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The 5th CEGLOC Conference - Dec. 3, 2022 (Online)

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Dear Colleagues from JALT Ibaraki Chapter,   As we have had the pleasure to announce in the last months, the CEGLOC FD Committee of the University of Tsukuba in collaboration with the JALT Learner Development SIG and the JALT Ibaraki Chapter will hold the 5th CEGLOC Conference “Autonomous and Interactive Practices in Language Learning” on December 3, 2022, online.   Overall Conference Information The conference program is now available online: https://b24-n3d8tg.bitrix24. site/2022events/5thCEGLOC- Conference/   Sign-up is necessary for both presenters and participants by November 25, 2022: https://docs.google.com/forms/ d/e/1FAIpQLSe3nN- 7fVh35SzPENVXe4W73NIsJO0MrgoMH mF5XWzgVSW-UA/viewform   NEW: “Learner Development Collaborative Zone” Additionally, this International Conference will run, in parallel to the main event, two workshops called the “Learner Development Collaborative Zone”. These workshops are looking for contributions from students and teachers.   The organization of th

Multilingual Cafe of OLE (Joint Online Event of OLR SIG and Ibaraki Chapter) - Sep. 21, 2022

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Ibaraki-JALT will be co-sponsoring the following presentation with JALT OLE (Other Language Educators) SIG. If you are interested in participating in the event, please register at the Multilingual Café website listed below. Date: September 21, 2022 Venue: Zoom Meeting Presenter: Naoko Ochiai Presentation Title: Mediation to Help Hearing-Impaired Students Learn German About the Multilingual Café: meet and chat in your favorite language. The languages available depend on those attending the meeting (for example French, German, Spanish, Thai, Hungarian, and many more). https://tinyurl.com/MultilingualCafeOLE Bertlinde Vögel, Gabriela Schmidt, Margit Krause-Ono JALT OLE-SIG officers For more information see: OLE SIG HP  https://sites.google.com/view/jalt-olesig/multilingual-caf%C3%A9 Cost for JALT Members:   Free Cost for non-JALT Members:   Free Looking forward to meeting you in the Multilingual Café!

Multilingual Café of OLE (Joint Online Event of OLE SIG and Ibaraki Chapter) - July 27, 2022

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  Ibaraki-JALT will be co-sponsoring the following presentation with JALT OLE (Other Language Educators) SIG.   If you are interested in participating in the events, please register at the Multilingual Café website listed below. Date:   July 27, 2022 Venue:   Zoom Meeting Presenter:   Abdollah Dodengeh Presentation Title:   Persian and English Language  - - - - - - - -  Information re Multilingual Cafe - - - - - - - - - About the Multilingual Café: meet and chat in your favorite language. The languages available depend on those attending the meeting (for example French, German, Spanish, Thai, Hungarian, and many more). If your friends want to join, this is the sign-up form: https://tinyurl.com/MultilingualCafeOLE Looking forward to meeting you in the Multilingual Café!   Bertlinde Vögel, Gabriela Schmidt, Margit Krause-Ono JALT OLE-SIG officers For more information see: OLE SIG HP  https://sites.google.com/view/jalt-olesig/multilingual-caf%C3%A9 -    - - - - - - - - - -

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

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  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” Abstract:     Little ones LOVE what they know. Teaching very young learners can feel daunting because it seems that y

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

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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. - - - - - - - - - -        **To participate in the Multilingual Café, go to the following site and sign up:   https://tinyurl.com/MultilingualCafeOLE  ( 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-ed

Chapter Online Event: Tim Murphey - An Ecological Jungle of Learning - October 17

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  Date:  October 17, 2021// Online // 13:00 - 15:00 Title:  An Ecological Jungle of Learning: Partnering Students with Invitations to Teach, Reach, & Publish Presenter: Tim Murphey,  Visiting Professor Research Institute for Learner Autonomy Education  RILAE , Kanda University of International Studies Abstract: Inspiring students to do things that they have never done is not as difficult as it seems, if we approach them with our own confidence that they can amaze themselves and start with small steps. I will describe 7 activity types that scaffold them toward class publications that can potentially change their world. Starting with egalitarian classes in which their ideas are respected, students have  shown themselves to want to and be able to write  for their peers and others in remarkably interesting ways. The materials having been written by peers are even more interesting for students than normal texts  and caste a certain charm into the reading students’ heads as they read say

Voices of Asia (Co-sponsored with the Gunma chapter) July 18, 2021

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  Event Speakers: Mashraky Mustary, Zhou Xin, Dr. Pramila Neupane, Dr. Abdollah Dodangeh Date: Sunday, July 18, 2021 -  2:00pm  to  5:00pm PRESENTATION 1 2:00pm ~ 2:30pm TEACHING TRENDS IN DHAKA CITY: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS, PRIVATE SCHOOLS, AND MADRASAHS by Mashraky Mustary The Bangladesh education system has three types of educational institutions: public schools, private schools, and Islamic instruction educational institutions called madrasah. With the gradual enhancement of technology, the gaps in the quality of education are becoming more pronounced. This presentation showcases the study undertaken in 2019 to investigate the teaching methodologies in each type of institution to identify the key differences between them in Dhaka City schools. This presentation will be of interest to teachers of public and private schools who are interested in the topic of nationalized education as well as researchers looking into the privatization of education. Findings will be reve