ACTJ Annual Mini-Conference: Transitions: Technology and Teaching

Date: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Keynote Gregory Strong

The Association of Canadian Teachers in Japan is pleased to announce their annual conference will be held on November, 3, 2009 at the Canadian Embassy from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The one-day event will feature a total of 12 presentations in four sessions, dealing with various aspects of language teaching, learning, acquisition, and other related information that attendees will be able to apply to the classroom and their research. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP must be sent to Rob McLaughlin by November 2 in order for your name to be added onto the embassy list.
Keynote Address: Gregory Strong - Aoyama Gakuin University "Books for the 21st Century -- Renaissance or Obsolescence? "


Brendon Van Stolk - Utsunomiya University "Cultural Considerations: timings from a Japanese perspective "

Andrew Reimann - Utsunomiya University "Cultural Contexts; Humour and its Place in the Japanese EFL Classroom"

Roger Pattimore - Sophia University "The Millionaire Ex-pat Teacher Next Door"

Paul Rowan - Yokohama City University "Developing Classroom Rubrics"

Robert Walker - Tokyo Women's Christian University "Katakana English: A Barrier in Communication? "

Brant Hardgrave - Aoyama Gakuin University/ Catherine-Mette Mork - Tama University "Using Online PLNs (Personal Learning Networks) in TEFL a look at Twitter and YouTube"

Melodie Cook - University of Niigata Prefecture "Outsourcing In-Service Training: The Canadian MEXT Program "

Howard Brown - University of Niigata Prefecture "Expanding the Near in Near Peer Role Modeling"

Gregory Strong / Kazuko Namba - Aoyama Gakuin University "Blended Instruction and Integrating Language Skills in Listening "

Arno Fuhlendorf - Wayo Women's University / Barnaby Ralph - Aoyama Gakuin University "Shifting ground and raised voices: Towards a paradigmatic theory of communication for World Englishes"

Jon Dujmovich - Aichi University "Why do my classes suck?"

Myles Chilton - Chiba University "Teaching Canadian Literature in Japan: Updates and Reflections"

Deborah Bollinger - Aoyama Gakuin "Fostering Authentic Communication in CALL Environments: A Blended Learning Approach "

Organization: The Association of Canadian Teachers in Japan (ACTJ)

Cost: ACTJ Members: 1000 Yen
Non-members: 1500 Yen

Venue: Canadian Embassy

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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