ELT Calendar for June 2012

June 1st (Friday) 2012

JALTCALL 2012 Conference: Pre-Conference Technology Workshops
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Stephen Henneberry, Daniel Beck, George MacLean, Clair Taylor
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

June 2nd (Saturday) 2012

Practical Ideas for English Education (PIE) Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Keynote speakers Kensaku Yoshida (Sophia University) and Noriko Ishihara (Hosei University), plus 10 more presentations
Organization: Kanto International Senior High School
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Creativity in the EFL Classroom
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ Fukuoka Committee
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

JALTCALL 2012 Conference
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:20 PM
Speaker: Keynote speaker Stephen Bax (University of Bedfordshire), plus many presentations
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

Nakasendo Conference 2012: Using English
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:40 PM
Speaker: Garr Reynolds, plus many more
Organization: Nakasendo English Conference
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

12th Annual Conference of the Japan Second Language Association
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speaker: William O'Grady (University of Hawaii). Call for papers extended to Feb. 15th, 2012
Organization: The Japan Second Language Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 3rd (Sunday) 2012

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

JALTCALL 2012 Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:20 PM
Speaker: Keynote speaker Stephen Bax (University of Bedfordshire), plus many presentations
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

12th Annual Conference of the Japan Second Language Association (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary speaker: William O'Grady (University of Hawaii).
Organization: The Japan Second Language Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Power Seminars English Event: Practical ideas for teaching listening, reading, and writing
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Donald Kinney (Kinney Brothers Publishing), Ben Backwell (Nagoya City University)
Organization: Power Seminars
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

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

June 6th (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)

June 9th (Saturday) 2012

Principles of Second Language Acquisition
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Fundamentals of Teaching Listening
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Kyoto JALT Summer Social
Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Social event
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Issues Relating to Independently-Run English Language Schools
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Gareth Steele, Mike Mackay and Mark Gibson
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 10th (Sunday) 2012

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

TESOL Certificate Workshop: Teaching Communicative Competence
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Working With Wikis
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Harry Carley (Matsuyama University)
Organization: ETJ Ehime (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Encouraging learner autonomy through peer feedback in the writing classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Jennie Roloff Rothman
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

(1) Make English Lessons Fun With Songs; (2) Cooperative/collaborative learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Sara Wall (Super Simple Learning); (2) Toshie Agawa (Keisen University, Tokyo)
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

TESOL Certificate Workshop: Assessment methods in the EFL Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Balancing Language Teaching
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring of Notre Dame Seishin University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

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

June 12th (Tuesday) 2012

A Seminar: Assessment without Evaluation: A Way Out of the Grammar-Feedback Dilemma
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Kei Matsuda
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 13th (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)

June 16th (Saturday) 2012

The 11th Annual JALT Pan-SIG Conference 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers Thomas Cobb (University of Quebec in Montreal), Hiromi Nagao (Hiroshima Jogakuin University), Toshihiko Shiotsu (Kurume University)
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Higashihiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

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

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Hachinohe City, Aomori)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Muro Yoko (Sendai), Gregory Anthony (Hachinohe University)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture

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

Moodle Workshop (from beginner to advanced)
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Thom Rawson (University of Nagasaki, Sasebo)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Workshop on Applying Conversation Analysis to Language Learning Contexts
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Aline, Yuri Hosoda
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

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

Controversies over the Current Policy of English Education by the MEXT and the Possible Contributions of Native and Non-native English Teachers
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Hidetami Nakai, Tenri University
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

A Virtual Asian Textbook Tour
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Najma Janjua, Kagawa Prefectural University of Health Sciences
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

SCBWI Translation Day 2012: Bringing Japanese Teen Literature to the World
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Alexander Smith, Holly Thompson, Lynne E. Riggs, Avery Fischer Udagawa, Juliet Winters Carpenter, Deborah Iwabuchi, Sako Ikegami, Hart Larrabee
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

June 17th (Sunday) 2012

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

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Iwate)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Muro Yoko (Sendai), Gregory Anthony (Hachinohe University)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Tachikawa, Tokyo)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Mochizuki Yoko (Mother Goose English School For Children), Aurora Dobashi (Saitama Board of Education)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tachikawa City, Tokyo Metropolis

Using Social Media with Learners
Time: 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Speaker: Petra Pointer
Organization: The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Learning Technologies Special Interest Group
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

An All-Yokohama-Member Presentation Special Event
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Andy Roomy, Tanya Erdelyi, Katsuya Yokomoto
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Using Student Mirroring Science in the Language Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Tim Murphey, Harumi Ogawa
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

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

Grammar Feedback in Writing Instruction: Beyond the Yes/No Debate
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Paul Kei Matsuda
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

The 11th Annual JALT Pan-SIG Conference 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers Thomas Cobb (University of Quebec in Montreal), Hiromi Nagao (Hiroshima Jogakuin University), Toshihiko Shiotsu (Kurume University)
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Higashihiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

June 20th (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)

June 23rd (Saturday) 2012

Classroom English and Computer Workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Christian Dominguez
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Saitama)
Location: Fujimino City, Saitama Prefecture

Technology in the Classroom
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Renaud Davies
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Matsumoto, Nagano)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Tsunoda Hiroko (Nagano), Yumiko Igawa (Noah Gaigo Gakuin)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

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

Project work: What is it and why, when and how to use it
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Moritoshi
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Little Tech for Big Results
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Barbara Sakamoto
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Sendai Brain Days 2012: ELT and Neuroscience Mini-Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Robert S. Murphy (Kitakyushu University), Tim Murphey (Kanda UIS), Curtis Kelly (Kansai University), Marc Helgesen (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University)
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

June 24th (Sunday) 2012

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Niigata)
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Miyajima Naoko (Niigata), Yumiko Igawa (Noah Gaigo Gakuin)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

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

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Kyoto)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Eric Kane (ELF Learning), Peter Ferguson (Nada Junior and Senior High School)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Saying Hi to the Hi Friends textbook
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Matt Gilhool
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

San-in English Teacher's Meeting: Evaluating Materials
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Samantha Kawakami
Organization: New San-in Area Teachers Group
Location: Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture

Praising Effectively for Positive Affect
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Falout, Nihon University
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

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

EFL Teacher Journeys Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Patrick Kiernan (Meiji University), Wilma Luth (Hokkai Gakuen University), and more! Call for papers due March 31
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

June 27th (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)

June 30th (Saturday) 2012

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Hiroshima)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Lucas Bohaty (Noda Gakuen) and one other
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Workshop: The comprehension hypothesis extended
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Stephen D. Krashen, University of Southern California
Organization: Extensive Reading Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Online components, comprehensive solutions - a hands-on workshop
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:20 PM
Speaker: Robert Habbick
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

FETJ Teaching Guidelines Seminar
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: FETJ Founder and Chairperson Aurora Dobashi
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Tokyo)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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