ELT Calendar for July 2014

July 3rd (Thursday) 2014

Children's Books of Malaysia
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Author/Illustrator Yusof Gajah; Literary Agent Linda Tan Lingard
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

July 5th (Saturday) 2014

Apple Store Shinsaibashi workshop: Using the new Keynote on Mac and iOS
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Steve Patton and Malcolm Swanson
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Summer Seminar 2014 on Language Teaching and Learning
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Matthew T. Apple (Ritsumeikan University), Toru Nakahara (Osaka Prefectural Board of Education), Matthew Cook (Osaka Prefectural Board of Education). Call for papers due June 1st
Organization: Research Institute for Communication of Kansai University of International Studies
Location: Amgasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture

July 6th (Sunday) 2014

English Grammar Series (day 1)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi FETJ Founder and Chairman
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Tokyo)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Art of Crafting Lessons - Creating lessons with movement, music, mystery and magic.
Time: 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Engaging Young Learners; Solving Problems
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Facilitator: Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Reassessing Grammar Assessment
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Kei Matsuda
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Classroom activities; Opening an English school; more
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Graham Finch, Evelyn Asaka, Sanae Kawamoto
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

July 12th (Saturday) 2014

Bi-Lingual Moodle Workshop
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Thom Rawson, Brendan Van Deusen
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Three presentations on Extensive Reading (followed by a beer garden party)
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Peacock, Trevor Holster, J. Lake, William Pellowe, Paul Goldberg
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Humor in EFL: Gold Mine or Mine Field?
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Gardner (Okayama University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

July 13th (Sunday) 2014

(1) Technology and Education in the 21st Century; (2) A Study Of Japanese University Students' Intuitions Behind The Use Of Vision Verbs In English
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Andrew Quentin, Joshua Krill, Nicholas Giordano, Tyson Rode; (2) Masanobu Sato
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Grammar and Communications
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi, FETJ Founder and President
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Mie)
Location: Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture

July 19th (Saturday) 2014

Exploring The Value Of Student Self-transcription
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Simon Cooke and Colin Skeates
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Creative homework design ideas to flip your classroom and Going paperless
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Robert Cochrane
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture

FAB5: neuroELT Brain Days International Conference
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers: Vanessa Rodriguez, Robert S. Murphy, Marc Helgasen, Curtis Kelly, Tim Murphey, Joseph Shaules
Organization: FAB NeuroELT Conference
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 20th (Sunday) 2014

FAB5: neuroELT Brain Days International Conference (day 2 of 3)
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers: Vanessa Rodriguez, Robert S. Murphy, Marc Helgasen, Curtis Kelly, Tim Murphey, Joseph Shaules
Organization: FAB NeuroELT Conference
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 21st (Monday) 2014

Today is Marine Day (Umi-no-hi)

FAB5: neuroELT Brain Days International Conference (day 3 of 3)
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers: Vanessa Rodriguez, Robert S. Murphy, Marc Helgasen, Curtis Kelly, Tim Murphey, Joseph Shaules
Organization: FAB NeuroELT Conference
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 26th (Saturday) 2014

Creating Creative Classes
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Olson (Tomakomai Komazawa University)
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

July 27th (Sunday) 2014

(1) Overcoming English Teaching Challenges Together; (2) The Relationship Between Japan and Foreign People/Cultures Since The Meiji Era (in Japanese)
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Kojima Naoya
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Talk: Revisiting Mechanical Speaking Practices
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Emiko Kaneko (University of Aizu)
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

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