Ibaraki JALT:

Creativity in the Classroom (four presentations)

Date: Sunday, May 30th, 2010 Time: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Tomoka Kaneko, Tim Murphey, Atsushi Iida, and Samuel Nfor

Program starts at 1:00. (Doors open from 12:30. No pre-registration required!)


The Effects of Speaking Activity Attitudes on Willingness to Communicate and Classroom Speaking Anxiety
Tomoka Kaneko, Ibaraki University
This study investigates the relationships between learners’ attitudes toward speaking activities, their willingness to communicate, and classroom speaking anxiety. Changes in these three variables were examined by administering three distinct measures to 120 college freshmen at the beginning and the end of the semester.

Creative Management and Learning: Speed-Song-Dictation-Conversational-Routines
Tim Murphey, Kanda University of International Studies
Prof. Murphey will illustrate the use of Creative Management and Learning through Speed-Song-Dictation-Conversational-Routines, an easy and fun way to promote learning and manage classes in an innovative way. This technique promotes agency and puts student input to use.

Composing Haiku for Communicative Purposes
Atsushi Iida, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate how EFL writing instructors can use haiku for the purpose of developing communicative skills and writing with a greater sense of voice. The presenter will share a series of haiku writing activities to develop students' voice.

Play Production in ESL/EFL Class
Samuel Nfor, Tsukuba, Saitama, and Dokkyo Universities?
Throughout history, drama has often been clasped to education, be it in the didactic sense of teaching a message, or in a rather integrated sense of processing experience. This presentation will develop around the latter. The possibilities and options for drama's use in language acquisition will be discussed. We will take a look at the elements of the dramatic process that support language acquisition from raw script, to rehearsals, to performance.

JALT Ibaraki chapter meetings are open to all interested in learning and teaching languages. Access information for the venue and further information are available on the chapter home page.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 500 yen (students: free)

Venue: Ibaraki Christian University (Bldg. 5), Hitachi Oomika, Hitachi

Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan


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