ELT Calendar for October 2014

October 4th (Saturday) 2014

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: Crosslinguistic Influence
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Jarvis (Ohio University, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

The KOTESOL - KAFLE International Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Long, Scott Thornbury, Ahmar Mahboob, David Nunan, Herbert Puchta, David Hayes, Barbara Sakamoto, and more.
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

October 5th (Sunday) 2014

TechDay +Plus 2014 mini-conference (co-sponsored by Osaka and Kobe JALT)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various. Plenary Charles Browne (Meiji Gakuin University)
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Itami City, Osaka Prefecture

October 11th (Saturday) 2014

Micro-conference on Tourism English Education
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Travis Cote (Tamagawa University), Reiko Fujita (Tokai University), Kyoko Morikoshi (Hokusei Gakuen University), Atsuko Takamiya (Japan Convention Services, Inc, Freelance Interpreter)
Organization: JACET English for Specific Purposes SIG (Japan Association of College English Teachers) Kanto
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Challenges to Achieving Communicative Competence in Japanese High School
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Cory J. Koby (Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen High School)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Making money online
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Todd Beuckens
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 12th (Sunday) 2014

Challenges to Achieving Communicative Competence in Japanese High School
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Cory J. Koby (Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen High School)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

(1) Stop Motion: Start Learning; (2) Saitama JALT Annual General Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Marnie Mayse (Meikai University), Patrizia Hayashi (Meikai University)
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

October 16th (Thursday) 2014

1st CULI-LITU International Conference 2014: Colorful ELT for ASEAN Integration
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA. Call for papers due July 1st
Organization: Chulalongkorn University Language Institute (CULI) and the Language Institute of Thammasat University (LITU) International Conference
Location: Bangkok, Bangkok (Thailand)

October 17th (Friday) 2014

1st CULI-LITU International Conference 2014: Colorful ELT for ASEAN Integration (day 2 of 2)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA. Call for papers due July 1st
Organization: Chulalongkorn University Language Institute (CULI) and the Language Institute of Thammasat University (LITU) International Conference
Location: Bangkok, Bangkok (Thailand)

October 18th (Saturday) 2014

(1) Focus on Canada; (2) Cognitive Load and the COmpetent Teacher
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1)David Townsend; (2) Jason Lowes
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Conversation Activities (followed by Elections and AGM)
Time: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Sean Anderson, Nathaniel French
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Dictation and internet media: Activities integrating old and new
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Rebuck (Meijo University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

SCBWI Japan Translation Day 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Cathy Hirano, Juliet Winters Carpenter, Daniel Hahn, Alexander O. Smith, Lynne E. Riggs, Avery Fischer Udagawa
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

October 19th (Sunday) 2014

Research in Vocabulary Acquisition and Reading: Principles and (online) Tools of the Trade
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Charles Browne
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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

The World of Part-Time Teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

Okinawa JALT General Meeting
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: JALT officers and members
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

October 25th (Saturday) 2014

Bilingualism and Raising Bilingual Children in Japan
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Mary Nobuoka (Sophia University)
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture

October 26th (Sunday) 2014

Content-Based Instruction Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Brent Jones
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

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

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