Skills Development Conference (SDC)

JET Programme ALT Skills Development Conference (JETプログラム外国語指導助手指導力等向上研修)
…formerly known as the Mid-Year Conference (中間期研修会)

Hosted by the Kumamoto Prefectural Board of Education, the Kumamoto City Board of Education, and the Kumamoto Prefecture Tourism and International Policy 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, can be accessed below.


2023 Kumamoto ALT Skills Development Conference
December 1st, 2023
Hotel Kumamoto Terrsa, Kumamoto City

Kumamoto SDC is only one day! We hope you are as excited as we are to finally be able to actively interact and engage with all of the amazing and beneficial workshops and other English teachers throughout Kumamoto Prefecture. This year, to reduce paper waste, we have made the SDC handbook digital and will not be providing paper copies at the venue. If you would prefer a paper copy, please print it ahead of time and bring it with you. Furthermore, each workshop’s materials will be available via QR codes within the handbook. There will be wifi at the venue. However, we recommend to download the materials beforehand when you bring your device with you to access all of the necessary materials.

2022 JET Programme ALT SDC Handbook
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SDC 2023: Day 1
Workshop Section #1
Friday, December 1, 2023 (12:15-13:30)
Workshop NamePresentation MaterialsAdditional Materials
AProviding Instructions
指示の出し方
BMental Health
メンタルヘルス
CMulti-Cultural English and
Community Interaction
英語教育と多文化共生
Workshop Section #2
Friday, December 1, 2023 (13:45-15:00)
Workshop NamePresentation MaterialsAdditional Materials
DTeaching Different Levels
多様なレベルが混在するクラスの指導法
EStudent ALT Interaction
生徒とALTの関係づくり
FActivity Creation
授業における活動事例
GEngaging Students Using Technology
ICT活動