News from JALT Sendai

Announcements - Quick Notes

Seeking Speakers: Our October 2014 meeting is titled...

3/11 - Devastation, Change, Renewal: Stories from Tohoku Teachers and Students, both in the Classroom and Volunteer Activities.

See the description on our Upcoming Events page, and please contact Joanne Sato, our program chair, if you have a story you'd like to share.

Tohoku ETJ/JALT Expo

Our annual Tohoku ETJ/JALT Expo is coming up again this autumn. Stay tuned for details and a Call for Presentations. Please consider presenting! It's a great chance to show your work and ideas to a group of friendly, supportive colleagues.

This year, we'll also be welcoming well known educator and author Alan Maley for a pre-Expo workshop. Details following soon.

Last Meeting - Quick Report

July 6th - Reassessing Grammar Assessment
(Paul Kei Matsuda

Paul gave us a terrific presentation on writing instruction and why he feels we should offer feedback on grammar to aid in acquisition, but limit grading to aspects of performance students can actually control. The presentation was followed by 90 minutes of stimulating Q&A. A great time for all.

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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