ELT Calendar for November 2013

November 1st (Friday) 2013

SLRF 2013: The Natural Phenomenon of SLA (day 2 of 3)
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: TBA. Call for papers due May 1st
Organization: Second Language Research Forum
Location: Provo, Utah (USA)

Why are we still teaching the wrong grammar the wrong way?
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Thornbury (New School, New York)
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kokubunji City, Tokyo Metropolis

November 2nd (Saturday) 2013

SLRF 2013: The Natural Phenomenon of SLA (day 3 of 3)
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: TBA. Call for papers due May 1st
Organization: Second Language Research Forum
Location: Provo, Utah (USA)

The 2013 Tokyo ELT Expo and Book Fair in Association with JALT (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Prominent authors, trainers, and local teachers.
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 3rd (Sunday) 2013

Today is Culture Day (Bunka-no-hi)

The 2013 Tokyo ELT Expo and Book Fair in Association with JALT (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Prominent authors, trainers, and local teachers.
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 9th (Saturday) 2013

Pechakucha Night
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Puppets Sparking Affective Learning with Young Learners
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Juan Alberto Lopez Uribe (Juan Uribe Ensino Afetivo, Sao Paulo)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Cambridge English - Young Learners Speaking Examiner Training
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George (Cambridge English Language Assessment Team Leader)
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 10th (Sunday) 2013

1.How to motivate students to learn English vocabulary; 2. Flexible Game Templates
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Nobutaka Tsubota; Wayne Jackson
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

November ACET Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Monthly meeting
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 16th (Saturday) 2013

CALL-Plus Workshop 2013: Flip the Classroom
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Peace as a Global Language Conference 2013: Peace and Welfare in the Local and Global Community
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary: Tim Denny. Call for papers due August 30
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Niiza City, Saitama Prefecture

Meisei University International Studies Professional Development Forum
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due October 11th
Organization: Meisei University International Study Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Negotiating the discipline: Writing for publication in TEFL/TESL
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Theron Muller (University of Toyama)
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Using Intercultural Communication Theories for ALTs and JTEs to successfully understand each other.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Fritz (Nagasaki University)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

(1) Introducing Mreader; (2) Monty Python for Teaching Pragmatic Awareness
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Richard Lemmer; (2) Scott Gardner
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Christmas Ideas and Textbooks
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ Fukuoka Committee
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Wh's of Our Profession
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Umida Ashurova (Nanzan University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

November 17th (Sunday) 2013

Peace as a Global Language Conference 2013 (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary: Tim Denny. Call for papers due July 31
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Niiza City, Saitama Prefecture

Research methods in TESOL
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Robert Croker (Nanzan University), Dawn Booth (Kansai Gaidai)
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Kansai ELT Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: To be announced; call for papers due October 17th
Organization: ETJ Osaka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

Mabuhay Classroom Teaching Expo 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil, Eric Kane, Patricia Daly Oe, Kim Horne, and Yuko Suzuki
Organization: Mabuhay Classroom Tsukuba
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

November 23rd (Saturday) 2013

Today is Labor Thanksgiving Day (Kinrou-kansha-no-hi)

JALT Learner Development SIG 20th Anniversary Conference: Exploring Learner Development: Practices, Pedagogies and Research (day 1 of 2)
Time: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Invited speakers Kensaku Yoshida (Sophia University), Richard Smith (University of Warwick), Naoko Aoki (Osaka University). Special Guest Speaker: Phil Benson (Hong Kong Institute of Education)
Organization: Learner Development Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Hi, friends! - Improving the teaching skills of homeroom teachers in public elementary schools
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Chris Kushihara
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Professional Development through Collaboration on Quantitative Research
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Greg Sholdt
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Oxford Day 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 24th (Sunday) 2013

JALT Learner Development SIG 20th Anniversary Conference: Exploring Learner Development: Practices, Pedagogies and Research (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Invited speakers Kensaku Yoshida (Sophia University), Richard Smith (University of Warwick), Naoko Aoki (Osaka University). Special Guest Speaker: Phil Benson (Hong Kong Institute of Education)
Organization: Learner Development Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Christmas Jingle: Fun and Easy Games For Christmas
Time: 1:30 AM - 5:30 AM
Speaker: Marco Brazil (IETC)Executive Training Director
Organization: Institute of English Teaching to Children
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The 2013 Tohoku ELT Expo (organized by ETJ Sendai and JALT Sendai)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: TBA. Call for papers due October 15th
Organization: ETJ Sendai (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

November 25th (Monday) 2013

A Dialogue with Goodith White and Hiroyuki Obari: Effective ways to adopt eTechnology Enhanced Language Learning into your classroom
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Goodith White (co-author of Technology Enhanced Language Learning), Hiroyuki Obari (Professor of Aoyama Gakuin University)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 28th (Thursday) 2013

GLoCALL 2013 Conference (day 1 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due April 30, 2013
Organization: Globalization and Localization in Computer-Assisted Language Learning Conference
Location: Da Nang City, Da Nang (Vietnam)

November 29th (Friday) 2013

GLoCALL 2013 Conference (day 2 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due April 30, 2013
Organization: Globalization and Localization in Computer-Assisted Language Learning Conference
Location: Da Nang City, Da Nang (Vietnam)

November 30th (Saturday) 2013

GLoCALL 2013 Conference (day 3 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due April 30, 2013
Organization: Globalization and Localization in Computer-Assisted Language Learning Conference
Location: Da Nang City, Da Nang (Vietnam)

Conversation Analysis in Second Language Acquisition: Where are we now?
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Gabriele Kasper (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)
Organization: Dokkyo University
Location: Soka City, Saitama Prefecture

Developing Output Skills through Interactive Art Boards (Kinesthetic-Tactile Learning)
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Trevor Joseph (Kings Road School of English)
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Don't Waste Time on Drama
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Ken Wilson
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Writing Poetry for Children and Teens: A Workshop
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Leza Lowitz, Mariko Nagai and Holly Thompson
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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