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English as an International Language (EIL) 2012 Lecture « English ...

English as an International Language (EIL) 2012 Lecture « English ... | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
Globalization, Language Use, and the Teaching of English Presenter: Professor Sandra McKay, San Francisco State University Introduced by: Professor Farzad Sharifian, Monash University Globalization is a much used and ...
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300 suffer food poisoning at Nagano sports tournament - Japan Today

300 suffer food poisoning at Nagano sports tournament - Japan Today | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
“300 suffer food poisoning at Nagano sports tournament Japan Today Police and health officials in Ueda, Nagano Prefecture, said Monday that around 300 students suffered food poisoning at a soccer and rugby tournament.”
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CLT and Assessment in English Education in Junior and Senior High School | JALT

CLT and Assessment in English Education in Junior and Senior High School | JALT | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
“#CLT and #Assessment in Eng Ed in Japan's Jr & Sr High Sch http://t.co/n85VqQ9nxY #JALT #Shinshu gr8 program 8/30”
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Kurt J. Hartje - Saukvalley

Kurt J. Hartje - Saukvalley | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
“Kurt J. Hartje Saukvalley He was a member of JALT, serving as the Osaka Chapter treasurer from 2007 to 2012.”
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RIP
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Jul 12 - Humor in EFL: Gold Mine or Mine Field?

Jul 12 - Humor in EFL: Gold Mine or Mine Field? | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
Gifu JALT (Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching). July 12 (Sat), 19:00-21:00 in Gifu. Scott Gardner (Okayama University).
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An Exploratory Reliability and Content Analysis of the CEFR-Japan’s A-Level Can-Do Statements | JALT Publications

An Exploratory Reliability and Content Analysis of the CEFR-Japan’s A-Level Can-Do Statements | JALT Publications | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
“An Exploratory Reliability and Content Analysis of the CEFR-Japan’s A-Level Can-Do Statements via #jalt http://t.co/FT3W3E5eGw #AusELT”
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Free Flashcards, Worksheets, Coloring Pages, Games, and Crafts from Super Simple Learning

Free Flashcards, Worksheets, Coloring Pages, Games, and Crafts from Super Simple Learning | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
“Is your child resisting learning English? Are you teaching a new song or using flashcards? We have tips for you! http://t.co/d2MJWas9Rr”;
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Recommended: From the very child-centered teachers @supersimple
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Matsumoto: Aum's sarin guinea pig - The Japan Times

Matsumoto: Aum's sarin guinea pig - The Japan Times | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
“Matsumoto: Aum's sarin guinea pig The Japan Times A couple of kilometers away, neurosurgeon Tomomi Iwashita was finishing a brain operation on a patient in Shinshu University Hospital.”
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There but for the grace of Yebisu, went I
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iTDi Revisiting Fluency and Accuracy

iTDi Revisiting Fluency and Accuracy | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
A live, online iTDi Advanced Teaching Skills course in June 2014: Revisiting Fluency and Accuracy in Vocabulary and Grammar teaching with Scott Thornbury and Penny Ur. (RT @StevenHerder: Every teacher deserves the chance to learn: Online they can!
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Japanese-American soldier kept quiet about World War II heroics - Stars and Stripes

Japanese-American soldier kept quiet about World War II heroics - Stars and Stripes | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
“Japanese-American soldier kept quiet about World War II heroics Stars and Stripes Fifty years is a long time to keep a secret. But that's what Roy Matsumoto was instructed to do, so that's what he did.”
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Academic writing and the grammar of words

Academic writing and the grammar of words | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
“Julie Moore, a lexicographer for the new Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English, looks at the benefit of using dictionary skills in academic writing.”
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Foreign Language Education in Elementary Schools. | JALT

Foreign Language Education in Elementary Schools. | JALT | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
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Introducing the new “Unique Nagano” App featuring 100+ Activities ...

Introducing the new “Unique Nagano” App featuring 100+ Activities ... | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
Nagano Prefecture's Junior Innkeepers Association has just released a new app for the prefecture. Called "Unique Nagano", the app features over 100 activities to experience in Nagano. The featured activities include ...
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It's free...get in the mood before you get here?!

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Azumino FM Radio Broadcasting Stream | Online Japanese ...

Azumino FM Radio Broadcasting Stream | Online Japanese ... | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
Even just 10 minutes of FM AZUMINO Broadcasting can improve your Japanese listening skills, while expanding your knowledge of the culture of a city like Azimuno. Actually, Azumino is not well-known by foreigners, but very ...
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Satellite system to keep eye on mudslides - The Japan News

“Satellite system to keep eye on mudslides The Japan News 8 approached the nation, downpours caused mudflows in Nagiso, Nagano Prefecture, that killed a middle school student.”
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Ridiculous waste of money; reduce emissions & stop streamlining rivers, building in risk areas...pretty simple stuff.
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Jim George - Another very good event from the programming... | Facebook

“Another very good event from the programming talents of Gregory Birch for Shinshu JALT (Another very good event from the programming talents of Gregory Birch for Shinshu JALT http://t.co/TBtrMngwut)...”
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2011 第5回安曇野花火 Sky Fantasy The 5th Azumino Fireworks Festival - YouTube

“2011年8月14日、第5回安曇野花火から「Sky Fantasy(スカイファンタジー)」。 (【安曇野花火関連動画紹介】2011 第5回安曇野花火 Sky Fantasy The 5th Azumino Fireworks Festival http://t.co/N4xmxRVUof #安曇野花火)...”
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Trattoria Gallery Matsumoto - Tetsu Yamashita Paper Quilt Exhibition

Trattoria Gallery Matsumoto - Tetsu Yamashita Paper Quilt Exhibition | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
Tetsu Yamashita Paper Quilt Exhibition is going to be held at Trattoria Gallery Matsumoto from July 7th to August 25th. 
“Paper Quilt” is Tetsu Yamashita’s original art work. At first he makes...
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Sarin Gas Attack in Matsumoto Marks 20th Anniversary - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Sarin Gas Attack in Matsumoto Marks 20th Anniversary - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
“Hurriyet Daily News Sarin Gas Attack in Matsumoto Marks 20th Anniversary Wall Street Journal (blog) The deadly nerve gas attack occurred at around 10:40 p.m.”
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Osaka JALT Language Teaching in Osaka Japan - Osaka JALT ...

Osaka JALT Language Teaching in Osaka Japan - Osaka JALT ... | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
“This is an annual one-day mini-conference which aims to share ideas on a wide range of topics on language teaching and learning, hosted by the Research Institute for Communication and the Department of English ...”
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Series W7 Hokuriku shinkansen unveiled - The Japan Times

Series W7 Hokuriku shinkansen unveiled - The Japan Times | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
“Series W7 Hokuriku shinkansen unveiled The Japan Times The Hokuriku Shinkansen Line will run between Nagano and Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, extending the existing Nagano Shinkansen Line.”
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Wow - but not the 'cheap' seats I guess!
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Write an End of the School Year Poem: Middle School Activity

Write an End of the School Year Poem: Middle School Activity | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
An end of the year poem is a great way to close the middle school year. The poems can be reflective and humorous. The poem will be four quatrains and use a rhyme scheme. A template and example poem are included to help struggling students.
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Teaching English in a global context - The Slovak Spectator

Teaching English in a global context - The Slovak Spectator | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
“Jamaica Gleaner Teaching English in a global context The Slovak Spectator Crystal will be one of the keynote speakers at the ELTForum (English Language Teaching Forum), which will take place on June 6-7, 2014 in Bratislava; he will speak on "The...”
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Nagano Pref. to grade its mountains for safety - The Japan News

“Nagano Pref. to grade its mountains for safety The Japan News Compilation of the list—tentatively named “Grading list for mountains in Shinshu”—has been supervised by regional associations for the prevention of climbing accidents, including...”
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Somewhat stupidly late, I think?!
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Sony signs contract to sell Vaio brand business - The Japan News

Sony signs contract to sell Vaio brand business - The Japan News | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
Sony signs contract to sell Vaio brand business
The Japan News
It will be based in Azumino, the location of a Sony PC plant, in Nagano Prefecture, and aim to start operations on July 1.
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“Matsumoto Concierge Map” will be distributed - Matsumoto City

“Matsumoto Concierge Map” will be distributed - Matsumoto City | Shinshu JALT | Scoop.it
This unique and very useful map is provided at the major hotels and inns in the downtown area, and will be distributed at the “Matsumoto Concierge” booth which is located in front of the wicket gate of JR Matsumoto station ...
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I contributed/proofed the English version. download the pdf from the site. Think it covers most basic needs for visitors.

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