA304)                                  
Speakers: Curtis Kelly & Caroline Handley
Presentation Title: Brain Day Mini-Conference
     (Racking your brain?  Fix it on Brain Day!


** Detailed information will be posted as soon as our program team finalizes the June event.