Getting Your Research Funded: Symposium and CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

In our March event, Kyoto JALT will focus on an essential yet sometimes overlooked part of being a successful academic – how to apply for grants. The morning session features a talk by current JALT Grants Committee Chair, Tanja McCandie and former Grants Committee Chair, Greg Sholdt about writing a proposal for the JALT National Research Grant, awarded every year to up to three members. In the afternoon symposium, we will hear from speakers who have applied, both successfully and unsuccessfully, for JSPS Kaken Grants (aka. kakenhi), which are competitive funds for basic and applied research available to researchers across Continue Reading …

TBLT in Japanese EFL Event – Sunday Jan. 12, 2020 1:00-5:00pm

Event Speaker: Rintaro Sato (Nara University of Education)Natsuko Shintani (Kansai University)Fee for JALT members: FreeFee for non-JALT members: 1,000 yen Thinking about the incompatibility of TBLT and reconsideration of PPP-based approach in the Japanese EFL environment Rintaro Sato (Nara University of Education) One of the most important objectives of English Education in Japan is to develop students’ communicative abilities. Thus, students have to be engaged in activities that will lead them to exchange their thoughts and feelings by actually using the English language. By “actually using English” (not learning to use English), students ideally learn English. Being compatible with this trend, the utilization Continue Reading …

January 2020 Newsletter

Dear chapter members,   A happy New Year to you all! Out with the old and in with the new. We just had our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and if you couldn’t make it, we have included our chapter president’s AGM report in this issue. We hope that this year one of your resolutions will be to come to more Kyoto JALT Events. Come participate, discuss ELT related issues, and learn something new! In 2020 the Kyoto JALT team has already planned a program of events that we hope you will be excited about too. Coming up soon we will Continue Reading …

Annual General Meeting, Sat. 12/14
11 AM – 12:15 PM
lunch following

All current Kyoto members are invited to attend our annual general meeting (AGM), which will be held on Saturday, December 14, from 11 AM – 12:15 PM at Campus Plaza Kyoto, 6F Ritsumeikan Satellite Room. Meet your new and continuing officers, hear about what we’ve achieved this year, and work with us to help plan what to do in the coming year and beyond. Also, we will have an important vote on a small yet essential change to our chapter constitution so that we can continue online ballots for our officer elections. After the meeting, the officers and anyone who Continue Reading …

Kyoto JALT is Looking for Officers!

Kyoto JALT will soon be holding elections for officers and we are looking for active, curious, and passionate language educators to join our officer team. We especially need someone to step up as Membership Chair, who is responsible for helping keep our members up to date and dealing with membership queries. We also need a Programming Co-chair to assist the Programming Chair in planning chapter events. Being a chapter officer is a great addition to your CV, and shows your active and continuing interest in professional development. It also is great for networking with teacher/researchers from around Japan and other Continue Reading …

Learning Management Systems Event – Sunday Sept. 29 (UPDATED)

Take your teaching to the next level with a learning management system (LMS)! Whether you already use one for your classes or are a novice, these presenters will show you how LMS can improve your instruction and save you time. Click here for the schedule. SCHEDULE 1:00 Registration 1:15 Opening 1:20 “Learning Management Systems: What They Can Do For Us” by Mehrasa Alizadeh 2:05 Break 2:20 “Using a Learning Management System to Teach ESP to Speakers of L1 Japanese: Student Affect and Effect” by Abram Jones 3:05 Break 3:15 Workshop: “LMS Usage in Japan” 4:00 Closing and clean up VENUE Continue Reading …