Autumn Attractions.

A quick preview of what Nara Jalt is offering for this autumn.


MUSIC AND MOVEMENT ( are awesome !)

Ray Santos and Catriona Takeuchi will looks at some ways in which we can use music and movement

to raise and lower energy levels in class, creating an atmosphere for more focused learning.

3pm -5pm and MANABU NARA ( Kintetsu Gakuenmae station)

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for further details.


HAROLD PALMER in JAPAN, A Lesson From History.

Leigh McDowell and Yoko Yaku will present on Harold Palmer’s findings and their relevence in today’s classrooms.

Details to follow.


( conveniently located next to Todaiji, Yumekaze is a family friendly location, while family members

peruse the local shops and attractions, enjoy the presentation, and then gather together again for

a fun social evening afterwards)

from 3pm to 5pm.

JANE JORITZ- NAKAGAWA. April 18th 2009

We are thrilled to have Jane Joritz-Nakagawa from Aichi University of Education
to present for us on a topic we don’t often get a chance to hear about:


Presenter Jane Joritz-Nakagawa


All students in Japan have some background in poetry
that can be utilized as a springboard for classroom
activities. Poetry can be an occasional classroom
resource material, or the basis for an entire content
course in a foreign language. Jane Joritz-Nakagawa
will bring poems and techniques that can be used at a
variety of language levels, and participants will
brainstorm how they can use poems effectively in their
own classrooms.

Jane Joritz-Nakagawa is a long time resident of Japan
who currently works as associate professor at Aichi
University of Education. She has taught for twenty
years, most of that in Japanese universities. She
currently teaches courses in EFL, language teaching
pedagogy, and content areas such as poetry, gender
studies, and others.

Jane has published dozens of papers on teaching approach
(especially cooperative learning), as well as over 150
poems, plus essays and interviews, in international
literary journals. She is currently at work on her
fourth poetry book. She researches feminism and
experimental poetry by women, as well as learning

Saturday April 18th 2009.

Tezukayama Gakuenmae Campus.
2pm to 5pm.

For further info, please contact us here or through the Nara JALT Group.


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