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Monday
Nov072011

Osaka JALT Annual General Meeting and Dinner Party

DATE: Sunday, 13 November 2011
TIME: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
LOCATION: the Blarney Stone Shinsaibashi

We'll have a chapter business meeting to discuss officer positions for the coming year, give officer reports, and make plans. We'll also discuss whether to ratify our new chapter constitution http://www.osakajalt.org/constitution/, what presentations from the 2010 calendar year we may like to give awards to (feel free to nominate your favorite from those listed here http://www.osakajalt.org/2010/ by emailing us at osakajalt@yahoo.com), how we might further support Tohoku relief efforts, and any other items of business. We'll then move to Salvatore Cuomo Italian Restaurant http://r.gnavi.co.jp/c810902/lang/en/map for dinner from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, which will probably cost ¥2-3000 or so depending on what you order. RSVP to osakajalt@yahoo.com if you plan to attend the dinner whether or not you plan to attend the business meeting at the Blarney Stone so we can reserve enough seats. All are welcome for either or both portions of the evening but please do let us know if you plan to attend so we'll be sure to reserve enough seats.

from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Blarney Stone Shinsaibashi

Tuesday
Nov012011

Dinner with Keith Johnson and Milagros Laurel in Umeda

DATE: Wednesday, Nov 16
TIME: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Oven Oven Italian restaurant in Umeda
R.S.V.P.: osakajalt@yahoo.com

We are fortunate to be able to host two of this year's invited speakers at JALT 2011 for dinner at the wonderful and very cozy Oven Oven Italian Restaurant in Umeda. RSVP to osakajalt@yahoo.com .

Keith Johnson - Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and Language Education, Lancaster University, UK – is an invited speaker at this year’s JALT conference, sponsored by the TED and CUE SIGs. Starting his career as a teacher of English and linguistics in Croatia, Malta and Italy, Keith moved to the Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Reading in 1974 and joined Lancaster University’s Linguistics Department in 1994. His years of teaching on MA programs produced An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (2008). At Lancaster he founded the research group LATEX (LAnguage Teaching EXpertise); see Expertise in Second Language Learning and Teaching (2005). Other influential publications include the 1979 title The Communicative Approach to Language Teaching (co-editor C.J. Brumfit), 1981’s Communication in the Classroom (co-editor K. Morrow), Communicative Syllabus Design and Methodology in 1982, and 2003’s Designing Language Teaching Tasks. Currently, he is pursuing an interest in the language of Shakespeare, as well as developing his interest in expertise.

Dr. Ma. Milagros C. Laurel is a Professor at the Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of the Philippines in Diliman. She is a recipient of national and international awards for excellence in teaching and research, among them the TESOL Thomson Heinle Award for Excellence inTeaching, the UP Outstanding Teacher Award and the UP International Publication Award. She has delivered several papers on applied linguistics at international conferences, and is JALT 2011's Balsamo Asian Scholar.

Oven Oven is a cozy little place in a classic, early twentieth century building in the heart of Umeda's modern skyscrapers, located just around the corner from the Outback Grill by exit 10 of Nishi-Umeda station, and very close to JR Osaka station as well. Here's their link with a map: http://r.gnavi.co.jp/k060301/lang/en/map  Individual dishes are 500 to 1000 yen, dinner courses are 1370 to 3150 yen, and drinks cost 300 to 600 yen. If you have any trouble finding the place, please give us a call at 080-3789-6394. 

Monday
Oct172011

Peace as a Global Language 2011 Conference

PGL 2011, Peace without Boundaries, appeals to all those wishing to come together and work towards peace. The Conference offers an exciting line-up of presentations, workshops and posters focusing on peace activism and education.

For more information please visit the PGL website HERE.

Thursday
Oct062011

2011 ETJ Kansai Expo

Date: October 16, 2011 (Sunday)
Time: 9:00 to 6:00
Location: Seifu High School
Fee: ¥500 for ETJ members (you can join on the spot, membership is free)

Osaka JALT is proud to be involved with the ETJ Kansai Expo again this year. Several JALT members will be making presentations at the event and we will have a table in the book display area as we have in past years. Please be sure to stop by and say hello!

For more information, please see the ETJ website HERE.

The schedule of presentations at the ETJ Kansai Expo can be found HERE:

Monday
Aug012011

Summer Greetings