The European Language Portfolio: Principles, Aims and Functions Dr. Bärbel Kühn

The CEFR provides tools for the development of language curricula, programmes of teaching and learning, textbooks, and assessment instruments. The ELP is designed to mediate to learners, teachers and schools, and other stakeholders the ethos that underpins the CEFR: respect for linguistic and cultural diversity, mutual understanding beyond national, institutional and social boundaries, the promotion of plurilingual and intercultural education, and the development of the autonomy of the individual citizen. Dr. Bärbel Kühn will present on the value of introducing an ELP with a focus on the Bremen version.

Date & Time: Monday, 28 March, 6:00 pm7:00 pm
Location: KUT & UK Eikokuji Campus 永国寺キャンパス A108号室
Fee for JALT members: Free
Fee for one-day members: 500 yen

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Blended Learning Using Moodle

Title: Blended Learning Using Moodle
Speaker: Rick Broadaway, Kanazawa Gakuin University

Abstract: The term “blended learning” refers to the admixture of web-based online learning with traditional face-to-face learning in the classroom. The purpose of blended learning is not to supplant traditional teaching methods but to supplement them in various ways. This presentation will demonstrate how to use Moodle to enable blended learning by giving step-by-step instructions on how to create a Moodle course page to support three different instructional contexts: 1) content-based instruction using a culture textbook, 2) a 4-skills approach using a communication textbook, and 3) content-based instruction using Ted-Talks.

Date & Time: March 7, 2016 (Monday) from 4:30 to 6:00.
Location: Kochi University of Technology, Eikokuji Campus (Downtown Kochi), Room A108


The Significance of Overseas Programs: What Students Actually Learn

Speaker: Harry Carley
Presentation title: The Significance of Overseas Programs: What Students Actually Learn
Date/time: Sunday February 7, 2016 (2:00-4:00)
Venue: Kagawa University, Saiwai Campus, Olive Square – English Cafe

For more information about this event, please contact our Kagawa Prefectural Rep, Gerry McCrohan: