Kobe JALT Archive

Overview

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

2019 Archive

December 8th (Sunday) 2019
(1) Some current issues in second/foreign language; (2) Story Listening (SL) and Guided Self-Selected Reading Workshop (GSSR)
Speaker: (1) Stephen Krashen (University of Southern California, professor emeritus); (2) Beniko Mason (Shitennoji University)
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

April 20th (Saturday) 2019
10 Principles of TBLT Activity Design
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

2017 Archive

April 15th (Saturday) 2017
Meet the Real Iran
Speaker: Parisa Mehran (Osaka University) Mehrasa Alizadeh (Osaka University)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

2016 Archive

June 19th (Sunday) 2016
Kobe JALT Nepal Family and Friends Project and JALT THT SIG Joint Event
Speaker: Randall Bollig, Catriona Chalmers Takeuchi and Ann Mayeda
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

May 15th (Sunday) 2016
Raising Bilingual Children Forum and BBQ
Speaker: Janina Tubby (Kobe Bilingual School), Jonathan Bunch (Co-ordinator, St. Michael's Saturday School), and Kaoru White (Canadian Academy)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

2015 Archive

May 24th (Sunday) 2015
Annual Bilingualism Presentation and BBQ
Speaker: Steve McCarty
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

2014 Archive

December 7th (Sunday) 2014
Peace as a Global Language Conference 2014 (day 2 of 2)
Speaker: TBA. Call for papers due October 31st
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

December 6th (Saturday) 2014
Peace as a Global Language Conference 2014 (day 1 of 2)
Speaker: TBA. Call for papers due October 31st
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

November 3rd (Monday) 2014
Culture Day (Bunka-no-hi)
JALT2014 Four Corners Tour in Kansai: The Teaching Power of Stories
Speaker: Bill Harley, JALT2014 National Conference Plenary Speaker, Two-time Grammy-award winning musician, storyteller, and author
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

October 5th (Sunday) 2014
TechDay +Plus 2014 mini-conference (co-sponsored by Osaka and Kobe JALT)
Speaker: Various. Plenary Charles Browne (Meiji Gakuin University)
Location: Itami City, Osaka Prefecture

July 5th (Saturday) 2014
Summer Seminar 2014 on Language Teaching and Learning
Speaker: Matthew T. Apple (Ritsumeikan University), Toru Nakahara (Osaka Prefectural Board of Education), Matthew Cook (Osaka Prefectural Board of Education). Call for papers due June 1st
Location: Amgasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture

2013 Archive

December 14th (Saturday) 2013
2013 all-Kansai JALT Bonenkai-Pub Quiz
Speaker: Quiz MC: Ray Franklin (Osaka JALT Publicity Chair)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

October 30th (Wednesday) 2013
Mega Speakers Event
Speaker: Penny Ur, Scott Thornbury, and Rubina Khan
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

October 27th (Sunday) 2013
Raising Bilingual Children in Japan
Speaker: Mary Nobuoka, JALT Bilingual SIG
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 28th (Saturday) 2013
Tech Day +Plus 2013
Speaker: Various speakers; Keynote speaker Thomas Robb (Kyoto Sangyo University)
Location: Itami City, Osaka Prefecture

July 20th (Saturday) 2013
Summer Seminar 2013: KUIS 12th Conference on Language Teaching and Learning
Speaker: Atsuko Takase (Kinki University, Osaka), Hajime Narita (Osaka University)
Location: Amgasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture

May 25th (Saturday) 2013
Ideas and Inspiration for Raising Bilingual Kids
Speaker: Adam Beck, author of the blog Bilingual Monkeys
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

January 19th (Saturday) 2013
Kobe JALT and LD SIG Joint Event: Get-Together and Chat about Autonomy
Speaker: Small group discussions
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

2012 Archive

December 15th (Saturday) 2012
Kansai JALT Year-End Bonenkai and Pecha-Kucha
Speaker: Steve Cornwell; George Schaaff; David Lees: John Rucynski; Sam Crofts; James Crocker; Margaret Bowden; Richard Miller
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

November 17th (Saturday) 2012
Content-Based Instruction
Speaker: Marian Wang (Kobe University), Brent Jones, Konan University, Hirao School of Management CUBE
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 28th (Friday) 2012
Dr. Kensaku Yoshida and the New Direction of English Education in Japan
Speaker: Kensaku Yoshida (Sophia University)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

July 21st (Saturday) 2012
Effective Language Teaching: The Never-Ending Challenge
Speaker: Kazuhiro Nomura (Kobe Gaidai University), Paul Hullah (Meiji Gakuin University); call for papers due June 17th
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

July 3rd (Tuesday) 2012
Krashen Speaks...
Speaker: Stephen Krashen
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

May 19th (Saturday) 2012
A Taste of Teacher Development
Speaker: Steven Herder
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

April 21st (Saturday) 2012
My Share: Sharing ideas and practices that work!
Speaker: Chapter members and local teachers
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

January 28th (Saturday) 2012
ER in the Classroom and Beyond: Practical Applications from Research
Speaker: Greg Rouault (Konan University, Hirao School of Management); John Eidswick (Konan University)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

2011 Archive

December 17th (Saturday) 2011
A Joint Kansai JALT (Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka JALT Chapters) Year-End Event with PechaKucha Night Nishinomiya #11
Speaker: 12 PechaKucha Format Presentations
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

November 26th (Saturday) 2011
Extensive Reading: Documenting Its Efficacy and Understanding How To Do It
Speaker: Beniko Mason
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

November 12th (Saturday) 2011
Kobe JALT Annual General Meeting 2011
Speaker: Chapter Offiicers
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 24th (Saturday) 2011
Raising Children Bilingually in Japan: A Joint Event by Kobe JALT Chapter and Bilingualism SIG
Speaker: Panelists: York Weatherford, Janina Tubby, Steven Nishida and Elizabeth Yoshikawa. Moderator: Tim Greer
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

July 23rd (Saturday) 2011
Singing in the EFL Classroom
Speaker: Robin Somers Eve
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

2010 Archive

October 17th (Sunday) 2010
An Afternoon with Kensaku Yoshida: The Course of Study and New Directions in English Education
Speaker: Kensaku Yoshida (Sophia University) with Ann Mayeda and Steven Nishida
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 25th (Saturday) 2010
Elementary School English Activities: Are we there yet?
Speaker: Ann Mayeda (Konan Women's University), Steven Nishida (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

July 24th (Saturday) 2010
Examining Learner Autonomy Dimensions
Speaker: Jonathan Aliponga (Kansai University of International Studies, Craig Gamble (Kansai Gaida), Yasuko Koshiyama (Kansai University of International Studies), Keiko Yoshida (Kobe Gaidai)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

June 19th (Saturday) 2010
"English Only" in the Japanese University EFL Classroom: Attitudes, Approaches, and the Role of the L1
Speaker: Marian Wang and Scott Bean of Kwansei Gakuin University
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

May 15th (Saturday) 2010
Preview of JALT 2010 and 18th International Conference on Pragmatics and Language Learning
Speaker: Donna Tatsuki
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

2009 Archive

November 28th (Saturday) 2009
Functional Literacy and Contextual Learning Theories
Speaker: April Amihan Alcazar, Bill Balsamo 2009 Asian Scholar
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

2008 Archive

December 13th (Saturday) 2008
Zen and the Art of Statistics
Speaker: Greg Sholdt
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

November 7th (Friday) 2008
CLT in ELT in Vietnamese Schools: Reality and Solutions
Speaker: Tran Van Phuoc
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 27th (Saturday) 2008
Rapid Word Recognition and Vocabulary Building Activities via Moodle
Speaker: John C. Herbert and Greg Rouault
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

June 21st (Saturday) 2008
Shaping Teaching to fit Theories of Learning
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

May 24th (Saturday) 2008
Themed Tasks for the Communicative Classroom
Speaker: Marcos Benevides
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

April 26th (Saturday) 2008
Preparing for a University Year Abroad: Insights of Japanese Returnees
Speaker: Teresa Bruner Cox
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

March 28th (Friday) 2008
From Visitor to Resident - How you can set down roots in Japan
Speaker: Arudou Debito
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

January 26th (Saturday) 2008
Professional Peer Development: Teacher-directed classroom observations
Speaker: Robert Croker and Juanita Heigham
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

2007 Archive

December 15th (Saturday) 2007
Chapter Potpourri Meeting and Bonenkai
Speaker: TBA
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 29th (Saturday) 2007
1) Hands-on Teacher Development: The CELTA in Japan; 2) Peace Education in the Language Classroom
Speaker: 1) Craig Jennings and Jan Visscher; 2) Kip Cates
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

June 30th (Saturday) 2007
Managing and Teaching in Coordinated English Language Programs
Speaker: Heidi Evans and Juanita Heigham
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

May 20th (Sunday) 2007
Japanese Public Elementary School Life and International School Life: How Do They Compare?
Speaker: Amanda Gillis-Furutaka
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

April 21st (Saturday) 2007
Content Teaching Ideas for Low-Level Classes
Speaker: Stephen Ryan
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

January 27th (Saturday) 2007
The New TOEIC Test: Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges
Speaker: Grant Trew
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

2006 Archive

December 16th (Saturday) 2006
Chapter Potpourri Meeting and Bonenkai
Speaker: Hiroko Hirouchi, Wakako Fujita, Nihei Nagaki and Brent Jones
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

October 30th (Monday) 2006
Act English: Using Drama to Bring English to Life
Speaker: Brian Tomlinson (Leeds Metropolitan University)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

October 14th (Saturday) 2006
EAP Symposium
Speaker: Sonia Sonoko Strain, Maggie Lieb, Terry Fellner, Greg Sholdt (Himeji Dokkyo University)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 30th (Saturday) 2006
Strategies to Help Students Communicate Now
Speaker: Roger Palmer
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

July 8th (Saturday) 2006
Using Tall Tales as a Learner Resource
Speaker: Brian Caspino
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

June 24th (Saturday) 2006
Spotlight on Junior and Senior High School Teaching
Speaker: William Matheny, Scott Brown and David Svoboda
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

May 27th (Saturday) 2006
Controversial Issues in EFL: Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?
Speaker: Trevor Sargent
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

January 21st (Saturday) 2006
Using Whole Discourse Tasks for Language Teaching
Speaker: Deryn Verity, Osaka Jogakuin College
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

2005 Archive

December 10th (Saturday) 2005
Engaging Learners in Their Own Learning with a Drama Approach
Speaker: Steve Brown
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

November 26th (Saturday) 2005
Oral Testing for Communication Classes
Speaker: Rebecca Calman
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 17th (Saturday) 2005
Leaning from SEL-Hi
Speaker: Jun Sekiguchi (Osaka Jyogakuin Senior High School) and Hirokazu Nakai (Osaka Jyogakuin College)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

June 25th (Saturday) 2005
Video-Based Pragmatics Course
Speaker: John Rylander and Donna Tatsuki
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

May 21st (Saturday) 2005
Trend Five: The Adult Education Boom
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

April 23rd (Saturday) 2005
Global Education through Role Play and Simulations
Speaker: Kip Cates (Tottori University and GILE SIG coordinator)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

February 19th (Saturday) 2005
Is Shadowing a Magic Wand?
Speaker: Ken Tamai (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

2004 Archive

December 11th (Saturday) 2004
Potpourri Meeting & Bonenkai
Speaker: Brent Jones & Anthony C. Torbert
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

October 30th (Saturday) 2004
Two presentations on Motivation and Reading
Speaker: Steve King (Longman)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

June 26th (Saturday) 2004
Adapting Textbook Activities on the Spot
Speaker: Rebecca Arthur
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

May 22nd (Saturday) 2004
Ideology of Women's Education in Japan
Speaker: Steve Cornwell, Osaka Jogakuin College
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

April 24th (Saturday) 2004
Wonder Kids
Speaker: Theo Steckler
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

February 12th (Thursday) 2004
A Box of Delights: Stories for Extensive Reading
Speaker: Jennifer Bassett
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

2003 Archive

December 6th (Saturday) 2003
Potpourri Meeting: Teaching Syllogism in Writing Class
Speaker: Yukio Hirayanagi
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

November 28th (Friday) 2003
New Directions in the Teaching of English
Speaker: Jack C Richards, Regional Language Center, Singapore/ Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 27th (Saturday) 2003
The Joy of Teaching English in a Child's World
Speaker: Chuck Vilina, co-author of Magic Time 1 & 2
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

June 22nd (Sunday) 2003
Recent Developments in Monkasho's English Education Policy -- Where Are We Headed?
Speaker: Kensaku Yoshida, Sophia University
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

May 25th (Sunday) 2003
Two presentations: (1) The Psychology of Difficult Students, (2) How e-Learning will Change the World
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Heian Women's University
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

April 27th (Sunday) 2003
Is Comprehensible Input Sufficient for the Development of Foreign Language Skills?
Speaker: Beniko Mason, Shitennoji International Buddhist University
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

February 2nd (Sunday) 2003
Kobe JALT Book Fair
Speaker: various speakers
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

2002 Archive

December 8th (Sunday) 2002
Potpourri Meeting (three presentations)
Speaker: Matsumoto Toyoko, Hirouchi Hiroko and Michael Skelton
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

November 16th (Saturday) 2002
Boinguage (What is it? Attend and discover.)
Speaker: John F. Fanselow
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

November 16th (Saturday) 2002
Cat's Feat: From Practice to Principle in Task Design and Task-based Learning
Speaker: Dr. Jane Willis, Aston University
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 29th (Sunday) 2002
Process and Thought: Two Articles that have Shaped EFL Writing Instruction, and Stories for the Heart
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Heian Women's University
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

July 14th (Sunday) 2002
Storytelling in Language Teaching
Speaker: Charles Kowalski
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

June 23rd (Sunday) 2002
Teacher Education: 6 Workshops
Speaker: Gerald Williams, Daniel T. Kirk, Judith Johnson, Stuart Ruttan, Paula Corozzi, Jan Visscher, Joshua Kurzweil and Brian Long
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

April 28th (Sunday) 2002
Miniconference: English Language Teaching in Secondary Education
Speaker: Seven speakers (details below)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

February 17th (Sunday) 2002
The Intergration of English Language Education within Mainstream University Discipline-Area Study in Japan: A Case Study of 'Shimada' University and The Sociology Department
Speaker: Prof. Alan Brady, PhD, Kwansei Gakuin University
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

February 17th (Sunday) 2002
Developing Fluency: Practical Suggestions for Modifying Discussion Activities
Speaker: William Lawrenz, Osaka Jyogakuin Junior College
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

2001 Archive

December 9th (Sunday) 2001
Potpourri and Annual Business Meeting
Speaker: TBA
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

October 14th (Sunday) 2001
Language and Cognitive Science
Speaker: Dean Williams
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

October 14th (Sunday) 2001
Gender and Language Teaching
Speaker: Marie Nelson
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 30th (Sunday) 2001
Teaching Children Miniconference
Speaker: Katherine Mackay, Yukie Kawaguchi, Tom Merner and more.
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

June 24th (Sunday) 2001
Pragmatics Miniconference
Speaker: See the website for the list of speakers
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

May 27th (Sunday) 2001
TBA
Speaker: Robert Kirkpatrick, Prefectural University of Kumamoto
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

April 22nd (Sunday) 2001
Pragmatic Tasks With a Purpose
Speaker: Robert W. Long III, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

February 25th (Sunday) 2001
Conversation Strategies & Timed Conversation: Nice Talking With You!
Speaker: Tom Kenny, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies.
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

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