Iwate-Aomori JALT:

2015 M.E.E.S Conference in Hachinohe

Date: Sunday, May 31st, 2015 Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Several speakers


  • John Campbell-Larsen (Kyoto Women?s University)
  • James Hobbs (Iwate Medical University)
  • Neil Addison (Tokyo Woman?s Christian University)
  • Neil Conway (Musashino University)
  • Marc Jones (Waseda Junior High School)
  • Chutatip Yumitani (Tohoku Fukuchi University and Miyagi Gakuin Women?s University)
  • Mark de Boer (Iwate University)

The 2015 Michinoku English Education Summit is co-sponsored by the Iwate Chapter of JALT and Hachinohe Gakuin University. The conference theme is "Why can't we be friends?" Reuniting Linguistics and Language Education.

Despite the merits that it can offer language teachers, linguistics often seems divorced from EFL education. The 2015 Michinoku English Education Summit (MEES) aims to provide opportunities for English educators to explore the dynamics between linguistics and EFL education. In doing so, teachers will gain a wealth of new language insights as well as practical teaching ideas. This MEES conference will appeal to any English language educator interested in the relationship between language and language teaching, regardless of their teaching context.

Conference Schedule for Sunday, May 31st:

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Registration
  • 10:00 - 10:10 Opening Comments
  • 10:10 - 11:05 Plenary Session
  • 11:15 - 11:55 Session 1
  • 12:05 - 12:45 Session 2
  • 12:45 - 14:00 Lunch Break
  • 14:00 - 14:40 Session 3
  • 14:50 - 15:30 Session 4
  • 15:40 - 16:20 Session 5
  • 16:20 - 16:30 Closing Comments

Organization: Iwate-Aomori Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Iwate-Aomori JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: 1,000 yen
Non-members: 1,500 yen

Venue: Hachinohe Gakuin University (map)

Location: Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan


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