ELT Calendar for December 2012

December 1st (Saturday) 2012

(1) About Face: Validity, reliability, and Japanese Entrance Examinations; (2) How to get published in JALT publications
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Melodie Cook (University of Niigata prefecture, editor of JALT journal)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

December 2nd (Sunday) 2012

From Crib to Classroom: Certificate Course In Teaching Very Young Learners
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil Executive Training Director (iETC)
Organization: Institute of English Teaching to Children
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2012 ETJ Tohoku Expo in association with JALT Sendai
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ Sendai (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

December 5th (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)

December 7th (Friday) 2012

SCBWI-Tokyo Creative Exchange and Bonnenkai Dinner
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Creative Exchange, followed by end-of-year party
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 8th (Saturday) 2012

A Systematic Approach to Teaching Critical Thinking through Debate in an ESP Context
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Dave Rear (Shibaura Institute of Technology)
Organization: JACET English for Specific Purposes SIG (Japan Association of College English Teachers) Kanto
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

(1) Annual General Meeting; (2) The Learning Power of Music; (3) End-of-year Party
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: (1) Fukuoka JALT Committee; (2) Eric Kane (ELF Learning); (3) It's a party!
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 9th (Sunday) 2012

(1) TPR Storytelling; (2) Sign Language; (3) CEFR; followed by AGM and Bonenkai
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Dominic Jones (Sendai Seiyo Gakuin University); (2) Mariko Miyao, Cecilia Ikeguchi, and Martin Pauly (Chapter Members); (3) Maria Gabriela Schmidt (University of Tsukuba)
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Vocabulary: Meaning, Form, Pronunciation, and Beyond
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Brad Deacon
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Basics of Vocabulary Study in the Test Practice Class
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Charles Jannuzi
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

ASC Brain Science and Materials Design; followed by End-of-Year Party!
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

A Brief Introduction of Discourse Intonation in English and Its Contribution to the TEF
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Yoshio Ido, Professor Emeritus of Ehime University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

2012 ETJ Kyushu ELT Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

The 6th Joint JALT Tokyo Conference
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote presentations by Andy Curtis (Anaheim University's Graduate School of Education), Shinichi Izumi (Sophia University)
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 12th (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)

December 15th (Saturday) 2012

JAFAE 31st National Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote speaker Damian J. Rivers (Osaka University)
Organization: Japan Association for Asian Englishes
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Turning Them On: Ideas on creating a classroom in which everyone is fully engaged
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jason Lowes
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Making Language Memorable Through Songs and Chants (Part of the Let's Share webinar series)
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

Kansai JALT Year-End Bonenkai and Pecha-Kucha
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Cornwell; George Schaaff; David Lees: John Rucynski; Sam Crofts; James Crocker; Margaret Bowden; Richard Miller
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

December 16th (Sunday) 2012

My Share
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Year-end Potluck Dinner
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: JALT members, families, and friends
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Hiroshima JALT Mini-Conference and Bookfair
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Barbara Sakamoto (sponsored by Oxford University Press), Aleda Krause (sponsored by Pearson Kirihara Longman)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

December 19th (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)

December 23rd (Sunday) 2012

Today is Emperor's Birthday (Tennou-tanjyou-bi)

From Crib to Classroom: Certificate Course in Teaching Very Young Learners
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil (iETC) Executive Training Director
Organization: Institute of English Teaching to Children
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

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