ELT Calendar for May 2014

May 10th (Saturday) 2014

PanSIG 2014 Conference
Time: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Nobuyuki Takaki (Kumamoto University), Alice Hsia Hui Chik (City University of Hong Kong). Call for papers due January 15, 2014
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

May 11th (Sunday) 2014

Lesson Planning for Very Young Learners
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Bob Pensak (Bob's English)
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Sharing stories: Children's perspective.
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Chiyuki Yanase
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

PanSIG 2014 Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Nobuyuki Takaki (Kumamoto University), Alice Hsia Hui Chik (City University of Hong Kong). Call for papers due January 15, 2014
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

May 17th (Saturday) 2014

The 2nd Task-Based Language Teaching in Asia Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers Peter Skehan, William Littlewood, Yuko Goto Butler and Stephen Dalton
Organization: Task Based Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

The First Annual Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland College Japan
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due December 15th
Organization: Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Raising Gender Awareness in the EFL Community in Japan: A closer examination of gender in the classroom and in the workplace.
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kristie Collins (Tsukuba University) Reiko Yoshihara Diane Nagatomo
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Teaching Phonics to Elementary ELLs: Using an Integrated Approach
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Cecilia Salzer (Darby Elementary School)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Understanding Our Students' Memories
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Hosam Elmetaher
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Comic Book Writing
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Sean Michael Wilson
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Cooperative learning: It's not about teaching, it's about learning
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Joel Laurier (Gunma Kokusai Academy)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

May 18th (Sunday) 2014

The 2nd Task-Based Language Teaching in Asia Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers Peter Skehan, William Littlewood, Yuko Goto Butler and Stephen Dalton
Organization: Task Based Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

ETJ Tokyo Workshop: Researching Second Language Oral Proficiency
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kazuya Saito (Waseda University)
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 24th (Saturday) 2014

Classroom Management
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Townsend (Shujitsu University), Magnus Kuwahara Magnusson (International Pacific University)
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Implementing a genre-based ESP curriculum at university
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Shi Jie (English Department, UEC Tokyo)
Organization: JACET English for Specific Purposes SIG (Japan Association of College English Teachers) Kanto
Location: Chofu City, Tokyo Metropolis

Principles of vocabulary acquisition - how well do textbooks do?
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

6th N.E.A.R. Language Education Conference: Language Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century: Approaches, Needs, and Contexts
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Diane Hawley Nagatomo, Ochanomizu University. Call for papers due February 16, 2014
Organization: North-East Asian Regional Language Education Conference
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

May 31st (Saturday) 2014

KOTESOL National Conference 2014: Change in the Classroom: Principled Pragmatism
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Marc Helgesen, more. Call for papers due March 12th, 2014
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Daegu City, Daegu (South Korea)

Critical, Constructive Assessment Of CEFR-Based Language Teaching in Japan and Beyond
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Framework and Language Portfolio Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World (LCSAW) 2014
Time: 9:50 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Tony McEnery (Lancaster U), Andrew Hardie (Lancaster U), Tomoko Kaneko (Showa Women's U). Plus more than 30 presentations
Organization: The International Corpus Network of Asian Learners of English
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

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