ELT Calendar for May 2011

May 1st (Sunday) 2011

One-Day Certificate Course in Teaching Children (Fukuoka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 7th (Saturday) 2011

The Potential of Cognates in Japanese to Aid Language Learning
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Frank Daulton and James Rogers
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

May 8th (Sunday) 2011

(1) Practical Activities using Mac Keynote; (2) Teaching English: It's YOUR Business
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Mary Nobuoka; (2) Miguel Gervais
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

May 14th (Saturday) 2011

Improve your Memory and Learning:Practical Classroom Applications
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Robert S. Murphy
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

Using Authentic Video in the Language Classroom
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Chris Stillwell
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

How to get your students to read without really trying
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Thomas Robb
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 15th (Sunday) 2011

IIEEC - Oxford University Press Teacher Training Certificate Program Summer Session Workshop 1
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata et al.
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Critical Thinking Mini Conference
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Gann, Jennie Roloff, Hugh Graham-Marr
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

IIEEC - Oxford University Press Teacher Training Certificate Program Summer Session Workshop 2
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata and IIEEC Teacher Trainers
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Improve Your Memory and Learning: Practical Classroom Applications
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Robert S. Murphy
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

Social Justice and Critical Consciousness in the University EFL classroom
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Alexis Pusina
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 20th (Friday) 2011

Dr. John Read: Beyond Knowing Words: Assessing the Quality of Vocabulary Knowledge
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: John Read, of Univ. of Auckland, NZ, author of Assessing Vocabulary
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

May 21st (Saturday) 2011

The 10th Annual JALT Pan-SIG Conference 2011 (day 1 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers deadline is Feb 15, 2011
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Two Artists Two Expressions
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Katsuya Takahashi and Daniel Schallau
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Filipino Englsh Teachers in Japan Tokyo Chapter launching/workshop
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi, Lori Ligon, Regina Onose
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Tokyo)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 22nd (Sunday) 2011

Ready for action (research)! - Where do I start?
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Croker
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

One-Day Certificate Course in Teaching Children (Matsuyama)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

The 10th Annual JALT Pan-SIG Conference 2011 (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers deadline is Feb 15, 2011
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

May 25th (Wednesday) 2011

Seminar: Where there's a Will...
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker:
Organization: IFG Asia
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 28th (Saturday) 2011

Active Participation through Student Response Systems
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe and Paul Shimizu
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Exploring Gender and Its Implications
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers to be announced later; Call for papers due March 31st 2011
Organization: Gender Awareness in Language Education Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

The 3rd Annual N.E.A.R. Language Education Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Featured Chuck Sandy. Call for papers due by Feb. 14
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

May 29th (Sunday) 2011

Three Parts to Effective English: Vocabulary, Grammar, and Comprehension
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Warner
Organization: Power Seminars
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

One-Day Certificate Course in Teaching Children (Okayama)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

ECAP (ELT Career and Professional Development Conference) 2011
Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote speakers include Marcos Benevides and Noriko Ishihara
Organization: ELT Career and Professional Development Conference
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Five Fabulous Favorites and The Power of Puzzles
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Alan Miesch
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

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