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ELT Calendar for Gifu City

Events of professional interest to language teachers in Gifu City.

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Groups Active In Gifu City

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

Past Events in Gifu City

Here are some of the past events in Gifu City.

English as a lingua franca: Past, present, and our response
Date: October 21st (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Alan Thompson, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University
Organization: Gifu JALT
First line of description: In most of the world, when English is used, it is used as a lingua franca - a language chosen for communication by people who do not share a first language.

Breaking the Mold
Date: September 16th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Bill Fugate (La Porte International Kindergarten)
Organization: Gifu JALT
First line of description: There are more than 10,000 English language schools in Japan.

Creating a Successful Extensive Reading Library
Date: July 15th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Lesley Ito, LIXON Education
Organization: Gifu JALT
First line of description: Creating a successful extensive reading (ER) library involves much more than just putting books on shelves.

Using the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to Improve Language Teaching in Japan
Date: June 17th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Morten Hunke (Aoyama Gakuin University)
Organization: Gifu JALT
First line of description: The CEFR has now been available for more than 15 years and is an important point of reference in foreign language teaching.

(1) Writing for Fluency or Accuracy: Catch 22? (2) Instruction-giving: Effective Procedural Instructions
Date: May 13th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Andy Boon (Cengage)
Organization: Gifu JALT
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Developing Entrepreneurial Mindsets through Narrative
Date: April 15th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Philip McCasland (Fukushima University)
Organization: Gifu JALT
First line of description: This presentation will demonstrate how to introduce an entrepreneurship in EMI classes for Economics and Business majors, helping students to better understand how an entrepreneurial mindset can help them imagine their future careers.

Applications and Task Development for Smartphone VR in the EL Classroom: an Overview
Date: March 18th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Josh Brunotte (Nanzan University), Chris Hastings (Nagoya University of Foreign Studies)
Organization: Gifu JALT
First line of description: The use of virtual reality in the language classroom is an area that has gone largely unexplored, despite the fact this technology was introduced over two decades ago.

Academic Reading Circles in the English Language Learning Classroom
Date: February 18th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Michael Stout (University of Tsukuba)
Organization: Gifu JALT
First line of description: In this workshop, participants will be given an overview of academic reading circles and presented with two examples of how they have been implemented in English language learning classes at universities in Japan.

JALT2016 Four Corners Tour: Scaffolding the Writing Process
Date: November 29th (Tuesday) 2016
Speaker: Dorothy Zemach
Organization: Gifu JALT
First line of description: Do your students (or you!) regard "process writing" as a remedial technique designed for struggling writers or low-level language students? This workshop takes participants through all stages of the writing process: brainstorming, organizing, drafting, editing, and rewriting, to demonstrate its usefulness and efficiency for any level of young adult or adult writer (including native speaker).

They Like Reading What?! An Introduction to and Discussion of Boys Love Manga and Other Media in Japan
Date: October 22nd (Saturday) 2016
Speaker: James Welker (Kanagawa University)
Organization: Gifu JALT
First line of description: This talk will focus on the "boys love" --or BL-- genre of manga, anime, games, and other media in Japan.

Creative teaching for 21st century learners
Date: September 17th (Saturday) 2016
Speaker: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto (International Teacher Development Institute)
Organization: Gifu JALT
First line of description: In this workshop, teachers will learn teaching techniques to help their learners become strong English users and also critical and creative thinkers.

Pidgin and Creole Languages
Date: July 16th (Saturday) 2016
Speaker: Craig Alan Volker (James Cook University)
Organization: Gifu JALT
First line of description: Pidgin and creole languages are the linguistic results of the globalised economy that since the Medieval Ages has brought together people speaking many different languages in circumstances that have often been catastrophic.

English Project classes and the Global Goals
Date: June 18th (Saturday) 2016
Speaker: Brent Simmonds (Aichi Gakuin University)
Organization: Gifu JALT
First line of description: Teachers at Aichi Gakuin University have been providing an elective courses connected to “The UN Millennium Development Goals” and “The Sustainable Development Goals” since 2014.

(1) Expatriate perceptions of entrance exams in Japan; (2) How to get published in JALT publications
Date: May 28th (Saturday) 2016
Speaker: Melodie Cook (University of Niigata Prefecture)
Organization: Gifu JALT
First line of description: In the first presentation, Dr.

Once upon a time: Folktale in Extensive Reading Class
Date: April 16th (Saturday) 2016
Speaker: Anna Loseva (Rikkyo University)
Organization: Gifu JALT
First line of description: Probably few teenagers and even fewer grown-ups return to reading folk tales past their childhood age, yet folklore in many cultures offers a simple way of learning about the world.

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