ELT Calendar for April 2012

April 1st (Sunday) 2012

Ten ways to get your students to DO something
Time: 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Speaker: Ken Wilson
Organization: The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Business English Special Interest Group
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

April 2nd (Monday) 2012

English Education for Young Learners in Japan
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mitsue Allen-Tamai (Aoyama Gakuin University and Temple University), Erin Kourelis
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Saitama)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

April 4th (Wednesday) 2012

ELT Chat on Twitter
Time: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Group discussion on Twitter
Organization: ELTChat
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

April 7th (Saturday) 2012

Two Presentations on Communicative Language Teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kevin Bartlett (Hiramatsu Gakuen); Nathan Ducker (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Beppu City, Oita Prefecture

Motivation and Negotiated Syllabuses
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

April 8th (Sunday) 2012

Kyoto JALT and the JALT Learner Development SIG Joint Event
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Confirmed Presenters: Ann Mayeda (Konan Women's University), Phil Brown (Konan Women's University)
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

TESOL Certificate Workshop: Principles of vocabulary learning
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Reflective Teacher: Towards self-actualization
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

International Hanami BBQ Party at Sakuranomiya Park
Time: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Everyone (It's a party!)
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

The Whole Language Approach and PPR in Children's English Class
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil
Organization: Mabuhay Classroom Teacher Workshop
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

A Reflective Multi-purpose Gizmo that Helps Busy Teachers for the Entire School Year
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Stacey Vye (Saitama University)
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

TESOL Certificate Workshop: Managing an Extensive Reading program
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Research 101: A refresher course for Teacher Researchers
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Ian Willey (Kagawa University)
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

April 11th (Wednesday) 2012

ELT Chat on Twitter
Time: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Group discussion on Twitter
Organization: ELTChat
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

April 14th (Saturday) 2012

Interwoven Stories Told by High School JTEs and ALTs
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Takaaki Hiratsuka (University of Auckland)
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Discussion: Motivation
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ Fukuoka Committee
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Task repetition and fluency development in the Japan classes: How much is enough?
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Craig Lambert (University of Kitakuyshu)
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 15th (Sunday) 2012

E-Safety
Time: 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Speaker: Carol Rainbow
Organization: The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Learning Technologies Special Interest Group
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

Exploring our Philosophies of Learning and Teaching
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Bob Sanderson
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

The Dejima-zation of English
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Albert McCann
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Keep It Super Simple: English songs and games for young learners
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Devon Thagard (Co-founder, Super Simple Learning), Tanja Yoder (Co-founder, Super Simple Learning), Sara Wall (Head Teacher, Knock Knock English)
Organization: Super Simple Learning
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Team Teaching in a Junior High School
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kaitlin Kirby, Chiharu Takebayashi
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

2-Day Intensive Certificate Course In Teaching English To Children (Niigata)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil (Founder, Training Director)
Organization: Institute of English Teaching to Children
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

April 17th (Tuesday) 2012

Technology in Language Teaching Series (3 of 4)
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Eucharia Donnery
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 18th (Wednesday) 2012

ELT Chat on Twitter
Time: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Group discussion on Twitter
Organization: ELTChat
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

April 21st (Saturday) 2012

How Children Learn
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

ELSJ 5th International Spring Forum 2012
Time: 1:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: English Linguistic Society of Japan
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

JASFL Spring Meeting 2012
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Call for workshop proposals due March 31st, 2012
Organization: Japan Association of Systemic Functional Linguistics
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

My Share (in Nago)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Local Teachers
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

Child-centered learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Global Issues Films in English Language Teaching
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tom Fast
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

My Share: Sharing ideas and practices that work!
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Chapter members and local teachers
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Big Bucks in e-Publishing? (How to publish your articles, books, and texts on Amazon's digital publishing platform (Kindle) and Apple's iBooks)
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Aonghas Crowe
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Fluency in Reading Classes
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Bjorn Fuisting
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

April 22nd (Sunday) 2012

(1) Phonics Activities for Fun; (2) How to Introduce Phonics into Elementary Schools
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Rumiko Kido (Sales Division Manager for mpi); (2) Buzz Green (Elementary school English teacher)
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Osaka JALT Back to School 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Suita City, Osaka Prefecture

TESOL Certificate (Young Learners) Workshop: Teaching listening and communication
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

(1) English Rakugo; (2) Older Students as both Teachers and Learners
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Tatsuya Sudo; (2) Tadashi Ishida
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Comparing Teacher Feedback on Writing Assignments in Japan
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Bill Lewis
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Listening Activities
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Samantha Kawakami (APRICOT Publishing, Sam's English School)
Organization: New San-in Area Teachers Group
Location: Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture

TESOL Certificate (Young Learners) Workshop: Teaching writing
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

(1) The Secrets of Peer Tutoring; (2) iPads for Teacher Toolkits
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Craig Manning (University of Shimane); (2) Steve Henneberry (University of Shimane)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

April 25th (Wednesday) 2012

ELT Chat on Twitter
Time: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Group discussion on Twitter
Organization: ELTChat
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

April 26th (Thursday) 2012

The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2012 (day 1 of 3)
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: To be decided; call for papers due March 1, 2012
Organization: International Academic Forum
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

April 27th (Friday) 2012

The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2012 (day 2 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: To be decided; call for papers due March 1, 2012
Organization: International Academic Forum
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

April 28th (Saturday) 2012

Part 1: TKT Study Meeting. Part 2: CLIL Workshop. Part 3: Sharing activities and materials.
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: English Teaching Workshop
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Exploring Your (Japanese) Culture
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Simon Capper (Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing, Hiroshima)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

My Share (in Nishihara)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Local Teachers
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2012 (day 3 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Speaker: To be decided; call for papers due March 1, 2012
Organization: International Academic Forum
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

What do we know about language teaching and learning? (iTDi Global Webinar 2)
Time: 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Speaker: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Ozge Karaoglu, Ann Mayeda, Penny Ur, Kate Cory-Wright
Organization: International Teacher Development Institute
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

Creative Spring 2012
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: to follow
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Saitama)
Location: Fujimino City, Saitama Prefecture

April 29th (Sunday) 2012

Today is Showa Day (Showa no hi)

How children learn
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Child-centered learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

2-Day Intensive Certificate Course In Teaching English To Children (Tokyo)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil, Founder and Training Director
Organization: Institute of English Teaching to Children
Location: Edogawa City, Tokyo Metropolis

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