ELT Calendar for February 2015

February 2nd (Monday) 2015

Sojo University English Language Teaching and Learning Forum (Listening), Co-sponsored by NanKyu JALT
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Featured speakers: Gabriela Schmidt (Tsukuba University, Ibaraki) and William Pellowe (Kinki University, Fukuoka Campus)
Organization: Sojo International Learning Centre (SILC), Sojo University
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

February 4th (Wednesday) 2015

Lao TESOL 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speakers Stephen Krashen (University of Southern California), Theodore Rodgers (University of Hawaii). Call for papers due Dec. 10
Organization: Lao TESOL
Location: Vientiane, Vientiane Prefecture (Laos)

February 6th (Friday) 2015

Facing the Tokyo Olympics: The Meaning of a Global Japan and the Importance of Acculturation Strategies
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Adam Komisarof
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Beppu City, Oita Prefecture

February 8th (Sunday) 2015

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2015 - Sendai
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:20 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Ben Shearon, Marco Brazil
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

NUCB Language Teaching Expo
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Rika Kojima (Cengage Learning Japan); Rob Waring (Notre Dame Seishin University)
Organization: Nagoya University of Commerce and Business
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

ESL ideas for teachers of young learners
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Emi, Antonella, Keiko, Diep, Riki
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 11th (Wednesday) 2015

Today is National Foundation Day (Kenkoku-kinen-no-hi)

2015 Spring We Can! ELT Forum
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Speaker: Yasuko Hirata, David Staggs
Organization: Matsuka Phonics
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

February 14th (Saturday) 2015

2015 Spring We Can! ELT Forum
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Speaker: Yasuko Hirata, David Staggs
Organization: Matsuka Phonics
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching English in English: Grammar, Vocabulary and Extensive Reading in an All-English Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Peacock (Oxford University Press)
Organization: NanKyu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

Learning how to use FOCUS - a system for describing our teaching
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: John F. Fanselow (Columbia University)
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

(1) Creative Variations for Textbook Conversations; (2) Assessing Gains in Extensive Reading
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe, J. Lake
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

The 2nd International Symposium on Innovative Teaching and Research in ESP UEC Tokyo 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yukio Tono (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), Judy Noguchi (Mukogawa Women's University), Brian Paltridge (The University of Sydney). Call for participation deadline is Dec. 21
Organization: University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo Research Station on Innovative and Global Tertiary English Education
Location: Chofu City, Tokyo Metropolis

February 15th (Sunday) 2015

2015 Spring We Can! ELT Forum
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Speaker: Yasuko Hirata, David Staggs
Organization: Matsuka Phonics
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching Kids: Art or Skill?
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Eric Kane
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

The New Academic Year: Resolutions, Reflections and Revelations from the Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Coaching Competitive EFL Debate
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: John Finucane
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

February 21st (Saturday) 2015

(1) Creative Variations for Textbook Conversations; (2) Raising Student and Teacher Awareness to Blended Learning with a Digital Flashcard Tool Called Quizlet
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Bill Pellowe (Kinki University); (2) Bruce Lander (Kurume University)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Characteristics and Uses of Teacher Personal Narratives in the Language Classroom
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Suzanne Bonn (Aston University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

February 22nd (Sunday) 2015

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2015 - Tokyo
Time: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Rob Peacock, Kevin Churchley, Ritsuko Nakata, Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Using Popular Culture to Create Interesting English Classes
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Jason Hill (Hachimantai City Board of Education)
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

ETJ February Online Workshop: Effective Ways to Teach JHS and SHS Students
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Nicky Sekino and others
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

(1) European Language Portfolio to Foster Learner Autonomy; (2) Self and Peer Evaluation using Moodle
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Sergio Mazzarelli (Kwassui Women's College)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

February 28th (Saturday) 2015

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2015 - Yokohama
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:20 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil, Yuko Suzuki, Rob Peacock
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

11th Annual CamTESOL Conference on ELT
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: TBA; call for papers due September 27th, 2014
Organization: Cambodia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

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