ELT Calendar for July 2015

July 4th (Saturday) 2015

A Mid-summer's Day Micro-conference
Time: 1:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Samuel Sorenson, Michael Iwane-Salovaara, Cameron Romney, and Gerry Yokota
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Developing and Promoting Learners' Ability to Understand Real-world Spoken English
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Elvis Wagner (Temple University, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Qualitative research: Methods, applications, questions
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Amanda Gillis-Furutaka (Kyoto Sangyo U.), Blake Hayes (Ritsumeikan U.), Jackie J. Kim-Wachutka (Ritsumeikan U.), Robert O'Mochain (Ritsumeikan U.), Thomas Amundrud (Nara U. of Education)
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

July 5th (Sunday) 2015

The 27th Annual Conference of JACET Kyushu-Okinawa Chapter
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Kyushu-Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Technology and Language Learning
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 2015 Elections
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

July 11th (Saturday) 2015

July Pigate meeting: Student iPad Presentations for the Language Classroom: A basic introduction
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Tomei (Kumamoto Gakuen University)
Organization: NanKyu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: Developing and Promoting Learners' Ability to Understand Real-world Spoken English
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Elvis Wagner (Temple University, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Covering Your Bets: The Reading/High-Frequency Vocabulary Connection
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Charles Browne
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Done in 60 Seconds: Bottom-up listening tasks for beginners
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Branden Kirchmeyer (Sojo University)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

(1) Setting up an extensive reading course; (2) Inspire or perspire? Getting students speaking
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

July 12th (Sunday) 2015

(1) Here we are now, motivate us; (2) Inspire or perspire? Getting students speaking
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Creating a framework for defining and supporting meaningful communication in the EFL young learner classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Hiroki Iwakiri (Akae Elementary School), Keisuke Ishizuka (Kunitomi Elementary School)
Organization: NanKyu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

HAFU: The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan (2013) Film Screen & Panel Discussion
Time: 4:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Panelists: Rachael Burke, PhD, and others to be announced
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

July 18th (Saturday) 2015

Asia-Pacific Virtual Exchange Association (APVEA) 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Melinda Dooly (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona), Thom Rawson (Nagasaki International University)
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Muroran City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Designing A Project-based ESP Curriculum in Japan
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Daniels (Kochi University of Technology)
Organization: JACET English for Specific Purposes SIG (Japan Association of College English Teachers) Kanto
Location: Chofu City, Tokyo Metropolis

(1) Grading the Activity Not the Material; (2) Get Them to Ask You: Making Self-Intro Lessons More Student-Centred
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Mark Kulek (Gifu Kids); (2) Steven Charles (ALT, Gifu)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Summer Moodle Workshop
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Masumi Kameda (Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi)
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Muroran City, Hokkaido Prefecture

July 19th (Sunday) 2015

Nakasendo English Conference 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

(1) L2 Possible Selves of Japanese University Students; (2) Applying the ARCS Model of Motivational Design
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: (1) Sarah Faherty (Sojo University); (2) Roderick Lange (Ehime University)
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

July 26th (Sunday) 2015

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

ETJ Chiba July Online Workshop Teaching Reading in English Sight-Reading vs. Progressive Phonetic Construction
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Erik Kaye and others
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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