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ELT Calendar for Okayama City

Events of professional interest to language teachers in Okayama City.

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Groups Active In Okayama City

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

Past Events in Okayama City

Here are some of the past events in Okayama City.

Okayama JALT April Meeting: Advanced Degrees and Continuing Education--Panel Discussion on Local and Distance Programs
Date: April 15th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Panelists: Jason Lowes, Susan Meiki, Paul Moritoshi, David Townsend, Claire Uchida. Facilitator: Ian Nakamura
Organization: Okayama JALT
First line of description: Continuing education can lead to improved skills, knowledge, job prospects, and status.

Okayama JALT January Meeting
Date: January 21st (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Stephen Hampshire; Tom Fast
Organization: Okayama JALT
First line of description: Making English classes more active and communicative by Steve Hampshire In this materials-based workshop, I will demonstrate some team, group and pair work activities guaranteed to put your students into active English mode! Taken from Why Canít Elephants Jump? (Perceptia), my new bilingual materials book for teachers, these ideas can be easily integrated into existing courses.

Okayama JALT December Meeting: How I learned English; どうやって私が日本語を勉強したか
Date: December 17th (Saturday) 2016
Speaker: David Barker and Mutsumi Kawasaki
Organization: Okayama JALT
First line of description: In this bilingual presentation, David Barker will explain in Japanese how he went about the task of learning the language, and what he discovered about language learning on the journey.

Okayama JALT November Meeting
Date: November 12th (Saturday) 2016
Speaker: Kenji Chida; Eiko Nakamura
Organization: Okayama JALT
First line of description: Monthly meeting of the Okayama chapter of JALT.

Okayama JALT October meeting: A Survival Guide to Student Misbehavior
Date: October 22nd (Saturday) 2016
Speaker: Douglas Sweetlove (Kinjo Gakuin University)
Organization: Okayama JALT
First line of description: The classroom is the arena where student, teacher, and lesson all come together.

(1) Listening Skills; (2) Lit Circles
Date: September 24th (Saturday) 2016
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr (Abax)
Organization: Okayama JALT
First line of description: 1.

Okayama JALT June Meeting
Date: June 18th (Saturday) 2016
Speaker: Arnold Arao Jon Prevatt
Organization: Okayama JALT
First line of description: We will have two presenters at the June meeting.

Okayama JALT Monthly Meeting, followed by Bonenkai (end-of-year party)
Date: December 12th (Saturday) 2015
Speaker: Bill Pellowe (Kinki University, Fukuoka Campus)
Organization: Okayama JALT
First line of description: 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).

Okayama JALT Monthly Meeting
Date: November 14th (Saturday) 2015
Speaker: Maurissa George, Ian Nakamura (Okayama University), Scott Gardner (Okayama University)
Organization: Okayama JALT
First line of description: We will have three presentations: The first is on Building Academic Readiness in English Language Learners Best Practice.

Covering Your Bets: The Reading/High-Frequency Vocabulary Connection
Date: July 11th (Saturday) 2015
Speaker: Charles Browne
Organization: Okayama JALT
First line of description: Our meeting on Saturday, July 11th is a presentation co-sponsored by Okayama JALT and Okayama University's Language Education Center (LEC).

(1) Phonological Memory and Listening Comprehension: An Exploration into the Students' Insights about Extensive Reading; (2) The Effective Use of a Checklist on Silent Reading in the EFL Reading Class
Date: June 13th (Saturday) 2015
Speaker: (1) Junichiro Takeno; (2) Kyoko Sunami-Burden
Organization: Okayama JALT
First line of description: This presentation focuses on the role of phonological memory in listening comprehension of Japanese learners of English.

The Conceptualization of Balanced and Multifaceted Vocabulary Learning Systems: Teaching Vocabulary of English to Adult Learners
Date: May 16th (Saturday) 2015
Speaker: Louis Lafleur; Yumi Kitajima
Organization: Okayama JALT
First line of description: The main goal of this presentation is to demonstrate a new prototype of Spaced Repetition Software (SRS) titled "Indirect Spaced Repetition Software" customized specifically to help Japanese Junior high school students acquire the content of their English textbook more effectively.

Content-Based Instruction Workshop
Date: April 18th (Saturday) 2015
Speaker: Brent Jones
Organization: Okayama JALT
First line of description: Content-focused language teaching approaches such as Content-Based Instruction (CBI) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) continue to gain both recognition and credibility.

(1) Extensive Reading in the Real World; (2) Critical Thinking in Language Teaching
Date: December 13th (Saturday) 2014
Speaker: (1) Bettina Begole; (2) Tremain Xenos
Organization: Okayama JALT
First line of description: (1) Extensive Reading in the Real World, by Bettina Begole Extensive reading has a proven track record, but what about with low-level students or limited resources? This presentation will show you some easy ways to integrate it into your existing classes.

We're Going Global? A look at Local Efforts to Implement Japan's National English Education Goals
Date: November 15th (Saturday) 2014
Speaker: Tom Fast (Okayama University)
Organization: Okayama JALT
First line of description: Tom Fast will report on how the Ministry of Educations mandates to become "Super Global" and teach English in English are impacting local secondary school teachers.

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