ELT Calendar for January 2012

January 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)

January 7th (Saturday) 2012

TESOL Certificate of Teaching English to Young Learners
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: Community of Friendly Filipino English Teachers
Location: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture

January 8th (Sunday) 2012

Five strategies for effective vocabulary learning and teaching
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Samuel Barclay of Ehime University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

2-Day Certificate Course in Teaching English to Children
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil
Organization: Institute of English Teaching to Children
Location: Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture

January 9th (Monday) 2012

Today is Coming of Age Day (Seijin-no-hi)

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

January 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)

January 14th (Saturday) 2012

Serious Fun: Creativity in the Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Stillwell (Sojo International Language Center, Kumamoto)
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Beppu City, Oita Prefecture

Adapting Board Games for Language Practice: A Workshop
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Margaret Orleans (Seinan Jo Gakuin University)
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 15th (Sunday) 2012

Cool Activities with Interactive Whiteboards
Time: 11:59 PM - 1:00 AM
Speaker: Barbara Gardner
Organization: The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Learning Technologies Special Interest Group
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

Games, Music, Movements, and Magic
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Devon Thagard (Super Simple Learning); Marco Brazil (Institute of English Teaching to Children)
Organization: Mabuhay Classroom Teacher Workshop
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Content-Based Language Learning
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mike Guest
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Kyoto JALT January Workshop Day
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Justus Wallen, Robert Sheridan and Laura Markslag, Richard Silver
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

(1) Studying Abroad Or at Home; (2) Teaching Compliments and Responding to Compliments in High School
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Jun Harada; (2) Kimiko Koseki
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Japanese/American Spoken Sign Language
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Martin Paul
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

January 16th (Monday) 2012

Technology in Language Teaching Series (1 of 4)
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Christopher Shore
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 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)

January 20th (Friday) 2012

(1) Creative Games for Young Learners; (2) Gaming in the Classroom
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Robert Pensak; (2) Chris Loeber
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

January 21st (Saturday) 2012

Intermediate Computer Lesson
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Jerome Impas
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Chiba)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Peer and teacher feedback on student conversation and writing: What, how and when?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Joel Hensley and Richard Hodson (University of Nagasaki, Siebold)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

(1) Electronic dictionaries during communication activities; (2) Elementary School English
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Jason Williams (Notre Dame Seishin University); (2) Eri Mizuno and Aya Morisawa
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Curriculum My Share
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Chartrand, Rob Cochrane, Darcy DeLint, Aaron Hahn, Trevor Holster, Bill Pellowe, Tim Pritchard, Alonzo Williams
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

SCBWI Creative Exchange
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Participants
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Using Video Materials to Facilitate Students' Creative Thinking and Improve Their English Skills
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Bogden Pavily
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Speech Contests, Pechakucha format
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Charles Ashley, Matthew Jenkins, Robert Murphy
Organization: ETJ Kitakyushu (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 22nd (Sunday) 2012

Little Tech for Big Results
Time: 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Speaker: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto
Organization: The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest Group
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

Using Authentic Video for Language Learning
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Stillwell
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Insights into Reading Fluency in the EFL Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Adam Murray
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Current Status in English Classes at Elementary Schools
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Satomi Miura
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Back by Popular Demand: The Best Presentation of 2011!
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Speaker to be announced
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Creative Confusion in the Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Sam Wilson
Organization: ETJ Sendai (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

January 25th (Wednesday) 2012

Technology with teens - developing materials and practices for the digital generation
Time: 5:00 AM - 6:30 AM
Speaker: Nik Peachey
Organization: The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest Group
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

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

January 27th (Friday) 2012

Working with Generation Me: 10 Practical ideas
Time: 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Speaker: Niki Joseph
Organization: The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest Group
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

January 28th (Saturday) 2012

TKT Study Meeting and CLIL Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Yuco Kikuchi and others
Organization: English Teaching Workshop
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Briefing sessions on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese (Tokyo)
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Teruyuki Zushi, the principal of the Institute of International Education in London
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

ER in the Classroom and Beyond: Practical Applications from Research
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Greg Rouault (Konan University, Hirao School of Management); John Eidswick (Konan University)
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

January 29th (Sunday) 2012

New Finding Out
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

2012 WE CAN! Spring ELT Forum (Osaka)
Time: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speaker: Yoko Matsuka, Workshops presenters: Lesley Ito, Mayumi Tabuchi, David Staggs, Yasuko Hirata
Organization: mpi
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

The Annual Tenri University - Nara JALT Joint Seminar 2012: Reconsidering the Standards of Teaching
Time: 12:40 PM - 5:50 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tenri City, Nara Prefecture

ABAX Day at Shinshu JALT
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Marcos Benevides (J.F. Oberlin University), Michael Stout (Toyo Gakuen University), Alastair Graham-Marr (Tokyo University of Science), Hugh Graham-Marr (Meiji University)
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture

Winter Potpourri: Practical tips, Pronunciation training, Collaborative Research, and Online Exchange with Dubai
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Stuart Mclean, Gabor Pinter, Greg Sholdt, and Laura Markslag
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Communicate / Motivate
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Are We Really 'Teaching' Listening?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: David Barker
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

(1) Authentic Materials and Copyright;
(2) Visual Design for Language Learners

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Both presentations by Cameron Romney
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Briefing sessions on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese (Nagoya)
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Teruyuki Zushi, the principal of the Institute of International Education in London
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Communication Strategies
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Secrets of Successful Language Learners
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Four Successful Language Learners
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Communicate / Motivate (second time today)
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Seven Secrets of Successful EFL
Time: 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Speaker: Hans Mol
Organization: The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest Group
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

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