Error correction presentation & workshop

This year’s East Shikoku JALT program of events will kick off in Takamatsu, Kagawa with a workshop on error correction.

  • Speaker: Noriko Shinohara
  • Title:  Error correction presentation and workshop
  • Date/Time: Sunday, January 29th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Venue: English Cafe, Kagawa University

Speaker bio: Noriko Shinohara is the co-founder of DOUBLET, a translation company in Takamatsu, Kagawa and a lecturer at Kagawa University. She has an MA from the University of Birmingham. Her main research interests are error correction and student coaching.

Call for Submissions: Stories on Raising Bilingual/Bicultural Children

We are seeking contributions about the experience of raising bilingual/bicultural children in Japan. We are primarily interested in the experience of raising bilingual/bicultural children outside of Japan’s large urban centres where English education options are generally not present, and where international opportunities are limited. Additionally, in some of the more rural or peripheral parts of Japan, even in small cities, it is often challenging to establish and sustain face-to-face social/community support networks because of limited numbers and geographic distance. If you would like to share a story about the challenges of raising bilingual kids in peripheral areas of Japan, please consider making a submission. Thus far we have received outstanding stories/contributions ranging in scope from maintaining L1 literacy when both parents are foreign nationals to nurturing bilingualism in a hearing-impaired child.

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7th Annual Shikoku JALT Conference, June 18, 2016

The Conference is co-sponsored by East Shikoku JALT, Matsuyama JALT, and Oxford University Press.

The 7th Annual Shikoku JALT full conference schedule and abstracts can be found here.

Date, time & location:
Saturday, June 18, 2016, 1:00-6:00
Ehime University (M23/M24, 2F Muse Bldg, Johoku Campus)

Keynote speaker: John Adamson (University of Niigata Prefecture), Research into Academic Publishing: Emerging Trends and Practices

OUP sponsored presentation: Stephen Ryan (Waseda University), Embracing Unpredictability in the Language Classroom

The 7th Annual Shikoku JALT full conference schedule and abstracts can be found here.

Fees:

  1. Any JALT member may attend the Conference free of charge.
  2. There is no presentation fee for JALT members with accepted proposals.
  3. One-day membership for non-members: 1000 yen
  4. There will be a presentation fee of 2000 yen for accepted proposals from non-members (in addition to the one-day membership)
  5. Co-presenter submissions are welcomed but the main speaker shall be responsible for any payment of presentation fees for non-member co-presenters one month prior to the Conference.

 

Darren Lingley & Mike Delve
Conference Co-Chairs
7th Annual Shikoku JALT Conference (2016)

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

More information on CEFR can be found here: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/cefr/

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