News from JALT Sendai

Announcements - Quick Notes on Upcoming Events, etc.

Ryan Hagglund: Education as a Business

Date: May 29, 2016
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Venue: Sendai War Memorial Hall, 4F Meeting Room 1 (Kaigi-Shitsu 1)
            2-1-4 Ichiban-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi  (Map)

While much language education happens in government-run or not-for-profit settings, a large part also happens in for-profit institutions.  This presentation will utilize a workshop style to highlight challenges and benefits unique to for-profit situations.

See Upcoming Events for more info, fees, etc.

Special Event: Paul Nation Returns!

World-renowned researcher, author, educator (and long-time friend of JALT Sendai) Paul Nation will be joining us for a full weekend of presentations on Sept. 10th (Sat.) at Miyagi Gakuin Women's University and the 11th (Sun.) at the Sendai Shimin Katsudo Support Center (our usual venue).

Paul's Saturday talk, sponsored by MGU, will be free to the public, and his Sunday morning and afternoon sessions for JALT Sendai will be available for a nominal attendance fee.

And to cap it off, there'll an optional Saturday night onsen stay in Akiu!

More information will be available soon, but in the meantime, mark your calendar, alert friends and colleagues and plan on joining us for the whole weekend.

See Announcements page for info on jobs, etc.

Last Meeting - Quick Report

April 24 - My Share - Getting off to a good start with new classes

Our April meeting was a very nice time featuring six short demonstrations of practical ideas and activities for ice breaking in new classes and tips on getting to know your students. Our speakers—Austin Lantz, Maggye Foster, Daniel Ross, Margaret Chang, Marc Helgesen & Alison Nemoto—shared a variety of ideas from communication activities for the first day to ways to structure a course and present this to students. The participation-rich session was topped off by a fun time of burgers, drinks and conversation following.

See Archives for details. 

First Time Free with Coupon!

JALT Sendai - newcomer coupon

JALT Sendai would like to make it easier for you to invite colleagues, friends and students to join us for one of our regular monthly meetings. Simply download & print this coupon, and pass it to someone you'd like to invite. It entitles first-time visitors to free admission for a regular, monthly meeting (excluding special programs).

We hope this will allow members to do something nice for colleagues/students, while encouraging interested individuals to give JALT Sendai a try and see if it could become a valuable part of their professional and personal lives.

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