ELT Calendar for May 2010

May 8th (Saturday) 2010

Developing Personalized Portfolio Rubrics for the EFL Classroom
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Quasha
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 9th (Sunday) 2010

Developing Personalized Portfolio Rubrics for the EFL Classroom
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Quasha, Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Nagoya
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Beppu City, Oita Prefecture

Jazz Chants at ETJ Tokyo
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jackie Collins
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Using Haiku to Develop Communications Skills
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Atsushi Iida
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

May 15th (Saturday) 2010

Korea TESOL 2010 National Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due April 4
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Daegu City, Daegu (South Korea)

Giant Steps: The Project to Internationalize EIKEN
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: M. Todd Fouts, Chief Editor, Test Development and Research, The Society for Testing English Proficiency (STEP), Inc.
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Obihiro City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Preview of JALT 2010 and 18th International Conference on Pragmatics and Language Learning
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Donna Tatsuki
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Collaborative Professional Development through Peer Observation
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Christopher Stillwell
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

The Communicative Classroom: What can be taught?
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

May 16th (Sunday) 2010

The Communicative Classroom: What can be taught?
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Reflective Teaching
Time: 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: 1) Rob Moreau and Allen Lindskoog; 2) Polina Mitkova
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

The Communicative Classroom: What can be taught?
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Cultural Perspectives and Influences of Teachers
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Roehl Sybing
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Giant Steps: The Project to Internationalize EIKEN
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: M. Todd Fouts, Chief Editor, Test Development and Research, The Society for Testing English Proficiency (STEP), Inc.
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Talking About JALT Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Carol Rinnert (Hiroshima City University), Jim Ronald (Hiroshima Shudo University), Keith Hoy (Suzugamine Women's College), and Eleanor Kane (University of Shimane)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Cross-Curricular Content and Children's ELT Publishing
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Steve King
Organization: Elementary School Thematic English Education Movement
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 22nd (Saturday) 2010

The 9th Annual JALT Pan-SIG Conference 2010 - Learner Perspectives
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers deadline is Feb 15, 2010
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Suita City, Osaka Prefecture

Self-Access Language Learning as Classroom-Based Instruction
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Garold Murray
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 23rd (Sunday) 2010

Oita English Language Teacher Training Seminar 2010
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kazuya Yamamoto, Ed Kellerman, Etsuko Minami, Simon Goddard Weedon, Neil Millington, Todd Beukens, Colin Thompson
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture

The 9th Annual JALT Pan-SIG Conference 2010 (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers deadline is Feb 15, 2010
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Suita City, Osaka Prefecture

My Share for Picture Books, Songs and Chants
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: various
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Elements in Fun and Effective Activities
Time: 3:10 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chuck Kayser
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

May 26th (Wednesday) 2010

Shifting Paradigms in Online Language Learning: The Link between Technology and Organizational Culture
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Larry Davies (ABD), St. Thomas University
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 27th (Thursday) 2010

Online Workshop, Motivating Children with Graded Readers
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: English Teaching Workshop
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 28th (Friday) 2010

Pre-Conference Workshops for JALTCALL 2010
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe, Joseph Tomei, Daniel Beck, Steven Hennebery
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

May 29th (Saturday) 2010

The 2nd Annual North East Asian Region (N.E.A.R.) Language Education Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers (Keynote speaker Joseph Shaules)
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

1st Annual Shikoku JALT Regional Conference
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Featured speakers Ian Isemonger, Masahiro Nagasaki and Harry Carley
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

1st Annual Shikoku JALT Regional Conference
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Featured speakers Ian Isemonger, Masahiro Nagasaki and Harry Carley
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

JALT CALL SIG Annual Conference 2010 (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Keynote Joy Egbert, Washington State University
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

May 30th (Sunday) 2010

1) Engaging Junior High Students with Cooperative Learning Activities; 2) American Values, Human Values, and Teaching English
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: 1) Ben Backwell; 2) Peter Warner
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

ECAP (ELT Career and Professional Development Conference) 2010
Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: William Snyder, Columbia University Teacher's College; Masaki Kobayashi, Kanda Gaigo University; Chuck Sandy, Chubu University
Organization: ELT Career and Professional Development Conference
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Creativity in the Classroom (four presentations)
Time: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tomoka Kaneko, Tim Murphey, Atsushi Iida, and Samuel Nfor
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Understanding Students' Non-Verbal Behavior: What does that silence mean, anyway?
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Peter Ross
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

ELT Publishing and You
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Steve King, John Wiltshier and Panel Members
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

JALT CALL SIG Annual Conference 2010 (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary Address by Larry Davies
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Cheap ebook and audiobook ideas and activities for teachers