ELT Calendar for December 2011

December 1st (Thursday) 2011

OmegaT, an Open Source Memory Translation Tool
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Jean-Christophe Helary
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 3rd (Saturday) 2011

Literacy for Dialogue in Multilingual Societies
Time: 9:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Linguapax Asia
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 4th (Sunday) 2011

Certificate Course in Teaching Conversation Skills to Japanese University Students (Tokyo)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jerry Talandis Jr (Toyo Gakuen University), Bruno Vannieu (Kobe University)
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

2011 ETJ Kyushu Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 7th (Wednesday) 2011

Professional Development through Collaborative Research: A Writing Fluency Project
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Greg Sholdt
Organization: Sojo International Learning Center at Sojo University
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

ELT Chat on Twitter
Time: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Group discussion on Twitter
Organization: ELTChat
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

December 9th (Friday) 2011

Hiroshima JALT Bonenkai
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Members and friends
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

December 10th (Saturday) 2011

The 8th Annual Conference on English Vocabulary Acquisition
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Yo In'nami, Brian Strong, Michael P. H. Rodgers, Masamichi Mochizuki, Kiwamu Kasahara, Rie Koizumi, Andy Barfield, Naoki Sakata
Organization: JACET Vocabulary Acquisition Research Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

(1) Setting up an extensive reading course; (2) The Illusion of Synonyms
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Discourse Frames and Materials Development: What is the connection?
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Guest
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

My Share & Year End Social
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Various Chapter members
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Fukuoka JALT Bonenkai (end of year party)
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

CoFFET/AFFETIS Launch: Teaching Guidelines Workshop and Christmas Party.
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Lynn Suico
Organization: Community of Friendly Filipino English Teachers
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

December 11th (Sunday) 2011

Helping Learners Remember Words and Phrases: Implementing Proposals from Cognitive Linguistics
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Speaker: Frank Boers (Victoria University of Wellington)
Organization: Reitaku University Tokyo Research Center
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

(1,2) Teaching Reading; (3) Research Methods
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: (1) Suzanne Bonn; (2) Atsuko Ueda; (3) Takayuki Nakanishi
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Cooperative Learning Workshop and End of Year Party
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jeff Contreras, Mike Seko
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Entering the conversation, joining the community: Legitimate participation in academic publishing / Annual Bonenkai
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Theron Muller
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

(1) Promoting Students' Foreign Language Communication Ability and General Studies;
(2) University Students' Perceptions on the Teacher's Use of L1 in English Class

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: (1) Yoshiko Miyake; (2) Harumi Ogawa
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

1. The Plastic Brain: How Emotion, Cognition and Movement Shape Learning; 2. The Brain, the Self and the Successful Learner
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: 1. Curtis Kelly (Kansai University); 2. Cheryl Kirchhoff (Nagano Pref. College)
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

(1) Teaching Portfolio; (2) International Exchanges in the Wake of the March 11th Disasters
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Emiko Hirose Horton; (2) Nara Katsuyuki
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

ELT and the Science of Happiness (followed by End of Year Party)
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Marc Helgesen
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Let's Teach Reading
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Co-author, Let’s Go, Oxford University Press and Program Director, International Teacher Development Institute
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

JALT Hokkaido Annual Year-end Meeting & Bonenkai
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Informal Event
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

December 14th (Wednesday) 2011

ELT Chat on Twitter
Time: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Group discussion on Twitter
Organization: ELTChat
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

December 15th (Thursday) 2011

Task Complexity, Task Sequencing, Task Difficulty, and Second Language Learning
Time: 2:40 PM - 5:50 PM
Speaker: Peter Robinson
Organization: University of Kitakyushu
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 17th (Saturday) 2011

Reports from JALT 2011 Conference
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Local members
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Sendai JALT Year End Party (Bonenkai) 2011
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Everyone!!
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

A Joint Kansai JALT (Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka JALT Chapters) Year-End Event with PechaKucha Night Nishinomiya #11
Time: 6:40 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: 12 PechaKucha Format Presentations
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

December 18th (Sunday) 2011

Survey for New San-in Area Teachers Group
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Samantha Kawakami
Organization: New San-in Area Teachers Group
Location: Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture

Certificate Course in Teaching Conversation Skills to Japanese University Students (Fukuoka)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Bruno Vannieu
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

My Share and End of Year Party
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Open to Members
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

December 19th (Monday) 2011

Apps for mobile learning: from theory to real world application
Time: 1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Speaker: Caroline Moore
Organization: The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Learning Technologies Special Interest Group
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

December 21st (Wednesday) 2011

ELT Chat on Twitter
Time: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Group discussion on Twitter
Organization: ELTChat
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

December 28th (Wednesday) 2011

PPR (Present, Practice, and Reinforce) Creating Positive Learning Experiences in Children's English Classes
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil, and others
Organization: Community of Friendly Filipino English Teachers
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

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