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JALT Nstional Conference

 

 

Saturday
Jun212014

Summer Seminar 2014 at Kansai University of International Studies (Amagasaki campus)

Summer Seminar 2014 at Kansai University of International Studies (Amagasaki campus)

 

Date and Time: Saturday, 5 July 2014 - 9:30am - 5:30pm

Speakers: Matthew Apple, Toru Nakahara, Matthew Cook, and many more

This is an annual one-day mini-conference which aims to share ideas on a wide range of topics on language teaching and learning, hosted by the Research Institute for Communication and the Department of English Education of Kansai University of International Studies (KUIS). This year's co-sponsors include Osaka JALT, Kobe JALT, Nara JALT, JALT CUE SIG, JALT Jr/Sr High School SIG, Oxford Publishing, and Cengage Learning.

Invited speakers are 1) Matthew Apple of Ritsumeikan University who will talk about the recently published book on language learning motivation in Japan, 2) Toru Nakahara, Superintendent of Osaka City Board of Education, and 3) Matthew Cook, Sr. Manager at Osaka City Board of Education. Nakahara and Cook will explain reforms in Osaka's English language education.

KUIS Amagasaki campus is on the north side of JR (Japan Railroad) Amagasaki station, about a 5-minute walk from the station.

Location: Kansai University of International Studies - Amagasaki campus
Fee for JALT members: Free
Fee for one-day members: Free
Saturday
Jun212014

Using the new Keynote on Mac and iOS -- at the Apple Store in Shinsaibashi

Using the new Keynote on Mac and iOS -- at the Apple Store in Shinsaibashi

 

Date and Time: Saturday, 5 July 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm


Speakers: Steve Patton and Malcolm Swanson
 

Using Keynote in your lessons can help to make them more engaging and interesting for your students, and more fun, productive, and efficient for you. For people who aren't yet familiar with the new versions of Keynote on the Mac and iPad, or have never really used presentation software before, this hands-on workshop will cover the basics; getting started with built-in templates, simple builds and animations using text and images, cool transitions, and a few very special effects that you just can't get from chalk on a blackboard! This is a great opportunity to learn some easy, effective ideas that you can use in class right away.

Steve Paton and Malcolm Swanson are both English language teachers at universities in Fukuoka Prefecture. The workshop will be conducted in English, with limited assistance in Japanese available.

Seating is limited, so reserving a place is highly recommended. Please bring along your Mac or iPad with the latest version of Keynote installed so as to be able to participate more actively in the workshop. A limited number of MacBooks and iPads will be available, courtesy of the Apple Store, for those who can't bring one themselves. Contact us at Osakajalt@yahoo.com to reserve your seat and to let us know if you'd like to reserve an iPad or MacBook.

Dinner and drinks afterwards at a nearby izakaya for those interested.

Location: 
Apple Store Shinsaibashi, 2F, Chuo-ku, Nishishinsaibashi, 1−5−5 アーバンBLD心斎橋 Phone:06-4963-4500
Fee for JALT members: Free
Fee for one-day members: Free