Fukuoka JALT:

(1) How to Write for JALT Publications; (2) Open Career Doors to EFL Teaching Positions in Colleges and Universities in Japan

Date: Saturday, January 16th, 2010 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Speaker: (1) Malcolm Swanson; (2) Akiko Tsuda

(1) How to Write for JALT Publications
JALT offers a wide variety of opportunities for educators to publish and present in their fields of interest. However, submitting a proposal or manuscript is just the start of a long process, and, if not done properly, can lead to rejection from the outset. In this presentation, Malcolm Swanson will explain the submission and selection processes for both JALT's publications and its annual conference. He will also cover the review and editorial procedures, and offer advice for optimising your submissions.

Malcolm Swanson has had many years of experience in both JALT's publications and its conference planning. He currently teaches at Seinan Jo Gakuin University in Kitakyushu.

(2) Open Career Doors to EFL Teaching Positions in Colleges and Universities in Japan
Even experienced EFL professionals with MA degrees and Japanese language skills are likely to be bewildered by the lists of documents that need to be submitted when applying for teaching positions at universities in Japan. What may seem like common sense to you may not be applicable in the Japanese educational context, especially when applying for teaching positions. Some basic knowledge of the recruiting process in Japan together with some Japanese terminology for job hunting will assist you greatly in the job hunting process.

You are encouraged to bring your own resumes in English and/or Japanese, and also your lists of publications and educational achievements. The presenter will go through several points on how to prepare your documents and you are encouraged to share your own personal experiences and insights on job hunting. Japanese English teachers are welcome to attend this workshop as 'volunteer career advisors.'

Akiko Tsuda, Nakamura Gakuen Jr. College, author of "Open Career Doors", a textbook for TOEIC preparation and basic business communication skills, will outline the current state of EFL programs and teaching positions in higher education in Japan, and will then discuss cross cultural communication differences in writing resumes and handling job interviews, with reference to actual recruiting ads and sample dialogues.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Satellite Campus, (9F), Tenjin 2-8-38, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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