ELT Calendar for December 2013

December 1st (Sunday) 2013

JALT CUE SIG Technology Workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Edo Forsythe (Hirosaki Gakuin University), Daniel Beck (Toyo Gakuen University), Germain Mesureur (Keisen University)
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Christmas Jingle: Fun and Easy Games For Christmas
Time: 1:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Speaker: Marco Brazil (IETC) Executive Training Director
Organization: Institute of English Teaching to Children
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Phonics and Picture Books With Mari and Eric
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura (English Square), Eric Kane (ELF Learning)
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Hiroshima JALT 2013 Mini-conference: Creativity and Collaboration
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Ken Wilson and many others! Call for papers due September 30th
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

December 5th (Thursday) 2013

PAC 2013: Tradition and Innovation in Language Education
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due April 30, 2013 (extended deadline)
Organization: Pan-Asian Conference on Language Teaching and Learning
Location: Cebu City, Cebu (Philippines)

December 6th (Friday) 2013

PAC2013 - Tradition and Innovation in Language Education (day 2 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due April 30, 2013 (extended deadline)
Organization: Pan-Asian Conference on Language Teaching and Learning
Location: Cebu City, Cebu (Philippines)

December 7th (Saturday) 2013

Self-Regulation in Foreign Language Learning (day 1 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Speaker: The featured speakers are Garold Murray (Okayama University) and Yoshiyuki Nakata (Hyogo University of Teacher Education).
Organization: Shimonoseki City University
Location: Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

PAC 2013: Tradition and Innovation in Language Education (day 3 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due April 30, 2013 (extended deadline)
Organization: Pan-Asian Conference on Language Teaching and Learning
Location: Cebu City, Cebu (Philippines)

Motivating the unmotivated: Do teachers have to do all the work?
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ken Wilson (author of the Smart Choice series by Oxford University Press)
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

December 8th (Sunday) 2013

MyShare: A joint event with Saitama City Educators
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Shaun Iwasawa, Die Hu, Alex Procter, Daniel Worden, Faye Quinn, Rebecca Quinn and other Kanto-based educators
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Motivating the unmotivated: Do teachers have to do all the work?
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Ken Wilson (author of the Smart Choice series, Oxford University Press )
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture

2013 ETJ Kyushu ELT Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Self-Regulation in Foreign Language Learning (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:40 PM
Speaker: The featured speakers are Garold Murray (Okayama University) and Yoshiyuki Nakata (Hyogo University of Teacher Education).
Organization: Shimonoseki City University
Location: Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

December 10th (Tuesday) 2013

Task Based Learning in Practice.
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Rod Ellis
Organization: Miyagi University of Education
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

December 11th (Wednesday) 2013

Task Based Learning in Practice
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Rod Ellis
Organization: Miyagi University of Education
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

December 14th (Saturday) 2013

Task-Based Language Teaching in Japanese Contexts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rod Ellis (University of Aukland), Craig Lambert (University of Kitakyushu), Colin Thompson (Lancashire University), Natsuko Shintani (Nanyang Technological Unversity, Singapore)
Organization: University of Kitakyushu
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Music and Surveys in the Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Joe Tomei
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Developing Lower-level Processing Skills in English L2 Reading/Listening
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Shigeo Kato
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

2013 all-Kansai JALT Bonenkai-Pub Quiz
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Quiz MC: Ray Franklin (Osaka JALT Publicity Chair)
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Fukuoka JALT 2013 Bonenkai (end of year party)
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 21st (Saturday) 2013

End of Year My Share and Party
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Key Factors for Designing EBP Courses
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kazushige Tsuji and Setsu Tsuji
Organization: JACET English for Specific Purposes SIG (Japan Association of College English Teachers) Kanto
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 22nd (Sunday) 2013

Year-end potluck dinner
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Social gathering
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

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