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2011 Back to School Event

Date: Sunday, April 24, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Osaka Gakuin University, Building No. 2
Admission: Students: 300 yen, JALT members: 500 yen, Non-members: 1000 yen

JALT’s Osaka Chapter, in collaboration with the Framework and Language Portfolio SIG and Task Based Learning SIG, is proud to sponsor our second annual Back to School event, to be held April 24 at Osaka Gakuin University.

At this mini-conference there will be presentations on a wide range of topics including theory and practice related to Task-Based Learning and the Common European Framework (CEFR), as well as presentations on pedagogical practices and topics of interest and practical application to classroom language teachers. 

The schedule of presentations can be downloaded HERE.

100% of proceeds from this event will be going to support relief efforts in Tohoku via the Save the Children organization, so come join us for a great day of sharing ideas that are sure to help start off the new school year on a positive note.

Map of Osaka Gakuin University. More transportation information HERE.


Pecha Kucha Night and Bonenkai

Date: Saturday December 18, 2010
Time: 16:00 - 18:00 (Bonenkai at 6:30)
Location: Konan University, Nishinomiya Campus, 8-33 Takamatsu-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo

Osaka JALT, in association with the Kobe, Nara, and Kyoto Chapters, will co-sponsor a Pecha Kucha Night at Konan University, Hirao School of Management (CUBE) in Nishinomiya, followed by a bonenkai at the highly acclaimed Busy Bee Cafe.

Here's the url for a great write-up of the Busy Bee Cafe that was in the Kansai Scene:

Presenters include James Crocker, Mike Riffle, Mayumi Asaba, David Kolf, Ted Bonnah, Steve Cornwell, John Campbell-Larsen, Matthew Walsh, Brent Jones, and Greg Rouault.

What is Pecha Kucha? Pecha Kucha is a short presentation style originating from Tokyo that has strict time limits. Presenters show 20 slides for 20 seconds each, so each speaker has just six minutes and forty seconds for their whole presentation. For more information about Pecha Kucha click here.

The venue for this event is just south of Hankyu Nishinomiya Kita-guchi station.The bonenkai, at the Busy Bee Cafe, is a short 8 min walk from Hankyu Nishinomiya Kitaguchi Stn, Northwest exit. There will be reserved seating for 30 people. The bonenkai cost will be ¥1,500 for food only, and a cash bar.

Please contact  if you'd like to make a presentation, sign up for the bonenkai, or for more information.


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