Coming up in December!

Hello Critical Thinkers,

Last weekend was a good one for the JALT Critical Thinking SIG. Our forum on Saturday went off without a hitch and the presentations were well received by the audience. If you couldn’t make it, we hope you can join us in Tokyo on May 19th and 20th at PanSIG 2018 at Toyo Gakin, Hongo campus.

NEXT MONTH! TWO EVENTS!

On December 10th, we will have not one, but TWO events in different locations in Japan.

  1. Kyoto – The JALT Kyoto Chapter has invited the JALT CT SIG down to have our members give 3 workshops on integrating Critical Thinking into language learning. You can find more information on the JALT Calendar here: https://jalt.org/events/kyoto-chapter/17-12-10 or on the Kyoto Chapter website here: http://www.kyotojalt.org/
  2. Sendai – The ETJ Expo and the JALT Sendai Chapter will be hosting the JALT CT SIG again this year with a JALT Critical Thinking Room. This will mark our FOURTH year participating in this event and we are sending our biggest delegation of presenters ever. Come join us for 8 presentation on the different aspects of Critical Thinking and language learning. More information can be found here: http://ltprofessionals.com/etj/2017expos and here: http://www.jaltsendai.org/.

We hope you can come join us at one of these two exciting events and learn about what the JALT CT SIG is all about, what our members have to share, and how you can use critical thinking in your classroom to benefit your students.

See you there!

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