ELT Calendar for October 2009

October 4th (Sunday) 2009

Brand New Super Simple Halloween Songs Workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Devon Thagard, Troy McDonald, and Tanja Yoder of Super Simple Learning
Organization: Kids English Education Project
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Briefing sessions on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese (Tokyo)
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Teruyuki Zushi, the principal of the Institute of International Education in London
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

'Autumn Fun!' Workshop
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Herrera Medileen, Emerita Sakai
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

October 6th (Tuesday) 2009

JMEC Wine and Tapas Party (Networking)
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: (Networking)
Organization: Japan Market Expansion Competition
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 7th (Wednesday) 2009

JMEC Information Session
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Laura Loy, Program Director
Organization: Japan Market Expansion Competition
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 11th (Sunday) 2009

Little America English Materials SeminarFair
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Sohei and Helene Uchida
Organization: Little America Book Store
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Briefing sessions on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese (Osaka)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Teruyuki Zushi, the principal of the Institute of International Education in London
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Implementing an Effective Program Using English Notebook
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Laura Blefgen-Togashi and Setsuko Terasaki
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

The 4th Joint JALT Tokyo Conference: Successful language learners and what they can teach us
Time: 9:45 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Chuck Sandy, Rob Waring, Yuka Iijima, Kevin Cleary, Marcos Benevides, Sarah Birchley, and Andy Boon
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 12th (Monday) 2009

Today is Sports Day (Taiku-no-hi)

ACET October Meeting
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Various members speaking on helpful classroom activities
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Pearson Longman Teachers Conference 2009 (Osaka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Jeremy Harmer, Eiji Saito, Roger Palmer, Marc Helgesen, John Wilshier
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

October 15th (Thursday) 2009

JMEC Information Session
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Laura Loy, Program Director
Organization: Japan Market Expansion Competition
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 17th (Saturday) 2009

TEMI Fall Pioneer Seminar
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Briefing sessions on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese (Tokyo)
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Teruyuki Zushi, the principal of the Institute of International Education in London
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Elementary School Teaching and the Implementation of the New English Curriculum
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kai Pence, Meghan O'Connell and Warren Allen
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

2009 CUE Conference on ESP/EAP: English for Global Working, Living and Studying (day 1 of 2)
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Featured speakers: Thomas Orr and Mike Guest
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

October 18th (Sunday) 2009

Pearson Longman Teacher's Development Workshop 2009: Welcoming English Firsthand 4th edition (Tokyo)
Time: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Marc Helgesen, John Wiltshier
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Documentary Film 'Obachan's Garden', followed by Q and A session
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Linda Ohama
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Elementary School English Activities: Mutual Benefits of University Students' Teaching Support
Time: 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Yuri Hosoda (Kanagawa Uni.), David Aline (Kanagawa Uni.), Masato Sugimoto and Saori Maekawa (Kanagawa Uni. students), and Seiji Nagumo (Yokohama City Nishiterao Daini Elementary)
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

A Review of the Eigo Noto Curriculum for Elementary School English
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jun Magno
Organization: ETJ Niigata (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

From textbooks to TESOL Quarterly: Publishing for EFL teachers
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keiko Sakui (Kobe Shoin Women's University) and Neil Cowie (Okayama University)
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2009 CUE Conference on ESP/EAP: English for Global Working, Living and Studying (day 2 of 2)
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Featured speakers: Thomas Orr and Mike Guest
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

IIEEC-Oxford University Press Teacher Training Certificate Program 2009
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, IIEEC Teacher Trainers
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

ETJ Chubu ELT Expo 2009
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

October 20th (Tuesday) 2009

JMEC Information Session
Time: 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Speaker: Laura Loy, Program Director
Organization: Japan Market Expansion Competition
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 25th (Sunday) 2009

9th Immediate Method Autumn Workshop (Kobe)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Stephen Richmond, Kathleen Riley, Bruno Vannieu
Organization: Research Group for Teaching Conversation in Japan
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Autumn Triple Header: TOEIC, Cooperative Learning and officer elections
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Izumi Tanaka, Jon Robinson
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

October 31st (Saturday) 2009

The 30th Tokyo English Language (TEL) Book Fair and ELT EXPO (day 1 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Many distinguished speakers will present on various topics relating to English language teaching and learning
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

AAGS 2009 Research Forum
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Hans Peter Liederbach and Miguelangel Verde
Organization: The Asia Association for Global Studies
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

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