Nara JALT:OURSHARE & AGM*; Rescheduled for Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Apologies for any inconvenience this postponement may have caused however due to scheduling conflicts, it has been decided that our popular OURSHARE event will be rescheduled to Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 from 15:00 to 17:00 at our regular venue: Yumekaze, near Todaiji.  This hands-on, practical event is a fantastic opportunity for our members to share some of their most effective and successful classroom activities, teaching techniques and methodologies with the EFL teaching community at large.  All members are highly encouraged to attend, either as participants or presenters, and contribute to the ever evolving EFL teaching/learning environment.

A call for presenters: Brief proposals for presenters are required to present at the event and should be submitted ASAP or no later than October 3rd to: or simply fill in the handy submission form located on this post.  Presentations may run anywhere from 10-20 minutes on a topic of your choosing. Come and share YOUR ideas!!

Sample Proposal:


Presenter’s Name: Jeff Crawford

Association (not required): Nara JALT

Quick guide:

  • Key words: C.A.L.L. Autonomy, Input, Output
  • Learner English level: Beginner to advanced
  • Learner maturity: Elementary school to adult
  • Preparation time: Various
  • Activity time: Various
  • Materials:  This version requires that all students have access to a PC, microphone/headphone set.

Presentation time: 20 minutes


This presentation will outline a simple C.A.L.L based lesson that requires learners to create a personal narrative with aid of a PC and the internet. This particular lesson’s coup de grace has low proficiency non-English majors intently absorbed in an intensive listening exercise.

Appendices: Available


*Please note that the Nara JALT Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held prior to the OURSHARE event from 13:15.  Once again, all members are welcome and encouraged to have their say.  In addition, volunteers are being sort to fill various officer positions for 2012.  Come along and throw your proverbial hat into the ring. We would welcome and appreciate any contribution of efforts in building a bigger, better and stronger Nara JALT chapter.  We sincerely look forward to seeing you there.

As always,be sure to keep an eye on our blog and Facebook page for all the latest news and announcements from Nara JALT.

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