ELT Calendar for March 2012

March 2nd (Friday) 2012

Apple Store iCloud Workshop
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Apple Store staff
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 3rd (Saturday) 2012

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2012 (Yokohama)
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:20 PM
Speaker: Charles Vilina, Setsuko Toyama, Ritsuko Nakata
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Present Communities of Imagination (PCOIz)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Murphy
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

Preparing Students for Moving Abroad
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Peg Orleans, Charles Ashley, and Colin Thompson
Organization: ETJ Kitakyushu (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Error Correction
Time: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Thornbury, Steven Herder, and Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto
Organization: International Teacher Development Institute
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

The First Annual JALT Vocabulary Symposium
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Masamichi Mochizuki, Shigenori Tanaka, more
Organization: Vocabulary Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 4th (Sunday) 2012

Pearson Kirihara Spring Teachers Conference 2012 (Tokyo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mamoru Fujisawa, Aleda Krause, Ann Mayeda, Mari Nakamura, Kenji Suzuki, John Wiltshier, and Kenzo Yoneda
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2012 (Nagoya)
Time: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

TESOL Certificate Workshop: The mind, the brain and English language teaching
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Robert S. Murphy
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

APRICOT Plaza 2012 in Tokyo
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:50 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Taniguchi, Kierryn Bowring, Mikiko Nakamoto, Akemi Niiyama, Samantha Kawakami
Organization: Apricot Publishing
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Eggtastic Easter Workshop
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: TBA (To Be Announced)
Organization: Sky High English Studio
Location: Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture

Teacher's Toolbox: Games for All Ages and All Levels
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Nathaniel Reed (Mates Eikaiwa), Martin Sedaghat (Niigata City ALT), Tina Koyama (Niigata City ALT), Shuichi Uehara (Maki Minami Elementary School), and others.
Organization: ETJ Niigata (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Complete Competence, Complete Confidence: How we found the right fit for Saitama's largest school
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Matt Shannon
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

TESOL Certificate Workshop: Cognitive development and dynamic task-based learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Robert S. Murphy
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 7th (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)

March 10th (Saturday) 2012

Equipping Teachers to Incorporate Drama
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Covenant Players Drama Company
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Tomo Anthology Launch: An Evening of Readings, Discussion and Reflection
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Editor Holly Thompson and contributors to TOMO
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 11th (Sunday) 2012

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2012 (Sapporo)
Time: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Kathleen Kampa, Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Active Learning with Picture Cards and Homework
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Warner
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

A Look at English language learning throughout the Japanese school system: Open forum discussion
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Darryl Mellows, Dan Frost, Gregg McNabb
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

My Share
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Fuyuhiko Sekido, Matt Shannon and Emery Premeaux, Alexander Procter, John Finucane, Lawrence Cisar, Alana Schramm
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

March 13th (Tuesday) 2012

Evolang IX: The 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speakers include Noam Chomsky, Minoru Asasa, Cedric Boeckx, Terrence Deacon, and more
Organization: International Conference on the Evolution of Language
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

March 14th (Wednesday) 2012

Evolang IX: The 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:20 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speakers include Noam Chomsky, Minoru Asasa, Cedric Boeckx, Terrence Deacon, and more
Organization: International Conference on the Evolution of Language
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

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

March 15th (Thursday) 2012

Evolang IX: The 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speakers include Noam Chomsky, Minoru Asasa, Cedric Boeckx, Terrence Deacon, and more
Organization: International Conference on the Evolution of Language
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

March 16th (Friday) 2012

Evolang IX: The 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speakers include Noam Chomsky, Minoru Asasa, Cedric Boeckx, Terrence Deacon, and more
Organization: International Conference on the Evolution of Language
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

March 17th (Saturday) 2012

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2012 (Tsukuba)
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:20 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil, Aurora Dobashi, Devon Thagard
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Program-Tailored Student Placement
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: David Laurence (Chubu University) and Matt Smith (Sugiyama Jogakuen University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

March 18th (Sunday) 2012

Embrace your power to connect: Creative techniques to improve teamwork and communication
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Mhairi Anne Robson
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2012 (Fukuoka)
Time: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Empowering Young Readers with Fun and Simple Activities
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Asuka Imanishi (Eigokan Aska), Mari Nakamura (English Square)
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

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

March 23rd (Friday) 2012

Cooperative Learning Structures to Promote Language Acquisition
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Spencer Kagan
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 24th (Saturday) 2012

Old English for Today
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Susumu Hiyama (Akita Prefectural University)
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Continuing education for language teachers: A discussion
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: T. Amundrud (moderator), T. Bonnah, G. Cochrane, JP DuQuette, D. Mills, J. Pigott, J. Rogers
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Motivation and Autonomy in Language Learning: Theory, Practice and Research
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ema Ushioda (University of Warwick, UK)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 25th (Sunday) 2012

(1) It's in the Cards; (2) Getting More Out Of New Finding Out
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: David Lisgo (both presentations)
Organization: ETJ Miyazaki (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

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

Integrating Collaborative Projects with ICTs
Time: 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Speaker: Shelly Terrell
Organization: The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Learning Technologies Special Interest Group
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

Cultural Perspectives and Observations on Learners
Time: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Atsuko Katanga (Shinshu University), Akiko Seino, and Mari Nakamura
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

ETJ Chiba March 2012 Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Yoko Torimitsu (Cambridge ESOL Japan Office) and others
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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

March 28th (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)

March 31st (Saturday) 2012

5th International Symposium on Digital Technologies in Foreign Language Learning
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Keynote Speaker James Paul Gee (Arizona State University)
Organization: Kyoto University
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

English Teaching Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: English Teaching Workshop
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: Motivation and Autonomy in Language Learning: Theory, Practice and Research
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ema Ushioda (University of Warwick, UK)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

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