Fukuoka JALT Archive

Overview

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

2017 Archive

December 2nd (Saturday) 2017
Motivating Learners to Speak; followed by Bonenkai (end-of-year party)
Speaker: Rob Peacock (sponsored by Oxford University Press)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 21st (Saturday) 2017
Good Education Versus Gamification: Who Wins?
Speaker: John Wiltshier (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 23rd (Saturday) 2017
Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)
Listening Skills: Critical in Asian Contexts
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 15th (Saturday) 2017
Fukuoka JALT Summer 2017 Beer Garden Party
Speaker: All are invited
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 11th (Sunday) 2017
Turning Speaking Tasks Into Assessment Activities
Speaker: Jerry Talandis Jr. (University of Toyama)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 28th (Sunday) 2017
Online English Learning: Resources, Activities and Evidence
Speaker: Paul Raine
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 22nd (Saturday) 2017
Easing the Burden of Recordkeeping
Speaker: Soren Leaver (Kyushu Sangyo University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 25th (Saturday) 2017
Bringing The World To Your English Classroom Easily Via Online Exchange (evening presentation in Fukuoka)
Speaker: Eric Hagley (Muroran Institute of Technology)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 28th (Saturday) 2017
Self-Determined Language Teaching: What It Means and How To Do It
Speaker: Quint Oga-Baldwin and Neil McClelland (University of Kitakyushu)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2016 Archive

December 10th (Saturday) 2016
Self-Directed Learner Training for English Language Learning, followed by Bonenkai (Fukuoka JALT's annual end-of-year party)
Speaker: Mathew Porter (Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Nursing University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 3rd (Saturday) 2016
Academic Writing Special: Scaffolding the Writing Process
Speaker: Dorothy Zemach (Wayzgoose, Inc.)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 15th (Saturday) 2016
Behavioural Economics for Your Classroom
Speaker: Arthur Rutson-Griffiths (Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 10th (Saturday) 2016
Creating Supplementary Materials for Reading Classes
Speaker: Trevor A. Holster (Fukuoka University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

August 27th (Saturday) 2016
Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of EFL Team Teaching in Japan
Speaker: Takaaki Hiratsuka (University of the Ryukyus)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 9th (Saturday) 2016
Language Learning and Listening: Reducing Anxiety, Improving Ability and Assessing Difficulty (After: Beer garden)
Speaker: Adam Murray (Miyazaki International College)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 26th (Sunday) 2016
The Evolution of Business Language Training in Japan (day 2 of 2)
Speaker: Michael Handford, Andrew Vaughan and Hiromasa Tanaka, plus 13 more
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 25th (Saturday) 2016
The Evolution of Business Language Training in Japan
Speaker: Michael Handford, Andrew Vaughan and Hiromasa Tanaka, plus 13 more
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 28th (Saturday) 2016
Students' Voices Regarding The Use Of Technology In And Out Of The Classroom
Speaker: Suzy Connor (Nagasaki University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 23rd (Saturday) 2016
(1) Increasing Gender Equality in the Classroom; (2) Freeing up Fluency in a Silent Speaking Class
Speaker: (1) Sara Hendricks; (2) Steve Paton
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 19th (Saturday) 2016
A Fluency-First Approach: Building Students' Motivation and Fluency
Speaker: Akio Sakamoto (Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Junior and Senior High School)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 27th (Saturday) 2016
Emotions in Language Learning: What teachers should know
Speaker: Keita Kikuchi (Kanazawa University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 10th (Sunday) 2016
Inspire or Perspire? Getting Students Speaking
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2015 Archive

December 5th (Saturday) 2015
Internationalized Tertiary Education, followed by Bonenkai (Fukuoka JALT's annual end-of-year party)
Speaker: Chris Haswell (Kyushu University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 28th (Saturday) 2015
How Classroom Assessments Can Improve Teaching and Learning
Speaker: James Dean Brown (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 17th (Saturday) 2015
Creative Teaching for 21st Century Learners
Speaker: Barbara Sakamoto (author of the popular Let's Go! series for children)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 26th (Saturday) 2015
Obstacles to Professional Development in Japanese Schools and Universities
Speaker: Alexey Kukharuk (Fukuoka Communication Center)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 11th (Saturday) 2015
Done in 60 Seconds: Bottom-up listening tasks for beginners
Speaker: Branden Kirchmeyer (Sojo University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 23rd (Saturday) 2015
Multicultural Me: Expanding horizons for intercultural communication
Speaker: Jon Dujmovich
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 25th (Saturday) 2015
Blended Learning with Student Smartphones and iPhones
Speaker: Ian Brown (Matsuyama University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 28th (Saturday) 2015
Gamification and Language Learning
Speaker: Markus Yong (Kyushu Sangyou University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 21st (Saturday) 2015
(1) Creative Variations for Textbook Conversations; (2) Raising Student and Teacher Awareness to Blended Learning with a Digital Flashcard Tool Called Quizlet
Speaker: (1) Bill Pellowe (Kinki University); (2) Bruce Lander (Kurume University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 24th (Saturday) 2015
My Share
Speaker: Various
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2014 Archive

December 6th (Saturday) 2014
Fukuoka JALT Bonenkai (end of year party)
Speaker: It's a party!
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 15th (Saturday) 2014
Fukuoka JALT's Ordinary General Meeting 2014
Speaker: Fukuoka JALT officers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 11th (Saturday) 2014
Challenges to Achieving Communicative Competence in Japanese High School
Speaker: Cory J. Koby (Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen High School)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 13th (Saturday) 2014
Pseudo-science in EFL; Woo, does it hurt?
Speaker: Terry Fellner (Saga University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 12th (Saturday) 2014
Three presentations on Extensive Reading (followed by a beer garden party)
Speaker: Rob Peacock, Trevor Holster, J. Lake, William Pellowe, Paul Goldberg
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 21st (Saturday) 2014
How Secure is Your Job? Labour Law changes and the effect on teachers in Japan
Speaker: Chris Flynn
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 17th (Saturday) 2014
Understanding Our Students' Memories
Speaker: Hosam Elmetaher
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 19th (Saturday) 2014
Integrating Integrated Speaking Into Your Curriculum
Speaker: Sei Isomine
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 1st (Saturday) 2014
New Year Curriculum My Share
Speaker: (1) Bill Pellowe; (2) Steve Paton; (3) Kate Parkinson; (4) Robert Cochrane
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 18th (Saturday) 2014
(1) Creative homework design ideas to flip your classroom; (2) Going paperless
Speaker: Robert Cochrane, Kyushu Sangyo University
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2013 Archive

December 14th (Saturday) 2013
Fukuoka JALT 2013 Bonenkai (end of year party)
Speaker: It's a party!
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 30th (Saturday) 2013
Don't Waste Time on Drama
Speaker: Ken Wilson
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 29th (Sunday) 2013
2013 Fukuoka JALT One-day Conference and Ordinary General Meeting
Speaker: Plenary presentation: Barry O'Sullivan; plus Malcolm Swanson, Trevor Holster, Robert Cochrane, Bill Pellowe, J. Lake, Joseph Tomei, Kate Parkinson, Kathleen Fukuhara, Misuzu Okada, and Steve Paton
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

August 9th (Friday) 2013
Creating Content with iBooks Author
Speaker: Malcolm Swanson and Steve Paton
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 20th (Saturday) 2013
Teaching Debate as a Physical Activity; afterwards: Beer Garden Summer Social 18:00 - 22:30
Speaker: David Kluge (Nanzan University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 12th (Friday) 2013
Keynote in the Classroom
Speaker: Steve Paton and Malcolm Swanson
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 15th (Saturday) 2013
So you want to publish an EFL textbook? Four Points of View to Consider when Writing a Proposal--The Myths and Realities of EFL Publishing in Japan
Speaker: Todd Jay Leonard (Fukuoka University of Education)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 25th (Saturday) 2013
Exploratory Practice: 'Quality of life' as a principle for research into language learning and teaching
Speaker: Judith Hanks (University of Leeds)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 20th (Saturday) 2013
(1) TOEIC for Lower Level Students; (2) Online Placement and Practice Tests
Speaker: (1) Grant Trew; (2) Oliver Bayley
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 31st (Sunday) 2013
BBQ Hanami Party in the Park
Speaker: All are welcome to attend
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 30th (Saturday) 2013
Cross-linguistic Variations In Second Language Reading Development: Research and Practice
Speaker: Keiko Koda (Carnegie Mellon University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 16th (Saturday) 2013
Testing and Teaching: Myths and Misunderstandings
Speaker: Trevor Holster (Fukuoka Women's University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 26th (Saturday) 2013
Learning To Perform Narrative Tasks In The L2 Classroom: A longitudinal intact-group semester long study of task sequencing effects
Speaker: Craig Lambert (University of Kitakyushu)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2012 Archive

December 8th (Saturday) 2012
(1) Annual General Meeting; (2) The Learning Power of Music; (3) End-of-year Party
Speaker: (1) Fukuoka JALT Committee; (2) Eric Kane (ELF Learning); (3) It's a party!
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 28th (Sunday) 2012
Fukuoka JALT Conference and Education Material Expo 2012
Speaker: Plenary Speaker: Marjo Mitsutomi. Plus many presentations, roundtables and workshops
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 8th (Saturday) 2012
The language classroom and social interaction: How learners create classroom practice
Speaker: Paul Stone
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 21st (Saturday) 2012
The Japanese Primary and Secondary English Curriculum and Role of ALTs
Speaker: Aaron Hahn
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 23rd (Saturday) 2012
Little Tech for Big Results
Speaker: Barbara Sakamoto
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 19th (Saturday) 2012
Moodle: Has your school got it? Do they want you to use it? What can you do with it?
Speaker: Anne-Marie Tanahashi (Poole Gakuin University, Osaka)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 21st (Saturday) 2012
Big Bucks in e-Publishing? (How to publish your articles, books, and texts on Amazon's digital publishing platform (Kindle) and Apple's iBooks)
Speaker: Aonghas Crowe
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 2nd (Friday) 2012
Apple Store iCloud Workshop
Speaker: Apple Store staff
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 19th (Sunday) 2012
Implementing Information and Communications Technology
Speaker: (1) Lauren Brumfield; (2) Panel: Todd Beuckens, Paul Collett, Robert Diem, Bill Pellowe
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 18th (Saturday) 2012
Developing Resources for Self-Directed Learning
Speaker: Paul Collett (Shimonoseki City University), Kristen Sullivan (Shimonoseki City University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 21st (Saturday) 2012
Curriculum My Share
Speaker: Robert Chartrand, Rob Cochrane, Darcy DeLint, Aaron Hahn, Trevor Holster, Bill Pellowe, Tim Pritchard, Alonzo Williams
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2011 Archive

December 10th (Saturday) 2011
Fukuoka JALT Bonenkai (end of year party)
Speaker: It's a party!
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 27th (Sunday) 2011
Redux: Fukuoka JALT Apple Store Workshop: iPad2
Speaker: Apple Store
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 27th (Sunday) 2011
Strategies for Generating Student Motivation
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 29th (Saturday) 2011
Fukuoka JALT Apple Store Workshop: iPad2
Speaker: Apple Store
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 9th (Sunday) 2011
Fukuoka JALT Conference and Bookfair
Speaker: Several speakers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 24th (Saturday) 2011
Developing intercultural communicative competence through intercultural mediation: Questioning the aims of foreign language education
Speaker: Stephanie Houghton
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 9th (Saturday) 2011
(1) Utilizing observations to explore feedback in SLA classrooms; (2) Interviews for collecting data on feedback in the classroom
Speaker: (1) Charles J. Anderson; (2) Marie-Emilie Masson
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 19th (Sunday) 2011
Using Storyboarding in the EFL Classroom
Speaker: Shirley Young
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 14th (Saturday) 2011
Using Authentic Video in the Language Classroom
Speaker: Chris Stillwell
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 23rd (Saturday) 2011
(1) What is Reading Anyway? (2) Extensive reading and Blogs
Speaker: (1) Joseph Tomei; (2) Joseph Tomei, Paul Beaufait and Richard Lavin
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 13th (Sunday) 2011
Improve Your Memory and Learning: Practical classroom applications
Speaker: Robert S. Murphy
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 25th (Friday) 2011
Apple Store Workshop: iWeb
Speaker: Apple Store Staff
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 19th (Saturday) 2011
Publishing: Past, Present and Future
Speaker: Steve King (Pearson Education)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 15th (Saturday) 2011
An Introduction to CALL: What is available?
Speaker: Robert Chartrand
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2010 Archive

October 2nd (Saturday) 2010
Fukuoka JALT English Teaching and Research Conference 2010
Speaker: Plenary sessions: Gregory Sholdt and Nicholas Bovee, plus several other speakers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 4th (Saturday) 2010
Beyond knowing words: Assessing the quality of vocabulary knowledge
Speaker: John Read
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 24th (Saturday) 2010
Communication Spotlight: Rationalizations and Developments
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 15th (Saturday) 2010
Collaborative Professional Development through Peer Observation
Speaker: Christopher Stillwell
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 3rd (Saturday) 2010
Developing Lexical Competence: From Theory to Classroom Practice to Online Application
Speaker: Charles M. Browne (Meiji Gakuin University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 13th (Saturday) 2010
Grant and Questionnaire Writing Workshop
Speaker: Keita Kikuchi
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 27th (Saturday) 2010
Keynote: An introductory workshop
Speaker: Apple Store
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 16th (Saturday) 2010
(1) How to Write for JALT Publications; (2) Open Career Doors to EFL Teaching Positions in Colleges and Universities in Japan
Speaker: (1) Malcolm Swanson; (2) Akiko Tsuda
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2009 Archive

July 26th (Sunday) 2009
4th Annual Fukuoka JALT Applied Linguistics Colloquium
Speaker: Several speakers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 6th (Saturday) 2009
Using the appraisal framework: An introduction for language researchers
Speaker: Alexanne Don, University of Birmingham, UK
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 21st (Saturday) 2009
(1) Demotivators; (2) Questionnaire Construction and Analysis
Speaker: Keita Kikuchi, Waseda University
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 31st (Saturday) 2009
Pragmatics in a Film Corpus: Challenging Assumptions about Authenticity
Speaker: Donna Tatsuki, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2008 Archive

December 6th (Saturday) 2008
Critical Thinking, Controversial Topics, and Stimulating Conversation
Speaker: Greg Goodmacher
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 11th (Saturday) 2008
Shaping Teaching to fit Theories of Learning
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 20th (Saturday) 2008
Tools of the Trade: 3 Presentations on Getting Started in Research
Speaker: Luke Fryer, Trevor Holster, and Peter Carter
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 20th (Sunday) 2008
Temple University Japan/Fukuoka JALT 3rd Annual Applied Linguistics Colloquium
Speaker: Plenary: David Beglar and presentations by 19 others
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 12th (Saturday) 2008
Developing Culturally Sensitive, Communicative Materials for Japanese Junior and Senior High School English Language Learners
Speaker: Sandra Lee McKay (San Francisco State University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 14th (Saturday) 2008
Two Presentations on using Technology for Language Learning
Speaker: Ian Brown, Kyushu University; Bill Pellowe, Kinki University Iizuka campus
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 17th (Saturday) 2008
(1) Dealing with student plagiarism; (2) Preparing students for the new TOEIC
Speaker: Terry Fellner, Saga University
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 16th (Saturday) 2008
Current Perspectives on Task-Based Language Teaching
Speaker: Rod Ellis (University of Auckland)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 27th (Sunday) 2008
Two Presentations: (1) Teacher Immediacy; (2) Teacher Efficacy
Speaker: (1) Keita Kikuchi; (2) Quint Oga-Baldwin
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2007 Archive

October 20th (Saturday) 2007
The Role of Strategies in Communicative Competence
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 29th (Saturday) 2007
Fukuoka JALT Officer Elections
Speaker: Elections will be held
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 15th (Saturday) 2007
Using Literature in Teaching Language
Speaker: Patrick Rosenkjar, Temple University
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 28th (Saturday) 2007
The Temple University and Fukuoka JALT 2nd Annual Applied Linguistics Colloquium (day 1 of 2)
Speaker: James Dean Brown, University of Hawai'i at Manoa and others
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 15th (Sunday) 2007
The Temple University and Fukuoka JALT 2nd Annual Applied Linguistics Colloquium (day 2 of 2)
Speaker: Arita, Baldwin, Carter, Cochrane, Connor, Daugherty, DeLint, Farmer, Fryer, Fukuhara, Harland, Holster, Lake, Mineura, Praver, Sonda, Sorensen, Stewart, Tokunaga, Tsuda
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 19th (Saturday) 2007
Two Presentations by Terry Fellner
Speaker: Terry Fellner, Saga University
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 24th (Saturday) 2007
Developing a Personal Research and Publication Agenda (full title below)
Speaker: Sandra Lee McKay, San Francisco State University
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 25th (Sunday) 2007
Two presentations: one on needs analysis and another on demotivation
Speaker: Keita Kikuchi, Waseda University
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 27th (Saturday) 2007
Identity and Proficiency: Meaningful Approaches to Learning and Assessment
Speaker: Trevor Holster, Siebold University of Nagasaki
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2006 Archive

December 2nd (Saturday) 2006
Oral Communication Strategies for Japanese EFL Learners
Speaker: Yasuo Nakatani, Nakamura Gakuen University
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 11th (Saturday) 2006
Teaching English to Young Learners
Speaker: Mitsue Allen-Tamai, Bunkyo Gakuin University
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 21st (Saturday) 2006
The New TOEIC (r): Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges
Speaker: Grant Trew
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 16th (Saturday) 2006
Building Student Confidence through Intercultural Performances
Speaker: Joseph Shaules
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 11th (Sunday) 2006
Temple University / Fukuoka JALT Applied Linguistics Colloquium
Speaker: Two Main Speakers and 16 short presentations
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 20th (Saturday) 2006
Exploring Professional Development through Language Awareness
Speaker: Deryn P. Verity, Osaka Jogakuin College
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 20th (Saturday) 2006
Using Whole Discourse Tasks for Language Teaching
Speaker: Dr. Deryn P. Verity, Osaka Jogakuin College
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 25th (Saturday) 2006
Understanding and influencing learners' motivational changes
Speaker: Dr. Mark Sawyer, Kwansei Gakuin University and Temple University Japan
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 18th (Saturday) 2006
Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Speaker: Fred Anderson, Siebold University of Nagasaki
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 28th (Saturday) 2006
What Can I Do With an iPod in the Classroom?
Speaker: Robert Chartrand, Kurume University, Institute of Foreign Language Education
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2005 Archive

November 26th (Saturday) 2005
Two Presentions: Teaching Listening to Low-Level Learners & Teaching the Strategies of Speaking
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr, ABAX
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 29th (Saturday) 2005
Significant Scribbles: From sentence combining to diary writing
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Osaka Gakuin University
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 21st (Friday) 2005
Questions and Considerations for Teaching Vocabulary
Speaker: I. S. Paul Nation, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 17th (Saturday) 2005
Two Sessions on Communicative CALL
Speaker: Ian Brown
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 9th (Saturday) 2005
The Implication of Japanese Loan Words in English Vocabulary Instruction
Speaker: Lyndon Small, Fukuoka University
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 25th (Saturday) 2005
Fostering Awareness of Learning Styles and Alternative Approaches to Learning English
Speaker: Steve Brown, Professor at Konan Women's University in Kobe and JALT National President
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 28th (Saturday) 2005
Creating and Using Dialogues Productively
Speaker: Mike Guest, Miyazaki Medical College
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 9th (Saturday) 2005
Whose English is Better, Anyway, the Queen's or the President's? Which Features Are Different, and Which Are the Same?
Speaker: Kenneth G. Schaefer, Temple University Japan
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2004 Archive

November 16th (Tuesday) 2004
Beyond "political correctness" in language assessment: A view from an outsider
Speaker: H. Douglas Brown, San Francisco State University
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 13th (Saturday) 2004
Teachers Exploring Research: Top 10 Tips for Doing Classroom Research
Speaker: Corony Edwards, The University of Birmingham (UK)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 30th (Saturday) 2004
Three Easy Pieces - Cross Cultural Activities for the College Classroom
Speaker: Tim Allan, Kwassui Women's College, Nagasaki
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 18th (Saturday) 2004
Elementary School English & Introducing a New Textbook Series
Speaker: Tom Merner
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 10th (Saturday) 2004
Two Presentations on Placement Tests and Skills Grouping
Speaker: Rory Britto, MAESL UH, Instructor, Kurume University & J. Lake, M.Ed. in TESOL, Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Junior College
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 28th (Friday) 2004
Using Graded Readers in the Classroom: An Integrated Skills Approach
Speaker: Merinda Wilson, Oxford University Press
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 17th (Saturday) 2004
Teaching and Labour Laws: How Safe is Your Position?
Speaker: Chris Flynn, Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 6th (Saturday) 2004
Two Presentations
Speaker: Fred Anderson
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2003 Archive

December 6th (Saturday) 2003
Two Presentations on Vocabulary
Speaker: J. Lake and Paul Westrick
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 8th (Saturday) 2003
Word Games in the ESL/EFL Classroom
Speaker: Robert Mark, Kyushu University
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 18th (Saturday) 2003
The ABCs of Bilingualism & Sadako's School
Speaker: Adam Beck, General Director of Hiroshima Starship
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 13th (Saturday) 2003
Teaching English as a Humanities Subject
Speaker: Mike Guest, Miyazaki Medical College
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 12th (Saturday) 2003
Promoting Fluency in the EFL Classroom
Speaker: James Dean Brown, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 14th (Saturday) 2003
Teaching Children: Theory and Practice
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Heian Women's University
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 24th (Saturday) 2003
Using Song Lyrics in the Language Classroom
Speaker: Ronan Brown, Seinan Gakuin University
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 12th (Saturday) 2003
Phonology and Language Teaching
Speaker: Kenneth G. Schaefer, Temple University Japan
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2002 Archive

December 7th (Saturday) 2002
Introducing American Headway, the new American classic
Speaker: Julian Warden, Oxford University Press
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 9th (Saturday) 2002
Two Presentations: Teaching Children & Motivation
Speaker: Katherine MacKay and Paul Rosengrave, Pearson Education Japan, Longman ELT
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 21st (Saturday) 2002
Study Skills Strategies for First Year College
Speaker: Tim Allan, Kwassui Women's College, Nagasaki
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 13th (Saturday) 2002
Global Education: Voices from the Invisible World
Speaker: John Small, Kumamoto Gakuen University
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 1st (Saturday) 2002
Writing and Storytelling
Speaker: Curtis Kelley, Heian Jogakuin College
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 25th (Saturday) 2002
Integrating Tasks into the Foreign Language Classroom
Speaker: David Beglar
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 20th (Saturday) 2002
Who Needs Needs Analysis?
Speaker: Kathleen Brown
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 16th (Saturday) 2002
Statistics for Language Teachers
Speaker: Aaron Sorensen
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 27th (Sunday) 2002
Bookfair in Fukuoka
Speaker: various
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2001 Archive

December 1st (Saturday) 2001
Making and Using Vocabulary Tests for Vocabulary Size and Placement Decisions
Speaker: Paul Westrick
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 1st (Saturday) 2001
Placement Testing and Placement Issues
Speaker: Kathleen Brown and J. Lake
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 20th (Saturday) 2001
Affective Factors in the Language Classroom
Speaker: Randall Pennington
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 22nd (Saturday) 2001
Teaching Debate
Speaker: Dominic Marini, Fukuoka International University
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 14th (Saturday) 2001
Broadening Horizons: Exploring Gender Issues in the Classroom
Speaker: Kathleen Brown
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 17th (Sunday) 2001
Introducing Public Elementary School English and the Monbusho Handbook
Speaker: Tom Merner, Japan College of Foreign Languages
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 21st (Saturday) 2001
Stop Making Sentences!
Speaker: Michael Guest, Miyazaki Medical College
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 31st (Saturday) 2001
First Lessons: Several ideas for your first lessons of the school year
Speaker: Bob Servetter, Lyudmila Fudzikata, Malcolm Swanson, Paul Westrick, Bill Pellowe and J. Lake
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 11th (Sunday) 2001
National Foundation Day (Kenkoku-kinen-no-hi)
Extensive Reading Across the Ability Spectrum!
Speaker: Ronan Brown (Seinan Gakuin University), Stephen Donald (Nagasaki Junshin University)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 28th (Sunday) 2001
Fukuoka JALT's Annual Book Fair
Speaker: 21 presentations and workshops
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Cheap ebook and audiobook ideas and activities for teachers