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 Call for Papers for Osaka JALT Journal Vol. 5

 

 

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Saturday
Apr122014

BACK-TO-SCHOOL 2014: Osaka JALT's 5th annual spring mini-conference, April 27 (Sun.) at Otemae U.

 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL 2014: Osaka JALT's 5th annual spring mini-conference, April 27 (Sun.) at Otemae University - Itami campus

Back to School is our annual spring one-day mini-conference which aims to share ideas on a wide range of topics to help everyone start the new school year on a positive note. It's one of our favorite events of the year, including a great dinner party afterwards.

For photos, videos, and schedules from past years' events please see http://bts.osakajalt.org

When: Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Doors open from 9:30 am.)
(Note: We recommend bringing your own lunch since time is limited.)


Where: Otemae University, between Hankyu Inano Station and JR Inadera Station, about 20 min. from Umeda.
Map: http://bts.osakajalt.org/map

Cost: 1000 yen for official JALT members (500 yen for full-time students & senior members);
2000 yen for non-members (1000 yen for full-time students & seniors 65 or older).


Click on Schedule to download pdf version.
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This year's 22 presentations (in alphabetical order):

Sugu Althomsons - Ways to effectively use note-taking apps (especially Evernote)

Gordon Carlson - Snooze-busting games and activites for all ages and levels

Lucas Dickerson - Teaching Pragmatics with Comics

Ann Flanagan - A Shared Learning Partnership in the Classroom

Michael Furmanovsky - Getting to Know You

Sean Gay - Choose two, pick one

Hazel Hashinishi - Ways to keep students engaged and motivated

Michael Herke - International Integration and Task-based Learning

Mary Hillis, Lucas Dickerson, Bilunta Carter, and Jade Ivy - Multiple Perspectives from the Writing Center

Michael Hollenback - Contextualizing EFL Lessons: How to foster relevance and immediacy

Harlan Kellem - Critical Reading for Critical Thinking

David Lees - Use of Digital Flashcards For Vocabulary Practice

Matt Lucas - Self-publishing: Customizing materials for learner needs

Laura Markslag and Robert Sheridan - Publish or Perish: Presenting Papers at English Language Teaching Conferences Home and Abroad

David Ockert - Self-determination theory-based lessons plans that work

Megumi Ohsumi - Why Not Poetry?: Reading Alexander Pope, William Blake, and Robert Frost

Rob Peacock - Cross-Curricular Learning for Teenage Students in Japan

Rob Peacock - Track Your Students' Success with Online Learning

Oliver Rose - Integrating Online Reading and Game Apps for Vocabulary Development

Martin Salinas - Reinforcing Speech Intonation with Music

Martin Salinas - Storytelling with tempo-controlled background music

Ryan Smithers - Writing with Hyphens

 

Please print out and post up the flier below at your schools to help spread the word:


Monday
Apr072014

Apr.13 event w/SIETAR-- Film analysis: Word and image combinations in romantic comedy scenes

 

Film analysis: Word and image combinations in romantic comedy scenes

Date and Time:
Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

This event is co-sponsored by Osaka JALT with SIETAR Kansai, in Nishinomiya.

Speaker: Kumiko Kizu

Films are multimedia. They are constructed of images and sounds (language, music and sound effects), and we understand scenes based on the combinations of these two media.

How are the two media combined? Are there any regularities found in the combinations of sounds and images in films?

These matters have often been discussed in the fields of film criticism and film studies.

It has been argued that the two media are instinctively combined by the filmmakers (editors) and that priority is given to images over sounds in deciding their combinations.

This may be reasonable given that images are indispensable to films; without images films would no longer be films.

However, how about conversational scenes where words play a major part?

This presentation analyzes the combinations of words and images in films from a linguistic point of view, borrowing the methodology of Conversation Analysis.

The focus is on typical two-party conversational scenes in which two characters are shown in close-up one after the other (this pattern is called the shot/ reverse-shot exchange).

Close attention is paid to how turn-taking between the characters is displayed on screen.

Scenes from romantic comedies, such as Before Sunrise and You’ve Got Mail will be cited as examples.

This research aims to contribute to a better understanding of our comprehension of multimedia discourse.

Dr. Kumiko Kizu is a native of Kobe. She received her PhD from Kobe City University of Foreign Studies in 2013. Her doctoral dissertation, Taking Turns at Talk on Screen, is about the correlation between words and images in films. She studies cinematic discourse particularly from a pragmatic and communicative point of view. Her research interests include Conversation Analysis and multimedia discourse. She teaches at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Kobe City College of Technology and the University of Hyogo.


Location:
NIshinomiya Daigaku Koryu Center (ACTA East Tower 6F, Room2) Tel.(0798)69-3155

Two minutes walk from Nishinomiya Kitaguchi station.

Guide to Location:
http://www.nishi.or.jp/homepage/daigaku/info/index.html

Fee for JALT members: FREE for JALT and SIETAR members and students

Fee for one-day members: 500 yen

Saturday
Mar292014

Creating interactive ebooks using iBooks Author, at Apple Store Shinsaibashi on Apr.6

Creating interactive ebooks using iBooks Author, at Apple Store Shinsaibashi
Date and Time: 
Sunday, 6 April 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speakers: Tamara Swenson, David Bramley, Brian Teaman, & Eiko Kato
This session will focus on creating interactive ebooks for education using iBooks Author. The presenters have created nine interactive ebooks to date, with more in production, for use by the students at Osaka Jogakuin University in its content-based English course.

As every student at OJU has an iPad, the iBooks Author program allows teachers to take advantage of the features of Apple's iBooks and create a more dynamic language learning experience.

Presenters will share what they have learned, in English and Japanese, about creating interactive books for the iPad and give advice about creating teaching materials using iBooks Author.

RSVP (Your name, Institution, number of people) to osakajalt@yahoo.com with subject heading "iBooks Author event".

いま話題の電子書籍をつくってみませんか? Appleの無料アプリケーションiBooks Authorを使えば簡単です。このイベントでは、自作の電子教材を授業で使用している大阪女学院大学英語科の先生方4人が、iBooks Authorを使ったインタラクティブな電子書籍のつくり方をご紹介します。また、iPadと電子ブックを実際どのように授業で活用しているかもご紹介し ます。電子書籍に興味のある方はぜひご参加ください。
RSVP (Your name, Institution, number of people) to osakajalt@yahoo.com with subject heading "iBooks Author event".

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
Thursday
Feb202014

Call for Presentations for Back to School 2014, deadline extended to Apr. 6

 

We are pleased to announce the

Osaka JALT Back to School 2014

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS


Please use this form to submit for presenting at Osaka JALT Back to School 2014:
http://bts.osakajalt.org/call-for-participation

CALL DEADLINE: Sunday, April 6, 23:59
(for presentating on Sunday, April 27 at Otemae U.)

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Check out this 30 sec. video summary of the 2011 event:
http://animoto.com/play/MokPSMN6xdHUvQv5pBrVvw

And/or view last year's slideshow here.
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Back to School is Osaka JALT's annual one-day mini-conference which aims to share ideas on a wide range of topics to help everyone start the new school year on a positive note.
With long and short presentation slots, poster sessions, and plenty of time to socialize, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Presentations can be in English, Japanese, or any language you like. Teachers and students of all kinds are all very welcome and encouraged to submit proposals for any kind of presentation, including group presentations, workshops, round-table discussions, you name it. Space and time permitting, we'll do our best to fit you in.

Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014

Location: Otemae University, between Hankyu Inano Station and JR Inadera Station, about 20 minutes from Umeda.
Guide to Location: http://bts.osakajalt.org/map

Admission: JALT members ¥1000 (full time student members and senior members ¥500), one day members ¥2000 (full time students and seniors ¥1000). 

Please share your teaching tips and join us for what is sure to be a great day!


Please SHARE this poster to help spread the word about this Call:

Tuesday
Feb042014

Call for Papers for inaugural Osaka JALT Journal, deadline Feb.16

PLEASE SEE THE FULL CALL FOR PAPERS ON OUR EDITORIAL PAGE.