ELT Calendar for June 2015

June 5th (Friday) 2015

JALTCALL 2015 Language Learning Technologies and Learner Autonomy: Pre-Conference Workshop Day
Time: 6:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Pre-Conference Workshops: Edo Forsythe (Hirosaki Gakuin University), Gordon Bateson (Kochi University of Technology)
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 6th (Saturday) 2015

2nd Annual Conference on Global Higher Education
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Second Conference on Critical, constructive assessment of CEFR-based language teaching in Japan and beyond (CriConCef)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Prof. Yukio Tono (CEFR-J, TUFS)
Organization: CEFR and Language Portfolio Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

JALTCALL 2015 Language Learning Technologies and Learner Autonomy (day 2 of 3)
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:50 PM
Speaker: Keynote Speaker: Ema Ushioda (University of Warwick); Plenary Speaker: Rab Paterson (International Christian University)
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 7th (Sunday) 2015

JALTCALL 2015 Language Learning Technologies and Learner Autonomy (day 3 of 3)
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Keynote Speaker: Ema Ushioda (University of Warwick); Plenary Speaker: Rab Paterson (International Christian University)
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 13th (Saturday) 2015

PIGATE meeting (cosponsored with NanKyu JALT)
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Hiroshi Fukushima and Rick Lavin (Prefectural University of Kumamoto)
Organization: NanKyu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Reflective Practice for Language Teachers
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Thomas Farrell (Brock University, Canada)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

(1) Phonological Memory and Listening Comprehension: An Exploration into the Students' Insights about Extensive Reading; (2) The Effective Use of a Checklist on Silent Reading in the EFL Reading Class
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Junichiro Takeno; (2) Kyoko Sunami-Burden
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

The Innovation Adoption Lifecycle and Teaching Practice
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Michael Phillips
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 14th (Sunday) 2015

Using Communicative Strategies to Teach Writing, and EducationUSA and Study Abroad Opportunities
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Gregory Glasgow (Center for General Education Meikai University) and JoEllen Gorg (U.S. Consulate Sapporo)
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

THT-SIG Projects: Dedicated to the aid and assistance of fellow educators and students in and around Asia
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Steve Cornwell, Pat Dougherty, Roger Palmer, Ann Mayeda, Randy Bollig, Brent Jones and Mike Furmanovsky
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagakute City, Nara Prefecture

ACET Special Workshop, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Main presenter: Craig Macdonald
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Nakasendo English Conference 2015 Planning Committee Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

June 20th (Saturday) 2015

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: Reflective Practice for Language Teachers
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Thomas Farrell (Brock University, Canada)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Internationalized University Education And Global English
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Haswell
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture

Translator Ginny Tapley Takemori: On Whales, Blue Glass, War and Young People
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Ginny Tapley Takemori
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teacher Employment Issues
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Miller (Kobe Gakuin University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

2015 Vocabulary Symposium
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Featured Discussants: Stuart Webb and Rie Koizume
Organization: Vocabulary Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 21st (Sunday) 2015

Double Presentation: (1) Inspire or perspire? Getting students speaking; (2) Facebook Groups: Facilitating L2 Interaction Outside of the Classroom
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Andrew Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

The 8th Annual Extensive Reading Seminar
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote speakers David Beglar (Temple University Japan) and Takayuki Nakanishi (Dokkyo University)
Organization: Extensive Reading Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 27th (Saturday) 2015

The (Intercultural) Language Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Fritz (Nagasaki University)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Developing a Reading Comprehension Course in ICT Using Authentic Materials
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Michihiro Hirai (Kanagawa University) and Tsuyoshi Watanabe (Kanagawa University)
Organization: JACET English for Specific Purposes SIG (Japan Association of College English Teachers) Kanto
Location: Chofu City, Tokyo Metropolis

Creativity in EFL Activities, Games, and Songs
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ Fukuoka Committee
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 28th (Sunday) 2015

School Owners Workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Graham (CEO, GenkiEnglish.com)
Organization: Genki English: GenkiEnglish.com
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

EFL Arena Online Workshop
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various facilitated by Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: EFL Arena
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TEAP: A Model For The Revision Of Japan's University Entrance Exam System
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Todd Fouts (Eiken Foundation of Japan)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

EFL Teacher Journeys Conference 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Featured speakers: Diane Hawley Nagatomo (Ochanomizu University), Paul Underwood (Toyo Eiwa University)
Organization: Teacher Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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