ELT Calendar for November 2012

November 1st (Thursday) 2012

Pan-Asian Conference on Language Teaching and Learning (PAC) 2012 and 9th FEELTA International Conference (day 1 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due May 31, 2012
Organization: Pan-Asian Conference on Language Teaching and Learning
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai (Russia)

November 2nd (Friday) 2012

Pan-Asian Conference on Language Teaching and Learning (PAC) 2012 and 9th FEELTA International Conference (day 2 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due May 31, 2012
Organization: Pan-Asian Conference on Language Teaching and Learning
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai (Russia)

November 3rd (Saturday) 2012

Today is Culture Day (Bunka-no-hi)

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Researching Lexis and Reading On-Line
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tom Cobb (University of Quebec)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Pan-Asian Conference on Language Teaching and Learning (PAC) 2012 and 9th FEELTA International Conference (day 3 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due May 31, 2012
Organization: Pan-Asian Conference on Language Teaching and Learning
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai (Russia)

The 2012 Tokyo ELT Expo and Book Fair in Association with JALT (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Prominent authors, trainers, and local teachers. Call for papers due September 16th.
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

JALT Hokkaido 27th Annual Conference
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Keynote Speaker: Donna Tatsuki. Many presentations
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

November 4th (Sunday) 2012

mpi Kids Tour
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Hiroko Sadano (mpi Fukuoka), Rumiko Kido (mpi Tokyo), Yukiko Watanabe (mpi Fukuoka)
Organization: mpi
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages-TESOL Certificate Course
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Robert Bishop Peter Cassidy
Organization: Community of Friendly Filipino English Teachers
Location: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Pan-Asian Conference on Language Teaching and Learning (PAC) 2012 and 9th FEELTA International Conference (day 4 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due May 31, 2012
Organization: Pan-Asian Conference on Language Teaching and Learning
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai (Russia)

The 2012 Tokyo ELT Expo and Book Fair in Association with JALT (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Prominent authors, trainers, and local teachers
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 7th (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)

November 10th (Saturday) 2012

The Active Classroom: Methods and Materials that Work
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Charles Browne (Meiji Gakuin University), Marcos Benevides (J.F. Oberlin University) and many others
Organization: Tokai University Foreign Language Center (FLC)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TESOL Certificate (Young Learners): Using songs and chants
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TESOL Certificate (Young Learners): Teaching in elementary schools
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

PechaKucha Night
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 11th (Sunday) 2012

TESOL Certificate (Young Learners): Using songs and chants
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

2012 Seminar for Teachers of English: Evolving Methods in English Teaching
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Speaker: Kensaku Yoshida, Pamela Hartmann, Brenda Bushell, Marcos Benevides
Organization: McGraw-Hill Education
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November Workshops
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Katrina Harata, Jesse Elam
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

TESOL Certificate (Young Learners): Teaching in elementary schools
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Learning communication strategies from films
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Kimiko Ochi (Matsuyama University), Danielle Kurihara (Matsuyama University)
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

CANCELLED: 2012 ETJ Chugoku Expo
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker:
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

From Crib to Classroom: A 1-Day Certificate Course in Teaching Very Young Learners
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

Developing Global Leaders: Education and Training for Language, Culture and Confidence
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary by Yasushi Akashi (UN Diplomat; Chairman I-House Japan)
Organization: Japan Intercultural Institute
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 14th (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)

November 17th (Saturday) 2012

CALL-Plus Workshop 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kaori Maeda, Ishikari Kounan Elementary School
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

2012 Meisei ISC Professional Development Forum
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: TBA; call for papers deadline is Friday, October 5
Organization: Meisei University International Study Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TESOL Certificate: Balance in Language teaching
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TESOL Certificate: 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

Content-Based Instruction
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Marian Wang (Kobe University), Brent Jones, Konan University, Hirao School of Management CUBE
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Bring Your Best!
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ Fukuoka Committee
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Developing a Motivational Classroom Environment
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Steven Paydon (Tokai University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

November 18th (Sunday) 2012

Teachers Helping Teachers Showcase
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Bill Mboutsiadis, Jenny Morgan, Yuki Maehara, Joe Tomei and others.
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

TESOL Certificate (Young Learners): Multiple intelligences strategies for very young learners
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Kathleen Kampa
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Developing a Motivational Classroom Environment
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Sean Paydon
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

November ACET Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

What Is English Conversation, And How Can It Be Taught?
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Barker, Gifu University
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Dyslexia and the Language Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Seigo Yamada (Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science), Mark Tiedeman (Nagasaki University of Foreign Languages)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

TESOL Certificate (Young Learners): Strategies for teaching young learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kathleen Kampa
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

2012 ETJ Kansai Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several presenters
Organization: ETJ Osaka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

November 21st (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)

November 23rd (Friday) 2012

Today is Labor Thanksgiving Day (Kinrou-kansha-no-hi)

Language Learning Activities and Year-End Events for Children
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers, facilitated by Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 24th (Saturday) 2012

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

A framework for selecting appropriate online vocabulary learning environments
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

JACET Kansai Chapter 2012 Fall Conference
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Kansai Chapter of the Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

November 25th (Sunday) 2012

TESOL Certificate: Teaching Pronunciation
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Terry Yearley
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TESOL Certificate: Adapting materials for speaking practice
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Terry Yearley
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Best Ways to Learn Japanese
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ed McNamara (Koyo Higashi High School, JET Program), Monika Szirmai (Hiroshima International University), Warren Tang (Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University), Joe Lauer (Hiroshima Univers
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

2012 ETJ Chubu Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul, Carolyn Graham, Ritsuko Nakata, many more!
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

November 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)

November 29th (Thursday) 2012

Online Placement and Practice Tests: What are they and how can I use them? (Online Webinar)
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Oliver Bayley (Oxford University Press)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

Cheap ebook and audiobook ideas and activities for teachers