Saturday, September 29, 2018

2018 October 2018 | Yuka Akiyama | Past, Present, and Future of Telcollaboration

Past, Present, and Future of Telecollaboration Research and Practice

Dr. Yuka Akiyama

The presenter will discuss some of the theoretical and practical issues involved with implementing and researching telecollaborative interactions (a.k.a. virtual exchange), namely technology-mediated intercultural interactions between participants of different first languages. 

Monday, July 2, 2018

2018 July 14 | Video Exchange Project

NANKYU JALT is proud to host the following event in Nagasaki City

Video Exchange Project Between a Japanese-Canadian living in an Agriculture-centered Former Japanese Internment Camp and Freshmen Japanese University Students

The project involves video/email exchange between fourteen first year Japanese University students and a Japanese-Canadian living within the former internment camp, now-turned incorporated town. This town is known mostly as a hotbed for agriculture. The Canadian-based correspondents is an avid horticulture enthusiast, growing self-sustaining fruit and vegetable crops, as well as herbs. Close to half the students in the Japanese student group are Agriculture majors and introduce Japanese crops to the Canadian correspondent through video. 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Join is for our first event of 2018!

My Share, followed by New Year's Party

We are happy to announce that our first meeting of 2018 will be a an opportunity to learn from fellow Nagasaki NANKYU members through a series of short presentations on a variety of ELT topics. Admission is free to all!

Following this, we will move on to celebrate the New Year with dinner at a local restaurant. Details are still being confirmed, so keep an eye out for further information. Cost will be around ¥4000.

To RSVP for the dinner, please contact Karen at

Meeting details
 My Share presentations by Nagasaki NANKYU members
Date and Time: Saturday, 27 January 2018 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Dejima Koryu Kaikan, 2-11 Dejimamachi, Nagasaki
Fee for JALT members: Free
Fee for one-day members: Free
Contact or Queries: Email contact form

Friday, September 29, 2017

2017 October 22 | John Wiltshier | Good Education Versus Gamification, Who wins?

John Wiltshier
Why do our students, spend so much time gaming, tweeting, clicking, liking, uploading texting? As teachers we can critically observe students’ online activities to determine what — if anything — can be utilized for good education.
In this presentation, I will present 6 principles that make online games, apps and internet-use so compelling – even addictive – and invite you to draw parallels to what you do in your classes. What this reveals may well surprise you!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2017 February 25 | Eric Hagley | Bringing the World to your English Classroom via Online Exchange.

Nankyu Nagasaki welcomes Professor Eric Hagley of Muroran Institute of Technology on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Nagasaki International University from 10am to 12pm. After, Eric will travel to Fukuoka for an encore presentation.

Virtual Exchange (VE) has many benefits for foreign language teachers and their students but it is still not easily accessible to the mainstream. Students in English as a foreign language classrooms often have few opportunities to physically interact with other users of English. VE gives them virtualmobility, enabling them to participate in a global community. In this presentation the author introduces a large scale VE which includes over 1500 students from 5 countries in a VE via a Moodle platform. Students interact online in English as a lingua franca. Exchanges are carried out over 8 week periods. Outcomes from the project, sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education, will be outlined using data gained from questionnaires, text analysis and student feedback. Details of how this method of VE could bring it into mainstream, ensuring VE can become a part of any English communication class throughout the world, if the teacher so wishes, will be outlined in addition to an outline of problems that can eventuate and ideas for incorporating the VE into classroom practice. Those attending will also be able to participate in a quick workshop so that if they want to join the exchange from April 2017, they will be able to.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

2016 July 10 | Marc Helgesen | Let's Get Physical

Nankyu Nagasaki welcomes Professor Marc Helgesen of Miyagi Gakuin Women's University on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Nagasaki Dejima Koryu Kaikan from 2pm to 4pm.

When we site for 20 minutes, blood flows downward o the feet and legs. Standing and moving for just one minute triggers a 15% increase of blood (and therefore oxygen) to the brain. That's one reason to get students up and out of their seats regularly. There are many more. This session will look at brain-science reasons and ways to have students moving their bodies, while moving their English abilities up at the same time.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

2015 December 5 | Andy Boon | Two Fabulous Presentations (and a Bonenkai!)

"Teaching is all about
making the teacher redundant,"
Boon, 2015 December 5
Chapter Meeting Presentation

Investigating the world outside: Students as researchers

Project work can be a powerful means of empowering students to take their learning beyond the borders of the classroom, to examine the world outside, to seek answers, and suggest change. This workshop will examine the process of engaging students in semester-long projects from equipping them with the necessary research tools to having them deliver the end-product via various media in the final class. It will also describe students’ reactions to the overall learning experience