ELT Calendar for October 2011

October 1st (Saturday) 2011

LLL SIG Mini-Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Tadashi Ishida, Yoko Wakui, Noriko Kinami, Mayumi Yamasaki, Takaaki Morioka, Don Maybin, Jason Chare, Junko Fujio
Organization: Lifelong Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

2011 ETJ Tokyo Expo in association with JALT (day 1 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several great speakers
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers (Tokushima)
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Eric Kane (ELF Learning),Miki Sakai (IIEEC; Julia English Club)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Kobe)
Time: 11:20 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Barbara Hoskins-Sakamoto (Author, Let 's Go), Setsuko Toyama (Author, English Time)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Shinshu JALT AGM
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Fred Carruth (AGM Chair)
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Discussion on the Process Writing Approach
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: K. Hayashi (Hiroshima Jogakuin University), H. Yamanishi (Kansai Gaidai University) and M. Abe (Dokkyo University)
Organization: Kansai Chapter of the Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

October 2nd (Sunday) 2011

2011 ETJ Tokyo Expo in association with JALT (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several great speakers
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Pearson Kirihara Teacher's Conference 2011 (Nishinomiya) - Be Creative, Be Innovative
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Marc Helgesen, John Wiltshier, Roger Palmer, Junko Yamanaka, Atsuko Takase, Mayuka Habbick, Ann Mayeda, Kazuhiro Yokokawa, Ken Kanatani, Seiji Sato, Yasuyuki Mizohata, Sam Lee, and more
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers (Takamatsu)
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Eric Kane (ELF Learning), Miki Sakai (IIEEC; Julia English Club)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture

Quantitative Research 101: An extended seminar/workshop
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Carol Rinnert and Ian Willey
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

CANCELED: Spooktacular Halloween Ideas for your Classroom
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: canceled
Organization: Sky High English Studio
Location: Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture

October 3rd (Monday) 2011

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers (Otsu)
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Eric Kane (ELF Learning),Barbara Hoskins-Sakamoto (Author, Let's Go)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture

October 5th (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)

October 8th (Saturday) 2011

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Sendai)
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Devon Thagard, Barbara Hoskins-Sakamoto
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: ESP for EFL Environments: Concepts, Convenient Tools, and Challenges
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Judy Noguchi
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

My Article
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Pecha Kucha Night
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

CANCELED: Cambridge ESOL Speaking Examiner training - Young Learners (in Osaka)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

October 9th (Sunday) 2011

Fukuoka JALT Conference and Bookfair
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Teaching Children
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: John Wilshier, James York, and Deborah Grow
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Yamagata)
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Devon Thagard, Barbara Hoskins-Sakamoto
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Short-term Study Abroad Programs: Enhancing the Cultural and Communication Experience
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Marcus Otlowski of Kochi University Dept. of International Studies
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Collaborate To Motivate
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Marc Helgesen, Chuck Sandy, Kim Horne and Lesley Burda Ito
Organization: Cambridge University Press
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

CANCELED: Cambridge ESOL examiner training for KET and PET (in Osaka)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

2011 ETJ Chugoku Expo
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Call for presentations due September 9
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

October 10th (Monday) 2011

Today is Sports Day (Taiku-no-hi)

Trick or Teach on Halloween
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil
Organization: Mabuhay Classroom Teacher Workshop
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Fukushima)
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Devon Thagard, Barbara Hoskins-Sakamoto
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture

Pearson Kirihara Teacher's Conference 2011 (Tokyo) - Be Creative, Be Innovative
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Marc Helgesen, John Wiltshier, Simon Goddard Weedon, Izumi Miyashita, Akio Yamamoto, Ken Schmidt, Mayuka Habbick, Ann Mayeda, Yuko Otani, Ken Kanatani, Kunihiko Abe, Seiji Sato, Sam Lee, and more
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 12th (Wednesday) 2011

Focusing on Form in the Communicative Classroom
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Speaker: Rod Ellis, University of Auckland
Organization: Sojo International Learning Center at Sojo University
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

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

October 15th (Saturday) 2011

CALL Workshop 2011: Technology and Language Learning
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote presentation by Goh Kawaii (Hokkaido University); several other speakers
Organization: English Education Study Group of Sapporo Gakuin University
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Cambridge ESOL examiner training for KET and PET (in Tokyo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Presentation Practice Session: Practice Makes Perfect!
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Stephen Dalton; Itoko Fujita; Paul Evans
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Establish and Coordinating a Successful Language Learning Centre
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Junko Tsukeyama
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

1) Ethical ELT; 2) Popular Songs, Active Neurons, and High-frequency Vocabulary
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Maggie Lieb (Meiji University)
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

The dead end of public English education in Japan
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Dan Frost
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

KOTESOL 2011 International Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Stephen Krashen, B. Kumaravadivelu, Keith Folse, Thomas Farrell, Gavin Dudeney
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

October 16th (Sunday) 2011

Ethical ELT & Popular Songs, Active Neurons, and High-frequency Vocabulary
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Maggie Lieb, Meiji University
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

IIEEC - Oxford University Press Teacher Training Certificate Program Autumn Session Workshop 5
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata and IIEEC Teacher Trainers
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Using Conflict Resolution Techniques for Language Learning
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Stillwell (Sojo International Language Center, Kumamoto)
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

IIEEC - Oxford University Press Teacher Training Certificate Program Autumn Session Workshop 6
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata and IIEEC Teacher Trainers
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

2011 ETJ Kansai Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul, Janina Tubby, Lesley Ito, Kathleen Kampa, Charles Vilina, and many others
Organization: ETJ Osaka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

KOTESOL 2011 International Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Stephen Krashen, B. Kumaravadivelu, Keith Folse, Thomas Farrell, Gavin Dudeney
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

Power Seminars EFL Event: Young Adult Learners
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: Mat White, Vick Ssali, Ben Backwell, and Peter Warner
Organization: Power Seminars
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Cambridge ESOL Speaking Examiner training - Young Learners (in Tokyo)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 19th (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)

October 20th (Thursday) 2011

Grammar Instruction and Processing Instruction
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Alessandro Benati
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 22nd (Saturday) 2011

Peace as a Global Language 2011
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers: Mayumi Kozo and Aileen Mioko Smith
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

2011 mpi Kids English Tour on mpi Picture Books and We Can!
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rumiko Kido, Kazuko Okazaki
Organization: mpi
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Whole Brain Teaching aka "Power Teaching"
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne
Organization: Community of Friendly Filipino English Teachers
Location: Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture

CALL in the CLOUD: A Corpus-based pre-EAP Writing Course to Enliven your Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: Trudie Heiman
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: ESP for EFL Environments: Concepts, Convenient Tools, and Challenges
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Judy Noguchi
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 23rd (Sunday) 2011

Peace as a Global Language 2011 (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

Approaches to Communication
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: James Matchett, Anthony Robins, Martha Robertson
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

University Accreditation in Japan: Problems and Possibilities for EFL Reform
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Bern Mulvey
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Toward a Deeper Understanding of Culture
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Rene Sawazaki
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

ETJ Ishikawa Workshop: How to Use Visual Aids in Children's Classes - Seeing is Believing!
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Yuriko Mizubuchi (Teddy Bear English School), Yasuhiro Shimizu (Esteem School of English)
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

How Change Happens: Critical Thinking 2.0
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Chuck Sandy
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

National Conference Sneak Preview
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: To be decided
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Nara JALT: Ourshare and AGM
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Whole Brain Teaching aka "Power Teaching"
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne
Organization: Community of Friendly Filipino English Teachers
Location: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture

October 26th (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)

October 28th (Friday) 2011

ACE 2011: Third Annual Asian Conference on Education
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote Speakers David N. Aspin and Judith D. Chapman
Organization: International Academic Forum
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

October 29th (Saturday) 2011

Learning Environments; also: Akita JALT Annual General Meeting
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Ibuki Aiba, Reika Maruyama, and Megumi Kimoto
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Agent Day with Mary Kole
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mary Kole (Andrea Brown Literary Agency)
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

1. Bridging the Gap Between Elementary and JHS English;
2. CLIL Workshop, Five Senses;
3. What is TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test)?

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Facilitator: Yuco Kikuchi (English Pier)
Organization: English Teaching Workshop
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

What does it mean to be a "can-do" teacher?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: David Moser
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

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

Realizing Autonomy Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speakers Tim Murphey and Richard Pemberton
Organization: Learner Development Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

2011 LET Kansai Autumn Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speaker: Kathleen M. Bailey
Organization: Japan Association for Language Education and Technology, Kansai Chapter
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

JLTA 2011: University entrance examinations and language testing
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote by Fred Davidson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Organization: The Japan Language Testing Association
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

ACE 2011: Third Annual Asian Conference on Education
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote Speakers David N. Aspin and Judith D. Chapman
Organization: International Academic Forum
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

October 30th (Sunday) 2011

Teaching Language and Teaching Gender in the EFL Classroom
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Todd Squires, Gerry Yokota
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

2011 mpi Kids English Tour on Picture Books and We Can!
Time: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rumiko Kido, Yumi Kaneko, Keiko Tamura
Organization: mpi
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Assessment and evaluation workshop
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Fred Davidson
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

ACE 2011: Third Annual Asian Conference on Education
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Keynote Speakers David N. Aspin and Judith D. Chapman
Organization: International Academic Forum
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

2011 ETJ Tohoku Expo in association with JALT
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul, Setsuko Toyama, and many others for 30 presentations
Organization: ETJ Sendai (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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