ELT Calendar for May 2015

May 8th (Friday) 2015

A Little Bit of Type Goes A Long Way
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Designer Ian Lynam
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 9th (Saturday) 2015

Monthly PIGATE meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mio Ehara (Kumamoto Kita HS), Tomomi Nishioka (Kikuchi Kita JHS), Hisao Kobori (Koshi JHS)
Organization: NanKyu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

Card Games and Vocabulary Building
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Adam Stone
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 10th (Sunday) 2015

(1) An Introduction to Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for ELTs and Language School Operators; (2) External Motivators to Get Jr. High School Students Talking More in Class
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Tim Chambers; (2) Joshua Myerson
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching young learners of English
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: MC and warm up song: Riki. Activities: Antonella, Yuka. Craft: Diep. Storybook: Yoko.
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Writing EFL Materials for the Japanese Market: A Focus on Materials for Japanese Teachers
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Diane Hawley Nagatomo
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

May 16th (Saturday) 2015

The Conceptualization of Balanced and Multifaceted Vocabulary Learning Systems: Teaching Vocabulary of English to Adult Learners
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Louis Lafleur; Yumi Kitajima
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

PanSIG 2015 Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Lots of speakers
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

May 17th (Sunday) 2015

English For Beyond The Classroom
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Jim Ronald (Hiroshima Shudo University)
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

ETJ Tokyo Workshop on Self Efficacy
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dexter Da Silva (Keisen University), Gene Thompson (Rikkyo University)
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

PanSIG 2015 Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

May 23rd (Saturday) 2015

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Applications of Corpus Linguistics in Language Materials Design and In-Class Teaching and Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Laurence Anthony (Waseda University, Japan)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Multicultural Me: Expanding horizons for intercultural communication
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Jon Dujmovich
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

(1) Retasking Dictogloss; (2) Extremely Short Stories (ESS)
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Stockwell (Sugiyama Jogakuen University), Saya Ike (Sugiyama Jogakuen University), Cheryl DiCello (Sugiyama Jogakuen University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

7th Annual NEAR Language Education Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due Feb 15, 2015
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Teaching Guidelines Seminar
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Lori Ligon, FETJ Global Exe.Com Vice Pres. for Training
Organization: Filipino English Teachers in Japan (Okazaki)
Location: Kariya City, Aichi Prefecture

May 24th (Sunday) 2015

Annual Bilingualism Presentation and BBQ
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Steve McCarty
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Cooperative Learning and Cooperative Spirit: Joel Laurier and Zenkoji Temple's Gokaicho Festival
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Joel Laurier (Toyo University)
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

ETJ Chiba May Online Workshop Extensive Reading in Young Learners Class
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Eunice I. Miyashita
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 29th (Friday) 2015

Oh my English!
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Stefanie Pillai (University of Malaya)
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

May 30th (Saturday) 2015

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: Applications of Corpus Linguistics in Language Materials Design and In-Class Teaching and Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Laurence Anthony (Waseda University, Japan)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

May 31st (Sunday) 2015

2015 M.E.E.S Conference in Hachinohe
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture