Kobe JALT:

Kobe JALT Book Fair

Date: Sunday, February 2nd, 2003 Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: various speakers


  • Free advice: Get top-quality advice about the texts that are best for your classes.
  • Workshops and Presentations: Presentations all day starting from 10:00. See how the newest texts were designed to be used, and get practical ideas to take into your classes.
  • Educational Materials Exhibition: At the materials exhibit, ELT consultants from the top publishing companies will be there to listen to you and help you find texts to suit your needs.
  • Copies of Books: See a book that looks promising? Request a free inspection copy. Take it to work, show it around. Make the right choice for your students while saving money.
These are the presentations during the fair. (Note that they're not listed here in order; please contact Kobe JALT for a schedule.)
  • Accuracy vs Fluency - The American Headway Approach:
    Julian Warden (Oxford University Press)
    The presenter will discuss how to balance accuracy and fluency activities in the curriculum. Attendees will be able to customize activities according to their students' needs.
  • Games and Ideas for Teaching Children:
    Julian Warden (Oxford University Press)
    Attendees will learn how to use flashcards to teach vocabulary and grammar, learn how to teach short conversations.
  • Cross-Cultural Awareness:
    Neil MacGregor (Macmillan Language House)
    The presenter will explore cultural values and attitudes. You will be allowed to sample the lifestyles of ten real people from around the world.
  • Satisfying the Desire to ccommunicate in English:
    Neil MacGregor (Macmillan Language House)
    The presenter will develop learners' existing knowledge of English, guiding to fluency through carefully controlled activities.
  • A World of Resources for Teachers of Children:
    Katherine Mackay (Longman)
    In this workshop, the current teaching approaches will be explored through discovery of language, multi-sensory involvement and multi-learning styles.
  • Addressing Relevance and Motivation:
    Paul Rosengrave (Longman)
    In this presentation, two techniques to encourage motivation will be explored: to ensure learners talk about what interests them and to taech language for specific real-world functions.
  • Bringing Dialogues to Life - A Practical Workshop:
    Ivan Sorrentino (Cambridge University Press)
    This practical workshop looks at different activities to exploit dialogues to the full.
  • Plains, Locomotives and Karz-Vocabulary Pitfalls:
    Ivan Sorrentino (Cambridge University Press)
    This presentation gives particular attention to classic pitfalls for the Japanese student.
  • Global Stories-Building Confidence with Narratives:
    John Small(Kumamoto Gakuen University)
    This presentation will cover interconnceted activities that give students structured language practice. Dictogloss, shadow talk and summarizing will be discussed.

Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Kobe JALT)

Cost: free

Venue: Kobe YMCA (between JR Sannomiya and JR Shin-Kobe)

Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan


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Contact Kobe JALT

Website: www.kobejalt.org

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