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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.

Directed Motivational Currents: What Are They and What Can They Teach Us About Long-term Motivation?
Date: June 16th (Saturday) 2018
Speaker: Zoltan Dornyei
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: We are pleased to announce that Zoltán Dörnyei (University of Nottingham, UK) will be joining us for a presentation on June 16th.

The Benefits, Challenges, and Results of a Research-based Vocabulary Program
Date: May 12th (Saturday) 2018
Speaker: Stuart McLean (Osaka Jogakuin University)
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Please note that Stuart will also give this presentation in Fukuoka earlier on the same day.

Turning Speaking Tasks Into Assessment Activities
Date: April 14th (Saturday) 2018
Speaker: Jerry Talandis Jr. (University of Toyama)
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: One effective way to assess your students’ speaking skills is to turn regular language practice tasks into tests.

Ways to Ensure Your Students Are Actively Engaged When Reading in Class
Date: March 10th (Saturday) 2018
Speaker: Amanda Gillis-Furutaka (Kyoto Sangyo University)
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of 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.

Grounded Theory in Applied Linguistics Research: Attractive Nuisance or Helpful Guide?
Date: February 10th (Saturday) 2018
Speaker: Gregory Hadley
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of 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.

neuroELT: Focusing on the Importance of Choosing the Right Levels for Our Students
Date: January 13th (Saturday) 2018
Speaker: Ai Murphy
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: School systems typically push students up the grade levels each year (based on age), assuming the students have mastered what has been taught the previous year.

Pecha Kucha Night
Date: November 11th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Various presenters will present short Pecha Kucha presentations: 20 minute (or so) presentations on a variety of topics.

Why Student Demotivation Is Normal (And What To Do About It)
Date: October 14th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Joseph Shaules, Juntendo University Faculty of International Liberal Arts
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Many teachers complain about demotivated students.

Money 101: Personal Finance, Investing, and Retirement for Residents of Japan
Date: September 9th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Ben Shearon
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Many teachers in Japan would like to get their finances in order, but aren't quite sure where to start.

Summer Social
Date: July 8th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: It's a social!
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Come on out and toast Kitakyushu JALT.

The Brain is Built for Stories: Using them in ELT
Date: June 10th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: The presenter will discuss research showing how effective stories are, explain the neuroscience behind this phenomenon, and suggest techniques for using them in class, including Rex Tanimoto's DigiTales.

Helpful Hints on How to Get Published in the EFL Market in Japan: Making your Proposal Count: Four Industry Perspectives: the Publisher, Editor, Salesperson, and Author
Date: May 13th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Todd Jay Leonard
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: In today's competitive publishing world, getting the proverbial foot in the door can seem daunting and nearly impossible.

Developing a Sustainable Extensive Reading Program
Date: April 8th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Paul Collett and Malcolm Swanson
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Extensive Reading (ER) is regarded by many as an effective way to help language learners improve their language skills, with a general acknowledgement that "a wide range of learning benefits accrue [from ER but] the benefits do not come in the short term.

(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.