ELT Calendar for September 2014

September 6th (Saturday) 2014

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Research-based Curriculum and Pedagogy in Second Language Writing
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Eli Hinkel (Seattle Pacific University, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 7th (Sunday) 2014

The Heart of the Matter: Literature in Language Teaching Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Marcos Benevides (Oberlin University), Literature in Language Teaching SIG, Hamamatsu JALT, Toyohashi JALT
Organization: The Literature in Language Teaching Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

September Workshop: 1. How to teach reading and writing; 2. Problem Solving Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Various facilitated by Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 13th (Saturday) 2014

The 3rd Annual JALT CUE-SIG ESP Symposium: Kanto 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Yasushi Ikebe (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation), Michael Handford (University of Tokyo), Brian Paltridge (University of Sydney)
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: Research-based Curriculum and Pedagogy in Second Language Writing
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Eli Hinkel (Seattle Pacific University, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Pseudo-science in EFL; Woo, does it hurt?
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Terry Fellner (Saga University)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

What Can Younger Learners Teach Us?
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Zack Robertson (Ashiya Town Board of Education, ALT)
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 20th (Saturday) 2014

The 18th JLTA Annual Conference: Enhancing the validity and practicality of speaking assessment
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote Speaker: Barry O'Sullivan (British Council)
Organization: The Japan Language Testing Association
Location: Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture

September 21st (Sunday) 2014

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Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Everybody
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

2014 JALT Hokkaido Language Teaching Conference: Elements of good teaching
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Eric Kane and many more (Call for papers due August 10th)
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

CANCELLED Assistant Language Teachers Workshop
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

Extensive Reading Opportunities and Struggles
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Adam Dabrowski, John Finucane, Jun Harada; followed by Pre-AGM Discussion
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

September 26th (Friday) 2014

SCBWI Japan Creative Exchange
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: SCBWI members
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 27th (Saturday) 2014

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

TUJ Tokyo 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: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Expatriate ELT Faculty Members and University Entrance Examinations: Beliefs, Assumptions, and Recommendations for Change
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Melodie Cook
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Third Annual Oita Language Teaching Symposium
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: TBD. Call for proposals due August 22nd
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture

Mind And Body: Active Learning And Teaching Strategies
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil (Smart Kids Circle)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

September 28th (Sunday) 2014

Being Hired at National University Corporations
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Martin E. Pauly
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

7th Annual Extensive Reading Seminar: Covering the Text: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Plenaries by Charles Browne and Junko Yamashita. Call for posters due July 15
Organization: Extensive Reading Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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