ELT Calendar for July 2012

July 1st (Sunday) 2012

5th Annual Extensive Reading Seminar
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers: S. D. Krashen and Junko Yamanaka
Organization: Extensive Reading Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

One-day Certificate Course in Teaching Children (Osaka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Kanazawa, Ishikawa)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Eric Kane (ELF Learning), Marco Brazil (Beans International)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Sendai)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Ashikawa Naoko (Oxford University Press), Josh Kidd (JAK English School)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

TKT (Cambridge ESOL Teacher Knowledge Test) Module 1 Examination
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Matthew Reynolds
Organization: Cambridge ESOL Centre JP172 (English-Please!)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

How students learn to read around the world: the case for using a whole-language/phonics mixed approach (WOLPH)
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Erin Kourelis
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TKT (Cambridge ESOL Teacher Knowledge Test) Module 2 Examination
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Matthew Reynolds
Organization: Cambridge ESOL Centre JP172 (English-Please!)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

TKT (Cambridge ESOL Teacher Knowledge Test) Module 3 Examination
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Matthew Reynolds
Organization: Cambridge ESOL Centre JP172 (English-Please!)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

July 3rd (Tuesday) 2012

Krashen Speaks...
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Stephen Krashen
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

July 4th (Wednesday) 2012

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

July 7th (Saturday) 2012

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

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

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Fujisawa, Kanagawa)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Ishii Yoko (Yoko Kids' Club), Aurora Dobashi (Saitama Board of Education)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture

ETJ Ishikawa Workshop: Brain Rules, Tools and Jewels
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

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

Online Corpus Workshop
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ted O'Neill
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

The CEFR in general, in Japan, and with ESP - The FLP SIG Kaken project
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Morten Hunke (TUFS/AGU), Alexander Imig (Chukyo University), Naoyuki Naganuma (TUFS), Fergus O'Dwyer (Osaka University), Maria Gabriela Schmidt
Organization: CEFR and Language Portfolio Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

July 8th (Sunday) 2012

Cambridge ESOL Speaking Examiner Training
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George (Luna International JP004)
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Balance in Language Teaching
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring (Notre Dame Seishin University)
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Kashiwa, Chiba)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Ishii Yoko (Yoko Kids' Club), Aurora Dobashi (Saitama Board of Education)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Shizuoka)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Ishii Yoko (Yoko Kids' Club), Marco Brazil (Beans International)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Sainokuni Joint ETJ Saitama and JALT Omiya Meeting: Moving Music to Center Stage for Creative Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Deborah Grow
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Moving Music to Center Stage for Creative Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Deborah Grow
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Getting the most out of your materials
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

SLA and Budo (Martial Arts): Extended, embodied cognition and practical implications for ELT
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Yosuke Yanase (Hiroshima University)
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Mini-conference: Thinking Critically
Time: 9:15 AM - 4:10 PM
Speaker: James Crocker, David Kluge, James Matchett, Steve Quasha, and Ken Slater
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

July 11th (Wednesday) 2012

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

July 14th (Saturday) 2012

FAB3: First Annual Brain Days (International Three-Day TEFL Certification Event)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Marc Helgesen, Tim Murphey, Robert Murphy
Organization: FAB NeuroELT Conference
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Ashikawa, Hokkaido)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Geordie McGarty (Moon Tree English School), Michael Mielke (Little Tree English School)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Asahikawa City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Conversation Strategies: Teaching, Learning & Motivation
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ivan Brown (Joetsu University of Education)
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

2 Day Young Learner Teacher Training Program.
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Espiritu Reyes Lynn Suico
Organization: Community of Friendly Filipino English Teachers
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

July 15th (Sunday) 2012

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Sapporo)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Geordie McGarty (Moon Tree English School), Michael Mielke (Little Tree English School)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Practical Ideas for Teaching Pronunciation
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Ayako Kanamaru (Caritas Junior/Senior High), Chie Shiramizu (Kyoei University), and Terry Yearley
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Opening your own school: How hard can it be?
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Malcolm Harding (CK Education), Tony Brace (UKPlus, Osaka), Matthew Reynolds (English-Please! Language Schools), Catriona Takeuchi (One World English)
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

2-Day Intensive Certificate Course in Teaching English to Children (Shizuoka)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil, IETC Training Director
Organization: Institute of English Teaching to Children
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

July 18th (Wednesday) 2012

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

July 21st (Saturday) 2012

Effective Language Teaching: The Never-Ending Challenge
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kazuhiro Nomura (Kobe Gaidai University), Paul Hullah (Meiji Gakuin University); call for papers due June 17th
Organization: Research Institute for Communication of Kansai University of International Studies
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

Using Corpora in the Classroom
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Laurence Anthony (Waseda University), plus others (call for proposals due June 10)
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

The Japanese Primary and Secondary English Curriculum and Role of ALTs
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Aaron Hahn
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Standardized Language Testing in Japan
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Edward Sarich (Shizuoka University)
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Vocabulary: Meaning, Form, Pronunciation and Beyond
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Brad Deacon (Nanzan University, Seto)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Cambridge ESOL Speaking Examiner Training - FCE, CAE, CPE
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George (Luna International, JP004)
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

July 22nd (Sunday) 2012

The Ins and Outs of Teaching Prepositions
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Peter Warner
Organization: Sugiyama Jogakuen University
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching games and songs effectively
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Using assessment to promote learning in elementary school context
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Matt Hauca
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Teachers Finding Belonging Inside and Outside the Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Joseph Falout
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Activities for children's classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Professional Development through Collaboration on Quantitative Research
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Gregory Sholdt (Kobe University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

July 25th (Wednesday) 2012

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

July 27th (Friday) 2012

5 day TESOL-Young learner course.
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mr. Robert Moreau, MA TESOL-Columbia University
Organization: Community of Friendly Filipino English Teachers
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

July 28th (Saturday) 2012

Teaching games and songs effectively
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Mini-conference on Teaching Foreign Languages (day 1 of 2)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Tohoku University Center for the Advancement of Higher Education
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

English Teaching Workshop
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Yuco Kikuchi and others
Organization: English Teaching Workshop
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Activities for children's classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Brain mapping and learning
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: H. Motegi and Ariji
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

5-Day TESOL course
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Bishop (Yokohama City Univ.) Paul Rowan
Organization: Community of Friendly Filipino English Teachers
Location: Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture

July 29th (Sunday) 2012

One-day Certificate Course in Teaching Children (Hiroshima)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Ages and Stages: Selecting teaching and learning materials
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Ann Mayeda
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Enhancing Learners' Cross-Cultural Communication Skills: L2 Pragmatics for All Ages
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Noriko Ishihara (Hosei University)
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

English Education for Children at Meysen Academy: What We Have Learned In Our 46-Year History
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jeremy Jenkins and Clifford Moore
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

The Nagasaki British Consulate: People, Places and Themes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Brian Burke-Gaffney (Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science; Honorary director of Glover Garden)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Content and language-integrated learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Ann Mayeda
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Mini-conference on Teaching Foreign Languages (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Tohoku University Center for the Advancement of Higher Education
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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