Welcome to Hiroshima JALT!
Sunday, January 26th. 3.00-5.00 p.m. Hiroshima YMCA. JALT Members: Free. First-time non-members: Free. Returning non-members: 1000 yen. Returning students: 500 yen
Andy Boon will be leading two sessions.
Conversations We'd Like Our Students to Have. Agency, quite simply, is having the power to act. However, learners need the appropriate tools and scaffolding in the classroom in order to take this initiative. This presentation will describe how we can help learners become more active in speaking classes. It will also demonstrate ways to scaffold the learning process so that learners can be exposed to and engage in more authentic conversations in the language classroom.
Equipping Students with Basic Qualitative Research Skills. In this presentation, the presenter will describe a university EAP (English for Academic Purposes) course he helped to develop which focuses on students conducting research on topics they select. It will explain how students are equipped with three basic qualitative research skills that they can use to collect primary data for their research and include comments from students related to their EAP learning experiences.
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Saturday, February 15, from 3.00-5.00 p.m. Le Reve (map). JALT Members: Free. Non-members: 1000 yen. Students: 500 yen (Please note that due to new venue our usual welcome offer does not apply to this session.)
Adam Beck - Secrets of Success from the World’s Bilingual and Multilingual Families. Adam Beck, a longtime resident of Hiroshima and an expert on raising bilingual and multilingual children, will share his experience of the past 20+ years working with bilingual and multilingual families around the world. In particular, he will speak about the key “secrets of success” based on his interactions and interviews involving a wide range of families, which constitutes the theme of a new book he is now writing. Adam is the founder of the blog Bilingual Monkeys (http://bilingualmonkeys.com) and the forum The Bilingual Zoo (http://bilingualzoo.com) and, with his wife, is raising two trilingual children with ability in Japanese, English, and Spanish.
Sunday, March 1st. 3.00-5.00 p.m. Hiroshima YMCA. JALT Members: Free. First-time non-members: Free. Returning non-members: 1000 yen. Returning students: 500 yen
Chiyuki Yanase - Activating Young Learner's Agency through Story-Making. Fostering creativity and making students active agents in their own learning has been one of the main goals of the presenter’s practice. This presentation will describe an effective program which helps young learners co-construct new stories and promote their creativity.
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As part this year’s focus on younger learners, we’re pleased to announce a new pricing policy for students and non-members.
Your first HiJALT seminar is free, and the next two are half price.
1st seminar: FREE 1st seminar: FREE
2nd seminar: 500 yen 2nd seminar: 500 yen
3rd seminar: 500 yen 3rd seminar: FREE with the price of your 2nd seminar
Walk in visitors are welcome and encouraged! Please contact our membership team for further details.
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Call for Volunteers:
Hiroshima JALT relies exclusively on volunteer leadership to keep the chapter running as smoothly as possible. If you have not volunteered in the past but would like to step up at any time, please get in touch soon! If you are interested or would like to know more about the various possible roles, please contact the following officers anytime:
- Caroline Lloyd, President (firstname.lastname@example.org),
- Rob McGregor, Publicity Chair (email@example.com),
- Jim Ronald, Programme Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org),
- Tim Wilson, Membership Chair (Timfujiwilson@aol.com) and/or
- Cooper Howland, Treasurer (email@example.com).
Volunteering is not only good for the Hiroshima JALT community but also looks good on a CV. It is a great opportunity to get involved and contribute to your community. We sincerely hope you will consider applying your talents, whatever they may be, to Hiroshima JALT's cause. We are now looking to fill co-chair positions that entail shadowing an elected officer in order to become familiar with the ins and outs of the job.
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