ELT Calendar for September 2011

September 1st (Thursday) 2011

JACET Convention 2011 - The 50th Commemorative International Convention (day 3 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speakers Rod Ellis, Ernesto Macaro, Ikuo Koike, and Peter Skehan
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 2nd (Friday) 2011

The Significance of the Implicit vs. Explicit Distinction for Language Pedagogy
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Rod Ellis
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

JACET Convention 2011 - The 50th Commemorative International Convention (day 4 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:40 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speakers Rod Ellis, Ernesto Macaro, Ikuo Koike, and Peter Skehan
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 3rd (Saturday) 2011

First Extensive Reading World Congress (Pre-Conference Workshops)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Pre-conference workshop speakers
Organization: Extensive Reading Foundation
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Tsudanuma)
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Miki Sakai, Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tsudanuma City, Chiba Prefecture

September 4th (Sunday) 2011

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

Lions, Witches, and Reindeer: Creating lessons to get children excited about learning
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Tanja T. Yoder, Director, Instructor at Knock Knock English
Organization: EFL Arena
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

IIEEC - Oxford University Press Teacher Training Certificate Program Autumn 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

Using Conflict Resolution Techniques for Language Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Chris Stillwell
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

My Share
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ Saitama members
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

First Extensive Reading World Congress (day 1 of 2)
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speaker David R Hill
Organization: Extensive Reading Foundation
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

September 5th (Monday) 2011

First Extensive Reading World Congress (day 2 of 2)
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary speaker Bill Grabe
Organization: Extensive Reading Foundation
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

September 9th (Friday) 2011

Halloween: Going beyond Jack-o-Lantern
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: My Share Seminar
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

September 10th (Saturday) 2011

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Kanazawa)
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Devon Thagard, Ritsuko Nakata
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

SCBWI Tokyo Creative Exchange
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Bring your questions and your work in progress
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

A Fluency First Approach through Extensive Writing in the EFL Context
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Steven Herder
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 11th (Sunday) 2011

Teacher Training and Development Program
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Lalaine Dy, Yukiko Asato, Leandro Nualia, Marc Anthony Lascano
Organization: Sky High English Studio
Location: Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Fukui)
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Devon Thagard, Ritsuko Nakata
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Tokyo)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Miki Sakai, Charles Vilina and Kathleen Kampa, Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

A Fluency First Approach through Extensive Writing in the EFL Context
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Steven Herder
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Beppu City, Oita Prefecture

A Workshop on Cooperative Learning in the Junior and Senior High School OC Classroom
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Bill Mboutsiadis, Joel Laurier, Katie Sudo
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

(1) Two Free Technologies for Improving Reading; (2) Applying Principles of Social Psychology for Better Classroom Management
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Leander Hughes (both presentations)
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Milking Maximum Speaking Time out of Minmum Resources
Time: 2:50 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jeff Hodson
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

September 17th (Saturday) 2011

Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiner training - FCE Advanced Proficiency
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Aomori)
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Devon Thagard, Miki Sakai
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture

Evaluation that Teaches! How Evaluation Can Actually Enhance Learning
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Guest
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Getting Inside Your Students' Minds Using Think-Aloud Protocols (TAPs)
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Croker
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

September 18th (Sunday) 2011

Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiner Training - Advanced Proficiency
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Osaka)
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Noriko Matsumoto, Kaj Schwerme
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Horror Fest: A Halloween Workshop
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Three experienced veteran ALT presenters
Organization: Community of Friendly Filipino English Teachers
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Rehearsals For JALT National
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Michael Mondejar, Joel Nourier, Bill Mboutsiadis, Linamaria Valdivia, Edward Sanchez, Carol Begg
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

What can be the goals of ELT in Japan?: Sharing and exploring some possibilities
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Misako Tajima
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

What can be the goals of ELT in Japan?: Sharing and exploring some possibilities
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Misako Tajima
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

2-Day Intensive Certificate Course in Teaching English to Children (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil
Organization: Institute of English Teaching to Children
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

September 19th (Monday) 2011

Today is Respect for the Aged Day (Keirou-no-hi)

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Akita)
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Devon Thagard, Miki Sakai
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Cambridge ESOL Professional Development for YLE examiners
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Cambridge ESOL Professional Development - Advanced Proficiency Examiners
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

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

September 23rd (Friday) 2011

Today is Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Toyama)
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Eric Kane, Marco Brazil
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture

ETJ Chiba September Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Susan Gross Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Susan Gross
Organization: Shimabara TPRS Teachers Group
Location: Shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture

2-Day Intensive 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: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture

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

September 24th (Saturday) 2011

Typography and document design for classroom materials
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Cameron Romney
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Tsu, Mie)
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Caroline Marie Gerner, Eric Kane
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tsu City, Mie Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Kochi)
Time: 11:20 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Gerard Marchesseau (Naruto Daigaku), Joshua Kidd (JAK English School, Tochigi)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

Fabulous Fun Activities for Teaching English to Children
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yoshihisa Nashiro
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

Bringing Pragmatics to the Classroom
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jim Ronald (Hiroshima Shudo University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Raising Children Bilingually in Japan: A Joint Event by Kobe JALT Chapter and Bilingualism SIG
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Panelists: York Weatherford, Janina Tubby, Steven Nishida and Elizabeth Yoshikawa. Moderator: Tim Greer
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Developing intercultural communicative competence through intercultural mediation: Questioning the aims of foreign language education
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Stephanie Houghton
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

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

September 25th (Sunday) 2011

IIEEC - Oxford University Press Teacher Training Certificate Program Autumn Session Workshop 3
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata and IIEEC Teacher Trainers
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Matsuyama)
Time: 11:20 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Joshua Kidd (JAK English School, Tochigi), Kevin Churchley (Tezukayama Gakuin Shogakko)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Nara)
Time: 11:20 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Caroline Marie Gerner (Ivy International Kids School), Eric Kane (ELF Learning)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Presentation1: Typography and document design for classroom materials; Presentation2: Japanese copyright law and authentic materials: What teachers need to know
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Cameron Romney
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

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

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

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Tsukuba)
Time: 1:50 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Frank Pridgen (Bernard English School), Marco Brazil (Beans International)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

JALT Hokkaido Language Teaching Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote Speaker Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

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