Okayama JALT Archive

Overview

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

2019 Archive

October 26th (Saturday) 2019
(1) The CEFR and the Companion Volume; (2) Implementation of the CEFR at a Japanese University
Speaker: (1) Monika Szirmai; (2) Tim Wilson
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

September 28th (Saturday) 2019
Okayama JALT Talks III Powered by PechaKucha
Speaker: various
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 15th (Saturday) 2019
(1) Improving Student Motivation with Language Support Centers; (2) A Successful New Zealand Exchange Program for Medical Students
Speaker: (1) Lynne Murphy; (2) John Telloyan (both of Shimane University)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 11th (Saturday) 2019
Okayama JALT May Meeting: (1) Writing and leveling graded materials; (2) Effects of rater training on peer assessment
Speaker: (1) Rob Waring (NDSU); (2) David Townsend (Shujitsu University)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 20th (Saturday) 2019
Poster Presentation Extravaganza
Speaker: various presenters
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 9th (Saturday) 2019
Great Group of Local Presenters
Speaker: Susan Meiki, Naomi Fujishima, Luc Gougeon, and Akio Niiya
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 19th (Saturday) 2019
Okayama JALT January 2019 Meeting: It's Not Just about Ganbaru: Avoiding the False Growth Mindset in the Japanese EFL Classroom
Speaker: Adrian Leis
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2018 Archive

December 8th (Saturday) 2018
Okayama JALT Bonenkai 2018
Speaker: various
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

December 8th (Saturday) 2018
Okayama JALT December Meeting
Speaker: various
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

November 21st (Wednesday) 2018
JALT 4-Corners Tour: Teaching English in Laos
Speaker: Thongsouk Keomany
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

November 10th (Saturday) 2018
Creating Engagement in the Language Classroom
Speaker: Bill Snyder
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

October 20th (Saturday) 2018
CLIL Approaches to Post-truth Pedagogy
Speaker: Sandra Kouritzin
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

September 22nd (Saturday) 2018
Okayama JALT Talks, Powered by PechaKucha
Speaker: Several
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 20th (Saturday) 2018
(1) Psychotherapy and Communication; (2) Prepping for Study Abroad
Speaker: (1) Eric Des Marais; (2) Chris Creighton
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2017 Archive

December 16th (Saturday) 2017
2017 December JALT Meeting + Bonenkai
Speaker: Ready for Monday Activities; Quiz Game; Annual General Meeting
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

November 11th (Saturday) 2017
November Meeting: Research and Materials from Three Presenters
Speaker: Neil Cowie and Keiko Sakui; Masayuki Teranishi; Paul Goldberg
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

October 21st (Saturday) 2017
October Meeting
Speaker: Ian Nakamura, David Townsend and Larry Dante
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

July 8th (Saturday) 2017
Annual Okayama JALT Beer Garden
Speaker: Everyone
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

July 8th (Saturday) 2017
Teaching for Global Citizenship in the Language Classroom
Speaker: Kip Cates (Tottori University)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 17th (Saturday) 2017
Resistance on the Brain: Why Student Demotivation is Normal (and what to do about it)
Speaker: Joseph Shaules (Juntendo Faculty of International Liberal Arts)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 15th (Saturday) 2017
Okayama JALT April Meeting: Advanced Degrees and Continuing Education--Panel Discussion on Local and Distance Programs
Speaker: Panelists: Jason Lowes, Susan Meiki, Paul Moritoshi, David Townsend, Claire Uchida. Facilitator: Ian Nakamura
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 21st (Saturday) 2017
Okayama JALT January Meeting
Speaker: Stephen Hampshire; Tom Fast
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2016 Archive

December 17th (Saturday) 2016
Okayama JALT December Meeting: How I learned English; どうやって私が日本語を勉強したか
Speaker: David Barker and Mutsumi Kawasaki
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

November 12th (Saturday) 2016
Okayama JALT November Meeting
Speaker: Kenji Chida; Eiko Nakamura
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

October 22nd (Saturday) 2016
Okayama JALT October meeting: A Survival Guide to Student Misbehavior
Speaker: Douglas Sweetlove (Kinjo Gakuin University)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

September 24th (Saturday) 2016
(1) Listening Skills; (2) Lit Circles
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr (Abax)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 18th (Saturday) 2016
Okayama JALT June Meeting
Speaker: Arnold Arao Jon Prevatt
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2015 Archive

December 12th (Saturday) 2015
Okayama JALT Monthly Meeting, followed by Bonenkai (end-of-year party)
Speaker: Bill Pellowe (Kinki University, Fukuoka Campus)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

November 14th (Saturday) 2015
Okayama JALT Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Maurissa George, Ian Nakamura (Okayama University), Scott Gardner (Okayama University)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

July 11th (Saturday) 2015
Covering Your Bets: The Reading/High-Frequency Vocabulary Connection
Speaker: Charles Browne
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 13th (Saturday) 2015
(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
Speaker: (1) Junichiro Takeno; (2) Kyoko Sunami-Burden
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 16th (Saturday) 2015
The Conceptualization of Balanced and Multifaceted Vocabulary Learning Systems: Teaching Vocabulary of English to Adult Learners
Speaker: Louis Lafleur; Yumi Kitajima
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 18th (Saturday) 2015
Content-Based Instruction Workshop
Speaker: Brent Jones
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2014 Archive

December 13th (Saturday) 2014
(1) Extensive Reading in the Real World; (2) Critical Thinking in Language Teaching
Speaker: (1) Bettina Begole; (2) Tremain Xenos
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

November 15th (Saturday) 2014
We're Going Global? A look at Local Efforts to Implement Japan's National English Education Goals
Speaker: Tom Fast (Okayama University)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

October 18th (Saturday) 2014
(1) Focus on Canada; (2) Cognitive Load and the COmpetent Teacher
Speaker: (1)David Townsend; (2) Jason Lowes
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

September 27th (Saturday) 2014
Expatriate ELT Faculty Members and University Entrance Examinations: Beliefs, Assumptions, and Recommendations for Change
Speaker: Melodie Cook
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 24th (Saturday) 2014
Classroom Management
Speaker: David Townsend (Shujitsu University), Magnus Kuwahara Magnusson (International Pacific University)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 12th (Saturday) 2014
Collaborative Critical Thinking For Real World Change
Speaker: Chuck Sandy
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 15th (Saturday) 2014
(1) An alternative to speech writing; (2) Get your students hooked on television
Speaker: (1) Paul Delaney; (2) Bob Lamitie
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 18th (Saturday) 2014
(1) Exploring cultural differences through humor; (2) Swiss-Army Knife Activities
Speaker: (1) John Rucynski, Ayako Namba, and Scott Gardner; (2) Matt Gilhool
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2013 Archive

December 8th (Sunday) 2013
Motivating the unmotivated: Do teachers have to do all the work?
Speaker: Ken Wilson (author of the Smart Choice series, Oxford University Press )
Location: Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture

December 7th (Saturday) 2013
Motivating the unmotivated: Do teachers have to do all the work?
Speaker: Ken Wilson (author of the Smart Choice series by Oxford University Press)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

November 16th (Saturday) 2013
(1) Introducing Mreader; (2) Monty Python for Teaching Pragmatic Awareness
Speaker: (1) Richard Lemmer; (2) Scott Gardner
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

October 12th (Saturday) 2013
(1) Designing Independent Listening Projects; (2) Ukiyo-Eigo: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Art and EFL
Speaker: (1) Caleb Prichard; (2) Tom Fast
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

September 21st (Saturday) 2013
Okayama JALT barbecue
Speaker: BBQ
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 15th (Saturday) 2013
1. Reflections on peer assessment of oral presentations; 2. Tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs) and EFL
Speaker: 1. David Townsend; 2. Magnus Kuwahara Magnusson
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 11th (Saturday) 2013
Caring about learners of nursing English: Adaptable vocabulary activities for ESP and beyond
Speaker: Simon Capper (Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing, Hiroshima)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 20th (Saturday) 2013
EFL Learners Learning Theories Associated with Introducing Zunal Webquest
Speaker: Chris Burrows, Anthony Walsh
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 9th (Saturday) 2013
(1) Revisiting CBI (Content-Based Instruction); (2) Theory and Practice E-learning trends: Lessons from experts in four different countries
Speaker: (1) Akemi Morioka; (2) Keiko Sakui and Neil Cowie
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 19th (Saturday) 2013
Active Participation through Student Response Systems
Speaker: Bill Pellowe, Kinki University (Iizuka City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2012 Archive

December 15th (Saturday) 2012
Turning Them On: Ideas on creating a classroom in which everyone is fully engaged
Speaker: Jason Lowes
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

November 24th (Saturday) 2012
A framework for selecting appropriate online vocabulary learning environments
Speaker: Rob Waring
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

October 27th (Saturday) 2012
1) Guiding student discussion of graded readers; 2) Demotivation, amotivation or overmotivation? An action research project
Speaker: 1) Jason Cox; 2) Peter Burden
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

September 22nd (Saturday) 2012
Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)
Students (and Teachers) as Legitimate Peripheral Participants
Speaker: Akiko Nagao, Ian Willey
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

July 7th (Saturday) 2012
Online Corpus Workshop
Speaker: Ted O'Neill
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 23rd (Saturday) 2012
Project work: What is it and why, when and how to use it
Speaker: Paul Moritoshi
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 19th (Saturday) 2012
New Ideas from New Language Educators
Speaker: Sachiko Iwamoto, Tsukasa Nakamura, Rikako Nakanishi, Mika Yunoki
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 21st (Saturday) 2012
Global Issues Films in English Language Teaching
Speaker: Tom Fast
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 4th (Saturday) 2012
(1) Incorporating Crosswords in the English Language Classroom; (2) What, exactly, do Junior and Senior High School Textbooks Teach?
Speaker: (1) David Townsend: (2) Mutsumi Kawasaki
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 21st (Saturday) 2012
(1) Electronic dictionaries during communication activities; (2) Elementary School English
Speaker: (1) Jason Williams (Notre Dame Seishin University); (2) Eri Mizuno and Aya Morisawa
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2011 Archive

December 10th (Saturday) 2011
Discourse Frames and Materials Development: What is the connection?
Speaker: Mike Guest
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

November 13th (Sunday) 2011
Expert Teachers: What Are They Like And What Do They Do?
Speaker: Keith Johnson (Lancaster University, UK)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

November 12th (Saturday) 2011
Expert Teachers: What Are They Like And What Do They Do?
Speaker: Keith Johnson (Lancaster University, UK)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

October 15th (Saturday) 2011
1) Ethical ELT; 2) Popular Songs, Active Neurons, and High-frequency Vocabulary
Speaker: Maggie Lieb (Meiji University)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

July 23rd (Saturday) 2011
Okayama JALT July Meeting and Beer Garden
Speaker: All participants
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 18th (Saturday) 2011
What do English teachers need to know about English?
Speaker: David Barker (BTB Press)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 15th (Sunday) 2011
Social Justice and Critical Consciousness in the University EFL classroom
Speaker: Alexis Pusina
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 16th (Saturday) 2011
Connecting the Brain to Teaching
Speaker: Jason Lowes
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 13th (Sunday) 2011
Extensive Reading in Japan Seminar 2011
Speaker: Rob Waring and Atsuko Takase
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 22nd (Saturday) 2011
(1) Fluency and Collocations; (2) Student Reading Habits and Perceptions
Speaker: (1) Dave Robinson; (2) Richard Lemmer
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2010 Archive

December 11th (Saturday) 2010
Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers
Speaker: Ian Nakamura
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

November 14th (Sunday) 2010
University Accreditation: How it Impacts You
Speaker: Bern Mulvey
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

October 16th (Saturday) 2010
Proofreading: Problems and Practice
Speaker: Ian Willey and Kimie Tanimoto
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

September 25th (Saturday) 2010
Language Acquisition by Cochlear Implant Infants Deafened by Meningitis
Speaker: C.J. Creighton
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

July 24th (Saturday) 2010
Teaching a Process Approach to Paragraph Writing
Speaker: Peter Neff
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 19th (Saturday) 2010
Practical Business English for Lower Level Learners
Speaker: Grant Trew
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 22nd (Saturday) 2010
Self-Access Language Learning as Classroom-Based Instruction
Speaker: Garold Murray
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 24th (Saturday) 2010
Being Constructive with Moodle
Speaker: Peter Ruthven-Stuart
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 14th (Sunday) 2010
Writing a graded reader
Speaker: Rob Waring
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 16th (Saturday) 2010
Task-based learning in a themed context
Speaker: Marcos Benevides
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2009 Archive

November 15th (Sunday) 2009
The functional literacy theory and the contextual learning theory as applied to English language learning
Speaker: April Mella-Alcazar
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

October 18th (Sunday) 2009
From textbooks to TESOL Quarterly: Publishing for EFL teachers
Speaker: Keiko Sakui (Kobe Shoin Women's University) and Neil Cowie (Okayama University)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

September 26th (Saturday) 2009
Do teacher beliefs really influence classroom practices?
Speaker: Takako Nishino
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

July 12th (Sunday) 2009
In search of the 'real' Johnny Depp: The co-construction of identity through an interview
Speaker: Ian Nakamura
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 13th (Saturday) 2009
Native Checkmate
Speaker: Ian Willey and Kimie Tanimoto
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 17th (Sunday) 2009
Enhancing EFL Instruction Through the Use of Manga
Speaker: Chad Godfrey
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 17th (Sunday) 2009
Interview Discourse and National Sports
Speaker: Chie Yamane-Yoshinaga (Sanyo Gakuen University)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 25th (Saturday) 2009
Motivating Non-English majors in English Classes
Speaker: Paul Moritoshi, Himeji Dokkyo University
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

March 28th (Saturday) 2009
A screening of 'Sour Strawberries', a documentary
Speaker: Arudou Debito
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 9th (Monday) 2009
A Four-Level Approach to Communication and Public Speaking
Speaker: Charles LeBeau, Toshiba International Training Center
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 17th (Saturday) 2009
Pragmatics and Communicative Competence
Speaker: Megumi Kawate-Mierzejewska, Temple University Japan
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2008 Archive

December 13th (Saturday) 2008
Investigating Communication Strategy Use in an Immersion Setting
Speaker: Jason Williams
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

December 13th (Saturday) 2008
Teaching writing to multileveled college students
Speaker: Kumiko Miyamoto
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

November 16th (Sunday) 2008
Teaching Reading to Young Learners: Phonics? Sight Words? Whole Language? Yes!
Speaker: Sandy Rogers Logos Eikaiwa, and Notre Dame Seishin Elementary School
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

November 16th (Sunday) 2008
Evaluation of Materials for Young Learners
Speaker: Joe Seigel, University of Birmingham MA candidate
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

October 26th (Sunday) 2008
Storytelling in the Language Classroom
Speaker: Kusumika Chatterjee
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

September 28th (Sunday) 2008
Techniques and Resources for Raising Kids to be Bilingual
Speaker: Gavin Thomas
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

September 28th (Sunday) 2008
Learning Disabilities
Speaker: Cynthia Akazawa
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

July 19th (Saturday) 2008
Beyond motivation: Group dynamics, investment and resistance in Japanese EFL students
Speaker: Keiko Sakui (Kobe Shoin Women's University) and Neil Cowie (Okayama University)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 15th (Sunday) 2008
Preparing students for academic study abroad
Speaker: Eri Okuda, Oxford University Press
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 17th (Saturday) 2008
Thinking Podcasting? Think Again.
Speaker: Alex McAulay, Yokohama University
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

March 30th (Sunday) 2008
From Visitor to Resident - How you can set down roots in Japan
Speaker: Arudou Debito
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 12th (Saturday) 2008
How Does Language Play Promote Language Learning?
Speaker: Scott Gardner
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 12th (Saturday) 2008
Effects of Task Repetition in 'Poster Carousel'
Speaker: Eiko Nakamura
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2007 Archive

December 15th (Saturday) 2007
Rethinking the Relationship Between Vocabulary and Reading
Speaker: Rob Waring, Notre Dame Seishin University
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

November 17th (Saturday) 2007
Unions and You
Speaker: Michael 'Rube' Redfield
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

October 20th (Saturday) 2007
Writing Reports at Japanese Universities
Speaker: Ian Willey, Kagawa University
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

September 1st (Saturday) 2007
Teaching Listening Skills and Speaking Strategies
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

July 22nd (Sunday) 2007
Using a Student Newspaper to Promote Communication
Speaker: Jason Williams and Chris Creighton
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

July 22nd (Sunday) 2007
Computer-mediated communication (CMC) in the language classroom
Speaker: David Mcloughlin and Jo Mynard
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 9th (Saturday) 2007
Zen and the Art of Statistics
Speaker: Gregory Sholdt
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 19th (Saturday) 2007
ELT teaching: A disadvantaged profession in Japanese tertiary education?
Speaker: Peter Burden, Okayama Shoka University
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 19th (Saturday) 2007
What You See Is What You Get? Learner Preconceptions of Native-Speaker-Taught University EFL
Speaker: Paul Hullah, University of Miyazaki
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 21st (Saturday) 2007
The New TOEIC Test
Speaker: Grant Trew
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 18th (Sunday) 2007
Poetics for Autonomous Learning and Teaching
Speaker: Hugh Nicoll, Miyazaki Municipal University
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 12th (Monday) 2007
National Foundation Day observed
An Afternoon with Arudou Debito
Speaker: Arudou Debito
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2006 Archive

December 16th (Saturday) 2006
Setting Up An Extensive Reading Programme
Speaker: Simon W.J. Thornley - Sanyo Gakuen University, Okayama
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

July 23rd (Sunday) 2006
Two Action Research Projects with Learning Strategies
Speaker: Jason Williams, Notre Dame Seishin University
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 4th (Sunday) 2006
Students' motivation and resistance in language classrooms
Speaker: Keiko Sakui
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 20th (Saturday) 2006
Extensive Reading: a look at its effects on long term reading habits
Speaker: Richard Lemmer
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 20th (Saturday) 2006
Goodwill or wind chill? An examination of the introduction of ethos
Speaker: Peter Burden, Okayama Shoka University
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 15th (Saturday) 2006
Task-based Language Learning Through Debate
Speaker: Eiko Nakamura
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 19th (Sunday) 2006
Factors Affecting Nikkei Brazilian Parents' Language Choices for Children at a Brazilian School in Japan
Speaker: Toshiko Sugino (Dept. of Foreign Language. National Defense Academy)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 15th (Sunday) 2006
A Workshop on practical activities for the Japanese elementary school English lesson.
Speaker: Chris Creighton
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2005 Archive

December 10th (Saturday) 2005
Functions of fixed expressions and idioms and metaphors in two different genres in English
Speaker: Nobuko Tahara
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

November 20th (Sunday) 2005
Two Presentations: Grammar Dictation; Rock Music
Speaker: Shirley Leane, Scott Gardner and Ian Nakamura
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

October 12th (Wednesday) 2005
Speaking Activities That Work
Speaker: Clyde Fowle
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 18th (Saturday) 2005
Teaching strategies and classroom materials for TOEIC
Speaker: Ritsuko Uenaka and Seiko Korechika
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 21st (Saturday) 2005
Hybrid English Classes
Speaker: Richard Lemmer
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 21st (Saturday) 2005
Building L2 fluency: knowing how to say what you want to say.
Speaker: Brent Wolter
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 23rd (Saturday) 2005
An Analysis of Pragmatic Errors Based on Riley's Hypothesis
Speaker: Hiroko Murakami
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 23rd (Saturday) 2005
Student Evaluations of Teachers. What do the learners think?
Speaker: Peter Burden
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 19th (Saturday) 2005
Codeswitching: Alternating between Japanese and English in Bilingual Interaction
Speaker: Tim Greer
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 15th (Saturday) 2005
An overview of recent studies on English language teaching
Speaker: Paul Hackshaw
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2004 Archive

December 11th (Saturday) 2004
Bias and Balance in EFL Content on Controversial Issues
Speaker: Trevor Sargent (Tottori University)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

October 3rd (Sunday) 2004
An Introduction to The Balanced Curriculum
Speaker: Maurice Jamall
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

October 3rd (Sunday) 2004
The Balanced Curriculum
Speaker: Maurice Jamall
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

August 8th (Sunday) 2004
Metacognitive Language Learning Strategy Training for Japanese Learners of English as a Foreign Language
Speaker: Jason Williams
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

July 3rd (Saturday) 2004
Using Nisei (second generation Japanese-American) Literature as an EFL Reading Material
Speaker: Charlie Canning
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 12th (Saturday) 2004
A Database of Classroom English in Communicative Language Teaching
Speaker: Kumiko Miyamoto
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 12th (Saturday) 2004
A Unified Approach to Integrated English
Speaker: Paul Moritoshi
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 23rd (Sunday) 2004
It Says Something To Me About My Life: Using Pop Music Effectively in the Classroom
Speaker: Paul Hullah
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 10th (Saturday) 2004
Japanese College Student's Beliefs About the Enjoyment and Usefulness of Classroom Tasks
Speaker: Peter Burden
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 14th (Saturday) 2004
Personal Development Strategies to Improve Your EFL Career
Speaker: Trudie Heiman
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 17th (Saturday) 2004
English Language and Culture Study through Jokes
Speaker: Scott Gardner
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2003 Archive

December 13th (Saturday) 2003
Games and Activities; Fluency and Accuracy
Speaker: Stephen Crabbe, Oxford University Press
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

November 27th (Thursday) 2003
Passport or Excess Baggage? Current Concerns in Socio-Cultural Training
Speaker: Simon Greenall
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

October 18th (Saturday) 2003
Dealing with Depth of Word Knowledge
Speaker: Brent Wolter, Okayama University
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

July 27th (Sunday) 2003
Two Presentations: Peer Review and Counseling Techniques
Speaker: Yoshiko Kondo and Scott Gardner; Raphael O'Donoghue
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 14th (Saturday) 2003
Three Presentations
Speaker: Chikako Shimobayashi, Kyoko Burden, Noriko Matsuda
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 17th (Saturday) 2003
Two Papers on Student Performance
Speaker: Peter Burden, Dr. Paul Hullah
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 5th (Saturday) 2003
Common Sense in Vocabulary Instruction
Speaker: Rob Waring, Notre Dame Seishin Women's University
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 16th (Sunday) 2003
DramaWorks' innovative materials ("Star Taxi" and "PopStars")
Speaker: 1. Christopher Creighton; 2. Paul Moritoshi
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 18th (Saturday) 2003
Two Presentations:
1. English Teaching in Japanese Elementary Schools;
2. The Test of English Conversation

Speaker: 1. Christopher Creighton; 2. Paul Moritoshi
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2002 Archive

December 7th (Saturday) 2002
Addressing Relevance and Motivation of Children (followed by bonenkai party)
Speaker: Paul Rosengrave and Katherine MacKay
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

October 19th (Saturday) 2002
Peer-designed, administered, and evaluated tests
Speaker: Joseph Falout, Nihon University, College of Science & Technology
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

August 3rd (Saturday) 2002
My Share (Language teachers share their teaching ideas)
Speaker: Several teachers
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

July 13th (Saturday) 2002
Storytelling in Teaching English
Speaker: Charles Kowalski
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 15th (Saturday) 2002
Two Presentations:
1. Narrative Studies to Enhance Teacher Development,
2. Self-study, Logs and Learning to Learn English

Speaker: Ian Nakamura, Ellen Head and Eiko Okumura
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 11th (Saturday) 2002
Peace Love and Pragmatics
Speaker: Michael Guest
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 20th (Saturday) 2002
Motivation in the Language Classroom
Speaker: Keiko Sakui
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

March 1st (Friday) 2002
Curry Evening
Speaker: Everyone can speak between mouthfuls
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 2nd (Saturday) 2002
Appropriate Texbooks
Speaker: Paul Hullah
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 2nd (Saturday) 2002
Student Beliefs About Language Learning
Speaker: Peter Burden
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 19th (Saturday) 2002
Looking at Action Research
Speaker: Chris Creighton
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 19th (Saturday) 2002
Getting Published in JALT
Speaker: Scott Gardner
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2001 Archive

December 15th (Saturday) 2001
Year-End Party with Okayama JALT
Speaker: No speakers, but plenty of singers!
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

November 19th (Monday) 2001
Stimulus Based Teaching
Speaker: Tessa Woodward
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

October 20th (Saturday) 2001
Getting Students to Express Themselves
Speaker: Alastair Lamond, Thomson Learning
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

September 16th (Sunday) 2001
Japanese Language Proficiency Testing
Speaker: Chie Yamane
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

July 1st (Sunday) 2001
Introducing Public Elementary School English and the Monbusho Handbook
Speaker: Tom Merner, Japan College of Foreign Languages
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

June 17th (Sunday) 2001
Content-based programs for General L2 Programs
Speaker: Trudie Heiman
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 19th (Saturday) 2001
Elementary School Education
Speaker: Adele Yamada
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 21st (Saturday) 2001
My Share: Lesson Ideas That Will Keep You Awake at Night
Speaker: Scott Gardner, sngard@mx1.tiki.ne.jp
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Word Engine