Okayama JALT:

Okayama JALT Monthly Meeting, followed by Bonenkai (end-of-year party)

Date: Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Bill Pellowe (Kinki University, Fukuoka Campus)

Bill will give two short presentations, and then we'll have our annual bonenkai from 6:00 at the Ali Baba Turkish Restaurant (details below).

(1) Using Student-Created Videos in Class
With mobile technology ubiquitous among university students, students can use their mobile devices' built-in video cameras outside of class to create videos narrated in English. This brings the language they’ve studied in their coursework into a familiar context. They could, for example, describe their neighborhood, or introduce their hobby. When they bring these videos into the classroom to show to classmates, this serves as a catalyst for highly personalized conversations. In this presentation, I will discuss the types of assignments given, demonstrate a technologically simple way to collect these videos, and explain how these assignments were expanded through in-class tasks.

2. Creative Variations for Textbook Conversations
Most English textbooks contain model dialogs and conversations for students to practice. In this workshop, I will demonstrate a wide variety of techniques and approaches for using these textbook dialogs in the prelistening, listening, practice and postpractice stages. This aims to be a practical and useful workshop on adapting and extending these traditional activities.

The 2015 Okayama JALT Bonenkai will be held from 6 PM - 8 PM at Ali Baba Turkish Restaurant. The cost is 4,000 yen per person for two hours of food and drink (vegetarian selections are included). Please RSVP to Richard by December 8 to reserve your space. (11-6 Yanagimachi, Kita-ku, Okayama)

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 500 yen

Venue: Notre Dame Seishin University, Notre Dame Bldg., Room 630

Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan


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