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JALT 2015 Featured Speaker Lecture: Towards Systematic Materials Design with ADDIE

Researchers have suggested that ELT materials should be created in a more systematic way. This presentation proposed a systematic creation process by introducing an Instructional Design model called ADDIE (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate) and how it can be applied to the creation of ELT materials.

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JALT 2015 Featured Speaker Workshop: Harnessing the Power of Visual Design

Making great teaching materials is not only about the content but also how it is presented. Research has shown that visual design influences both student comprehension and motivation. 36 more words


What Learners Can Do with Texts

Nigel Caplan, assistant professor at the University of Delaware English Language Institute, holds degrees from Cambridge University and the University of Pennsylvania, and is finishing his PhD in Education. 848 more words

Adults / Young Adults

Akita Japan Association for Language Teaching (Akita JALT) December 2015, Meeting

Title and Speaker: Teaching Haiku and Haiku Composition to English Language Learners

Ben Grafström, Akita University

Summary: The presenter teaches an English immersion-style course titled “Journey to the Interior” at… 223 more words


Volunteer as a Peer Reviewer for Fame and Glory

I started volunteering occasionally as a peer reviewer in 2006 for various Conference Proceeding publishing efforts in Asia and Oceania. While I haven’t always put my name forward to review submissions every year, I’ve made it a point to help out the… 520 more words

Professional Development

Upcoming - September 27, 2015 - Andrew Boon

Date and Time: Sunday, 27 September 2015 – 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Speaker: Andrew Boon
Location: AIINA Rm 605  814
Fee for JALT members: Free
Fee for one-day members: 1,000 yen… 361 more words