ELT Calendar for February 2013

February 1st (Friday) 2013

Student Involvement in Self Access Centers Conference
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Croker (Nanzan University); Students from around Japan
Organization: The Japan Association for Self-Access Learning
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

February 2nd (Saturday) 2013

Creative Exchange and Planning Meeting
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Sign up to bring your work
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Student Involvement in Self Access Centers Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Croker (Nanzan University); Students from around Japan
Organization: The Japan Association for Self-Access Learning
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

February 3rd (Sunday) 2013

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2013 Bringing Body and Mind into English Education (Fukuoka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ben Shearon, Marco Brazil, Kaj Schwermer, Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 6th (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)

February 9th (Saturday) 2013

2013 We Can! Spring ELT Forum (Osaka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yoko Matsuka, Alan Davis, Lesley Ito, David Staggs, Yasuko Hirata
Organization: McGraw-Hill Education
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

English Education Seminar
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Speaker: Kathleen M. Bailey (Monterey Institute of International Studies)
Organization: Kanda University of International Studies (Kanda Gaigo University)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

(1) Revisiting CBI (Content-Based Instruction); (2) Theory and Practice E-learning trends: Lessons from experts in four different countries
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Akemi Morioka; (2) Keiko Sakui and Neil Cowie
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Love That Dog: Making a Difference with Multimedia
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Linda K. Kadota
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 10th (Sunday) 2013

2013 We Can! Spring ELT Forum (Nagoya)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yoko Matsuka, Alan Davis, Lesley Ito, David Staggs, Yasuko Hirata
Organization: McGraw-Hill Education
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

2-Day Intensive Certificate Course In Teaching English To Children
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil (iETC) Training Director
Organization: Institute of English Teaching to Children
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Calibrating Oral Assessment of Small Group Interaction
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Darren Lingley, Kochi University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

February 11th (Monday) 2013

Today is National Foundation Day (Kenkoku-kinen-no-hi)

2013 We Can! Spring ELT Forum (Tokyo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yoko Matsuka, Alan Davis, Lesley Ito, David Staggs, Yasuko Hirata
Organization: McGraw-Hill Education
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Literacy Teaching
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Yuco Kikuchi and others
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

CANCELLED Student Research Showcase
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Various Student Speakers
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

February 13th (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)

February 16th (Saturday) 2013

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2013 Bringing Body and Mind into English Education (Okayama)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Ben Shearon, Karen Frazier, Julia Chang and Craig Wright
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Applying Principles of Social Psychology for Better Classroom Management
Time: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Leander Hughes (Saitama University)
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Testing and Teaching: Myths and Misunderstandings
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Trevor Holster (Fukuoka Women's University)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 17th (Sunday) 2013

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2013 Bringing Body and Mind into English Education (Osaka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ben Shearon, Karen Frazier, Julia Chang and Craig Wright, Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

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

Music and EFL: Play It, Sing It, Learn It
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jim Smiley and Brian Cullen
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

A Learner Autonomy Workshop
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Matt Shannon (Nakasendo Conference 2012, Saitama City Educators)
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Book Reports
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dawn Kobayashi, Miki Shibata, Richard Gabbrielli, Susan Meiki, Tim Buthod, Fuyuko Ruetenik
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Why Taro Can't Talk (And What We Can Do About It)
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Peter Warner
Organization: Power Seminars
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

February 20th (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)

February 23rd (Saturday) 2013

Music in the EFL Classroom
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ Fukuoka Committee
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

9th Annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching
Time: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Nation (Victory University of Wellington, New Zealand) and many others
Organization: Cambodia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Learning Through Communication
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: John F. Fanselow (Columbia University), Yoshiaki Ehara (Kanagawa Prefectural Institute)
Organization: Speech, Drama and Debate Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Educational Development Seminar: Learning Through Communication - Reading Activities in English
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: John F. Faneslow (Columbia University), Yoshiaki Ehara (Kanagawa Prefectural Institute of Language)
Organization: Junior / Senior High School Teachers Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 24th (Sunday) 2013

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2013 Bringing Body and Mind into English Education (Tokyo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Nathalie Reverchon, Karen Frazier, Julia Chang and Craig Wright, Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

APRICOT Plaza 2013: 15th Anniversary (Osaka)
Time: 11:15 AM - 4:50 PM
Speaker: Mikiko Nakamoto, Yukako Manta, Kierryn Bowring, Peter Morris, Kidzania Koshien
Organization: Apricot Publishing
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Overview on ALT, Home-Based Teaching and Eikaiwa
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Kanagawa)
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Proficiency and Personality
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Masa Tsuneyasu (Utsunomiya University)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

9th Annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching (day 2 of 2)
Time: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Nation (Victory University of Wellington, New Zealand) and many others
Organization: Cambodia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Cambridge ESOL examiner training for KET and PET
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George (Cambridge ESOL Team Leader)
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 27th (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)

Cheap ebook and audiobook ideas and activities for teachers