Gunma JALT:

The 18th JALT-Gunma Summer Workshop at Kusatsu (Day 1 of the Two-day Event)

Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2006 Time: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Speaker: Main William Grabe, Northern Arizona University

18th JALT-Gunma Summer Workshop at Kusatsu
Dates: August 26 (Sat) - 27th (Sun), 2006
Theme: Teaching and Learning of Reading in English as an L2
Main Lecturer: Dr. William Grabe, Professor of English and Chair of the English Department at Northern Arizona University. He received the 2005 AAAL Distinguished Service and Scholarship Award for his research on issues in L2 Reading. He will give two lectures at the 18th JALT-Gunma Kusatsu Summer Workshop. The tentative titles are 1) Research on L2 Reading Instruction: Implication for L2 Teaching and 2) Effective L2 Reading Instruction / From vocabulary to motivation: Building effective L2 reading instruction.

Registration: Contact Morijiro Shibayama, 2-38-4 Hirose, Maebashi, Gunma 371-0812, Tel/Fax 0272-63-8522, E-mail The registration will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis (max 40).

Participation Fee: 9,000 (Program Fee; 3,000, Room and Board including Party; 6,000).

Presentation: You are welcome to apply to give a presentation. There are six slots (30 min each) for presentations.


August 26 (Sat)
11:00 - 12:00 Check-in
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:20 Orientation
13:30 - 14:00 Presentation
14:00 - 14:30 Presentation
14:30 - 15:00 Presentation
15:30 - 17:00 Lecture (1)
19:00 - 21:00 Dinner and Party

August 27 (Sun)
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:10 - 09:40 Presentation
09:40 - 10:10 Presentation
10:30 - 12:00 Lecture (2)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:30 Presentation
13:30 - 14:00 Closing and Farewell
16:00 - 18:00 Music Festival (Optional)

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

Cost: Program 3000 yen, Room and Board 6000 yen

Venue: Kusatsu Seminar House, 737 Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Guma-ken (venue tel: 0279-88-2212, fax 0279-88-8030)

Location: Kusatsu City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan


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