Iwate-Aomori JALT Archive

Overview

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

2018 Archive

April 22nd (Sunday) 2018
Getting Ready for 2020
Speaker: Alison Nemoto
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

2016 Archive

December 11th (Sunday) 2016
Education as a Business: School Owner Simulator
Speaker: Ryan Hagglund (MY English School)
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

September 25th (Sunday) 2016
Sustainable Language-based Critical Thinking Instruction
Speaker: David Gann (Tokyo University of Science)
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

June 19th (Sunday) 2016
Money 101: Personal Finance, Investing, and Retirement for Residents of Japan
Speaker: Ben Shearon
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

April 24th (Sunday) 2016
Imbuing Student Heritage into the English as a Foreign Language Classroom: Projects from Japan and the United Arab Emirates
Speaker: Patrick Dougherty (Akita International University)
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

February 28th (Sunday) 2016
Double Presentation: Discourse Marking: Function not Filler; Discourse marking in the L2 classroom
Speaker: John Campbell-Larsen (Kyoto Women's University)
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

January 31st (Sunday) 2016
Teaching English in Japan: Understanding Identity Development Through Teachers' Stories.
Speaker: Diane Nagatomo (Ochanomizu University)
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

2015 Archive

June 21st (Sunday) 2015
Double Presentation: (1) Inspire or perspire? Getting students speaking; (2) Facebook Groups: Facilitating L2 Interaction Outside of the Classroom
Speaker: Andrew Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

May 31st (Sunday) 2015
2015 M.E.E.S Conference in Hachinohe
Speaker: Several speakers
Location: Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture

April 26th (Sunday) 2015
Activating Extensive Reading
Speaker: Thomas Bieri
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

April 24th (Friday) 2015
Extensive Reading Seminar
Speaker: Thomas Bieri
Location: Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture

February 22nd (Sunday) 2015
Using Popular Culture to Create Interesting English Classes
Speaker: Jason Hill (Hachimantai City Board of Education)
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

January 25th (Sunday) 2015
(1) Motivation: The Importance of Social Influences; (2) A Motivated Teacher Can Motivate Students, but What Motivates the Teacher?
Speaker: Margarita Foster (Hachinohe Gakuin University)
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

2014 Archive

December 14th (Sunday) 2014
Developing Automaticity in Reading: A Study of University Students in Japan
Speaker: Bryan Hahn (AIU)
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

October 26th (Sunday) 2014
Content-Based Instruction Workshop
Speaker: Brent Jones
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

September 28th (Sunday) 2014
Being Hired at National University Corporations
Speaker: Martin E. Pauly
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

July 27th (Sunday) 2014
Talk: Revisiting Mechanical Speaking Practices
Speaker: Emiko Kaneko (University of Aizu)
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

2012 Archive

September 30th (Sunday) 2012
1) The M&M's of Teaching English to Young Learners; 2) Iwate JALT Annual General Meeting
Speaker: 1) Kathleen Kampa; 2) Iwate JALT members
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

July 22nd (Sunday) 2012
Teachers Finding Belonging Inside and Outside the Classroom
Speaker: Joseph Falout
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

June 17th (Sunday) 2012
Using Student Mirroring Science in the Language Classroom
Speaker: Tim Murphey, Harumi Ogawa
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

May 27th (Sunday) 2012
Workshop on Teaching Young Learners: Brain Rules, Tools and Jewels
Speaker: Kim Horne
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

April 22nd (Sunday) 2012
Comparing Teacher Feedback on Writing Assignments in Japan
Speaker: Bill Lewis
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

February 26th (Sunday) 2012
Text-to-Lesson: Online Resources for Vocabulary and Lesson-Making
Speaker: Christine Winskowski, Morioka Junior College
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

January 22nd (Sunday) 2012
Current Status in English Classes at Elementary Schools
Speaker: Satomi Miura
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

2011 Archive

December 11th (Sunday) 2011
(1) Promoting Students' Foreign Language Communication Ability and General Studies;
(2) University Students' Perceptions on the Teacher's Use of L1 in English Class

Speaker: (1) Yoshiko Miyake; (2) Harumi Ogawa
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

October 23rd (Sunday) 2011
University Accreditation in Japan: Problems and Possibilities for EFL Reform
Speaker: Bern Mulvey
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

September 25th (Sunday) 2011
Presentation1: Typography and document design for classroom materials; Presentation2: Japanese copyright law and authentic materials: What teachers need to know
Speaker: Cameron Romney
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

2010 Archive

December 12th (Sunday) 2010
Voice training for teachers: Positive psychology in the classroom
Speaker: Claudine Marais
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

October 24th (Sunday) 2010
ELT and the Science of Happiness: Positive psychology in the classroom
Speaker: Marc Helgesen, Miyagi Gakuin Women's University
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

September 26th (Sunday) 2010
How Do Students Pick a Number? Seeking Course Evaluation Insights
Speaker: Christine Winskowski
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

July 25th (Sunday) 2010
What Language Should We Be Using in Our Classrooms?
Speaker: Takaaki Hiratsuka
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

May 30th (Sunday) 2010
Understanding Students' Non-Verbal Behavior: What does that silence mean, anyway?
Speaker: Peter Ross
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

April 25th (Sunday) 2010
Intensively Extensive: How my experience as an ESL learner has contributed to my teaching and writing
Speaker: Marcos Benevides
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

February 28th (Sunday) 2010
Extensive Reading and ICT contents: Improving University Students' Reading Proficiency
Speaker: Natsumi Onaka, Iwate University
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

2009 Archive

December 13th (Sunday) 2009
Using TV Commercials as Language Teaching Tools
Speaker: Philip McCasland
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

2008 Archive

September 28th (Sunday) 2008
English Story Cycle: What, Why and How
Speaker: Anthony S. Rausch
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

July 27th (Sunday) 2008
What Do Your Students Really Think of Your Classes? Achieving More Effective Course Evaluations
Speaker: Christine Winskowski, Morioka Junior College and Susan Duggan, Iwate Prefectural University
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

June 22nd (Sunday) 2008
Debate and Structured Discussions in the EFL Classroom
Speaker: Mark Neufeld
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

May 25th (Sunday) 2008
Lesson Planning: As Easy As Pie!
Speaker: Lesley Ito
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

March 9th (Sunday) 2008
Assessing Young Learners' Language (YLL)
Speaker: Gerry Lassche, Miyagi Gakuin Women's University
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

2007 Archive

October 28th (Sunday) 2007
Hands-on English - Task Based Learning
Speaker: Mark DeBoer
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

September 30th (Sunday) 2007
Recipes for Success in Teaching Medical English
Speaker: James Hobbs, Iwate Medical University
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

July 29th (Sunday) 2007
The New TOEIC Test : Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges
Speaker: Grant Trew, sponsored by Oxford University Press
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

July 14th (Saturday) 2007
Teaching Pre-Teens: Problems and Possibilities
Speaker: Aleda Krause
Location: Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture

June 24th (Sunday) 2007
Who is STEP? What is EIKEN?
Speaker: Todd Fouts,International Operations Manager and Chief Editor at the Society for Testing English Proficiency (STEP)
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

May 27th (Sunday) 2007
Sign Language in the Classroom
Speaker: Martin Pauly, Tsukuba University of Technology
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

January 28th (Sunday) 2007
The ABC of Student Speaking
Speaker: Catlin Evans, Brian Evans and Adam McCahon
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

2006 Archive

October 29th (Sunday) 2006
What did you think of the course? - Understanding Students' Course Evaluations.
Speaker: Christine Winskowski and Susan Duggan
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

September 24th (Sunday) 2006
Celebration of Multiethnic Cultural Capital of Adolescent 'Half' Girls in Japan
Speaker: Laurel Kamada
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

July 23rd (Sunday) 2006
Iwate JALT 20th Anniversary Barbecue
Speaker: various
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

June 18th (Sunday) 2006
Seven Steps to Success with Young Learners
Speaker: Stan Pederson
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

April 23rd (Sunday) 2006
Language Learning Histories: A writing workshop for teachers with stories to tell
Speaker: Martha Clark Cummings
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

March 26th (Sunday) 2006
How can we succeed in teaching English at Junior and Senior High Schools?
Speaker: James Hall, Iwate University Faculty of Education
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

February 26th (Sunday) 2006
Enhancing Language Learning Awareness: An Orientation Workshop for College Students
Speaker: Steve Brown, National JALT President
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

January 22nd (Sunday) 2006
The awarness of different communication styles and the roles of teachers in different cultures
Speaker: Minako Kumagai, Kozukata High School, Morioka
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

2005 Archive

November 27th (Sunday) 2005
It Was Fun! So what? A critical analysis of the role of fun in children's ELT
Speaker: John Wiltshier
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

July 18th (Monday) 2005
Marine Day (Umi-no-hi)
1st Annual Iwate JALT Potluck Picnic/Barbecue
Speaker: It's a BBQ!
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

June 26th (Sunday) 2005
Asia's Bilingual Movement
Speaker: Jason Good, Houghton-Mifflin Publishers
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

April 24th (Sunday) 2005
Dyslexia - I've heard of it. But what really is it?
Speaker: Thomas Warren-Price, Sendai Ikuei Gakuen High School
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

February 20th (Sunday) 2005
Bikkurishita! - The Use of Surprise in the English Language Classroom
Speaker: Brian Evans (Morioka College High School)
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

January 23rd (Sunday) 2005
What is Kamishibai?
Speaker: Hitomi Igumi, Stellar Education
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

2004 Archive

December 5th (Sunday) 2004
Listening Tactics for Better Language Learning
Speaker: Karl O'Callaghan, Oxford University Press
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

November 25th (Thursday) 2004
Developing Cross-Cultural Awareness in the Monolingual Classroom
Speaker: Susan Barduhn, School for International Training/JALT Four Corners Tour
Location: Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture

October 24th (Sunday) 2004
Welcome to the World of English Immersion!
Speaker: Mark de Boer, Iwate Association of Schools
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

September 26th (Sunday) 2004
Learning Styles in the Classroom: Yours and the Students'
Speaker: Catlin Hanna, Christine Winskowski
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

July 25th (Sunday) 2004
The 'Let Me Try' Kids
Speaker: Takao Ogawa
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

June 27th (Sunday) 2004
Online and Onsite - The American ESL Classroom (presentation 1 of 2)
Speaker: Mary Brooks
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

June 27th (Sunday) 2004
Surmounting the Suprasegmentals (presentation 2 of 2)
Speaker: Mark Landa
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

May 30th (Sunday) 2004
ESP English for Special Purposes: Adapting an American High School Science Textbook for the ESL/EFL Classroom
Speaker: Stephen Shucart
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

March 28th (Sunday) 2004
English Teaching Methods for Junior High School Teachers
Speaker: Kimiko Takahashi
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

February 29th (Sunday) 2004
"Conceptual Metaphors" and Figurative Language in the EFL Classroom
Speaker: Fraser Gould
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

January 25th (Sunday) 2004
Using the Oxford Reading Tree
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

2003 Archive

December 7th (Sunday) 2003
Getting Children Totally Involved in the English Classroom
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

November 27th (Thursday) 2003
Rules, Patterns and Words: A Pedagogic Description of Language
Speaker: Dave Willis
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

October 26th (Sunday) 2003
Using Video in the Classroom to Teach Language and Culture: Methods and Technolgies
Speaker: Todd Jay Leonard, Hirosaki Gakuin University
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

September 21st (Sunday) 2003
Testing - An Important Component in Language Teaching
Speaker: Brenda Hayashi, Miyagi Gakuin Women's University
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

August 26th (Tuesday) 2003
I've Got a Problem
Speaker: John Fanselow
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

July 27th (Sunday) 2003
Integrating Culture into the Language Course
Speaker: Christine Winskowski, Iwate Prefectural University
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

June 29th (Sunday) 2003
Bringing About Language Learning Using Learning Strategies at Junior High Schools
Speaker: Koki Dobashi
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

April 27th (Sunday) 2003
Teachers Talking About Teaching
Speaker: various speakers
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

March 9th (Sunday) 2003
Putting Words in their Mouths: Dictogloss, Shadowing, and Summarizing
Speaker: John Small, Kumamoto Gakuen University
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

January 18th (Saturday) 2003
New Year's Party
Speaker: All welcome
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

2002 Archive

October 13th (Sunday) 2002
Annual Iwate JALT Book Fair
Speaker: Details coming soon!
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

September 29th (Sunday) 2002
On The Go: Addressing Relevance and Motivation
Speaker: Jonah Glick, Pearson Education-Longman ELT
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

August 25th (Sunday) 2002
Effective Language Learning Strategies and Techniques
Speaker: Jarrett "Dave" Ragan, Jr., Assistant Professor of ESL, MSU-Akita
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

June 23rd (Sunday) 2002
Learning Music and Learning English
Speaker: Charles LeBeau
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

May 26th (Sunday) 2002
The Cancer of Competition: Games in the EFL Classroom
Speaker: Chris Hunt
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

April 21st (Sunday) 2002
Video Ideas for the EFL Classroom
Speaker: Michael Unher, Iwate University
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

March 24th (Sunday) 2002
Interactive Testing and Innovation in EFL
Speaker: Yoshinori J. Watanabe, PhD, Akita University
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

February 24th (Sunday) 2002
Using Videos in the Classroom
Speaker: Michael Unher, Iwate University
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

January 27th (Sunday) 2002
My Share
Speaker: various
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

2001 Archive

December 2nd (Sunday) 2001
Mini Conference & Book Fair
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Mary Lee Field, and many more
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

October 28th (Sunday) 2001
Suggestopedia
Speaker: Charles Adamson, School of Nursing, Miyagi University
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

September 30th (Sunday) 2001
What is Extensive Reading with Graded Readers
Speaker: Jeff Herman, Oxford University Press
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

August 26th (Sunday) 2001
Bringing Music into Your Classroom
Speaker: Patsy Brown, Kunohe Board of Education
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

July 15th (Sunday) 2001
Start Them Out and Keep Them Going
Speaker: Aleda Krause, author of SuperKids and SuperTots
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

June 24th (Sunday) 2001
Teaching Culture Through Children's Literature
Speaker: Susan Unher, Morioka University
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

May 27th (Sunday) 2001
Dramatizing in the Classroom: Using Drama Techniques to Enhance Your Classes
Speaker: Shimizu Akiko and Mary Burkitt
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

April 22nd (Sunday) 2001
Introducing Public Elementary School English and the Monbusho Handbook
Speaker: Tom Merner, Japan College of Foreign Languages
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

February 25th (Sunday) 2001
Language Strategies
Speaker: Anthony Rausch (Faculty of Education at Hirosaki University)
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

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