Nagano JALT Archive

Overview

This is an archive of all of the past events of Nagano Chapter (formerly the Shinshu Chapter) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching on ELT Calendar.

2021 Archive

July 10th (Saturday) 2021
Language vs. Learning
Speaker: Jana Moore (Parkside Middle Cambridge International School)
Location: Online, Online Events

May 6th (Thursday) 2021
Towards A Digital Classroom
Speaker: Nicholas J. Wilson
Location: Online, Online Events

2020 Archive

May 22nd (Friday) 2020
Casual Meetup for Teachers: featuring ALT Training Online
Speaker: Nathaniel Reed (ALT Training Online)
Location: Online, Online Events

2019 Archive

July 7th (Sunday) 2019
Project Based Learning & English Training
Speaker: Masako Moriwaki
Location: Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture

February 9th (Saturday) 2019
Developing the L2 Reader: Texts and Tasks
Speaker: Kimberly Klassen (International Christian University, ICU)
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

2018 Archive

December 8th (Saturday) 2018
Christmas Party and Potluck
Speaker: Shinshu JALT members
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

October 21st (Sunday) 2018
Understanding Japan's New University Entrance Exam System and Private Sector English Tests
Speaker: Young-Mi Lim
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

July 15th (Sunday) 2018
Supporting Language Learning with Digital Technologies
Speaker: Louise Ohashi (Meiji University)
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

April 21st (Saturday) 2018
Turning Speaking Tasks Into Assessment Activities
Speaker: Jerry Talandis Jr.
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

March 3rd (Saturday) 2018
Active Learning
Speaker: Nobue Inoue, Brian R. Southwick
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

2017 Archive

November 5th (Sunday) 2017
My Share; Annual General Meeting
Speaker: Cheryl Kirchhoff, Mark Brierley, Heather Fukase and Miguel Mission
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

September 24th (Sunday) 2017
MOOCs and Professional Development: An afternoon with ALT Training Online founder, Nathaniel Reed
Speaker: Nathaniel Reed
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

July 30th (Sunday) 2017
Get Going with Google: An introduction to G Suite for Education and more!
Speaker: Rab Paterson
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

June 25th (Sunday) 2017
Chubu English Language Education Society Conference
Speaker: Naoyuki Naganuma, Tokai University
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

April 16th (Sunday) 2017
Developing Literacy Through CLIL For Young Learners
Speaker: Chiyuki Yanase
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

February 19th (Sunday) 2017
Practice, Create, Motivate: English through Drama
Speaker: Sue Fraser
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

2016 Archive

November 12th (Saturday) 2016
JALT National Pre-Conference My Share, and Chapter AGM (Annual General Meeting)
Speaker: Miguel Mision, Gregory Birch, and Damian Gowland
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

September 22nd (Thursday) 2016
Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)
Teaching Debate
Speaker: Ikegami Hiroshi
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

July 2nd (Saturday) 2016
Teaching Speaking: Classroom exercises
Speaker: Terry Yearley (Saitama University)
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

April 23rd (Saturday) 2016
Teaching Presentation Skills: Process, Content, Performance, Evaluation
Speaker: Sue Fraser, Gregory Birch, and My Share presenters
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

2015 Archive

November 7th (Saturday) 2015
(1) Nurturing student speech; (2) Guiding student research
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

October 10th (Saturday) 2015
Materials and Methods for Teaching Spoken Language
Speaker: Cameron Romney (Doshisha University), John Campbell-Larsen (Kyoto Women's University)
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

May 24th (Sunday) 2015
Cooperative Learning and Cooperative Spirit: Joel Laurier and Zenkoji Temple's Gokaicho Festival
Speaker: Joel Laurier (Toyo University)
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

April 18th (Saturday) 2015
(1) Can-do Statements; (2) Assessment in a Japanese Context
Speaker: (1) Morten Hunke; (2) Yumiko Miyamoto
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

2013 Archive

November 30th (Saturday) 2013
Developing Output Skills through Interactive Art Boards (Kinesthetic-Tactile Learning)
Speaker: Trevor Joseph (Kings Road School of English)
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

September 28th (Saturday) 2013
Rules, Tools and Jewels for teaching young learners (followed by Chapter AGM)
Speaker: Kim Horne
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

April 20th (Saturday) 2013
(1) Language Cloud Learner Management System; (2) The Flipped Classroom
Speaker: (1) Theresa Sherry (Language Cloud); (2) Robert Habbick (Cambridge University Press)
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

2012 Archive

October 27th (Saturday) 2012
JALT Share
Speaker: David Callaghan, Fred Carruth, Jim George, Mark Brierley, Cheryl Kirchhoff
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

September 29th (Saturday) 2012
(1) Chapter AGM; (2) Teaching young learners
Speaker: (1) Chapter officers; (2) Mayuka Habbick
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

July 28th (Saturday) 2012
Brain mapping and learning
Speaker: H. Motegi and Ariji
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

June 30th (Saturday) 2012
Online components, comprehensive solutions - a hands-on workshop
Speaker: Robert Habbick
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

May 3rd (Thursday) 2012
Constitution Day (Kenpou-kinen-bi)
The 23rd Suwako Charity Walk
Speaker: Shinshu University researchers
Location: Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture

March 25th (Sunday) 2012
Cultural Perspectives and Observations on Learners
Speaker: Atsuko Katanga (Shinshu University), Akiko Seino, and Mari Nakamura
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

February 25th (Saturday) 2012
Portfolios for learners and teachers
Speaker: John Gunning and others
Location: Iida City, Nagano Prefecture

January 29th (Sunday) 2012
ABAX Day at Shinshu JALT
Speaker: Marcos Benevides (J.F. Oberlin University), Michael Stout (Toyo Gakuen University), Alastair Graham-Marr (Tokyo University of Science), Hugh Graham-Marr (Meiji University)
Location: Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture

2011 Archive

December 11th (Sunday) 2011
1. The Plastic Brain: How Emotion, Cognition and Movement Shape Learning; 2. The Brain, the Self and the Successful Learner
Speaker: 1. Curtis Kelly (Kansai University); 2. Cheryl Kirchhoff (Nagano Pref. College)
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

October 1st (Saturday) 2011
Shinshu JALT AGM
Speaker: Fred Carruth (AGM Chair)
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

February 11th (Friday) 2011
National Foundation Day (Kenkoku-kinen-no-hi)
MASH JALT Representables 2011: A weekend with Tim Murphey (with optional skiing)
Speaker: Plenary speaker is Tim Murphey
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

2010 Archive

December 5th (Sunday) 2010
Shinshu JALT Share
Speaker: Various speakers
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

February 13th (Saturday) 2010
Mini Conference: English Activities for Elementary Schools
Speaker: Tokio Watanabe, Tatsuto Tagami, Takamasa Motoyama, Tonya Kneff, Amanda Carr, Sue Fraser, Erin King and Shinobu Koya.
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

2009 Archive

December 13th (Sunday) 2009
Effective Procedural Instructions and Motivational Teaching Strategies
Speaker: Andy Boon and Panel Discussion
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

October 18th (Sunday) 2009
Documentary Film 'Obachan's Garden', followed by Q and A session
Speaker: Linda Ohama
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

September 27th (Sunday) 2009
(1) Learner autonomy in a CALL-based classroom; (2) Vocabulary strategy training
Speaker: Hana Craig
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

June 14th (Sunday) 2009
Mini-conference: How to Proceed with English Activities in Primary Schools
Speaker: Hideki Sakai, Hiroshi Nishizawa, David Ockert, Tami Kaneko, Fred Carruth, Sean Mehmet and Taya Pitt
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

May 3rd (Sunday) 2009
Constitution Day (Kenpou-kinen-bi)
The 20th Annual Lake Suwa Charity Walk
Speaker: TBA
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

April 18th (Saturday) 2009
Pedagogical applications of digital video clips
Speaker: David Ockert
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

March 22nd (Sunday) 2009
Legitimate participation in academic publishing - from the periphery to the core
Speaker: Theron Muller, Noah Learning Center
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

March 14th (Saturday) 2009
Intercultural team teaching: The good, the bad, and the beautiful!
Speaker: Sean Mehmet
Location: Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture

March 14th (Saturday) 2009
Intercultural Team Teaching: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful!
Speaker: Sean Mehmet
Location: Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture

March 1st (Sunday) 2009
Shinshu JALT Workshop: Tips for Teaching Children
Speaker: Akiko Seino and Aleda Krause
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

February 22nd (Sunday) 2009
Legitimate Participation in Academic Publishing: from the periphery to the core
Speaker: Theron Muller
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

January 18th (Sunday) 2009
An Online System for an Extensive Reading Program
Speaker: Mark Brierley
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

2008 Archive

December 7th (Sunday) 2008
The Annual Shinshu JALT Christmas Bash
Speaker: Santa Claus
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

November 30th (Sunday) 2008
Voices from the Team-Teaching Classroom
Speaker: Nao Adamson
Location: Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture

October 19th (Sunday) 2008
Function rather than form as a basis for teaching
Speaker: Trevor Keith Landles
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

September 21st (Sunday) 2008
Thinking Podcasting? Thing Again
Speaker: Alec McAuley
Location: Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture

August 9th (Saturday) 2008
The First Annual JALT Shinshu Family Retreat
Speaker: none
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

July 27th (Sunday) 2008
How to Carry on with Teaching English to Elementary School Children
Speaker: Keiichi Tsuruta, Hideki Sakai
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

June 22nd (Sunday) 2008
Statistical Analysis of an Online Survey Questionnaire of Student Motivation and Classroom Activity Preferences
Speaker: David Ockert
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

May 3rd (Saturday) 2008
Constitution Day (Kenpou-kinen-bi)
19th Annual Suwako Charity Walk
Speaker: TBA
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

April 20th (Sunday) 2008
(1) Teaching pre-teens: Problems and possibilities; (2) From listening to speaking
Speaker: Aleda Krause
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

March 23rd (Sunday) 2008
Teaching Young Learners with the Montessori Method
Speaker: Karen Varnes
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

February 24th (Sunday) 2008
Possibilities of Learning on the Move: Investigating an Intelligent Mobile Phone-based Vocabulary Tutor
Speaker: Glenn Stockwell, Ph.D. Waseda University
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

January 20th (Sunday) 2008
The Learning Cyclone: Web 2.0 Assisted Recycling Curriculum Design
Speaker: David Ockert
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

2007 Archive

December 16th (Sunday) 2007
International Families Group / JALT Christmas Party with Santa Claus
Speaker: Santa Claus
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

November 26th (Monday) 2007
Project-based Learning in ESL
Speaker: Arifa Rahman, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

October 28th (Sunday) 2007
The Status of the English Have/Be Auxiliaries in Japanese-Speaking Learners
Speaker: Miki H. K. Bong
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

September 23rd (Sunday) 2007
Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)
Encouraging Young Learners, and their Teachers, to Communicate in English
Speaker: Sue Fraser Osada (Seisen Jogakuin University)
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

July 20th (Friday) 2007
The Gap between English Education and English Acquisition
Speaker: Miki Bong
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

June 17th (Sunday) 2007
Discussion and Debate Made Easy
Speaker: Charles LeBeau
Location: Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture

May 3rd (Thursday) 2007
Constitution Day (Kenpou-kinen-bi)
18th Annual Suwako Charity Walk
Speaker: Tomoki Murakami, Liu Tiegang
Location: Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture

April 15th (Sunday) 2007
Raising English Ability Through Making Speeches
Speaker: Dennis Woolbright
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

February 25th (Sunday) 2007
Using Stories with Younger Learners
Speaker: Trevor Ralph and Kazue Taniguchi
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

January 21st (Sunday) 2007
(1) The New TOEIC test: Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges; (2) STEP BULATS: A Practical Test Suite That Makes Real Business Sense
Speaker: (1) Grant Trew of Oxford University Press; (2) Hirai
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

2006 Archive

December 24th (Sunday) 2006
Year-End Party!
Speaker: It's a Party
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

October 1st (Sunday) 2006
Planning for Immersion Education
Speaker: Michelle Nagashima
Location: Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture

August 27th (Sunday) 2006
Phonics and Animating your Children's Classes
Speaker: Akemi Takagi
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

July 9th (Sunday) 2006
A Comprehensive Approach for Learning English with Computer Assistance
Speaker: Peter Wanner, Tohoku University
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

June 4th (Sunday) 2006
Adapting textbooks for more successful lessons
Speaker: Tetsu Osada, Yashiro High School
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

May 3rd (Wednesday) 2006
Constitution Day (Kenpou-kinen-bi)
The 17th Annual Suwako Charity Walk
Speaker: Hirokazu Takahashi
Location: Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture

April 16th (Sunday) 2006
Communication through Drama
Speaker: Sue Fraser Osada
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

March 19th (Sunday) 2006
The 2nd Annual Mini Colloquium: Researching ELT in the Japanese Context
Speaker: Theron Muller, Joel Thomas, Sue Fraser Osada, Tetsu Osada, Phil Brown, Takashi Matsuzawa and more
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

February 19th (Sunday) 2006
Abraham and Albert - The ELT Implications Of Two Western Pedagogical Theories
Speaker: Sean Mehmet
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

2005 Archive

December 18th (Sunday) 2005
End-of-year Party
Speaker: It's a Party!
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

November 13th (Sunday) 2005
Engaging Imaginations: Creative Cross Cultural Activities as a Basis for Language Learning
Speaker: Eddy Jones from the Nagano Prefecture, Kencho International Division
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

October 23rd (Sunday) 2005
Asian Englishes - English Learning and Japanese Modern Girls
Speaker: Kyoko Fujise (Tokyo University of Science, Suwa)
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

September 18th (Sunday) 2005
Activities for Young Learners of English - Listening, Thinking and Learning
Speaker: Hideki Sakai, Shinshu University
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

August 28th (Sunday) 2005
Innovative Teaching Methodologies for Colleges and Universities: 3 Workshops
Speaker: Takako Seito, Mark Brierley, and Theron Muller
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

June 26th (Sunday) 2005
Team-teaching methodologies for High Schools: Two Workshops
Speaker: Shizuo Tabata and Danny Madjanac
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

May 3rd (Tuesday) 2005
Constitution Day (Kenpou-kinen-bi)
The 16th Annual Suwa Charity walk
Speaker: Dr. Tokio Okino
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

March 27th (Sunday) 2005
Task-based learning
Speaker: Greg Birch (Seisen Jogakuin College, Nagano)
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

February 27th (Sunday) 2005
Classroom talk in children's classes
Speaker: Naoki Fujimoto-Adamson
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

February 20th (Sunday) 2005
Mini Colloquium: Local ELT Research by Local Teachers
Speaker: Greg Birch, Danny Madjanac, Hideki Sakai and Eddy Jones
Location: Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture

January 30th (Sunday) 2005
Reading - how to turn students of any age into bookworms
Speaker: Oliver Bayley from Oxford University Press
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

2004 Archive

December 12th (Sunday) 2004
Window on the World and End of Year Party
Speaker: Tamao Hoshina
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

November 14th (Sunday) 2004
University and College ELT Panel Discussion
Speaker: Kyoko Fujise, Greg Birch, and Yasuko Obana
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

October 24th (Sunday) 2004
Language Teaching and Teaching Materials
Speaker: Greg Goodmacher
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

September 26th (Sunday) 2004
TOEIC test-taking techniques
Speaker: Keinichi Fukuzawa
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

August 29th (Sunday) 2004
Teaching English with Phonics to Young Learners
Speaker: Takagi Akemi
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

June 20th (Sunday) 2004
The Use of Videos in ELT
Speaker: Takako Seito
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

May 16th (Sunday) 2004
The 15th Annual Suwa Charity walk
Speaker: Yasuto Hirajima from Seiko Epson
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

March 14th (Sunday) 2004
English Games for Adults
Speaker: Olwyn McKay
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

February 22nd (Sunday) 2004
The English Fair
Speaker: Naoki Fujimoto, Danny Majdanac and Fred Carruth
Location: Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture

January 31st (Saturday) 2004
Joint Longman/JALT Presentations
Speaker: Junko Yamanaka, Trident College of Languages; Alison Taylor, Longman ELT
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

2003 Archive

December 14th (Sunday) 2003
Window on the World and End of Year Party
Speaker: Indonesian Dancers
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

October 26th (Sunday) 2003
Qualified? Experienced? Talented? What makes a good English language teacher?
Speaker: John Adamson
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

August 31st (Sunday) 2003
Childrens' Storytelling Through Kamishibai
Speaker: Taeko Okamoto
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

June 22nd (Sunday) 2003
A Panel Discussion on Team-Teaching
Speaker: Several team teachers
Location: Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture

May 3rd (Saturday) 2003
Constitution Day (Kenpou-kinen-bi)
14th Annual Suwako Charity Walk
Speaker: Yuichi Miyabara
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

April 20th (Sunday) 2003
Effective Approaches to Teaching English and International Cultural Exchange to Elementary School Students
Speaker: Sarah McAlister
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

February 9th (Sunday) 2003
Fun Communication Games for Serious Teachers
Speaker: Greg Goodmacher and Asako Kajiura
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

2002 Archive

December 8th (Sunday) 2002
How to be an Amigo!
Speaker: Keiko Umezaki
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

October 27th (Sunday) 2002
A Comparison of the Roles of Two Teachers in a Team-Teaching Classroom in Japanese Junior High School
Speaker: Naoki Fujimoto-Adamson
Location: Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture

September 1st (Sunday) 2002
English for Children
Speaker: Alison Taylor
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

June 23rd (Sunday) 2002
Analising Classroom Talk
Speaker: John Adamson
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

May 3rd (Friday) 2002
Constitution Day (Kenpou-kinen-bi)
13th Suwako Charity Walk
Speaker: Prof. Takayuki Hanazato (tentative)
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

April 21st (Sunday) 2002
Teaching Small Children
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, author of English Time (levels 1-6)
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

March 17th (Sunday) 2002
What has surprised and Struck Me in Japan, and Experiences in India
Speaker: Daniel Dattilio
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

February 17th (Sunday) 2002
Baan Unrak: House of Happiness - A Christmas to Remember
Speaker: Anne Cain, Chino High School
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

2001 Archive

December 16th (Sunday) 2001
Year-End Party and Idea Shop with Shinshu JALT
Speaker: All participants
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

July 1st (Sunday) 2001
The Three-Step Auditory Comprehension Approach
Speaker: Yukio Takefuta, Bunkyo Women's University
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

May 25th (Friday) 2001
Annual Suwako Charity Walk
Speaker: a forum with three speakers
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

April 15th (Sunday) 2001
Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)
Speaker: Muneyoshi Kitamura
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

February 25th (Sunday) 2001
Using Poems As Tools To Improve English Pronunciation
Speaker: TBA
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

January 21st (Sunday) 2001
A Semantic Analysis of English Verbs and its Application
Speaker: TBA
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

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