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ELT Calendar for Fukuoka Prefecture

Events of professional interest to language teachers in Fukuoka Prefecture.

February 10th (Saturday) 2018

Grounded Theory in Applied Linguistics Research: Attractive Nuisance or Helpful Guide?
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Gregory Hadley
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Ogura TM (Teramoto) Building (map)
City: Kitakyushu City
Brief description: Although widely-used throughout the social sciences today, the Grounded Theory methodology (GTM) has been frequently misused by researchers in Applied Linguistics and related fields, leading some to question its suitability.

March 10th (Saturday) 2018

Ways to Ensure Your Students Are Actively Engaged When Reading in Class
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Amanda Gillis-Furutaka (Kyoto Sangyo University)
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Ogura TM (Teramoto) Building (map)
City: Kitakyushu City
Brief description: Drawing on recent research in neuroscience, the presenter will demonstrate a variety of activities that can encourage even reluctant readers to take an active part in a reading lesson.

March 11th (Sunday) 2018

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2018 - Motivate, Encourage and Empower: Smart approaches to help students grow as learners
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Daryl Haywood, Rob Peacock, Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Yuko Suzuki
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Venue: TKP Garden City Hakata Annex, Hotel Sunline 2F, 4-11-18 Hakata ekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
City: Fukuoka City
Brief description: Come and join Oxford at this years Oxford Teaching Workshop series! This interactive and informative event will feature lively and hands-on workshops for teachers of young learners and will stop at ten cities throughout Japan.

April 14th (Saturday) 2018

Turning Speaking Tasks Into Assessment Activities
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Jerry Talandis Jr. (University of Toyama)
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Ogura TM (Teramoto) Building (map)
City: Kitakyushu City
Brief description: One effective way to assess your students’ speaking skills is to turn regular language practice tasks into tests.

May 12th (Saturday) 2018

The Benefits, Challenges, and Results of a Research-based Vocabulary Program
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Stuart McLean (Osaka Jogakuin University)
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Ogura TM (Teramoto) Building (map)
City: Kitakyushu City
Brief description: This presentation first describes the beneficial features of a hypothetical program of vocabulary study.

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