ELT Calendar for April 2015

April 4th (Saturday) 2015

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Language Learning Motivation and Its Assessment
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Zoltan Dornyei (University of Nottingham, U.K.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 11th (Saturday) 2015

April PIGATE meeting (co-sponsored with NanKyu JALT)
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Nicole Gallagher (Kumamoto Prefectual Office) and Ms. Fumi Ogata (Kikuyo JHS)
Organization: NanKyu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: Language Learning Motivation and Its Assessment
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Zoltan Dornyei (University of Nottingham, U.K.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Making Dead People Come To Life! Writing biographies for early and middle-grade readers
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Patricia Lakin
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 12th (Sunday) 2015

Memory And Learning In Language Teaching
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly (Kansai University)
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Poster Sessions: Meet Nagasaki JALT Executive
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Thom W. Rawson (Nagasaki Int'l U), Karen Masatsugu (Kwassui Women's U), Luc Roberge (Nagasaki Junior College), Brendan Van Deusen (Nagasaki Int'l U), John Patrick Owatari-Dorgan (Nagasaki Int'l U)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Workshop on Extensive Reading
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring (Notre Dame Seishin University)
Organization: Tottori Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture

April 18th (Saturday) 2015

(1) Can-do Statements; (2) Assessment in a Japanese Context
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Morten Hunke; (2) Yumiko Miyamoto
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Content-Based Instruction Workshop
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Brent Jones
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Re-writing Classic Foreign Literature As Graded Readers
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Lamond
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

April 19th (Sunday) 2015

Beyond the Red: Approaches to Student Writing Feedback
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:40 PM
Speaker: Junko Otoshi (Okayama University), Luke Draper (Ehime University)
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Ideas and Inspiration for Raising Bilingual Kids
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Adam Beck (Bilingual Monkeys)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

April 24th (Friday) 2015

Extensive Reading Seminar
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Thomas Bieri
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture

April 25th (Saturday) 2015

Numbers Game: How accreditation, Kakenhi and the Super Global program are changing Japan's universities
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Bern Mulvey
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Blended Learning with Student Smartphones and iPhones
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Ian Brown (Matsuyama University)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 26th (Sunday) 2015

JALT West Tokyo Spring BBQ
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Marc Helgesen, Marcus Benevides
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Activating Extensive Reading
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Thomas Bieri
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Materials and Methods for Teaching Spoken Language
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: (1) Cameron Romney (Sangyo University); (2) John Campbell-Larsen (Kyoto Women's University)
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) for Young Learners, Motivating Beginners With Numbers and Math in English
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various, facilitated by Yuco Kikuchi (Keiai University Life Long Learning Center)
Organization: EFL Arena
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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