ELT Calendar for April 2013

April 3rd (Wednesday) 2013

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

April 6th (Saturday) 2013

What Should Every EFL Teacher Know? A morning with Paul Nation (Osaka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Nation
Organization: Compass Publishing Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Teaching Guidelines Seminar
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Ms. Aurora Dobashi
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Okazaki)
Location: Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture

April 10th (Wednesday) 2013

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

April 12th (Friday) 2013

Open Portfolio Critiques for Children's Book Illustrators
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Kerry Martin (Clarion Books)
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 13th (Saturday) 2013

High Stakes Interaction in a Company Audit
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Alan Simpson (Asahi Kasei, Miyazaki)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Testing Interactional Speaking - A workshop
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Alun Roger
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 14th (Sunday) 2013

April ACET Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Nigel, Craig, Diep, Yoriko, Hiroko and other volunteers
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

First Ever Omiya/Gunma JALT My Share Collaboration - Part 2
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Michelle Williams, Atsushi Iida, Robert Rowland, Masa Tsuneyasu, Ivan Botev
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Spring Learning Spree
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: FETJ Guest Speakers
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Saitama)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Osaka JALT Back to School 2013 Mini-Conference
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Various. Plenary speaker: Yuko Nishiyama. Call for proposals due March 14
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Suita City, Osaka Prefecture

April 17th (Wednesday) 2013

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

April 20th (Saturday) 2013

Humor: Theory and Implications for Teaching
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ted Quock (Keisen University)
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

(1) Language Cloud Learner Management System; (2) The Flipped Classroom
Time: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Theresa Sherry (Language Cloud); (2) Robert Habbick (Cambridge University Press)
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

EFL Learners Learning Theories Associated with Introducing Zunal Webquest
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Burrows, Anthony Walsh
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

(1) TOEIC for Lower Level Students; (2) Online Placement and Practice Tests
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Grant Trew; (2) Oliver Bayley
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Here we are, now motivate us: Strategies for generating student motivation
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

April 21st (Sunday) 2013

ETJ Tokyo Workshop (April)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Terry Yearley
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Bookswap
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: No speakers
Organization: International Womens Bookswap
Location: Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture

Teaching Humor in the EFL Classroom
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Hodson (Lecturer, University of Nagasaki Siebold)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

(1) Language Cloud Online Learning Management System; (2) The Flipped Classroom
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Theresa Sherry (Language Cloud); (2) Robert Habbick (Cambridge University Press)
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

April 24th (Wednesday) 2013

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

April 26th (Friday) 2013

ACLL 2013: The Asian Conference on Language Learning
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: TBA. Call for papers deadline is January 1, 2013.
Organization: International Academic Forum
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

April 27th (Saturday) 2013

Advance Teachers Training
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Ms. Aurora Dobashi, Ms. Katrina Harata
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Okazaki)
Location: Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture

ACLL 2013: The Asian Conference on Language Learning (day 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: TBA. Call for papers deadline is January 1, 2013.
Organization: International Academic Forum
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

April 28th (Sunday) 2013

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

ACLL 2013: The Asian Conference on Language Learning (day 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA. Call for papers deadline is January 1, 2013.
Organization: International Academic Forum
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

April 29th (Monday) 2013

Today is Showa Day (Showa no hi)

1) Songs and Chants for Young Learners and JHS students; 2) What is ETM?
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: 1) Facilitator: Yuco Kikuchi; 2) Hiyori Hasegawa
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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