Fukuoka JALT:

Done in 60 Seconds: Bottom-up listening tasks for beginners

Date: Saturday, July 11th, 2015 Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Speaker: Branden Kirchmeyer (Sojo University)

Description:
Geared towards teachers with beginner-level or reluctant students, this interactive presentation focuses on the integration of brief but frequent bottom-up processing (BUP) activities into larger, more meaning-focused instruction. Twenty-four activities will be demonstrated, each of which serve to promote BUP skills, reinforce target language needed for more communicative tasks, and/or increase learner engagement. CALL tie-ins will also be discussed, and experimental online (Moodle) BUP tasks currently under development for an upcoming research project will be shown. Attendees will be invited to participate as students, and to share any relevant experiences which may contribute to the conversation.

Branden Kirchmeyer is an EFL Lecturer at Sojo University in Kumamoto, and is in his third year of teaching English in Japan. He earned a Master's in ESOL from the State University of New York (Buffalo) and is an advocate for classroom-based action research. He is an officer of NanKyu JALT and a member of the Task-Based Learning (TBL) and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) SIGs.

After meeting event: BEER GARDEN
Place: Beer Garden Tenku
(On the rooftop of Nishinihon Shimbun Kaikan - above Daimaru department store)
Type: All you can drink & eat (for 120min.)
Cost: 3,500 yen (2,800 yen for non-alcohol drinkers)
Date & Time: July 11, Sat, 19:30-
Address: 1-4-1, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Phone: 092-712-4650
Map: fukuoka-kokusaihall.co.jp/access.shtml
*Use the elevator at Nishinihon Shimbun Kaikan, not Daimaru
Guests are responsible for their own payment upon entry.
Our booking is made under JALT (by Cochrane ).
The party can be held whether rain or shine (a covered area is secured)
Please contact our social chair to reserve your place.

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

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

Venue: Office Humming Bird, Room 602 in the Tenjin Nishimo building (in Tenjin on Showa Dori, between Oyafuku-dori and Futata; map)

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

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