ELT Calendar for March 2013

March 2nd (Saturday) 2013

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2013 Bringing Body and Mind into English Education (Yokohama, Kanagawa)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Nathalie Reverchon, Robert Peacock, Kaj Schwermer, Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

MoodleMoot Japan 2013 (day 1 of 2)
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Yoichi Okabe (Open University of Japan), Michael de Raadt (Moodle HQ, Australia), Martin Dougiamas (Moodle HQ, Australia), Tatsuya Shirai (Suzuka National College of Technology), plus many more
Organization: Moodle Association of Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching Guidelines
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Nagoya)
Location: Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture

Saitama 2 Teaching Guidelines Seminar
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi Lori Ligon Armano Simbulas
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Saitama)
Location: Fujimino City, Saitama Prefecture

March 3rd (Sunday) 2013

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2013 Bringing Body and Mind into English Education (Nagoya)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Nathalie Reverchon, Marco Brazil, Setsuko Toyama, Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Digital Illustration Workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Speaker: Paul Richardson
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Spring themed lessons for young learners using a holistic approach
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chiyuki Yanase
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

MoodleMoot Japan 2013 (day 2 of 2)
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:40 PM
Speaker: Yoichi Okabe (Open University of Japan), Michael de Raadt (Moodle HQ, Australia), Martin Dougiamas (Moodle HQ, Australia), Tatsuya Shirai (Suzuka National College of Technology), plus many more
Organization: Moodle Association of Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Cambridge ESOL Speaking Examiner training - Young Learners (in Tokyo)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George: C.ESOL Team Leader/Luna International
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 4th (Monday) 2013

Teaching Speaking English
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Thomas Santos, Regional English Language Officer, Embassy of United States Embassy in Seoul, South Korea
Organization: Consulate of the United States: Fukuoka
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 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)

March 9th (Saturday) 2013

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2013 Bringing Body and Mind into English Education (Saitama)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ben Shearon, Robert Peacock, Setsuko Toyama, Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Between a rock and a hard place: What are our students doing on Facebook and YouTube?
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Neil Millington
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

FETJ Mie Chapter Launching and Teaching Guideline Seminar
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi (FETJ Founder), Elma Cruz (FETJ Shiga Chapter President)
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Mie)
Location: Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture

March 10th (Sunday) 2013

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2013 Bringing Body and Mind into English Education (Sapporo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Ben Shearon, Marco Brazil, and Kaj Schwermer
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

APRICOT Plaza 2013: 15th Anniversary (Tokyo)
Time: 11:15 AM - 4:50 PM
Speaker: Mikiko Nakamoto, Yukako Manta, Kierryn Bowring, Kyoko Uchiyama, and Kidzania Tokyo
Organization: Apricot Publishing
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March ACET Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Antonella, Nigel, Grace, Fukuko, Yumi and other volunteers
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

My Share
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: JoŽl Laurier, David Gann, John Larson, Sylvain Bergeron, Yukio Watanabe
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

March 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)

March 15th (Friday) 2013

3rd International Conference in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning (FLLT)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Vivian Cook (New Castle University, UK), Ken Hyland (University of Hong Kong), Pete Sharma (Oxford Brooks University, UK). Call for papers due Nov. 16, 2012
Organization: Language Institute, Thammasat University
Location: Bangkok, Bangkok (Thailand)

March 16th (Saturday) 2013

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2013 Bringing Body and Mind into English Education (Tsukuba, Ibaraki)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Ben Shearon, Marco Brazil, and Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Keeping Kids Happy, Active and Engaged
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Catherine Littlehale Oki, Notre Dame Elementary School
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

3rd International Conference in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning (FLLT Conference)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Vivian Cook (New Castle University, UK), Ken Hyland (University of Hong Kong), Pete Sharma (Oxford Brooks University, UK). Call for papers due Nov. 16, 2012
Organization: Language Institute, Thammasat University
Location: Bangkok, Bangkok (Thailand)

March 17th (Sunday) 2013

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2013 Bringing Body and Mind into English Education (Sendai, Miyagi)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Ben Shearon, Marco Brazil, and Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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

Helping Students with Learning Weaknesses
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Cynthia Akazawa (Owner, Interact English School, Kurashiki)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Using Technology in the Classroom
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Martin Sedaghat and others
Organization: ETJ Niigata (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

March 18th (Monday) 2013

48th RELC International Seminar: Assessment in Language Education (day 1 of 3)
Time: 8:35 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Constant Leung, Stewart Webb, John Field, Ng Seok Moi, Claudia Harsch, Yoshinori Watanabe, plus many more
Organization: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre
Location: Singapore, Singapore (Republic of Singapore)

March 19th (Tuesday) 2013

48th RELC International Seminar: Assessment in Language Education (day 2 of 3)
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:45 PM
Speaker: Constant Leung, Stewart Webb, John Field, Ng Seok Moi, Claudia Harsch, Yoshinori Watanabe, plus many more
Organization: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre
Location: Singapore, Singapore (Republic of Singapore)

March 20th (Wednesday) 2013

Today is Vernal Equinox Day (Shunbun-no-hi)

48th RELC International Seminar: Assessment in Language Education (day 3 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:05 PM
Speaker: Constant Leung, Stewart Webb, John Field, Ng Seok Moi, Claudia Harsch, Yoshinori Watanabe, plus many more
Organization: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre
Location: Singapore, Singapore (Republic of Singapore)

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

March 23rd (Saturday) 2013

Tactics for TOEIC Author Talk
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Grant Trew
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Online Workshop
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Yuco Kikuchi (English Pier)
Organization: English Teaching Workshop
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Introducing English speaking tests into university entrance examinations in Japan
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Nic Underhill, Makoto Hirano (MEXT), Kensaku Yoshida (Sophia University), Yuji Nakamura (Keio University)
Organization: Kyoto Institute of Technology
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

JALT LD SIG Kansai Get-together
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: All welcome
Organization: Learner Development Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Special Symposium: Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World 2013 (LCSAW 2013)
Time: 9:40 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Sylviange Granger (Louvain Catholic U.), Vincent Ooi (Singapore National U.), Yukio Tono (Tokyo U. of Foreign Studies), Andy Kirkpatrick (Griffith U,) Shin'ichiro Ishikawa (Kobe U.), and 10 more
Organization: The International Corpus Network of Asian Learners of English
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

March 24th (Sunday) 2013

Engaging Young Readers: Introducing Young Learners to Extensive Reading
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Thomas Bieri
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

LCSAW 2013 (Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World) day 2 of 2
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Sylviange Granger (Louvain Catholic U.), Vincent Ooi (Singapore National U.), Yukio Tono (Tokyo U. of Foreign Studies), Andy Kirkpatrick (Griffith U,) Shin'ichiro Ishikawa (Kobe U.), and 10 more
Organization: The International Corpus Network of Asian Learners of English
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Music and Movement for our Youngest Learners
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Lisa Manhart (English Square) and Yuka Hosoda (Hosoda Music Studio)
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

From Crib To Classroom: Certificate Course In Teaching Very Young Learners
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil (iETC Training Director)
Organization: Institute of English Teaching to Children
Location: Edogawa City, Tokyo Metropolis

March 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)

March 30th (Saturday) 2013

MyShare
Time: 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: James Rogers (Kansai Gaidai University), Kevin Stein (Clark Memorial International High School), Daniel J. Mills (Ritsumeikan University), Michael Sullivan (Nippon Steel, Sumikin-Intercom, Inc)
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Cross-linguistic Variations In Second Language Reading Development: Research and Practice
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Keiko Koda (Carnegie Mellon University)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 31st (Sunday) 2013

BBQ Hanami Party in the Park
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: All are welcome to attend
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

My Share: Getting off on the right foot
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various local members
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

What Should Every EFL Teacher Know? A morning with Paul Nation (Tokyo)
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: Paul Nation
Organization: Compass Publishing Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Speaking Examiner Training for Cambridge ESOL - FCE,CAE,CPE (upper levels)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George (Cambridge ESOL Team Leader JP004)
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis