Sendai JALT Archive

Overview

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

2017 Archive

December 10th (Sunday) 2017
Tohoku ELT Expo
Speaker: Speakers from around the nation and from the Sendai/Tohoku region (call for presenters due October 31)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

October 21st (Saturday) 2017
Off to the Onsen with Sendai JALT
Speaker: Special guest Michael Griffin
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

September 23rd (Saturday) 2017
Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)
Mini-Conference and Teacher Appreciation Barbecue
Speaker: Alison Nemoto, Marcos Benevides, Charles Browne, Curtis Kelly, Marc Helgesen and John Wiltshier
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

July 23rd (Sunday) 2017
Developing "Global Citizens": Considering the role of language educators in developing 21st century skills
Speaker: Richmond Stroupe (JALT President)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

June 25th (Sunday) 2017
Focus on Young Learners
Speaker: Chiyuki Yanase (school owner and university lecturer), Sean Reid (Teikyo Daigaku Kani Shogako)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

May 28th (Sunday) 2017
(1) Writing for Fluency or Accuracy Catch 22? (2) Negotiated syllabuses: Do you want to?
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

April 30th (Sunday) 2017
Showa Day (Showa no hi)
Creating a Mindset for Active Learning
Speaker: Adrian Leis, Ph.D
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

March 26th (Sunday) 2017
My Share
Speaker: JALT Sendai members - submit a proposal!
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

February 26th (Sunday) 2017
Ways of Knowing: Developing epistemic responsibility in the classroom
Speaker: Jim Smiley (Iwate National University)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

January 29th (Sunday) 2017
PUSH Your Lessons Beyond the Classroom
Speaker: Todd Beuckens (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

2016 Archive

December 17th (Saturday) 2016
Highlights from the JALT2016 International Conference (followed by Bonenkai)
Speaker: Local members
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

November 20th (Sunday) 2016
Positive Psychology in Language Teaching: A mini-conference on happiness in our classrooms
Speaker: Sarah Mercer (University of Gratz, Austria), Marc Helgesen (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University), Joseph Falout (Nihon University), Tim Murphey (Kanda University of International Studies)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

October 23rd (Sunday) 2016
The 2016 Tohoku ELT Expo (organized by ETJ Sendai and JALT Sendai)
Speaker: Teachers and presenters living and working in the Tohoku area
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

2014 Archive

November 30th (Sunday) 2014
The 2014 Tohoku ELT Expo (organized by ETJ Sendai and JALT Sendai)
Speaker: Teachers and presenters living and working in the Tohoku area (proposals deadline extended to October 15th)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

July 6th (Sunday) 2014
Reassessing Grammar Assessment
Speaker: Paul Kei Matsuda
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

January 26th (Sunday) 2014
Extensive Reading Forum
Speaker: Ben Shearon and others
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

2013 Archive

November 24th (Sunday) 2013
The 2013 Tohoku ELT Expo (organized by ETJ Sendai and JALT Sendai)
Speaker: TBA. Call for papers due October 15th
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

September 29th (Sunday) 2013
Curiosity to Competency: Intercultural Activities for the Language Classroom
Speaker: Jon Dujmovich
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

August 25th (Sunday) 2013
Our Favorite TED Talks
Speaker: Various Local Members
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

July 28th (Sunday) 2013
Technology in the Classroom: A Primer
Speaker: Daniel Beck
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

June 30th (Sunday) 2013
Presentation slide design - Presentation Zen and more
Speaker: Marc Helhesen (host)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

May 26th (Sunday) 2013
Brain Rules, Tools and Jewels for Teaching Young Learners (in conjunction with ETJ)
Speaker: Kim Horne
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

April 28th (Sunday) 2013
Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace
Speaker: Andy Boon
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

March 31st (Sunday) 2013
My Share: Getting off on the right foot
Speaker: Various local members
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

2012 Archive

December 2nd (Sunday) 2012
2012 ETJ Tohoku Expo in association with JALT Sendai
Speaker: Various speakers
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

September 30th (Sunday) 2012
JALT2012: Presentation previews from local members
Speaker: Various speakers TBA
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

August 26th (Sunday) 2012
TED Talks: Watch and Discuss
Speaker: Five Local Presenters
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

July 29th (Sunday) 2012
English Education for Children at Meysen Academy: What We Have Learned In Our 46-Year History
Speaker: Jeremy Jenkins and Clifford Moore
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

June 23rd (Saturday) 2012
Sendai Brain Days 2012: ELT and Neuroscience Mini-Conference
Speaker: Robert S. Murphy (Kitakyushu University), Tim Murphey (Kanda UIS), Curtis Kelly (Kansai University), Marc Helgesen (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

May 27th (Sunday) 2012
Debate and Discussion: (1) English Debate in Japanese High School; (2) Task-based Learning
Speaker: (1) Cory Koby (Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen); (2) Daniel Eichhorst (Tohoku University)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

February 26th (Sunday) 2012
Grammar Insights: From Swan to Thornbury to You
Speaker: Matt Wilson
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

January 29th (Sunday) 2012
(1) Authentic Materials and Copyright;
(2) Visual Design for Language Learners

Speaker: Both presentations by Cameron Romney
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

2011 Archive

December 17th (Saturday) 2011
Sendai JALT Year End Party (Bonenkai) 2011
Speaker: Everyone!!
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

December 17th (Saturday) 2011
Reports from JALT 2011 Conference
Speaker: Local members
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

November 27th (Sunday) 2011
More Learning with Less Teaching
Speaker: Charles Adamson
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

April 24th (Sunday) 2011
My Share: Extensive Reading.
Speaker: Various members of our community.
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

March 27th (Sunday) 2011
CANCELED: Performances, Skits and Drama: Getting students to play with language.
Speaker: Matt Wilson
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

February 27th (Sunday) 2011
English Education in Elementary Schools: New Challenges, New Ideas
Speaker: Iain Campbell and Sendai ALTs
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

January 30th (Sunday) 2011
Student Success Stories
Speaker: Various speakers
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

2010 Archive

December 19th (Sunday) 2010
Best of JALT 2010: Highlights from the 2010 JALT National Conference (with short brainstorming session on future programs)
Speaker: JALT Sendai Members
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

November 28th (Sunday) 2010
Helping Students to Write Creatively
Speaker: Alan Maley
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

August 28th (Saturday) 2010
The First Days of School: Being Effective in the Classroom
Speaker: Discussion session
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

July 24th (Saturday) 2010
Creative Use of Silence
Speaker: Joseph Shaules
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

June 27th (Sunday) 2010
Voice Training for Teachers
Speaker: Claudine Marais
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

May 30th (Sunday) 2010
ELT Publishing and You
Speaker: Steve King, John Wiltshier and Panel Members
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

April 25th (Sunday) 2010
My Share - Classroom Management
Speaker: Chapter Members and Colleagues
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

March 28th (Sunday) 2010
Pictures in the EFL Classroom
Speaker: Charles Adamson and Ken Schmidt
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

February 28th (Sunday) 2010
ELT and the Science of Happiness: Positive psychology in the classroom
Speaker: Marc Helgesen
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

January 31st (Sunday) 2010
(1) Highlights from the 2009 JALT National Conference; (2) Brainstorming on Future Programs
Speaker: Ben Shearon, John Wiltshier, Kumiko Ota, Maggye Foster, Marc Helgesen, Ryan Hagglund
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

2009 Archive

December 20th (Sunday) 2009
Language Learner Stories
Speaker: Several speakers
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

September 27th (Sunday) 2009
Teaching Vocabulary
Speaker: Paul Nation, Victoria University, New Zealand
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

January 25th (Sunday) 2009
JALT national reports and Sendai JALT brainstorming
Speaker: Various speakers
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

2008 Archive

October 26th (Sunday) 2008
(1) iPod Activities for English Teachers; (2) Enhancing the Graded Reading Experience
Speaker: (1) Mark Neufeld; (2) Ken Schmidt
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

September 28th (Sunday) 2008
My Share - Classroom Management
Speaker: Various speakers
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

August 31st (Sunday) 2008
The History of ELT in Japan
Speaker: Charles Adamson
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

July 13th (Sunday) 2008
Elementary English Symposium
Speaker: Keynote by Kensaku Yoshida; many other speakers
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

May 25th (Sunday) 2008
Dynamic Presentations
Speaker: Mike Hood
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

April 27th (Sunday) 2008
Understanding Vygotskyan Theory for Classroom Practice
Speaker: Deryn P. Verity, Osaka Jogakuin College
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

March 31st (Monday) 2008
John Fanselow event discussion
Speaker: Discussion Leader: Gerry Lassche
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

March 30th (Sunday) 2008
Discussion meeting - Goals and goal setting
Speaker: Leader: Gerry Lassche
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

January 27th (Sunday) 2008
Dyslexia: What is it? What is it not? And how to help our students overcome its effects
Speaker: Thomas Warren-Price
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

2007 Archive

December 16th (Sunday) 2007
JALT Conference reports and Bonnenkai
Speaker: TBA
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

September 30th (Sunday) 2007
Is the controversial concept of the 'native speaker' relevant to the ELT classroom and profession?
Speaker: Barry Kavanagh
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

August 26th (Sunday) 2007
Actually teaching listening: The importance of script and of suprasegmental phonology
Speaker: Alistair Graham Marr
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

July 29th (Sunday) 2007
Reading Children's Picture Books
Speaker: David Gilbey
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

June 24th (Sunday) 2007
Perspective on Learner Demotivation
Speaker: Joseph Falout
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

April 29th (Sunday) 2007
Showa Day (new in 2007)
Constructing and Celebrating Linguistic Capital - The Model of Monolingual 'Half-Japanese' Girls
Speaker: Laurel Kamada, Aomori Akenohoshi Junior College
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

March 25th (Sunday) 2007
Where your students are coming from: High School English
Speaker: Ben Shearon - Chief ALT Advisor at the Miyagi Prefectural Board of
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

January 28th (Sunday) 2007
Teaching Debate and Structured Discussions in EFL Classes
Speaker: Mark Neufeld
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

2006 Archive

December 17th (Sunday) 2006
JALT Reports and Bonnenkai
Speaker: Speaker TBA
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

November 26th (Sunday) 2006
Book Expo
Speaker: Details on speakers will be available later
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

October 29th (Sunday) 2006
(1) BULATS Test Trials; (2) Cambridge ESOL Exams
Speaker: (1) Elaine Gilmour; (2) Martin Nuttall
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

September 24th (Sunday) 2006
Effective Presentations
Speaker: Kay Hammond
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

August 27th (Sunday) 2006
(1) Discussion: English Imperialism; (2) Discussion: Why Taku and Honko Can't Learn English
Speaker: (1) Tomoko Fujinami, Izumi High School; (2) Tony Crooks, Miyagi University of Education
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

July 30th (Sunday) 2006
Primary School Ryugaku: The debate
Speaker: Annamaree Sugai, John Wiltshier, Christopher Cuadra, Elaine Gilmour
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

June 25th (Sunday) 2006
Reflections: Same Activity, Different Faces
Speaker: Speakers TBA
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

June 18th (Sunday) 2006
Text exploitation workshop: Moving from accuracy to fluency
Speaker: Gerry Lassche
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

May 28th (Sunday) 2006
Learner Psychology and Motivation
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

April 23rd (Sunday) 2006
A lesson in Chinese (and Discussion)
Speaker: Jacky Young and Tom Warren-Price (Ikue Gakuen High School)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

March 26th (Sunday) 2006
Discussion: Issues in Language Teaching
Speaker: Various Presenters
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

February 12th (Sunday) 2006
Submodalities of the Senses (day two of two)
Speaker: Charles Adamson
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

February 11th (Saturday) 2006
National Foundation Day (Kenkoku-kinen-no-hi)
Submodalities of the Senses NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming
Speaker: Dr Charles Adamson
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

January 29th (Sunday) 2006
Sensory Experience - reexperienced
Speaker: Various presenters
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

2005 Archive

December 18th (Sunday) 2005
JALT Conference Reports (and Bonenkai)
Speaker: Various Presenters
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

November 27th (Sunday) 2005
Intercultural Communication in the Language Classroom: Ideas and Activities
Speaker: Joseph Schaules (Rikkyo University)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

October 30th (Sunday) 2005
Workshop - English through Drama
Speaker: The Covenant Players
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

September 25th (Sunday) 2005
Language in NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP)
Speaker: Charles Adamson
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

August 28th (Sunday) 2005
Topics in EFL - a discussion
Speaker: Various Sendai JALT members
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

July 24th (Sunday) 2005
Creating and Utilizing Online Courses and Coursework
Speaker: John Spiri (Akita International University)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

June 26th (Sunday) 2005
English through Drama
Speaker: Miho Moody (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University, Sendai Fukushi University)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

May 28th (Saturday) 2005
Zatokichi Zemi - Sensory Experience Workshop
Speaker: Ken Groger, Shizuoka University
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

April 24th (Sunday) 2005
Double Session: Goal Setting for the New School Year, and My Share - Activities that Work for Me
Speaker: Various speakers
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

March 27th (Sunday) 2005
Discussion: 5 things I wish I had known when I started teaching
Speaker: Charles Adamson
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

February 27th (Sunday) 2005
PowerPoint: How to use it. How to use it better
Speaker: Anthony Crooks (Miyagi University of Education)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

2004 Archive

December 19th (Sunday) 2004
Reports from the JALT Conference
Speaker: several speakers
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

November 28th (Sunday) 2004
Double session: (1) Reading. (2) Dyslexia: What it means in YOUR language classroom
Speaker: Ken Schmidt, Tom Warren-Price
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

October 31st (Sunday) 2004
Double Session: (1) Holidays and Festivals Around the World. (2) Let's Get Physical: Warm-Up Activities Involving Language and Movement
Speaker: Steve Hakkarainen, Marc Helgesen
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

September 26th (Sunday) 2004
The Non-Native English Speaking Teacher in the Oral Class
Speaker: Ataua Aoki, Hitoshi Eiguchi, Michiko Masui, Toyoko Schimidt
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

August 29th (Sunday) 2004
Discussion: Issues in Language Teaching
Speaker: Charles Adamson
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

July 4th (Sunday) 2004
TPR ? It isn't that simple. English only? Is it that simple?
Speaker: Chris Cuadra (Shokei University) & John Wiltshier (Sendai University)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

May 30th (Sunday) 2004
Two Non-Profit Organization Projects in Japan
Speaker: Nancy Finley & Amihan April Mella-Alcazar
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

April 25th (Sunday) 2004
Schema Theory
Speaker: Ian Pemberton
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

March 28th (Sunday) 2004
Is CALL losing steam?
Speaker: Peter Connell
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

February 7th (Saturday) 2004
The "Reading is FUNdamental" Tour
Speaker: various speakers
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

January 25th (Sunday) 2004
"Conceptual Metaphors" and Figurative Language in the EFL Classroom
Speaker: Fraser Gould
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

2003 Archive

October 26th (Sunday) 2003
Testing: An Important Component in Language Teaching
Speaker: Brenda Hayashi
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

August 31st (Sunday) 2003
World English - What is it and should we teach it?
Speaker: A roundtable discussion
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

June 29th (Sunday) 2003
Multiple Intelligences
Speaker: Keith Adams, Tohoku Gakuin University
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

April 27th (Sunday) 2003
Taboo English
Speaker: Anthony Crooks, Miyagi University of Education
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

March 30th (Sunday) 2003
Language - What Is It That We Are Teaching?
Speaker: roundtable discussion
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

February 16th (Sunday) 2003
Neurolinguistic Programming Weekend Workshop (Day 2 of 2)
Speaker: Charles Adamson, Ph.D
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

February 15th (Saturday) 2003
Neurolinguistic Programming Weekend Workshop (day 1 of 2)
Speaker: Charles Adamson, Ph.D
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

January 26th (Sunday) 2003
Literacy in Language Education: What, Why and How
Speaker: open roundtable discussion
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

2002 Archive

December 8th (Sunday) 2002
'It was fun! So what?': A Critical Analysis of the Role of Fun in Children's ELT
Speaker: John Wiltshier, Sendai University
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

November 17th (Sunday) 2002
Innervoice, Time, Planning and Practice
Speaker: Marc Helgesen, Miyagi Gakuin Women’s College
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

October 27th (Sunday) 2002
Developing Visual Literacy in the Language Classroom
Speaker: Terry Royce
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

September 29th (Sunday) 2002
Stephen Krashen Vs Robert O'Neill - A Discussion on Current Issues in Second Language Acquisition
Speaker: various speakers
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

May 26th (Sunday) 2002
Task-based Business Communicative Activities
Speaker: Jonah Glick, Pearson Education
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

April 28th (Sunday) 2002
Motivation Levels and Learning Preferences of Second Year English Conversation Students
Speaker: Mitchell Clark, Miyagi Gakuin
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

February 24th (Sunday) 2002
TESOL: An Art and Craft or a Science?
Speaker: discussion group
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

February 14th (Thursday) 2002
Teachers for change: Uh! I don't understand...
Speaker: John F. Fanselow
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

January 27th (Sunday) 2002
Desuggestopedia and Other Methods of Accelerating Language Learning
Speaker: Charles Adamson
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

2001 Archive

December 16th (Sunday) 2001
Year-End Party with Sendai JALT/TALE
Speaker: Everyone's invited!
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

December 16th (Sunday) 2001
End of year meeting
Speaker: Various speakers
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

November 25th (Sunday) 2001
Discourse as a Solution to the Teaching of Requisite English
Speaker: Lorne Spry
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

July 22nd (Sunday) 2001
Running a Private English Language School
Speaker: Rod Deering
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

June 24th (Sunday) 2001
English Teaching and Learning on the Internet - Current Status and Future Issues
Speaker: Anthony Crooks, Miyagi Univeristy of Education
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

May 27th (Sunday) 2001
Using Self-Access in a Japanese Junior High School
Speaker: Raymond Wong
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

April 29th (Sunday) 2001
Greenery Day (Midori-no-hi)
TESOL 2001 Reports, Ice-breakers and Issues for Part timers
Speaker: Various speakers
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

January 28th (Sunday) 2001
The Pleasures of Poetry - New Australian Voices
Speaker: David Gilbey, visiting professor at Miyagi Gakuin Women's College
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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