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Sunday
Jul242011

Event Summary: FAB1

The first annual brain day

By Ray Franklin

FAB1 could be compared to an all-day music festival, where you saw 4 great headlining bands and much, much more, but it's so hard to explain later to your friends who weren't there.

Imagine just reading some random lines from a few of the many songs played at that music festival (versus being there and experiencing it all yourself live), and take THESE NOTES as similar "snapshots" of quotable moments throughout the FAB1 day, offered from one observer's raw notes without further explanation.

Also, check out this QUIZ about who said what at the conference.

Sunday
May082011

Call for Presentations

Would you like to give a presentation for Osaka JALT? Now is your chance! Listed below are several opportunities for presentations.

Unvetted (Osaka Chapter sponsored) presentation for JALT 2011 National Conference

Each year Osaka JALT is proud to sponsor one first time presenter for the national conference, held this year in Tokyo on November 18-21. If you have never presented at the national conference and would like to, please contact us. The deadline for submitting a request to present for Osaka Chapter is May 20, 2011 (Friday).

If you are interested please submit the following by May 20 to osakajalt@yahoo.com:

1) Your name
2) The title of your presentation
3) A short summary of 75 words or less
Please also use "Unvetted Presentation Request for JALT 2011" as the subject of your message.

Please note that you will need to be a member of Osaka JALT, you will have to register for the conference and pay for your own transportation and lodging.
 

The 7th Annual Tech Day Plus at Hannan University (June 19, 2011)

The themes of Tech Day+ are simplicity and practicality - ideas that language teachers and learners can use either in or out of the classroom. In addition to our "Tech" presentations that will take place in fully equipped computer labs, we'll have a wide range of other presentations on non-technical topics in the "Plus" rooms.

Tech Day+ has grown to be one of Osaka JALT's biggest and best events of the year, including a great dinner party afterwards. Our goal is to share ideas on a wide range of technical and nontechnical topics.

Submissions for 25-minute presentations are invited on any topic of potential interest or practical application to language teachers and learners. Some 45- or 60-minute time-slots will also likely be possible, space permitting.

The deadline for submissions is May 30, 2011 (Monday).

Presentation requests accepted HERE.

FAB1: Connecting Brain Science with EFL (July 10, 2011)

Osaka JALT is proud to be a co-sponsor of the First Annual Brain-day event (FAB1). FAB1 is hoping this will turn into a significant annual conference for EFL in Japan and is therefore looking to gather teachers and researchers, from novice to expert, who are interested in helping make a pivotal connection between neuroscience and EFL.

Presentations and poster sessions should attempt to connect current neuro-research with EFL in theory, practice, or both. Interested? Send in your proposals (2-3 paragraphs max) and your academic bio. Email proposals to m@murphyschool.com.

The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2011 (Wednesday)

For more information please click HERE.