Upcoming Events at the Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (全国言語教育学会)

Nov 2019: No Event (National Conference)

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Dec 2019: My Share

Date: December 14
Presenter: You!
Time: We could only book the room in an earlier slot, so this year we will start 12pm and go no later than 15:15.
Location: Yokohama Youth Centre (Google Maps). The Youth Center is in the basement under Kannai Hall (take the lift to the bottom floor). About 5 mins from Bashamichi and Sakuragicho, and even closer from Subway Blue Line Kannai station (come out exit 9, then walk past Starbucks.

Details: If you would like to present, please prepare a 10-15 minute presentation (or poster presentation) on a practical teaching topic – an activity, some materials, an app or website – anything other members might find useful. To book a slot, please email yojaltpresident@yojalt.org with a 50-100 word abstract and a title. If there is time at the end, it may be possible to squeeze in a few walk-in speakers, but to avoid disappointment please reserve early. After the meeting, we will head out in the area for some food and drink! As usual, the plan is to put out a connected post-event publication with 1000 word articles by presenters on their topics in 2020.
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Jan 2020: Performance in Education

Speakers:  Yoko Morimoto, Chhayankdhar Singh Rathore
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Time: 1pm-
Location: Yokohama Youth Centre (Google Maps). The Youth Center is in the basement under Kannai Hall (take the lift to the bottom floor). About 5 mins from Bashamichi and Sakuragicho, and even closer from Subway Blue Line Kannai station (come out exit 9, then walk past Starbucks.

SPEAKER: Yoko Morimoto
TITLE: 5 Drama-inspired Mini Activities Backed by Neuroscience
ABSTRACT: This is a practical workshop full of physical drama-inspired activities backed by neuroscience. Reviewing and applying some of the practical recommendations from the field of Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE), the participants will experience 5 mini activities which can be inserted in our daily classrooms. These activities are modified versions of actual professional drama lessons in Paris where the presenter recently participated trying to improve her French through drama. These five activities are: 1. Physical Warm-up (Stretching, tapping) 2. Voice training (Breathing, articulating the alphabets) 3. Walking as we count numbers 4. Counting numbers with varied emotions 5. Anybody in? I’ve got some news. 6. (Bonus) Using a TED talk to improve gestures for presentations.
BIO: Yoko Morimoto was born and raised in Japan. She completed her BA in Education (TESL and Linguistics) at Long Island University in New York, and her MA in TESOL at Teachers College, Columbia University. Since 1990, she has been teaching in the School of Political Science and Economics at Meiji University, Tokyo. She has also lived in New Zealand and France in recent years. In the last several years, she has been experimenting on herself in learning French through drama in a professional drama school in Paris, which has proven very positive for learning the language relatively quickly, and she has been exploring the use of drama-inspired activities while researching on neuroscientific studies to support them.

SPEAKER: Chhayankdhar Singh Rathore
TITLE: Agreeing to Disagree: From statements of disagreement to a parliamentary debate
ABSTRACT: This session will share a battery of activities that were used by the presenter to train freshmen students in stating their opinion and in expressing their agreement and disagreement with an opinion. These activities will be divided into three categories: group discussion, conventional debate, and parliamentary debate.
BIO: Chhayankdhar Singh Rathore is an Assistant Lecturer at Soka University, Japan. His areas of interest are performance in education, CLIL, sociologists, language acquisition, and global education. His other interests include learning about every possible thing related to spices.

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Feb 2020: Brain SIG

Speakers: TBC
Date: TBC, but probably Saturday February 15 (or if not, 16)
Time: 1pm-
Location: TBC

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March 2020: No Event (holiday)

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April 2020: No Event (holiday)

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May 2020: TBC

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June 2020: Tech My Share

Speakers: You!
Date: TBC
Time: From 1pm
Location: TBC
Details: If you would like to present, please prepare a 10-15 minute presentation (or poster presentation) on a practical learning technology teaching topic – an activity, some materials, an app or website – anything other members might find useful. To book a slot, please email yojaltpresident@yojalt.org with a 50-100 word abstract and a title. If there is time at the end, it may be possible to squeeze in a few walk-in speakers, but to avoid disappointment please reserve early. After the meeting, we will head out in the area for some food and drink!

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July 2020: TBC

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August 2020: No Event (Holiday)

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September 2020: TBC

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October 2020: Self Study

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November 2020: No Event (National Conference)

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December 2020: My Share

Date: TBC
Presenter: You!
Time: TBC
Location: Yokohama Youth Centre (Google Maps). The Youth Center is in the basement under Kannai Hall (take the lift to the bottom floor). About 5 mins from Bashamichi and Sakuragicho, and even closer from Subway Blue Line Kannai station (come out exit 9, then walk past Starbucks.

Details: If you would like to present, please prepare a 10-15 minute presentation (or poster presentation) on a practical teaching topic – an activity, some materials, an app or website – anything other members might find useful. To book a slot, please email yojaltpresident@yojalt.org with a 50-100 word abstract and a title. If there is time at the end, it may be possible to squeeze in a few walk-in speakers, but to avoid disappointment please reserve early. After the meeting, we will head out in the area for some food and drink! As usual, the plan is to put out a connected post-event publication with 1000 word articles by presenters on their topics in 2020.

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