Akita JALT Archive

Overview

This is an archive of all of the past events of Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching on ELT Calendar.

2012 Archive

October 5th (Friday) 2012
Genre pedagogy to lead students to a high stake of learning: Students' voice and critical thinking about environment issues through news item writing
Speaker: Inggy Yuliani Pribady
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

September 29th (Saturday) 2012
The M&Ms of Teaching English to Young Learners
Speaker: Kathy Kampa
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

June 23rd (Saturday) 2012
Technology in the Classroom
Speaker: Renaud Davies
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

May 26th (Saturday) 2012
Workshop for teachers of young learners
Speaker: Kim Horne (Kindergarten teacher)
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

April 14th (Saturday) 2012
Interwoven Stories Told by High School JTEs and ALTs
Speaker: Takaaki Hiratsuka (University of Auckland)
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

March 24th (Saturday) 2012
Old English for Today
Speaker: Susumu Hiyama (Akita Prefectural University)
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

2011 Archive

November 24th (Thursday) 2011
Ideologies/Stereotypes that Japanese-learners of English take to class
Speaker: Laurel Kamada
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

October 29th (Saturday) 2011
Learning Environments; also: Akita JALT Annual General Meeting
Speaker: Ibuki Aiba, Reika Maruyama, and Megumi Kimoto
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

September 24th (Saturday) 2011
Typography and document design for classroom materials
Speaker: Cameron Romney
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

2010 Archive

July 10th (Saturday) 2010
Extensive Reading and ICT Contents: Guiding university students to be better English readers
Speaker: Natsumi Onaka, Associate Professor, Iwate University International Center
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

June 12th (Saturday) 2010
Metaphor Elicitation as a Means of Investigating Learner Beliefs and Facilitating Reflection
Speaker: Joseph Sykes
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

April 24th (Saturday) 2010
Intensively Extensive: How my experience as an ESL learner has contributed to my teaching and writing
Speaker: Marcos Benevides
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

March 27th (Saturday) 2010
What Language Should We Be Using In Our Classrooms?
Speaker: Takaaki Hiratsuka
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

2008 Archive

November 22nd (Saturday) 2008
Content-Based Instruction: A tale with two flavors
Speaker: Bobby Mamoru Takahashi and Stephen Shucart
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

October 25th (Saturday) 2008
English Story Cycle: What, Why and How
Speaker: Anthony S. Rausch
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

September 27th (Saturday) 2008
An Introduction to American Sign Language
Speaker: Carlos Budding
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

July 26th (Saturday) 2008
What Do Your Students Really Think of Your Classes? Achieving More Effective Course Evaluations
Speaker: Susan Duggan, Iwate Prefectural University
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

June 21st (Saturday) 2008
Debate and Structured Discussions in the EFL
Speaker: Mark Neufeld
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

May 24th (Saturday) 2008
Lesson Planning: As Easy As Pie!
Speaker: Lesley Ito
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

2007 Archive

October 27th (Saturday) 2007
Recipes for success in teaching medical English
Speaker: James Hobbs (Iwate Medical University)
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

September 29th (Saturday) 2007
Action Log and Topic-Based Instruction
Speaker: Mamoru Takahashi
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

June 23rd (Saturday) 2007
Who is STEP? What is EIKEN? EIKEN goes global
Speaker: Michael Todd Fouts
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

May 26th (Saturday) 2007
Sign Language in the Language-teaching Classroom
Speaker: Martin Pauly
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

April 21st (Saturday) 2007
The Power of Stories to Teach and Motivate
Speaker: Jarrett Dave, Ragan Jr.
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

2006 Archive

December 9th (Saturday) 2006
Fostering Positive Changes in Students' Beliefs about Learning English
Speaker: Terri Lee Nagahashi
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

September 30th (Saturday) 2006
Assisting Learners: One ALT's Experience
Speaker: Mike Plugh
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

July 22nd (Saturday) 2006
ESP - Adapting a US High School Science Textbook for the Classroom
Speaker: Stephen Shucart
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

June 24th (Saturday) 2006
Using a College Success textbook for university English students
Speaker: Mark Cunningham
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

June 24th (Saturday) 2006
Seven steps to success with young learners
Speaker: Stan Pederson
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

May 27th (Saturday) 2006
Using Kamishibai in ESL/EFL Classrooms for Students of All Ages
Speaker: Taeko Okamoto
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

April 22nd (Saturday) 2006
Language Learning Histories: A writing workshop for teachers with stories to tell
Speaker: Martha Clark Cunnings
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

February 25th (Saturday) 2006
A Drama Approach in an Autonomous Learning Environment
Speaker: Steve Brown
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

2005 Archive

December 10th (Saturday) 2005
Teaching Listening to Low Level Learners: The Importance of Script and of Suprasegmental Phonology
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr of ABAX Publishers
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

November 12th (Saturday) 2005
English teaching in Oman
Speaker: Abdullah Abri
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

September 10th (Saturday) 2005
AIU Travel Service Club Research Trip to Thailand
Speaker: AIU Travel Service Club members and advisors
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

July 16th (Saturday) 2005
Comparing Japanese, Cambodian, and Thai University Students: How Racial/Ethnic Attitudes, Intercultural Contact, Study Motivation, and English Ability Interact
Speaker: Jeff Maggard
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

June 25th (Saturday) 2005
Bilingual Education in Asia and Content Materials
Speaker: Jason Good
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

May 28th (Saturday) 2005
Learning Style Inventory
Speaker: Catlin Hanna and Christine Winskowski
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

April 23rd (Saturday) 2005
Dyslexia: I've heard of it. But what really is it?
Speaker: Thomas Warren-Price
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

February 12th (Saturday) 2005
Group Dynamics in the Language Classroom
Speaker: Tim Murphey
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

2004 Archive

July 24th (Saturday) 2004
Viva! Japanese Teachers of English!
Speaker: Michiko Sugita
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

June 26th (Saturday) 2004
Two for One (Two one-hour presentations)
Speaker: 1) Mary Brooks 2) Mark Landa
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

May 29th (Saturday) 2004
The SETS program
Speaker: Brad Blackstone
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

April 24th (Saturday) 2004
Using English in Thailand: Is It Different from Japan?
Speaker: Nantarika Chansue
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

March 27th (Saturday) 2004
ESP (English for Specific Purposes) - Adapting an American High School Science Textbook for the ESL/EFL Classroom
Speaker: Stephen Shucart
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

February 28th (Saturday) 2004
Learning Maps
Speaker: Dave Ragan
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

2003 Archive

December 13th (Saturday) 2003
Akita JALT Business Meeting
Speaker: Steve Shucart, Dave Ragan
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

October 18th (Saturday) 2003
Integrating Culture into the Language Course
Speaker: Christine Winskowski
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

September 27th (Saturday) 2003
Mark Cunningham and His Books
Speaker: Mark Cunningham
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

August 27th (Wednesday) 2003
Your Rapport was Great, But...
Speaker: John F. Fanselow
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

July 27th (Sunday) 2003
How to Develop Learner Autonomy Based on Shadowing and Extensive Reading
Speaker: Takayuki Yoshizawa
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

June 28th (Saturday) 2003
Thinking in English and Keeping Journals
Speaker: Naoto Sato
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

May 17th (Saturday) 2003
Why Can't Japanese Speak English?
Speaker: Thorfinn Tait
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

April 26th (Saturday) 2003
Japanese English Education, Observed by an ALT
Speaker: Debbra McClintock
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

March 8th (Saturday) 2003
Putting Words in Their Mouths: Dictogloss, Shadowing and Summarizing
Speaker: John Small, Kumamoto Gakuen University
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

February 22nd (Saturday) 2003
How Can Teachers Bring About Language Learning Based on Learning Strategy at Japanese Junior High Schools?
Speaker: Koki Dobashi
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

2002 Archive

November 17th (Sunday) 2002
Methods of Using Content-Based Instruction
Speaker: Kirby Record
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

October 19th (Saturday) 2002
DramaWorks presents PopStars and Star Taxi
Speaker: Kristie Collins of the DramaWorks Team
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

September 28th (Saturday) 2002
The Corpus Linguistics Approach to Language Teaching: Trends, Directions, and Challenges
Speaker: Naoko Taguchi
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

July 13th (Saturday) 2002
Teaching Culture
Speaker: Discussion facilitated by Helen Korengold
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

June 22nd (Saturday) 2002
Effective Language Learning Strategies and Techniques
Speaker: Dave Ragan
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

May 25th (Saturday) 2002
Social Aspects of Communication and Their Relationship to Teaching English as a Second Language
Speaker: R. Jeffrey Ringer, Ph.D.
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

April 27th (Saturday) 2002
Utilizing the Four Skills in Textbook Design
Speaker: Todd Jay Leonard
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

February 13th (Wednesday) 2002
Personal experiences in an International College: Thoughts on the successful elements at Miyazaki International College
Speaker: Al Evans
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

2001 Archive

November 3rd (Saturday) 2001
Culture Day (Bunka-no-hi)
Focus on Form in English Teaching: Integrating Meaning and Form
Speaker: Sean Izumi, Sophia University
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

October 13th (Saturday) 2001
What Influences our Individual Approaches to Teaching in the Classroom?
Speaker: Thomas Simmons, JALT national president
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

September 8th (Saturday) 2001
Teaching English in an EFL Context
Speaker: Kensaku Yoshida
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

July 28th (Saturday) 2001
Global Links: English for International Business
Speaker: Keith Adams, Tohoku Gakuin University, co-author of Workplace English: Office/Travel File
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

June 23rd (Saturday) 2001
Testing In the Classroom
Speaker: Watanabe Yoshinori, Akita National University
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

April 21st (Saturday) 2001
Introducing Public Elementary School English and the Monbusho Handbook
Speaker: Tom Merner, Japan College of Foreign Languages
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 27th (Saturday) 2001
Suggestopedia
Speaker: Charles Adamson, Miyagi University
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

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