ELT Calendar for February 2011

February 5th (Saturday) 2011

Briefing sessions on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese (Osaka session)
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

February 6th (Sunday) 2011

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2011: A New Start for English in Japan (Sendai, Miyagi)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Charles Vilina, Ben Shearon
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Briefing sessions on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese (Fukuoka session)
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: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 11th (Friday) 2011

Today is National Foundation Day (Kenkoku-kinen-no-hi)

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2011: A New Start for English in Japan (Tsukuba, Ibaraki)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil, Aurora Dobashi, Miki Sakai
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

MASH JALT Representables 2011: A weekend with Tim Murphey (with optional skiing)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speaker is Tim Murphey
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

2011 We Can! Spring ELT Forum (Nagoya)
Time: 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Yoko Matsuka, Lesley Ito, Mayumi Tabuchi
Organization: mpi
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

February 12th (Saturday) 2011

Active Participation through Student Response Systems
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe and Paul Shimizu
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 13th (Sunday) 2011

Extensive Reading in Japan Seminar 2011
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring and Atsuko Takase
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2011: A New Start for English in Japan (Tokyo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Extensive Reading Japan Seminar 2011
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speakers Rob Waring and Atsuko Takase, plus more
Organization: Extensive Reading Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

(1) Designing a themed task-based syllabus; (2) Try Ongoing Performance Assessment Now!
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Marcos Benevides; (2) Jake Arnold
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

The Practical Applications of Multi-modal Teaching
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Charmain Winter and Toby Curtis, Ehime University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

February 19th (Saturday) 2011

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2011: A New Start for English in Japan (Okayama)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Kevin Churchley, Caroline Marie Gerner
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Publishing - Past, Present and Future
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Steve King, Pearson Education
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Publishing: Past, Present and Future
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Steve King (Pearson Education)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Personal Learning Networks - The What, Why and How
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Darren Elliott
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

February 20th (Sunday) 2011

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2011: A New Start for English in Japan (Osaka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

YoJalt February Meeting: TOEFL Integrated Writing
Time: 12:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr, Michael Ringen, Terry Yearley
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Stories that don't begin with 'once upon a time'
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Bob Jones
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Improving English Reading Abilities
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: To be announced
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Pearson Kirihara Spring Teachers Conference 2011 - Always Learning (Osaka)
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ken Kanatani, Atsuko Takase, Kunihiko Abe, Ko Kobayashi, Aleda Krause, Mayumi Tabuchi, Haruyo Yoshida, and Yoko Ikegame
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

2011 We Can ELT Spring Forum (Tokyo)
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Yoko Matsuka, Tony Harden, Lesley Ito, David Staggs
Organization: mpi
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 22nd (Tuesday) 2011

The Third Moodle Teachers and Developers Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Keynote Speaker: Martin Dougiamas, founder and lead developer of Moodle
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kami City, Kochi Prefecture

February 23rd (Wednesday) 2011

The Third Moodle Teachers and Developers Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Keynote Speaker: Martin Dougiamas, founder and lead developer of Moodle
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kami City, Kochi Prefecture

February 25th (Friday) 2011

Apple Store Workshop: iWeb
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Apple Store Staff
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 26th (Saturday) 2011

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2011: A New Start for English in Japan (Yokohama)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Setsuko Toyama, Miki Sakai
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

ETJ Fukuoka Meeting: Workshop on Games
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ Fukuoka Committee
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 27th (Sunday) 2011

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2011: A New Start for English in Japan (Nagoya)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

(1) Balance in the Curriculum: Applying Paul Nation's Four Strands to Children's lessons; (2) Using picture books in class
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Carla Wilson; (2) various speakers
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

English Education in Elementary Schools: New Challenges, New Ideas
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Iain Campbell and Sendai ALTs
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

2011 We Can! Spring ELT Forum (Osaka)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Yoko Matsuka, Tony Harden, Lesley Ito, David Staggs
Organization: mpi
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Pearson Kirihara Spring Teachers Conference 2011 - Always Learning (Tokyo)
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ko Kobayashi, Izumi Miyashita, Masahiko Hirota, Keico Kobayashi, Aleda Krause, Mari Nakamura, Ann Mayeda, Jake Arnold, Yvonne Beaudry, Daniel Beck, and Andrew Boon
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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