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Chapter Forum Event - Sunday, September 17, 2023

  Why are Japanese’ communication skills lagging behind their Asian counterparts? What is missing in Japanese EFL education? What is necessary to achieve fluency? What can Japan learn from EFL/ESL teaching and language environments of other countries? Professionals from diverse cultural background in JALT Ibaraki Chapter will discuss these issues and suggest ways to successfully achieve the goal of effective English instruction in Japanese elementary schools. (by Cecilia Ikeguchi) Theme:  Towards an Effective Implementation of EFL Education in Japan Date:  Ibaraki-JALT Meeting on September 17, 2023  Fee:  Members:Free, Non-Members: 500 yen Venue:  Ibaraki University, Mito, Ibaraki-prefecture  Address:  2-1-1, Bunkyo, Mito     Location map in Japanese: generalinfo/campus/mito/     Access in English: access/     Meeting Room: First Floor of the University Library (in front of the main gate) ------   How to reach the library a

Peer Support Group Workshops Co-sponsored by Ibaraki Chapter - August 26 on Zoom

The Peer Support Group, PSG, is holding the second writers' workshop by Melodie Cook on August 26 .  Ibaraki JALT Chapter is a proud sponsor and host for the upcoming events. Please register beforehand using the QR code in the poster. 

Peer Support Group Workshops Co-sponsored by Ibaraki Chapter - June 14 on Zoom

  The Peer Support Group, PSG, is holding a series of workshops for JALT members who are seriously thinking of having their work published. Please have a look at our first iteration of the workshop series poster below, to get an idea of how it will all come together or visit the PSG page: writers-peer-support-group- psg/23-06-14 Here is the link to register for Daniel's presentation in June. The zoom will be provided to registrants. kaygTZiGBhpuCoND6 We hope to see you there 

Chapter Online Event -- Sunday, April 16th, 2023

Register here   (open until Saturday, April 15) Cost:  Free  Morning Session -- Cancelled Lunch Break 12:00 - 13:30 Afternoon Session 13:30 - 15:30 Title: Renaissance of Nature-New Year of 300 Million Throughout the Middle East Presenter: Abdollah Dodangeh Abstract Now-Ruz (New Day), is an ancient Persian New Year celebration that dates back 3000 years. It has been a Zoroastrian holy celebration for the new year and the birthday of Zoroaster. Nowruz Celebration has Religious and Secular dimensions. Both have evolved significantly over various societies. The one with the extension of observance, the other with the accumulation of charming poetic tradition. The celebration is the astronomical beginning of the spring season on March 21, with the commencement of the Vernal Equinox/Spring Equinox, known as春分の日in the Japanese calendar, which is traditionally considered the celebration of the victory of spring over winter; light over darkness; and love over hate. Nowruz is nowadays celebrate

Chapter Online Event - February 12, 2023

  Register here   (open until Friday, Feb. 10) Cost:  Free  Morning Session 10:00 - 12:00 Presenter: Prof. Masatoshi Shoji, Shokei Gakuin University Part 1: Talking About Death Part 2: Death Café Abstract In Part 1, I will talk about how important it is to talk about death. In Part 2, I will organize and facilitate Death Café to talk about death with all participants. At a Death Café, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives' according to Death Café. Links: Death Café: < > A new vision for death and dying: The Lancet Commission on the Value of Death: < > Report of the Lancet Commission on the Value of Death: bringing death back into life: < > Biography Masatoshi Shoji is a language teacher of both English and