ELT Calendar for January 2015

January 4th (Sunday) 2015

EFL Arena New Year Party
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Facilitated by Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: EFL Arena
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 10th (Saturday) 2015

Focus on Drama
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Dawn Kobayashi (sponsored by CUE SIG)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Using Student Writing And Disciplinary Expertise To Develop An Academic Writing Course
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Neil Matheson (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Organization: JACET English for Specific Purposes SIG (Japan Association of College English Teachers) Kanto
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Gamification and Language Learning
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Mark Yong (Kyushu Sangyou University)
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 11th (Sunday) 2015

Workshop for English teachers
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Fukuko, Noriko, Yoriko, Masako, Riki, Keiko and Yoko
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 17th (Saturday) 2015

Tailoring Digital Music Material for the EFL Classroom
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Quasha (Sugiyama Jogakuen University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Teaching Guidelines Seminar
Time: 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi FETJ Founder and Trainer
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Okazaki)
Location: Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture

January 18th (Sunday) 2015

English Unplugged: Generating energy in the classroom
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Durant (InterSchool, Linguage)
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

New Year 2015 Brunch
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

ETJ Tokyo Workshop
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Olga Marina; (2) Terry Yearley
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 19th (Monday) 2015

1st Special Session of the Research Station on Innovative and Global Tertiary English Education, UEC Tokyo
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Neil Matheson School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics University of Auckland, New Zealand
Organization: University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo Research Station on Innovative and Global Tertiary English Education
Location: Chofu City, Tokyo Metropolis

January 24th (Saturday) 2015

My Share
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

I can see clearly now: Finding research directions via non-judgmental discourse
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

January 25th (Sunday) 2015

(1) Motivation: The Importance of Social Influences; (2) A Motivated Teacher Can Motivate Students, but What Motivates the Teacher?
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Margarita Foster (Hachinohe Gakuin University)
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Understanding Bilingualism
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Barry Ratzliff (Hokkaido International School), Shannon Koga (Hokkaido International School), Tim Greer (Kobe University)
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Chubu ELT Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various; call for papers due November 15th.
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

January 31st (Saturday) 2015

SCBWI Japan Creative Exchange
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Participants share
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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