ELT Calendar for May 2012

May 2nd (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)

May 3rd (Thursday) 2012

Today is Constitution Day (Kenpou-kinen-bi)

The 23rd Suwako Charity Walk
Time: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Shinshu University researchers
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture

May 4th (Friday) 2012

Today is Greenery Day (Midori-no-hi)

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

May 5th (Saturday) 2012

Today is Children's Day (Kodomo-no-hi)

Part 1: Songs to Enjoy and Songs to Listen To; Part 2: Potluck Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: various, facilitated by Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Advanced Teacher's Training (TG upgraded)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi, Glenn Villacin, Sampaguita Salazar, Lori Ligon, Armando Simbulas, Katrina Harata
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Chiba)
Location: Edogawa City, Tokyo Metropolis

May 6th (Sunday) 2012

The Whole Language Approach and PPR in Children's English Class
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil, Institute Of Englissh Teaching To Children (IETC) Training Director
Organization: Mabuhay Classroom Teacher Workshop
Location: Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture

TESOL-EAP (Teaching Teachers to Teach TOEIC/TOEFL)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Lee Bishop (Yokohama City U), Paul Rowan
Organization: Community of Friendly Filipino English Teachers
Location: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture

May 9th (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)

May 12th (Saturday) 2012

Motivating students to communicate
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The 3rd Annual Shikoku JALT Conference
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Guest, Jim Ronald, Grant Tew, and others TBA
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

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

2012 May Two-day Overnight Conference
Time: 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: David Barker, Atsushi Iida, Dan Waldhoff
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Task complexity and second language development: tools to promote speaking
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Colin Thompson
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 13th (Sunday) 2012

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

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

JALT Omiya May Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Genevieve Ruff (Saiei International), Ivan Botev (Saitama City BOE)
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Bookswap
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: No speakers
Organization: International Womens Bookswap
Location: Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture

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

May 15th (Tuesday) 2012

Establishing and running an ESP for the staff and faculty of OIST
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kevin A. Hunt
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

May 16th (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)

May 19th (Saturday) 2012

Spreading the Good Word: Introducing the Vocabulary SIG
Time: 10:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: Charles Browne, Rory Rosszell, Jeffrey Stewart, Charles J. Anderson, and Rob Waring.
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kokubunji City, Tokyo Metropolis

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

Testing Interactional Speaking: A Workshop
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Alun Roger (Sojo University)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Pathways to the world
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rika Kojima
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

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

New Ideas from New Language Educators
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Sachiko Iwamoto, Tsukasa Nakamura, Rikako Nakanishi, Mika Yunoki
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

A Taste of Teacher Development
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Steven Herder
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Moodle: Has your school got it? Do they want you to use it? What can you do with it?
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Anne-Marie Tanahashi (Poole Gakuin University, Osaka)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

The SHARP-Do and Book Buddies projects: Two stories of grant-funded work by foreign language teachers
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Marcus Springer, Chris Tebbe
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Empowering Young Readers with the Brain in Mind
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Task-Based Language Teaching in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speakers David Carless and Michael Thomas, two days of presentations and workshops
Organization: Task Based Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

May 20th (Sunday) 2012

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

Learning Technologies SIG Panel Question and Answer
Time: 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Speaker: Panel discussion
Organization: The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Learning Technologies Special Interest Group
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

Annual Toyohashi Barbecue
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Everyone
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

(1) From Phonics to Literacy; (2) Teaching Critical Thinking Skills
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (2) Brad Semans; (2) John Finucane
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Teaching English Through Other Subjects
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Martin Sedaghat and Tina Koyama
Organization: ETJ Niigata (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Multiple Intelligences
Time: 1:30 AM - 4:00 AM
Speaker: Kathy Kampa
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Exploring and Experiencing Online Materials for Second Language Learning and Teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Robert Habbick
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

World of Adventure-Learning with National Geographic
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rika Kojima
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

My Share
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several ETJ Saitama members
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Textbooks, Tasks, and Fluency
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Theron Muller
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Task-Based Language Teaching in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speakers David Carless and Michael Thomas, two days of presentations and workshops
Organization: Task Based Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

FETJ Tokyo Chapter 1st Year Anniversary
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi, Marco Brazil, Lesly Itoh, Sara Wall
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Tokyo)
Location: Edogawa City, Tokyo Metropolis

May 21st (Monday) 2012

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

May 24th (Thursday) 2012

Participant Relations in Qualitative Research Interviews
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Gabriele Kasper (University of Hawai'i)
Organization: Sophia University Linguistic Institute for International Communication and Information Research Laboratories
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 26th (Saturday) 2012

Workshop for teachers of young learners
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne (Kindergarten teacher)
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

KOTESOL 2012 National Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers: Marc Helgesen, Tim Murphy. Plus many other speakers
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Busan City, Busan (South Korea)

TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) Study and Teaching Children Workshop
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Yuco Kikuchi and others
Organization: English Teaching Workshop
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The 4th Annual N.E.A.R. Language Education Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary by Theron Muller; more than 25 other presentations
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

KELTA (Korea English Language Testing Association) 2012 International Conference
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Keynote Speakers: Marty Abbott (President, ACTFL), Elvira Swender (Director, ACTFL)
Organization: Korea English Language Testing Association
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

May 27th (Sunday) 2012

ELT Career and Professional Development Conference 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Speaker: Keynote speakers William Snyder (Teacher's College, Columbia University) and Kahoko Matsumoto (Tokai University), plus several other speakers
Organization: ELT Career and Professional Development Conference
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TESOL Certificate (Young Learners) Workshop: Teaching games and songs effectively
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Reading Circle: A Student-Centered Approach to Teaching Reading
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Ayako Hisatsune
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Workshop on Teaching Young Learners: Brain Rules, Tools and Jewels
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Debate and Discussion: (1) English Debate in Japanese High School; (2) Task-based Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Cory Koby (Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen); (2) Daniel Eichhorst (Tohoku University)
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

TESOL Certificate (Young Learners) Workshop: Activities for children's classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Invaluable Techniques for Teaching English to Kids Under the Age of 10
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Matthew Reynolds, Catriona Takeuchi, Lisa Manhart, Catherine Littlehale
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kashihara City, Nara Prefecture

Balancing Language Teaching: The case for Extensive Reading
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Beppu City, Oita Prefecture

May 30th (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)

Cheap ebook and audiobook ideas and activities for teachers