ELT Calendar for May 2013

May 1st (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)

May 5th (Sunday) 2013

Today is Children's Day (Kodomo-no-hi)

Useful Activities and Techniques for Junior and Senior High School Teachers
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Nick Boyes
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

May 8th (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)

May 11th (Saturday) 2013

Reacting to the Past (a CLIL pedagogy) Special JALT Workshop
Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Nick Proctor (Simpson College)
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Caring about learners of nursing English: Adaptable vocabulary activities for ESP and beyond
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Simon Capper (Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing, Hiroshima)
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Online Reading and Vocabulary Environments: Present and Future
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 12th (Sunday) 2013

TEMI MINI seminar
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida (TEMI Teacher Trainer), Sohei Uchida (TEMI Teacher Trainer), Yoko Sato (Nata Elementary School Veteran Teacher)
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May ACET Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Riki, Yukiko, Diep, Yoko, Bobby, Eric A and other volunteers
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

A Treasure Chest of Activities for Young Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne (Izumi Chuo Kindergarten, Gifu)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

1) Sign Language and Disability Education: An Overview; 2) How Do Dyslexic Students See Letters, and How Can They Be Supported in the Classroom?
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: 1) Martin Pauly; 2) Riichiro Saito
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Reacting to the Past (a CLIL pedagogy) (Day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Nick Proctor (Simpson College)
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 15th (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)

May 18th (Saturday) 2013

Appreciative Inquire Activites and Ideal Classmates Research
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Murphey
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

JALT PanSIG2013: From Many, One: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Community
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speaker Judith Hanks; Call for papers due February 15th, 2013
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

FETJ - Chiba Teaching Guideline Seminar
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi (Chairman and Founder of FETJ), Lori Ligon (Vice President for Training), Armando Simbulas (External Vice President)
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Chiba)
Location: Edogawa City, Tokyo Metropolis

May 19th (Sunday) 2013

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

JALT PanSIG2013: From Many, One: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Community (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speaker Judith Hanks; Call for papers due February 15th, 2013
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

May 22nd (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)

May 25th (Saturday) 2013

Collocations and Word Lists
Time: 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Dongkwang Shin
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Ideas and Inspiration for Raising Bilingual Kids
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Adam Beck, author of the blog Bilingual Monkeys
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Exploratory Practice: 'Quality of life' as a principle for research into language learning and teaching
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Judith Hanks (University of Leeds)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Bridging the gap: Neuroscience and education
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Adam Jenkins (Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

5th Annual NEAR Language Education Conference: All is New Again: New Experiences, New Challenges, New Voices
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due February 17, 2013
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

May 26th (Sunday) 2013

ECAP: ELT Career and Professional Development Conference 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several presenters
Organization: ELT Career and Professional Development Conference
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Kindergarten Fun
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jeff Hodsdon
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Using Picture Books and Storytelling to Teach All Age Groups
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Patricia Daly Oe
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Brain Rules, Tools and Jewels for Teaching Young Learners (in conjunction with ETJ)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

May 27th (Monday) 2013

CELC Symposium 2013: Alternative Pedagogies in the English Language and Communication Classroom (day 1 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Keynote speakers Christopher Candlin, Ulla Connor, William Grabe, Ann Johns. Call for papers due 30 September 2012
Organization: The Centre for English Language Communication (CELC), National University of Singapore
Location: Singapore, Singapore (Republic of Singapore)

May 28th (Tuesday) 2013

CELC Symposium 2013: Alternative Pedagogies in the English Language and Communication Classroom (day 2 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Keynote speakers Christopher Candlin, Ulla Connor, William Grabe, Ann Johns. Call for papers due 30 September 2012
Organization: The Centre for English Language Communication (CELC), National University of Singapore
Location: Singapore, Singapore (Republic of Singapore)

May 29th (Wednesday) 2013

CELC Symposium 2013: Alternative Pedagogies in the English Language and Communication Classroom (day 3 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Keynote speakers Christopher Candlin, Ulla Connor, William Grabe, Ann Johns. Call for papers due 30 September 2012
Organization: The Centre for English Language Communication (CELC), National University of Singapore
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)

May 31st (Friday) 2013

2013 JALTCALL Conference Pre-Conference Workshops
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: TBD
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

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