ELT Calendar for September 2013

September 1st (Sunday) 2013

JACET 2013: The 52nd International Convention (day 3 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:50 PM
Speaker: Susan Bassnett (The University of Warwick), Ken Hyland (The University of Hong Kong), Toru Iiyoshi (Kyoto University). Call for papers due Feb. 8th
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

September 7th (Saturday) 2013

CUE ESP (English for Specific Purposes) Symposium 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: John Adamson (U. Niigata), Theron Muller (U. Toyama), Atsushi Iida (Gunma U.), Matthew Apple (Ritsumeikan U.). Call for papers due July 1st.
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

(1) Interactional Competence vs. Pragmatic Competence; (2) Seeing Learning in Interaction
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Christopher Jenks (City University of Hong Kong); (2) Adam Brandt (Newcastle University)
Organization: Pragmatics Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

September 8th (Sunday) 2013

September ACET Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Riki, Fukuko, Yukari, Diep and other volunteers
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

English teaching for learners' character development: Locally relevant efforts
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kazuya Asakawa
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

September 14th (Saturday) 2013

Doing data analysis: Some tools and techniques
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Collett and Trevor Holster
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

The 2nd Extensive Reading World Congress
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:10 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers: Keiko Koda (Carnegie Mellon University), Paul Nation (Victoria University of Wellington). Call for papers due April 30th, 2013
Organization: Extensive Reading Foundation
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

September 15th (Sunday) 2013

The 2nd Extensive Reading World Congress (day 2 of 2)
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers: Keiko Koda (Carnegie Mellon University), Paul Nation (Victoria University of Wellington). Call for papers due April 30th, 2013
Organization: Extensive Reading Foundation
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

IETC 2-Day Intensive Certificate Course In Teaching English To Children
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 AM
Speaker: Marco Brazil, IETC/iTDi Training Director
Organization: Institute of English Teaching to Children
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

September 16th (Monday) 2013

Today is Respect for the Aged Day (Keirou-no-hi)

CANCELED (due to typhoon): Child-Friendly Assessment and Activities
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

CANCELED due to typhoon: Picture Books and Phonics
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamaura (English Square); Eric Kane (ELF Learning)
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 21st (Saturday) 2013

JALT National Conference Preview
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Okayama JALT barbecue
Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: BBQ
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

My Share for younger learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kazuyoshi Sato (Nagoya University of Foreign Studies)
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

The 17th JLTA Annual Conference (JLTA 2013)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Lyle F. Bachman (U. of California). Call for papers due June 9
Organization: The Japan Language Testing Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 22nd (Sunday) 2013

IETC 2-Day Intensive Certificate Course In Teaching English To Children
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 AM
Speaker: Marco Brazil, IETC/iTDi Training Director
Organization: Institute of English Teaching to Children
Location: Oizumi City, Gunma Prefecture

September 28th (Saturday) 2013

Second Annual Oita Language Teaching Symposium
Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: TBD
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture

Autumn ELT WorkShop Little America & MPI
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida (Founder of Little America and TEMI), Yoko Matsuka (Fonder of Mastsuka Phonics, MPI)
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Rules, Tools and Jewels for teaching young learners (followed by Chapter AGM)
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Introduction to Using iPads in the Language Classroom
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Daniels (Kochi University of Technology), Tom Gorham (Teikyo Jr/Sr High School, Komazawa University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Tech Day +Plus 2013
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers; Keynote speaker Thomas Robb (Kyoto Sangyo University)
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Itami City, Osaka Prefecture

September 29th (Sunday) 2013

2013 Fukuoka JALT One-day Conference and Ordinary General Meeting
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary presentation: Barry O'Sullivan; plus Malcolm Swanson, Trevor Holster, Robert Cochrane, Bill Pellowe, J. Lake, Joseph Tomei, Kate Parkinson, Kathleen Fukuhara, Misuzu Okada, and Steve Paton
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Curiosity to Competency: Intercultural Activities for the Language Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jon Dujmovich
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Incorporating picture books by Eric Carle and Leo Lionni in EFL classrooms of children
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Miori Shimada
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

CEFR-J Workshop
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Fergus O'Dwyer (Osaka University), Annie Semmelroth (Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University), Azusa Kodate (Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

2013 JALT Hokkaido Conference
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: John Fanselow (Professor Emeritus, Columbia University, Teachers College), Chuck Sandy (Program Director at International Teacher Development Institute)
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

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