ELT Calendar for October 2012

October 3rd (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)

October 4th (Thursday) 2012

The 10th Asia TEFL International Conference (day 1 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due April 30, 2012
Organization: The Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
Location: Delhi, Delhi (India)

October 5th (Friday) 2012

The 10th Asia TEFL International Conference (day 2 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due April 30, 2012
Organization: The Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
Location: Delhi, Delhi (India)

Genre pedagogy to lead students to a high stake of learning: Students' voice and critical thinking about environment issues through news item writing
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Inggy Yuliani Pribady
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

October 6th (Saturday) 2012

TESOL Certificate: Standardized tests - Understanding the challenges and preparing students to face them
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Grant Trew
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The 10th Asia TEFL International Conference (day 3 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due April 30, 2012
Organization: The Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
Location: Delhi, Delhi (India)

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: Autonomy in Language Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Phil Benson (Hong Kong Institute of Education)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

TESOL Certificate: Planning and teaching ESP (English for Specific Purposes) courses
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Grant Trew
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Helping our students become multicompetent academic writers
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Carol Rinnert (Hiroshima City University)
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 7th (Sunday) 2012

TESOL Certificate: Standardized tests: Understanding the challenges and preparing students to face them
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Grant Trew
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Balsamo Asian Scholar Four Corners Tour
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Inggy Yuliani Pribady, Ivan Botev
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Planning and teaching ESP (English for Specific Purposes) courses
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Grant Trew
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 8th (Monday) 2012

Today is Sports Day (Taiku-no-hi)

Halloween and Mabuhay Classroom 2nd Anniversary Presentation
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil, Eric Kane, Oxford Presenter, and iTDi Presenter
Organization: Mabuhay Classroom Teacher Workshop
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Pearson Kirihara Teachers Conference (Tokyo) - Teacher Effectiveness, Student Success
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Allen Ascher, John Wiltshier, Sarah Louisa Birchley, Ai Hirai, Mayuka Habbick, Izumi Miyashita, Ann Mayeda, Shigenori Tanaka, Kenzo Yoneda, and Miwa Mitsui
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Students' Voice and Critical Thinking About Environmental Issues through News Item Writing
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Inggy Yuliani Pribady
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

October 10th (Wednesday) 2012

JALT2012 Balsamo Asian Scholar: Four Corners Tour
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Inggy Yuliani Pribady
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

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

October 11th (Thursday) 2012

Project-Based Learning
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: John Eyles
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

October 12th (Friday) 2012

JALT 2012: Technology in Teaching Pre-Conference Workshops
Time: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Forrest Nelson, Mark Shrosbree, Paul Daniels, Lawrie Hunter, Don Hinkelman, Daniel Beck
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

October 13th (Saturday) 2012

JALT2012 National Conference: Learner Development SIG Forum
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Call for participation due May 9th
Organization: Learner Development Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

ALAK 2012: Conversation Analysis and Corpus Linguistics
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Invited speakers: Geoffrey Raymond (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA), Sylviane Granger (University of Louvain, Belgium)
Organization: Applied Linguistics Association of Korea
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

JALT 2012: The 38th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning and Educational Materials Exposition
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Several presenters
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

October 14th (Sunday) 2012

2-Day Certificate Teacher Training Program
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker:
Organization: Sky High English Studio
Location: Chofu City, Tokyo Metropolis

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

JALT 2012: The 38th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning and Educational Materials Exposition
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Several presenters
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

October 15th (Monday) 2012

Using Social Media and Simple Technology to Help Students Learn English
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Ken Wilson and Kristin Sherman
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

JALT 2012: The 38th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning and Educational Materials Exposition
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Several presenters
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

October 16th (Tuesday) 2012

Simply Dramatic Language Teaching: The First Conference by the Speech Drama and Debate SIG
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham, creater of Jazz Chants, and Ken Wilson, coursebook author and teacher trainer.
Organization: Speech, Drama and Debate Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

October 17th (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)

October 18th (Thursday) 2012

GLoCALL 2012: The Globalization and Localization in Computer-Assisted Language Learning Conference (day 1 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenary speakers: Mark Warschauer, Francoise Blin, Peter Gobel. Call for papers due April 16
Organization: Globalization and Localization in Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Location: Beijing, Beijing (China)

Second Language Research Forum 2012 (day 1 of 4)
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Brian MacWhinney (Carnegie Mellon Univ.), Bill VanPatten (Michigan State Univ.), Natasha Tokowicz (Univ. of Pittsburgh), Patsy Duff (Univ. of British Columbia); Call for papers due April 30th
Organization: Second Language Research Forum
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA)

October 19th (Friday) 2012

GLoCALL 2012: The Globalization and Localization in Computer-Assisted Language Learning Conference (day 2 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenary speakers: Mark Warschauer, Francoise Blin, Peter Gobel. Call for papers due April 16
Organization: Globalization and Localization in Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Location: Beijing, Beijing (China)

Second Language Research Forum 2012 (day 2 of 4)
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Brian MacWhinney (Carnegie Mellon Univ.), Bill VanPatten (Michigan State Univ.), Natasha Tokowicz (Univ. of Pittsburgh), Patsy Duff (Univ. of British Columbia); Call for papers due April 30th
Organization: Second Language Research Forum
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA)

October 20th (Saturday) 2012

CALL Workshop 2012: Technology and Language Learning
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Speakers TBA
Organization: English Education Study Group of Sapporo Gakuin University
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

TESOL Certificate (Young Learners): Story based lessons for young children
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

GLoCALL 2012: The Globalization and Localization in Computer-Assisted Language Learning Conference (day 3 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenary speakers: Mark Warschauer, Francoise Blin, Peter Gobel. Call for papers due April 16
Organization: Globalization and Localization in Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Location: Beijing, Beijing (China)

2012 Pan-Korea English Teachers Association (PKETA) International Conference
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due April 15th
Organization: Pan-Korea English Teachers Association
Location: Busan City, Busan (South Korea)

20th KOTESOL International Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due May 31, 3012
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Autonomy in Language Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Phil Benson (Hong Kong Institute of Education)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TESOL Certificate (Young Learners): A gateway to literary independence
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Second Language Research Forum 2012 (day 3 of 4)
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Brian MacWhinney (Carnegie Mellon Univ.), Bill VanPatten (Michigan State Univ.), Natasha Tokowicz (Univ. of Pittsburgh), Patsy Duff (Univ. of British Columbia); Call for papers due April 30th
Organization: Second Language Research Forum
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA)

October 21st (Sunday) 2012

TESOL Certificate (Young Learners): Story based lessons for young children
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

20th KOTESOL International Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due May 31, 3012
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

(1) Critical Media Literacy; (2) Global Issues in Scholarly Writing: Towards Academic Publication
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Anna Husson Isozaki; (2) Atsushi Iida
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

TESOL Certificate (Young Learners): gateway to literary independence
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Second Language Research Forum 2012 (day 4 of 4)
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Brian MacWhinney (Carnegie Mellon Univ.), Bill VanPatten (Michigan State Univ.), Natasha Tokowicz (Univ. of Pittsburgh), Patsy Duff (Univ. of British Columbia); Call for papers due April 30th
Organization: Second Language Research Forum
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA)

October 24th (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)

October 27th (Saturday) 2012

JALT Share
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: David Callaghan, Fred Carruth, Jim George, Mark Brierley, Cheryl Kirchhoff
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

(1) Bringing Rasch to the Masses: Test evaluation without statistics; (2) Increase Participation and Decrease Anxiety: Crafts in a Self-access Learning Centre
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Judith Runnels (Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

TUJ Osaka 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: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Best of JALT 2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

1) Guiding student discussion of graded readers; 2) Demotivation, amotivation or overmotivation? An action research project
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: 1) Jason Cox; 2) Peter Burden
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

The 16th JLTA Annual Conference (JLTA 2012)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Beglar (Temple University, Japan). Call for papers due July 8th
Organization: The Japan Language Testing Association
Location: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture

October 28th (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

In My Life: Scrapbooking, Conversation Strategies, Body Language, and Presentations
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: David Kluge (sponsored by MacMillan Language House)
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka 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

Fukuoka JALT Conference and Education Material Expo 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speaker: Marjo Mitsutomi. Plus many presentations, roundtables and workshops
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 31st (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