ELT Calendar for October 2010

October 2nd (Saturday) 2010

Fukuoka JALT English Teaching and Research Conference 2010
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary sessions: Gregory Sholdt and Nicholas Bovee, plus several other speakers
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 3rd (Sunday) 2010

Almost 50 Minimal Prep Activities
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Conrad Matsumoto
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching/Learning English in English: Japanese SHS Teachers' and Students' Perceptions
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Harumi Yamada and Galina Hristokova-Shimo
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Tohoku ELT Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ Sendai (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

October 6th (Wednesday) 2010

Hands-On Business Training in Tokyo - Attend an Information Session
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Laura Loy, JMEC Program Director
Organization: Japan Market Expansion Competition
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 9th (Saturday) 2010

Portfolios, Assessment and Institutions: An Interim Report
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Hugh Nicoll
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 10th (Sunday) 2010

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

October 11th (Monday) 2010

Today is Sports Day (Taiku-no-hi)

Pearson Kirihara Teachers Conference 2010
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:50 PM
Speaker: Marcos Benevides, Jared Bernstein, Anne Braiser, Yasunari Harada, Koji Hayakawa, Marc Helgesen, Izumi Miyashita, Roger Palmer, Mayumi Tabuchi, John Wiltshier, and Tokuo Yazawa
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 14th (Thursday) 2010

FEWJapan presents: The Blue Oceans and Niches Panel
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Max Hodges, Deanne Love, Masao Tamaoki, Kike Yamakawa
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Hands-On Business Training in Tokyo - Attend an Information Session
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Laura Loy, JMEC Program Director
Organization: Japan Market Expansion Competition
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 16th (Saturday) 2010

TEMI Spring Pioneer Seminar (day 1 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Helene J. Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Proofreading: Problems and Practice
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ian Willey and Kimie Tanimoto
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

The 2010 PAC-KOTESOL International Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Nation, Patricia Duff, Thomas Farrell, David Nunan, Kathleen Bailey, Rod Ellis and many more
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

October 17th (Sunday) 2010

TEMI Spring Pioneer Seminar (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Helene J. Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

A Moveable Feast - A collaborative teacher development event
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Charles Adamson, Chuck Sandy, Deryn Verity, Steve Cornwell, and more
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Suita City, Osaka Prefecture

Three Presentations on Homework
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: John Spiri, Gota Hayashi, Teruko Nakajima
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

An Afternoon with Kensaku Yoshida: The Course of Study and New Directions in English Education
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Kensaku Yoshida (Sophia University) with Ann Mayeda and Steven Nishida
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Workshop for Teachers of Young Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Tonya Eick, Fumie Takasaki
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

The 2010 PAC-KOTESOL International Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Nation, Patricia Duff, Thomas Farrell, David Nunan, Kathleen Bailey, Rod Ellis and many more
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

JII Conference 2010: Intercultural Learning for a Global World: From the Classroom to the Boardroom
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Glen S. Fukushima (Keynote), Joseph Shaules (Special Presentation), and many others
Organization: Japan Intercultural Institute
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 19th (Tuesday) 2010

Hands-On Business Training in Tokyo - Attend an Information Session
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Laura Loy, JMEC Program Director
Organization: Japan Market Expansion Competition
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 23rd (Saturday) 2010

Tokai Foreign Language Center: JALT Professional Development Symposium 2010
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr, David Barker, and several more
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Get Neuro-Psyched! Memory and Learning
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Robert S. Murphy
Organization: ETJ Kitakyushu (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 24th (Sunday) 2010

ELT and the Science of Happiness: Positive psychology in the classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Marc Helgesen, Miyagi Gakuin Women's University
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Presentations: Practice makes perfect! and Annual Business Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Daniel Mills, Jhana Bach, Kelly Butler and Stephen Dalton
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Creative Solutions for Reading, TOEIC and E-Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tomomi Katsuki, Cambridge University Press
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Chugoku ELT Expo
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Many speakers
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

October 28th (Thursday) 2010

Online Workshop: Helping Children to Read
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: English Teaching Workshop
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 31st (Sunday) 2010

Alma Certificate in Teaching Communication to Japanese Students (Osaka)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Bruno Vannieu
Organization: Alma Publishing
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

How to Promote Reflection in Professional Development
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Akiko Takagi
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

The 5th JALT Joint Tokyo Conference 2010
Time: 9:45 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Yusa Koizumi, Steven Kirk, Alastair Graham-Marr, Kip Cates, Brenda Bushell, and Setsu Tsuji
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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