April 23, 2022

Buzz Green Day, Gifu Chapter Event Co-sponsored by Ibaraki Chapter (April 23, 2022)


Date:  Saturday 23rd April  from 2 pm

Event:  Buzz Green Day, Gifu Chapter Event Co-sponsored by Ibaraki Chapter

Presenter from Ibaraki Chapter: Deborah Grow

 In memory of the beloved JALT member and friend, Buzz Green, Gifu JALT is hosting a half-day event on April 23, 2022. The event will host an array of presentations with an emphasis on young learners and ALT-related topics, two areas of teaching dear to Buzz's heart. Presentations will be 30 mins long.

 This is the schedule, zoom address and charity link . There may be some slight alteration ( to the My Share)  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Py3SckfycwZ2Xy5R5UbveUoiiUtsi34YPTutoFACpos/edit?usp=sharing 

The following is the schedule of Deborah Grow’s presentation. She is a member of the Ibaraki Chapter. 

Room B  3:00-3:30

Presenter:  Deborah Grow  

Title:  “Little ones LOVE what they know”



Little ones LOVE what they know. Teaching very young learners can feel daunting because it seems that you are starting from ground zero but actually there are a lot of familiar activities that can make English friendly and fun for the pre-school crowd. By using familiar concepts, rhythmic activities, engaging musical books, and movement, little ones will be looking forward to your English classes. The added plus is that your school enrollment will feel the benefits. This workshop will give you practical tips on how to engage your youngest students.  


Deborah Grow

Adept at wearing many hats, Deborah is an author, singer/songwriter, teacher, teacher trainer, and voice-over actor. After spending many years in New York City, where she worked as a professional actor and singer, Deborah is now focused on helping children in Japan and around the world through English and music. With more than 20 years of teaching experience in various settings from her school, The English Garden in Tsukuba, to immersion kindergarten to university, she is happy to share her ideas with fellow teachers. She is the author of Honeysuckle Cottage, books and songs for children as well as English is Easy. Deborah has been a speaker at Tokyo TED X teachers, national and regional JALT, the International Training in Communication Association, and conducted workshops for teachers and students in Japan, Vietnam, and China.

March 21, 2022

Multilingual Cafe of OLE (Joint Event of Ibaraki Chapter and OLE SIG) on March 30, 2022

Meeting Title:   Multilingual Café of OLE (Other Language Educators SIG)

  (Joint Event of JALT-Ibaraki Chapter and OLE SIG)

Date and Time:  Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Venue:  Online ZOOM meeting

Presenter:  Martin Pauly

Presentation Title:  Sign language—Why I Like It 

 Presentation Summary

A short overview of Sign Language and the presenter’s experience using it will be offered.

 Presenter’s Bio:

The presenter is retired from Tsukuba University of Technology, Division for the Visually Impaired.  He is currently teaching at the University of Tsukuba, Tsuchiura Nursing School and Koyo Gakuen.  In his younger days he was a guide runner for blind athletes.

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**To participate in the Multilingual Café, go to the following site and sign up:


 (We will send you the link one day before the meeting.)

 **More details are shown at the OLE SIG homepage:   https://sites.google.com/view/jalt-olesig/multilingual-caf%C3%A9

 **Also, you can find the information at JALT calendar:  https://jalt.org/event/other-language-educators/22-03-30