Kyoto Chapter Scholarship Winner, Leilani de Vera will be presenting, “Learnings From the Essays of My Senior High School Students’ on Sunday, November 13th, 11:55 AM – 12:20 PM. Please consider supporting her by attending her session.
Research is always based on assumptions about what constitutes valid scientific knowledge and by what means or methods we can create it. We aim to show comprehensively how we can improve research in Applied Linguistics by firstly making these assumptions explicit so that we can secondly overcome their limitations.
The Listening SIG was delighted to host their first ever event in affiliation with the JALT Kyoto Chapter. The Listening Conference 2022 was a one-day event taking place in Kyoto on Sunday 25th September.
When you live on the edge, where is home? Perhaps a better question would be, when? For some of us, home is a physical location, whereas for others it is a state of mind, something to be found in relationships or in a space between places. At Living on the Edge 2022: Finding Home we invite you to share how you’ve used your differences as the building blocks to find spaces in which to belong and / or how you’ve created spaces for others.
Students who come from minority backgrounds face obstacles that teachers, classmates and administrators may not be aware of. Subtle and not-so-subtle biases exist, and it is important to not only raise our awareness, but to also actively work on ways to combat any resulting negative effects. Biases exist not only in the ways that educators teach, but also in how language itself operates within the confines of social and cultural landscapes.
While awareness of social justice issues is an important step toward equity for all, being an active ally means working towards building safer classrooms and workplaces, particularly for those in positions of power or privilege. The GALE SIG is planning a one day workshop in which presenters will share strategies on how to be an effective ally to both students and colleagues.
In English as a Foreign Language teaching, how can we mobilize and teach a democratically inclusive form of the English language and simultaneously raise awareness of intersecting systemic inequalities as a matter of diversity-positive pedagogy?
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The Kyoto Chapter of JALT serves JALT members in Kyoto and beyond. We provide a forum for professional development through our regularly-scheduled presentations and workshops, including “Member Spotlights” that feature Kyoto chapter members.