ELT Calendar for September 2012

September 1st (Saturday) 2012

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Toyohashi, Aichi)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne (Izumi Chuo Hoikuen, Gifu), Marco Brazil (Beans International)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

JACET 2012: The 51st International Convention
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due February 10
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Nagakute City, Nara Prefecture

September 2nd (Sunday) 2012

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Gifu)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne (Izumi Chuo Hoikuen, Gifu), Marco Brazil (Beans International)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

English Game Zone (No Japanese Allowed!)
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Aaron Koller
Organization: ETJ Sendai (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

My Share
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Evelyn, Sanae, Shaun, Graham, Saori
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

JACET 2012: The 51st International Convention
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:35 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due February 10
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Nagakute City, Nara Prefecture

September 8th (Saturday) 2012

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Okayama)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Taniyama Yoriko (Fukuoka), Lucas Bohaty (Noda Gakuen)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

CUE ESP Symposium 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Invited Speakers Judy Noguchi and Laurence Anthony, plus workshops, poster sessions and roundtables
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Ikoma City, Nara Prefecture

The language classroom and social interaction: How learners create classroom practice
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Stone
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. Fad or Future?
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Phillips
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

One-Day Workshop on Syntax and Semantics
Time: 9:40 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Richard K. Larson (Stony Brook University); call for papers due June 30, 2012
Organization: Department of English Language and Culture, Fuji Women's University
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

September 9th (Sunday) 2012

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Naha, Okinawa)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Peacock (Oxford University Press), Kaj Schwermer (Suma Gakuen High School)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Utsunomiya, Tochigi)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Ishii Yoko (Yoko Kids' Club), Josh Kidd (JAK English School)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture

(1) Lessons from the Fukushima; (2) Small Ideas but Big Effects
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Keiko Kikuchi; (2) Evelyn Asaka
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

September 15th (Saturday) 2012

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Kitakyushu, Fukuoka)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Taniyama Yoriko (Fukuoka), Lucas Bohaty (Noda Gakuen)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 16th (Sunday) 2012

Student-centered mini-presentations: Cultivating the communicative competencies of low-level EFL learners
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Sean H. Toland, Jeffrey Crawford
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Call for Nara JALT Chapter Officer Nominations and Announcement of Nara JALT Annual General Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: All chapter members
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Ways That Work in Teaching Children
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Takako Watanabe, Watanbe English School; Kazuo Watanabe, Professor of English and English language education at Nara University of Education.
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Practice Makes Perfect: JALT 2012 Presentation Practice Sessions
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: JALT National Presenters
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

September 17th (Monday) 2012

Today is Respect for the Aged Day (Keirou-no-hi)

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Nagasaki)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Taniyama Yoriko (Fukuoka), Lucas Bohaty (Noda Gakuen)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

September 19th (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)

September 22nd (Saturday) 2012

Today is Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)

IETC 2-Day Intensive Certificate Course in Teaching English to Children
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil IETC Executive Training Director
Organization: Institute of English Teaching to Children
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

ETJ Chiba September Workshop: What will help children at JHS?
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Various speakers. Facilitated by Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: The Architecture of Assessment
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Glenn Fulcher (University of Leicester)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Students (and Teachers) as Legitimate Peripheral Participants
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Akiko Nagao, Ian Willey
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

ELT 2.0
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Stout, Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

September 23rd (Sunday) 2012

ELT 2.0
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Stout, Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Real English in the Classroom through Enjoyable Activities
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chuck Kayser (Owner, My English School)
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

National Conference Preview
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

National Conference Sneak Preview, and My Share
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Hiroshima Area Speakers
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Action Research mini-conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Croker (Nanzan University)
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

September 26th (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)

September 28th (Friday) 2012

Dr. Kensaku Yoshida and the New Direction of English Education in Japan
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Kensaku Yoshida (Sophia University)
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 29th (Saturday) 2012

The M&Ms of Teaching English to Young Learners
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Kathy Kampa
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

New Finding Out (for teachers of children)
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Matsuyama, Ehime)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Eric Kane (ELF Learning), and one other presenter TBD
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Communicate / Motivate
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: The Architecture of Assessment
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Glenn Fulcher (University of Leicester)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Communication Strategies
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Using Games Effectively
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ Fukuoka Committee
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

(1) Chapter AGM; (2) Teaching young learners
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Chapter officers; (2) Mayuka Habbick
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

September 30th (Sunday) 2012

Halloween Event Management and My Share Ideas: Activities, Crafts and Games for Halloween!
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Wayne Jackson
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Pearson Kirihara Teachers Conference 2012 (Osaka) - Teacher Effectiveness, Student Success
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Junko Yamanaka, Marc Helgesen, Sarah Louisa Birchley, Ai Hirai, Alan Malcolm, Mayuka Habbick, Mayumi Tabuchi, Ann Mayeda, John Wiltshier, Masamichi Mochizuki, Kenzo Yoneda, and Atsuko Takase
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Osaka City, Osaka 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

Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour for Teachers 2012 (Tatsumatsu, Kagawa)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Eric Kane (ELF Learning), Gerard Marchesseau (Naruto University of Education)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture

(1) Using brainstorming strategies for teaching argumentative writing; (2) Using TV commercials in English class
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Naomi Takagi (Ibaraki University); (2) Joyce Cunningham (Ibaraki University)
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

1) The M&M's of Teaching English to Young Learners; 2) Iwate JALT Annual General Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: 1) Kathleen Kampa; 2) Iwate JALT members
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

JALT2012: Presentation previews from local members
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers TBA
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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

Illustration Workshop with Philip Giordano
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Philip Giordano
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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