ELT Calendar for January 2014

January 10th (Friday) 2014

Of Asia and Children's Books: The Role of the Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC)
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Speaker: R. Ramachandran, Executive Director of AFCC and Bolormaa Baasansuren and Ganbaatar Ichinnorov, SingTel Asian Picture Book Award Winners for Old City
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 11th (Saturday) 2014

Journeys of Discovery; One Step Beyond the Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Connecting Neuroscience and ELT - What we learned in 2013
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Robert S. Murphy
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 12th (Sunday) 2014

ETJ Chiba January Workshop Theme: What is ETM (Education Through Music)? How can we incorporate ETM in our EFL Classrooms?
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Hiyori Hasegawa
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Improving reading fluency through extensive reading and speed reading: Problems and applications
Time: 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Ann Flanagan (Ritsumeikan Junior and Senior High School), Amanda Gillis-Furutaka (Kyoto Sangyo University), Bjorn Fuisting (Ritsumeikan University)
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

January 18th (Saturday) 2014

Cooperative learning: Teaching that is as easy as 1-2-3-4
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Joel Laurier (Gunma Kokusai Academy)
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

(1) Exploring cultural differences through humor; (2) Swiss-Army Knife Activities
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) John Rucynski, Ayako Namba, and Scott Gardner; (2) Matt Gilhool
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

(1) Creative homework design ideas to flip your classroom; (2) Going paperless
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Robert Cochrane, Kyushu Sangyo University
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 19th (Sunday) 2014

Osaka JALT Winter Potpourri Micro-conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

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

Cooperative Learning: teaching that is easy as 1-2-3-4
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Joel Laurier (Gunma Kokusai Academy)
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

January 25th (Saturday) 2014

Creating classroom questionnaires
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Croker, Nanzan University
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

January 26th (Sunday) 2014

Extensive Reading Forum
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ben Shearon and others
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Chubu ELT Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

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