ELT Calendar for February 2014

February 1st (Saturday) 2014

Distinguished Lecturer Series (Spring 2014, Seminar 1): Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Averil Coxhead (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

February 4th (Tuesday) 2014

Meisei University Extensive Reading and Listening Forum
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speaker: Mark Brierley (Shinshu University) Key speakers: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University), Craig Langdon (Sojo University)
Organization: Meisei University International Study Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 8th (Saturday) 2014

The 16th Annual Temple University Japan Campus Applied Linguistics Colloquium
Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various presenters
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

So you want to publish an EFL textbook? Four Points of View to Consider when Writing a Proposal -- The Myths and Realities of EFL Publishing in Japan
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Todd Jay Leonard
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 9th (Sunday) 2014

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2014 English Education (Fukuoka)
Time: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Yuko Suzuki, Kathleen Kampa + Charles Vilina and Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

The 16th Annual Temple University Japan Campus Applied Linguistics Colloquium
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various presenters
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Teaching in the Private Sector
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: John Finucane
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

February 11th (Tuesday) 2014

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

2014 Spring We Can! ELT Forum
Time: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yoko Matsuka, David Staggs, Yasuko Hirata, Lalain Dy Kendo
Organization: Matsuka Phonics
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

February 15th (Saturday) 2014

2014 Spring We Can! ELT Forum
Time: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yoko Matsuka, David Staggs, Lalaine Dy Kendo, Tyler Boivin
Organization: Matsuka Phonics
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Technology in Language Teaching
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Kevin Ryan, Dan Ferreira, Simeon Flowers, Travis Cote and Brett Milliner
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Machida City, Tokyo Metropolis

(1) An alternative to speech writing; (2) Get your students hooked on television
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Paul Delaney; (2) Bob Lamitie
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Pecha Kucha Event
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Wendy Gough, Clair Taylor, Nami Sakata, Naoki Akahane, Corazon Talam Kato, Kim Horne, Seiya Kojima and Satoshi Hoshiai
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

February 16th (Sunday) 2014

(IETC) Certificate Course In Active Learning And Teaching Strategies
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil (IETC) Training Director
Organization: Institute of English Teaching to Children
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2014 English Education (Sendai)
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:20 PM
Speaker: Kevin Churchley, Kathleen Kampa + Charles Vilina, Chantal Hemmi
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

2014 Spring We Can! ELT Forum
Time: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yoko Matsuka, David Staggs, Yasuko Hirata, Charles Jones
Organization: Matsuka Phonics
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Resilient Minorities in Japan: Filipino English Teachers and Ainu-Maori Cultural Exchange
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jason Bartashius and Jennifer Teeter
Organization: The Society for Intercultural Education, Training, And Research
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

February 19th (Wednesday) 2014

The 6th Moodle Moot Japan (day 1 of 3)
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Moodle Association of Japan
Location: Ginowan City, Okinawa Prefecture

February 20th (Thursday) 2014

The 6th Moodle Moot Japan (day 2 of 3)
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Moodle Association of Japan
Location: Ginowan City, Okinawa Prefecture

February 21st (Friday) 2014

2014 TEFL Conference - A Path to Innovation and Application in English Language Teaching
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due December 20
Organization: Kainan University, Department of Applied English
Location: Luzhu City, Taoyuan (Taiwan)

The 6th Moodle Moot Japan (day 3 of 3)
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Moodle Association of Japan
Location: Ginowan City, Okinawa Prefecture

February 22nd (Saturday) 2014

Mind and Body: Active Learning and Teaching Strategies
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil (IETC) Training Director
Organization: Mabuhay Classroom Kyushu
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

10th Annual CamTESOL Conference on ELT
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: TBA; call for papers due September 14th, 2013
Organization: Cambodia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

SCBWI Japan Writer's Day: Jazz It Up! Writing Today for Children and Young Adults
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Suzanne Kamata, Wouter Laleman, Leza Lowitz, Mariko Nagai, Vice-President, Andrea Davis Pinckey (Executive Editor at Scholastic via video) Sean Michael Wilson
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

February 23rd (Sunday) 2014

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2014 English Education (Osaka)
Time: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Kaj Schwermer, Patrick Jackson, Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, and Charles Vilina
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

10th Annual CamTESOL Conference on ELT (final day)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: TBA; call for papers due September 14th, 2013
Organization: Cambodia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

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