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ELT Calendar for Kitakyushu City

Events of professional interest to language teachers in Kitakyushu City.

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Groups Active In Kitakyushu City

Listed in decreasing order by the number of events on ELT Calendar by each group in Kitakyushu City. (The ELT Calendar database goes back to 2001.)

Past Events in Kitakyushu City

Here are some of the past events in Kitakyushu City.

(1) Freeing Up Fluency in a Silent Speaking Class; (2) Katakana Usage
Date: May 14th (Saturday) 2016
Speaker: (1) Steve Paton (Fukuoka University) (2) Yumiko Cochrane (Tokyo International Business College and Kyushu Sangyo University)
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Freeing Up Fluency in a Silent Speaking Class Steve Paton (Fukuoka University) In speaking classes with English majors, I'd become disappointed that students weren't taking advantage of the opportunity to speak, and to learn through experience.

Student-Created Videos
Date: April 9th (Saturday) 2016
Speaker: Bill Pellowe (Kindai University, Izuka)
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: 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.

Adapting Websites and Games for the Classroom
Date: October 10th (Saturday) 2015
Speaker: Stephen Case
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: This talk will present a series of ideas for adapting existing websites and games into task and communicative based lesson plans for both on and offline classrooms.

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Two Case Studies from Japan
Date: September 12th (Saturday) 2015
Speaker: Zack Robertson and Rick Eller
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Two case studies of vocabulary acquisition and use.

The 8th Annual Extensive Reading Seminar
Date: June 21st (Sunday) 2015
Speaker: Keynote speakers David Beglar (Temple University Japan) and Takayuki Nakanishi (Dokkyo University)
Organization: Extensive Reading SIG of JALT
First line of description: The Extensive Reading Seminar is an annual gathering of language instructors focusing on research and practice related to Extensive Reading.

The Innovation Adoption Lifecycle and Teaching Practice
Date: June 13th (Saturday) 2015
Speaker: Michael Phillips
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Using Bell's Technology (or Innovation) Adoption Lifecycle theory, this presentation will be allow attedees to reflect on elements of their current teaching situations and practices, based on an understanding that the model "describes the adoption or acceptance of a new product or innovation, according to the demographic and psychological characteristics of defined user categories.

Card Games and Vocabulary Building
Date: May 9th (Saturday) 2015
Speaker: Adam Stone
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: The aim of this presentation is to introduce a computer program that produces a modifiable card game that can be used in some English classes as a vocabulary builder and to strengthen lexical recognition.

(1) Creative Variations for Textbook Conversations; (2) Assessing Gains in Extensive Reading
Date: February 14th (Saturday) 2015
Speaker: Bill Pellowe, J. Lake
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: (1) Creative Variations for Textbook Conversations Bill Pellowe Most English textbooks contain model dialogs and conversations for students to practice.

Gamification and Language Learning
Date: January 10th (Saturday) 2015
Speaker: Mark Yong (Kyushu Sangyou University)
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: The presentation will describe what exactly a game is and why they are fun.

Year End Party!
Date: December 13th (Saturday) 2014
Speaker:
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Meet at the Kokura Station Ticket Gate at 6:45 PM.

Pechakucha Night
Date: November 8th (Saturday) 2014
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Kitakyushu JALT will be hosting our fourth PechaKucha night involving a variety of presentations to do with classroom learning and teaching.

Making money online
Date: October 11th (Saturday) 2014
Speaker: Todd Beuckens
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: In this presentation, attendees will learn how to create digital products and online educational material for private and public use.

What Can Younger Learners Teach Us?
Date: September 13th (Saturday) 2014
Speaker: Zack Robertson (Ashiya Town Board of Education, ALT)
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: This presentation will begin by exploring the differences in language learning/acquisition processes of children and adults through the examination of various physiological/neurological, psychological/cognitive, and sociolinguistic patterns that are emerging currently in the fields of SLA, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics.

FAB5: neuroELT Brain Days International Conference (day 3 of 3)
Date: July 21st (Monday) 2014
Speaker: Plenary speakers: Vanessa Rodriguez, Robert S. Murphy, Marc Helgasen, Curtis Kelly, Tim Murphey, Joseph Shaules
Organization: FAB NeuroELT Conference
First line of description: What is neuroELT? This is a new interdisciplinary field within Applied Linguistics (and Educational Neuroscience) that connects neuroscience, psychology, and second language teaching.

FAB5: neuroELT Brain Days International Conference (day 2 of 3)
Date: July 20th (Sunday) 2014
Speaker: Plenary speakers: Vanessa Rodriguez, Robert S. Murphy, Marc Helgasen, Curtis Kelly, Tim Murphey, Joseph Shaules
Organization: FAB NeuroELT Conference
First line of description: What is neuroELT? This is a new interdisciplinary field within Applied Linguistics (and Educational Neuroscience) that connects neuroscience, psychology, and second language teaching.

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