Skill Development Conference (SDC)

ALT (and JTE) Skill Development Conference (JETプログラム指導力等向上研修)
…formerly known as the Mid-Year Conference (中間期研修会)

Hosted by the Kumamoto Prefectural Board of Education and the Kumamoto International Affairs Division, the purpose of the SDC is to bring ALTs and JTEs together to share their experiences in working on the JET Programme, to discuss team-teaching and other related matters, to find ways to enhance foreign language education, and to further develop the JET Programme in Kumamoto Prefecture.

Information on previous years’ conferences, including presentation slides and workshop handouts, is below.

2019 Skill Development Conference
November 28th & 29th, 2019
Terrsa Hotel, Kumamoto City

Below are the 2019 workshop handbook materials in pdf format.

Click the links below to download the pdf files, or download the whole lot in one pdf.

Workshop NamePresentation MaterialsAdditional Materials
Keynote Speech: Rethinking Pedagogy from Theory to PracticePowerPoint (English)
PowerPoint  (Japanese)
ES Lesson Planning & Demo LessonPowerPoint  (English)
PowerPoint  (Japanese)
Handout 1 (English)
Handout 2 (English)
Handout 1 (Japanese)
Handout 2 (Japanese)
Drama Skills for the EFL ClassroomPower Point (English)
PowerPoint  (Japanese)
Poster Making for Students: An Easy and Creative Classroom Activity PowerPoint  (English)
Strategies for Introvert-Leaning JETs PowerPoint (English)
Let’s SPEAK English: Building a Speaking-Friendly Classroom Environment PowerPoint  (English)
PowerPoint (Japanese)
Speaking Tests PowerPoint (English)
PowerPoint (Japanese)
Life After JETHandout (English)
Japanese PA Workshop on ALT Support
Elementary School ALT-HRT Panel with Group DiscussionDiscussion Q’s (English and Japanese)
Junior High School ALT-JTE Panel with Group DiscussionDiscussion Q’s (English )
Discussion Q’s (Japanese)
Senior High School ALT-JTE Panel with Group DiscussionDiscussion Q’s (English and Japanese)
Meditation and Visualization Techniques for Positive AttitudesWorkbook Handout (English)
Workbook Handout (Japanese)
ES & JHS Games FairWorkbook Handout (English)
Workbook Handout (Japanese)
How to Connect & Engage with Students PowerPoint (English)
PowerPoint (Japanese)
Workbook Handout (English)
Workbook Handout (Japanese)
Communicating ExpectationsPresentation (English and Japanese)
ALT-JTE Relations PowerPoint (English)
PowerPoint (Japanese)
 Ideas for Speaking Activities, Classroom Instruction, and TT Lesson PowerPoint (English)
PowerPoint (Japanese)
Phonics PowerPoint (English)
PowerPoint (Japanese)
Handout (English)
Handout (Japanese)
Intercultural Communication and CQ PowerPoint (English)
PowerPoint (Japanese)

2018 Skill Development Conference
November 29th & 30th, 2018
Terrsa Hotel, Kumamoto City

Below are the 2018 workshop handbook materials in pdf format.

Click the links below to download the pdf files, or download the whole lot in one pdf.

Workshop NamePresentation MaterialsAdditional Materials
Keynote Speech: Practical Tips for Effective TeachingPower Point (English)
Power Point  (Japanese)
Preparing for the Eiken Power Point (English)
Effective Team TeachingPower Point  (English)
Power Point  (Japanese)
Phonics Power Point  (English)
Power Point (Japanese)
Handout (English)
Handout (Japanese)
Senior High School Games FairHandout (English)
Let’s SPEAK English: Building a Speaking-Friendly Classroom Environment Power Point  (English)
Power Point (Japanese)
Motivating Students Power Point  (English)
Power Point (Japanese)
Worksheet 1
Worksheet 2
Life After JETHandout (English)
Managing Cultural FatiguePower Point (English)
Recitations, Speeches and Skits Power Point  (English)
Power Point (Japanese)
Handout (English)
ES/JHS Games FairWorkbook Handout (English & Japanese)
Getting Involved in the CommunityPower Point (English)
Elementary School ALT-HRT Panel with Group DiscussionDiscussion Questions (English and Japanese)
Junior High School ALT-JTE Panel with Group DiscussionDiscussion Questions (English and Japanese)
Senior High School ALT-JTE Panel with Group DiscussionDiscussion Questions (English and Japanese)
Teaching WritingPower Point (English)
Power Point (Japanese)
Small Steps to Communication Power Point (English)
 ALT and JTE Roles and Expectations Power Point (English)
Power Point (Japanese)
Discussion Questions (English & Japanese)
Stress Less: Motivation for a Happier Life Power Point (English)
Power Point (Japanese)
Classroom Management for Team Teaching Power Point (English)
Power Point (Japanese)
Elementary School Lesson Planning Power Point (English & Japanese)
Getting Along in the Workplace Power Point (English)
Power Point (Japanese)
Junior High School Speaking Tests Speech Test Manual
Student Speech

2017 Skill Development Conference
November 30-December 1, 2017
Terrsa Hotel, Kumamoto City

Below are the 2017 workshop handbook materials in pdf format.

Click the links below to download the pdf files, or download the whole lot in one pdf.

Workshop NamePresentation MaterialsAdditional Materials
Keynote Speech: Cooperation, Communication and Team Learning in Asian ELT Power Point (English)
Power Point (Japanese)
Drama Skills for the EFL Classroom Power Point (English)
Power Point (Japanese)
 Helpful Definitions (English)
Helpful Definitions (Japanese)
Party Game Script (English)
Life After JETPower Point  (English)
Phonics Power Point  (English)
Power Point  (Japanese)
Preparing for Recitations, Speeches and Skits: Perspectives from JHS and SHS Power Point (English)
Power Point (Japanese)
Elementary School ALT-HRT Panel with Group DiscussionDiscussion Questions (English and Japanese)
 Creativity in the Classroom Power Point  (English)
Power Point (Japanese)
Preparing for EikenPower Point (English)
Getting Involved in the CommunityPower Point (English)
SHS ALT-JTE Panel with Group DiscussionDiscussion Questions (English)
Independent Japanese StudyPower Point (English)Japanese Study Survey
Japanese Vocabulary and grammar
Terrace House Transcription and Translation
ES/JHS Games FairGame Descriptions (English and Japanese)
Classroom Management While Team TeachingPower Point (English)
Power Point (Japanese)
Senior High School Lesson Demonstration Worksheet (English)
Lesson Plan (English)
Elementary School Lesson PlanningWorksheet
JHS ALT/JTE Panel with Group DiscussionDiscussion Questions (English)
Let’s SPEAK English: Building a Speaking-friendly Classroom Environment Power Point (English)
Power Point (Japanese)
 Worksheet
Conversation Questions and Answers
 Motivating Students Power Point (English)
Power Point (Japanese)
Technology in the Classroom Power Point (English)
Power Point (Japanese)
 Discussion Questions (English and Japanese)

2016 Skill Development Conference
December 1-2, 2016
Terrsa Hotel, Kumamoto City

Below are the 2016 workshop handbook materials in pdf format.

Workshop NamePresentation MaterialsAdditional Materials
Keynote Speech: Learn Like a Teacher, Teach Like a LearnerPower PointHandout
JHS Speaking TestsPower Point
Model SHS LessonPower Point
Drama Techniques in the ClassroomPower PointHandout 1
Handout 2
Handout 3
Getting Involved in the CommunityPower Point
Preparation for EikenPower PointHandout
ES Lesson PlanningPower PointHandout 1
Handout 2
Linguistics – Why Do People Have Foreign Accents?Power Point
JHS Discussion PanelHandout
Student MotivationPower PointHandout
Managing Cultural FatiguePower Point
Trading PlacesHandout
SHS Discussion PanelHandout
Creativity in the ClassroomPower PointHandout 1
Handout 2
Independent Japanese StudyHandout
ES Discussion PanelHandout
Games FairHandout
Technology in the ClassroomHandout
Strategies for Introvert-Leaning ALTsPower Point
Working in Japan After JETPower Point
PhonicsPower Point
Thriving as a Rural JETHandout
CLAIR Workshop: Communiケーしよう!Handout