Sessions / Non-Teaching Area

RH Role Play #3 #886


Mon, Nov 16, 19:00-21:00 JST | Hangouts 32

Opportunity for Room Hosts to practice their skills.

JALT Publications Chairs Meeting #306


Mon, Nov 16, 19:15-20:15 JST | Zoom 1

This is the annual meeting for JALT SIG and Chapter Publication Chairs. We will discuss issues related to publications and share ideas for producing, improving, and promoting publications. Other SIG and Chapter Officers or members of JALT publications are welcome to attend.

Role Host and Presenter Training (Sam) #892


Tue, Nov 17, 10:00-11:00 JST | Zoom 30 Graduate Student Showcases

Room Hosts and Presenters can come and go through the initial setup for a presentation.

Room Host Training (Grant) #893


Tue, Nov 17, 15:15-16:15 JST | Zoom 30 Graduate Student Showcases

This is Room Host training. Anyone who would like to, feel free to join.

RH Role Play Training #4 #888


Tue, Nov 17, 19:00-21:00 JST | Zoom 30 Graduate Student Showcases

More of of the the same great Role Play flavor with fewer carbohydrates

Raising Awareness Through Discussion #818


Wed, Nov 18, 18:00-19:15 JST | Zoom 2

The Code of Conduct (CoC) and Diversity and Equity Practices (DEP) Committees aim to broaden JALT’s appeal to a wider community of participants. They will host a roundtable where participants are invited to share experiences in topics including native-speakerism in Japanese ELT; professional development assistance for working mothers and single parents; enhancing solidarity among teachers across employment, gender, and ethnicity; and developing effective classroom activities to teach issues within the contexts of diversity and conduct.

JALT Research Grants: How to Succeed in Applying #547


Wed, Nov 18, 19:15-20:15 JST | Zoom 1

In this forum, participants will learn about the JALT Research Grants and other grant opportunities available through JALT. Presenters will describe the goals, requirements, and schedules of the JALT Research Grants, which are limited to JALT members who have no other outside research funding. Information will be provided about other grants from JALT SIGs and chapters. Participants will be able to ask questions, discuss requirements, share individual research ideas, and receive guidance about application procedures.

SIG Coordinators Meeting #895


Thu, Nov 19, 20:00-21:00 JST | Zoom 7

This meeting is for all SIG coordinators or official officers representing the SIG.

Pan-Asian Consortium Meeting #300


Fri, Nov 20, 19:05-20:05 JST | Zoom 1

This meeting is for representatives of the Pan-Asian Consortium (PAC) organizations: English Teachers’ Association of the Republic of China (ETA-ROC), Far Eastern English Language Teachers’ Association (FEELTA), Korea TESOL (KOTESOL), Philippine Association for Language Teaching (PALT), Thailand TESOL, and Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT). PAC members will share ideas and seek ways to collaborate in order to improve language education in Asia.

Orientation Session for JALT2020 Participants #824


Sat, Nov 21, 10:45-11:10 JST | Reception

Is this your first time attending the JALT International Conference? Or is it your first online event? Do you have questions about our conference? If so, please consider attending this orientation. The purpose is to give an overview of JALT2020 and provide tips for making the most of the conference. There will be opportunities to meet members of the conference team, ask questions, find out about the resources available at JALT2020, and connect with other first-timers.

College and University Educators SIG AGM #837


Sat, Nov 21, 12:50-13:35 JST | Zoom 27

This is the Annual General Meeting at which we present reports, introduce new officers, and discuss future plans.

Getting Published in JALT Publications #419


Sat, Nov 21, 12:50-13:50 JST | Zoom 20

This presentation provides clear and practical information on publishing in one of the JALT Publications journals, which include The Language Teacher, JALT Journal, and the Postconference Publication. Editors from each journal will cover their journal’s remit and submission guidelines, describe the various peer-reviewed and not peer-reviewed publication opportunities available, and answer questions. First-time authors and those wishing to publish in Japanese are especially welcome.

How to Become an IELTS/TEAP Examiner #529

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Sat, Nov 21, 14:00-14:25 JST | Zoom 11

This presentation aims to provide information on the speaking part of the IELTS/TEAP test, and on how you can become an examiner of these English proficiency tests. This year, Eiken Foundation of Japan is operating the TEAP test in 23 cities in Japan, and IELTS in 16 cities. As the number of test candidates/venues is rapidly growing every year, we are seeking new examiners all over Japan.

JALT Membership Chairs Meeting #297


Sat, Nov 21, 14:00-15:00 JST CANCELLED

This is the annual meeting for all chapter and SIG membership officers. The focus of the meeting will be to exchange ideas and information to help retain members and also increase membership in JALT. Administrative policies, procedures, and documents will be discussed as needed. All current and incoming membership officers are strongly encouraged to attend.

Introductory Workshop on Q-Methodology #420


Sat, Nov 21, 14:00-15:00 JST | Zoom 21 VIP

Q-methodology is an underused research method to identify subjective views within a community about a particular topic. It includes both elements of quantitative and qualitative techniques to investigate people’s opinions without breaking them into a limited number of variables. In this workshop, I will give an overview of the method, take the audience through the basic steps, and consider its application. The workshop will include hands-on experiences and information on various software applications.

JALT Publicity Chairs Meeting #296


Sat, Nov 21, 16:45-17:45 JST | Zoom 20

This is a meeting for everyone involved with publicity for a JALT chapter, SIG, publication, or conference. A survey will be sent around prior to the conference to gauge attendees’ interest in various topics. We will go over what resources are available for publicity officers on the JALT site, and we’ll take questions to try to trouble-shoot any difficulties you may be experiencing.

JALT Program Chairs Meeting #839


Sat, Nov 21, 17:55-18:40 JST | Zoom 20

Program Chairs Meeting

(Best of JALT) ... Party continues #854


Sat, Nov 21, 19:00-23:30 JST | Zoom 21 VIP

Join us to celebrate the best speakers at JALT events, selected by JALT's chapters and special interest groups.

Networking Session for Educators and Researchers #825


Sun, Nov 22, 10:45-11:10 JST | Zoom 23

This special networking session is being hosted by the conference team to bring together people who are interested in forging new links with other educators and researchers. We would like to help our Japan-based and internationally-based attendees have an opportunity to connect and also want to provide opportunities for JALT2020 attendees to discuss future research projects. Why not start thinking about your proposal for JALT2021 here? Please join us!

TYL SIG Annual General Meeting #831


Sun, Nov 22, 11:20-12:05 JST | Zoom 18

This will be the annual general meeting for Teaching Younger Learners (TYL) SIG.

Testing and Evaluation SIG Annual General Meeting #841


Sun, Nov 22, 11:20-12:05 JST | Zoom 23

Following brief reports on SIG activities and finances for the current year and selection of next year's officers, discussion will turn to what kinds of events, presentations, or published articles would most interest current or potential members. TEVAL is interested in both traditional and alternative approaches to learner evaluation and is interested in hearing what aspects of classroom and institutional assessment are most relevant to practicing teachers. All interested professionals are invited to attend.

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JALT Treasurers Meeting #303


Sun, Nov 22, 12:50-13:50 JST | Zoom 23

This is the annual meeting of JALT Chapter and SIG treasurers. All treasurers are encouraged to attend this online meeting. We will be covering issues related to the bookkeeping for Chapters and SIGs. A detailed agenda for the meeting will be sent to the treasurer’s mailing list shortly before the conference. Agenda: 1. Current financial status of JALT Chapters and SIGs; 2. Problems and issues with treasurer duties.

JALT Executive Board Meeting (EBM) #304


Sun, Nov 22, 19:10-20:10 JST | Zoom 21 VIP

At JALT Executive Board Meetings (EBMs), Chapter, SIG, and National JALT officers present reports, discuss JALT business, and vote on motions that are brought before the assembly. During the year, these JALT officers attend two weekend EBMs. Although this EBM is scheduled to last for only one hour, important business will be discussed and conducted. All JALT members are warmly invited to attend the EBM and observe the management of JALT business in person.

Test if Zoom Works #880


Mon, Nov 23, 05:40-09:20 JST | Zoom 35 Test

You can join this session to test the zoom links work on your computer.

PanSIG 2021 Planning Committee Meeting #301


Mon, Nov 23, 09:30-10:30 JST | Zoom 14

This is the planning meeting of the PanSIG 2021 committee and all interested in participating in PanSIG 2021, planned for May 2021 being held in Mishima (Shizuoka) at Nihon University. All SIGs should have several representatives engaging in PanSIG taking part in reviewing submissions, conducting the conference and editing the conference proceedings. Please take part in this meeting to make PanSIG 2021 happen.

Panel Discussion and Closing Ceremony #307


Mon, Nov 23, 14:00-15:00 JST | Zoom 21 VIP

The end of the show, and we will welcome some of our plenary, featured, and invited guest speakers to offer some final words and reflections on the conference. Audience participants will be encouraged to ask questions and offer insights of their own. After the panel discussion we will here about what is to come for JALT2021!