Nara JALT Archive

Overview

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

2021 Archive

April 18th (Sunday) 2021
MyShare
Speaker: Jason Moser (Kanto Gakuin University) Rachel Patterson (Berlitz Japan and Kindai University Language Center) Paul McAleese (Nara Institute of Science and Technology) Elisabeth Williams (Doshisha Women's College)
Location: Online, Online Events

2020 Archive

April 19th (Sunday) 2020
CANCELLED: Content and Language Integrated Learning
Speaker: Laurence Anthony (Waseda University), Brian Shaw (Ei-Com), Francesco Bolstad (Nara Medical University)
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

2019 Archive

December 7th (Saturday) 2019
Getting to know the CEFR: An introduction to the Commom European Framework of Reference
Speaker: Jack Bower (Tezukayama University), Gary Cook (Hiroshima Bunkyo University)
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

September 8th (Sunday) 2019
Teacher Efficacy, Learner Agency
Speaker: Robert Maran (Osaka Shoin Women's University), Sayaka Ishimizu (National Institute of Technology, Nara College)
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

June 23rd (Sunday) 2019
Teaching Young Learners: English for Elementary School Education
Speaker: Wakana Chihara (Kori Nevers Gakuin Elementary School), Julie Rhodes (Kawai Town Board of Education), Masayuki Takanao (Nara Prefectural Tomigaoka High School)
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

April 14th (Sunday) 2019
Round Table discussion: Teacher Efficacy, Learner Agency
Speaker: Steven Herder and Catherine L. Oki (JALT2019 Conference Co-Chairs)
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

2018 Archive

December 15th (Saturday) 2018
Using Literature in Language Teaching: A Nara JALT and LiLT SIG Collaborative event
Speaker: Kevin Stein, Mark Scott, Lorraine Kipling
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

2017 Archive

October 1st (Sunday) 2017
English Language Teaching through Japanese Eyes
Speaker: Hideyuki Kashimoto (Shijonawate High School), Michi Yonezaki (Konan Womens University), Tetsuro Nishiyama (Todaijigakuen Junior and Senior High School)
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

June 18th (Sunday) 2017
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Extensive Reading (ER)
Speaker: Ann Mayeda (Konan University), Paul Goldberg (Kwansei Gakuin University), Mark Brierley (Shinshu University), Ann Flanagan (Ritsumeikan Jr/Sr High School)
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

2016 Archive

October 2nd (Sunday) 2016
Vocabulary Learning Strategies: Applying What We Know From Research to Our Practice
Speaker: Atsushi Mizumoto (Kansai University)
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

August 21st (Sunday) 2016
Young Learners: Competent Communicators
Speaker: Hikoko Shibata, Scott Crowe
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

July 3rd (Sunday) 2016
CALL SIG Joint Event: Technology in the Classroom
Speaker: Lee Blowers (Kansai International Academy); Maki Terauchi Ho (St. Michael's International School)
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

February 28th (Sunday) 2016
English for High School Education: Professional Development through Teaching Practice
Speaker: Masayuki Nakano, Angela Wren, Rachel Stuart, Kazuhiro Iguchi and Adelia Falk
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

2015 Archive

December 12th (Saturday) 2015
Inspire Or Perspire? Getting Students Speaking
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo)
Location: Ikoma City, Nara Prefecture

October 4th (Sunday) 2015
How do Japanese-university English learners look to you?
Speaker: Etsuko Shimo, Kinki University, Faculty of Applied Sociology
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

August 23rd (Sunday) 2015
Melodic Methodologies: a movement to motivate young learners
Speaker: Greg Crawford, Bevan Joseph Bulmer (BJ), Scott Crowe, Nanae Yukioka
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

June 14th (Sunday) 2015
THT-SIG Projects: Dedicated to the aid and assistance of fellow educators and students in and around Asia
Speaker: Steve Cornwell, Pat Dougherty, Roger Palmer, Ann Mayeda, Randy Bollig, Brent Jones and Mike Furmanovsky
Location: Nagakute City, Nara Prefecture

April 26th (Sunday) 2015
Materials and Methods for Teaching Spoken Language
Speaker: (1) Cameron Romney (Sangyo University); (2) John Campbell-Larsen (Kyoto Women's University)
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

February 15th (Sunday) 2015
The New Academic Year: Resolutions, Reflections and Revelations from the Classroom
Speaker: Various speakers
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

2014 Archive

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

August 24th (Sunday) 2014
Practical ideas for teaching English at Elementary School
Speaker: Marco Brazil (OUP sponsered speaker), Aki Matsunobu (teacher trainer J-SHINE), Catherine Littlehale (Konan Womens College), Catriona Takeuchi (One World English School)
Location: Nara City, Nara 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

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

September 16th (Sunday) 2012
Ways That Work in Teaching Children
Speaker: Takako Watanabe, Watanbe English School; Kazuo Watanabe, Professor of English and English language education at Nara University of Education.
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

September 16th (Sunday) 2012
Call for Nara JALT Chapter Officer Nominations and Announcement of Nara JALT Annual General Meeting
Speaker: All chapter members
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

July 15th (Sunday) 2012
Opening your own school: How hard can it be?
Speaker: Malcolm Harding (CK Education), Tony Brace (UKPlus, Osaka), Matthew Reynolds (English-Please! Language Schools), Catriona Takeuchi (One World English)
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

June 16th (Saturday) 2012
Controversies over the Current Policy of English Education by the MEXT and the Possible Contributions of Native and Non-native English Teachers
Speaker: Hidetami Nakai, Tenri University
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

May 27th (Sunday) 2012
Invaluable Techniques for Teaching English to Kids Under the Age of 10
Speaker: Matthew Reynolds, Catriona Takeuchi, Lisa Manhart, Catherine Littlehale
Location: Kashihara City, Nara Prefecture

April 8th (Sunday) 2012
The Reflective Teacher: Towards self-actualization
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

January 29th (Sunday) 2012
The Annual Tenri University - Nara JALT Joint Seminar 2012: Reconsidering the Standards of Teaching
Speaker: Various speakers
Location: Tenri City, Nara 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 27th (Sunday) 2011
Innovation in Writing: Examining dialogues between instructors of English writing and Japanese learners of English
Speaker: Marlen Elliot Harrison (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

October 23rd (Sunday) 2011
Nara JALT: Ourshare and AGM
Speaker: Various speakers
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

January 29th (Saturday) 2011
Tenri University - Nara JALT Chapter Joint Seminar: Beyond the New Course of Study
Speaker: Various speakers
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

2010 Archive

September 19th (Sunday) 2010
Music and Movement: Strategies for energising students
Speaker: Ray Santos and Catriona Takeuchi
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

July 17th (Saturday) 2010
Videotaping and Self-Reflection. What Do You See?
Speaker: Greg Dunne and Sean Toland
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

March 20th (Saturday) 2010
English Teaching in the Japanese EFL Environment: How Efficacious?
Speaker: Rintaro Sato, Nara University of Education
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

January 24th (Sunday) 2010
What Do We Know about English Education at Elementary Schools?
Speaker: Various Speakers
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

2008 Archive

June 21st (Saturday) 2008
Critical Approaches to Teaching Writing: Mindfulness and the power of 'no'
Speaker: Marlen Harrison
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

May 17th (Saturday) 2008
Teaching English Through Drama
Speaker: Kathy Emori
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

April 27th (Sunday) 2008
Considering Themes in Advanced Extensive Reading: The Imperial Sun Never Sets: Young Adult Literature Set in Japan
Speaker: Jesse Crisler
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

February 3rd (Sunday) 2008
Joint Seminar: Tenri University, Nara JALT, KELES Nara chapter, NET Forum
Speaker: Various Speakers
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

2007 Archive

December 9th (Sunday) 2007
JALT Nara Chapter Chritsmas Party/ Bonenkai
Speaker: It's a party!
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

October 20th (Saturday) 2007
Zen and the Art of Presenting Naked
Speaker: Garr Reynolds
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

July 15th (Sunday) 2007
Teaching Children: Approach, Curriculum and Classroom Control
Speaker: Lesley Ito
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

January 27th (Saturday) 2007
Talking about English Education from Different Perspectives
Speaker: Various Speakers
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

2006 Archive

December 10th (Sunday) 2006
My Share and Annual Christmas Party
Speaker: It's a party!
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

September 10th (Sunday) 2006
The TKT and How it can Improve Your ESL Career
Speaker: Matthew Reynolds, Director of Studies, English-Please!
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

July 17th (Monday) 2006
Marine Day (Umi-no-hi)
(Kid Friendly) Idea Exchange and Materials Swap Meet
Speaker: Various
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

May 28th (Sunday) 2006
Two implementations of extensive reading.
Speaker: Clive Lovelock and Jim Swan
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

May 1st (Monday) 2006
Two implementations of extensive reading.
Speaker: Co-Presenters: Clive Lovelock and Jim Swan
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

March 11th (Saturday) 2006
Juggling and EFL.
Speaker: Andrew Woollock
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

January 14th (Saturday) 2006
Tenri University - Nara JALT Chapter Joint Event
Speaker: Various
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

2005 Archive

December 10th (Saturday) 2005
December My Share (and 2005 Christmas Party)
Speaker: Group Participation
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

November 13th (Sunday) 2005
NETs and NNETs - Do they speak the same language?
Speaker: Hidetami Nakai
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

September 17th (Saturday) 2005
Teaching Practical English at Elementary School
Speaker: Atsuko Ohara
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

May 28th (Saturday) 2005
Basic Counseling Skills Every Teacher Should Know
Speaker: Marlen Harrison, Co-Coordinator of the JALT Learner Development Special Interest Group
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

April 24th (Sunday) 2005
The Psychology of Difficult Students
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

February 27th (Sunday) 2005
Practical Tips for Teaching Kids
Speaker: Panelists: Larry Dodds, Liz Parke, Ann Mayeda
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

2004 Archive

December 12th (Sunday) 2004
Nara JALT Year-end Meeting and Christmas Party
Speaker: It's a Party!
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

October 17th (Sunday) 2004
Training Students to Use Basic Learning Srategies
Speaker: Clive Lovelock, Tezukayama Gakuin University
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

August 22nd (Sunday) 2004
TAPL: Learning Italian, Hours 1 and 2
Speaker: Tom Pendergast, International Buddhist University
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

June 19th (Saturday) 2004
Activities That Go Beyond Linguistics
Speaker: Rodney Dunham, Tezukayama University
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

February 1st (Sunday) 2004
DramaWorks for Kids!!
Speaker: Theo Steckler
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

2003 Archive

October 12th (Sunday) 2003
Studying Abroad: A Gateway 21 Perspective
Speaker: Gateway 21 Representative
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

May 24th (Saturday) 2003
The Eikaiwa Experience
Speaker: Steven Nishida
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

2002 Archive

October 19th (Saturday) 2002
Practical and Psychological Aspects of CALL
Speaker: Eamonn O'Dowd
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

September 28th (Saturday) 2002
Task-Based Learning
Speaker: Jason Moser
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

March 23rd (Saturday) 2002
Making Effective Use of Multi Media in Project Work
Speaker: Simon Cole
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

February 23rd (Saturday) 2002
Implementing an Oral Proficiency Testing Program at Your School
Speaker: Dean Williams
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

2001 Archive

December 15th (Saturday) 2001
Year-End Party with Nara JALT
Speaker: All participants
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

October 27th (Saturday) 2001
Extreme Digital Storytelling
Speaker: Rex Tanimoto
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

July 14th (Saturday) 2001
2 presentations: (1) Phonetics, (2) TOEIC Scores
Speaker: (1) Larry Walker, (2) Gary Clendennen
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

May 26th (Saturday) 2001
NLP Rapport in EFL Classrooms: Practical Applications
Speaker: Dr. Hiser, Kansai Gaidai University
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

March 17th (Saturday) 2001
4 Corners: Ways to Improve Student Independence and Motivation in the Classroom
Speaker: Marc Sheffner and Rodney Dunham, Tezukayama University
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

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