ELT Calendar for November 2011

November 2nd (Wednesday) 2011

ELT Chat on Twitter
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Group discussion on Twitter
Organization: ELTChat
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

November 5th (Saturday) 2011

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Developing Second Language Skills: A Complex Endeavor of Knowledge Integration
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Dekeyser (University of Maryland)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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

2011 Meisei University ISC Professional Development Forum for EFL Instructors
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Meisei University
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 6th (Sunday) 2011

Games: Making A Difference In Children's English Class
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil
Organization: Mabuhay Classroom Teacher Workshop
Location: Ohta City, Gunma Prefecture

Learning World Intensive Workshop (Tokyo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Matthew de Wilde, Hiromi Kawahara
Organization: Apricot Publishing
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

2011 mpi Kids English Tour on mpi Picture Books and We Can! (Sapporo)
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rumiko Kido, Hiromi Sasaki
Organization: mpi
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Teaching methodology: Traditional PPP or Task Based Teaching (TBT)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Lynn Suico
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

2011 ETJ Chubu Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Call for presentations due September 10
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

November 9th (Wednesday) 2011

(1) Ring Around the Readers! (Digest Version); (2) Teaching English in the Age of Complexity
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Mayuka Habbick; (2) Masafumi Otsuka
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

ELT Chat on Twitter
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Group discussion on Twitter
Organization: ELTChat
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

November 10th (Thursday) 2011

Notable URLs: Mini-Presentations
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Each participant has five minutes
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 12th (Saturday) 2011

Two Presentations
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Fuyuhiko Sekido; (2) Ma. Milagros Laurel (University of the Philippines)
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Instant Messenger Cooperative Development: Journeys of Discovery
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Andrew Boon
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Listening Activities for the 21st Century
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Nicholas Bovee and Jeffrey Stewart
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Beppu City, Oita Prefecture

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: Developing Second Language Skills: A Complex Endeavor of Knowledge Integration
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Dekeyser (University of Maryland)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Expert Teachers: What Are They Like And What Do They Do?
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keith Johnson (Lancaster University, UK)
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Kobe JALT Annual General Meeting 2011
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Chapter Offiicers
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Using effective search strategies to access available English language resources for research in Japan
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: James Hicks
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG Conference: Advising for Language Learner Autonomy
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Invited speakers: Marina Mozzon-McPherson, University of Hull (plenary), Lucy Cooker, University of Birmingham (opening remarks), Christopher Candlin, Macquarie University, Australia (closing session)
Organization: The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group
Location: Makuhari City, Chiba Prefecture

ALAK 2011: Cognition and Practice in Applied Linguistics
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers: Peter Robinson, Etsuo Taguchi, Nan Jiang
Organization: Applied Linguistics Association of Korea
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

2011 LET Kanto Chapter Autumn Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due September 3
Organization: Japan Association for Language Education and Technology, Kanto Chapter
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 13th (Sunday) 2011

Here we are, now motivate us: Strategies for generating student motivation
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Bookswap
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: No speakers
Organization: International Womens Bookswap
Location: Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture

Expert Teachers: What Are They Like And What Do They Do?
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keith Johnson (Lancaster University, UK)
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Osaka JALT Annual General Meeting and Dinner Party
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: All present
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

2-Day Certificate Course In Teaching English To Children
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil
Organization: Institute of English Teaching to Children
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

November 16th (Wednesday) 2011

Dinner with Professor Emeritus Keith Johnson of Lancaster University, England
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Professor Emeritus Keith Johnson
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

ELT Chat on Twitter
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Group discussion on Twitter
Organization: ELTChat
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

November 17th (Thursday) 2011

What's Next; A Review of Trends in Language Teaching
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Jack C. Richards
Organization: Cambridge University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 18th (Friday) 2011

JALT 2011: Technology in Teaching Pre-Conference Workshops
Time: 1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Forrest Nelson, Daniel Beck, Lawrie Hunter, Jeff Durand, Joseph Tomei, Sylvan Payne, Mark Shrosbree, Paul Daniels, Peter Ruthven-Stuart, Bill Pellowe
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 19th (Saturday) 2011

Kagoshima JALT AGM & Party
Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Miscellaneous
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

JALT 2011: 37th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching
Time: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Today's plenary speakers are Laurel Kamada and Phil Benson
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 20th (Sunday) 2011

Learning World Intensive Workshop (Nagoya)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Matthew de Wilde, Hiromi Kawahara
Organization: Apricot Publishing
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

2011 mpi Kids English Tour on mpi Picture Books and We Can! (Fukuoka)
Time: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Hiroko Sadano, Yukiko Watanabe
Organization: mpi
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

JALT 2011: 37th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Today's plenary speakers are Jack Richards and Ken Wilson
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 21st (Monday) 2011

JALT 2011: 37th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:40 PM
Speaker: Concurrent sessions all morning
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 23rd (Wednesday) 2011

Today is Labor Thanksgiving Day (Kinrou-kansha-no-hi)

(1) How to Utilize Picture Books; and (2) How to Help Elementary School Children Prepare for JHS.
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

ELT Chat on Twitter
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Group discussion on Twitter
Organization: ELTChat
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

November 24th (Thursday) 2011

Ideologies/Stereotypes that Japanese-learners of English take to class
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Laurel Kamada
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

November 26th (Saturday) 2011

English Teaching Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Theme 1: Yoko Torimitsu (Cambridge ESOL); Themes 2 and 3: various speakers
Organization: English Teaching Workshop
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Extensive Reading: Documenting Its Efficacy and Understanding How To Do It
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Beniko Mason
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

An Evening with Marlen Harrison: (1) Language and Sexuality; (2) Supporting Agency & Investment in Multilingual Writers
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Marlen Harrison (University of Jyvskyl, Finland)
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Strategies for Generating Student Motivation
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 27th (Sunday) 2011

Learning World Intensive Workshop (Osaka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Matthew de Wilde, Hiromi Kawahara
Organization: Apricot Publishing
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Strategies for Generating Student Motivation
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

How to Include Critical Thinking in the Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Jennie Roloff Rothman
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

More Learning with Less Teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Charles Adamson
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Autonomy Mastery and Purpose
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Murphey
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Innovation in Writing: Examining dialogues between instructors of English writing and Japanese learners of English
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Marlen Elliot Harrison (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Redux: Fukuoka JALT Apple Store Workshop: iPad2
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Apple Store
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2011 Conference of the JACET Kansai Chapter
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due September 15, 2011
Organization: Kansai Chapter of the Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

November 30th (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)

Cheap ebook and audiobook ideas and activities for teachers