Showing posts from 2019

JALT-Ibaaki Chapter December 2019 Joint Meeting

JALT-Ibaraki Chapter December 2019 Joint Meeting The 3rd CEGLOC Conference, in collaboration with the JALT Mind, Brain, and Education SIG and the JALT Ibaraki Chapter, is a one-day conference about language learning and the brain. The conference includes two keynote presentations, parallel workshops and presentations in English and Japanese, and a round-table discussion over lunch. Entry is free, although advance registration is required. Date:   December 7, 2019 Venue:   University of Tsukuba, Laboratory of Advanced Research A, 1st floor 1 Chome-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture Event Title :   Mind, Brain, and Education Event Speaker:  Keynote 1: Hyeonjeong Jeong, Tohoku University, “Contribution of cognitive neuroscience to second language acquisition research.” Keynote 2: Robert Murphy, University of Kitakyushu, “NeuroELT in practice: pedagogical L2 maturation and cognitive development" The program schedule: 9:20 - 9:50 Registration 9:50 - 17:45 Conference 18:30 - 20:3

Ibaraki JALT Chapter October 2019 Meeting (Tsukuba)

October 2019 Chapter Meeting Date:   Saturday, October 5 th , 2019 Venue:   Tsukuba Gakuin University, Tsukuba Directions: Doors open:  9:30 Morning Program:   10:00 – 12:00 Title:   A Glance at English Education in Iran and Turkey Presenter:   Abdollah Dodangeh, Tsukuba Gakuin University   Summary:   In our discussion, I will address the place of the teaching/learning English language in Iran and Turkey from a social and cultural perspective. English language teaching in public and private institutions will be briefly discussed.   Grammatical and phonetic affinities between Persian, Turkish and English languages will also be touched upon. Families' enthusiasm in educating their children at an early age, the value of English language skills in the community, the function of the English language in the labor market, and its impact on securing a better career for new generations will be focused on. Finally, examples of research topics related to

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: Campus Map:   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/Network

JALT-Ibaraki Chapter March 2019 Meeting

Date:  March 17th 2019 (Sunday)   Venue: Ibaraki University Mito Campus (room #13 Common Education Building) 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 Japane