ELT Calendar for October 2015

October 3rd (Saturday) 2015

Tottori - An afternoon of education methods exchange with Hiroshima JALT
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Simon Carper, Jim Herbert, Monika Szirmai, Donald Cherry, Marybeth Kamibeppu, Jim Ronald
Organization: Tottori Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture

The Fourth Annual Oita JALT Language Teaching Symposium
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: To Be Determined: Calls for Proposals due September 25th
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture

Speaking Assessment: examiner training with worldwide clout
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George, Team Leader for Cambridge English Language Assessment and owner of JP004
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 4th (Sunday) 2015

How do Japanese-university English learners look to you?
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Speaker: Etsuko Shimo, Kinki University, Faculty of Applied Sociology
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Speaking Assessment: examiner training with worldwide clout - Part Two
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George, Team Leader for Cambridge English Language Assessment and owner of JP004
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 10th (Saturday) 2015

KOTESOL 2015: The 23rd Annual Korea TESOL International Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due May 31st, 2015
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

Materials and Methods for Teaching Spoken Language
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Cameron Romney (Doshisha University), John Campbell-Larsen (Kyoto Women's University)
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Adapting Websites and Games for the Classroom
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Stephen Case
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 11th (Sunday) 2015

KOTESOL 2015: The 23rd Annual Korea TESOL International Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due May 31st, 2015
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

ESL and EFL Ideas for Teachers
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Speaking Assessment: examiner training with worldwide clout
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George, Team Leader for Cambridge English Language Assessment and owner of JP004
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

ICT and Language Education Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary Tom Robb (Kyoto Sangyo University)
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

October 17th (Saturday) 2015

Creative Teaching for 21st Century Learners
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Barbara Sakamoto (author of the popular Let's Go! series for children)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 18th (Sunday) 2015

Humanizing EFL classrooms: Poetry writing as meaningful literacy practice in the Japanese EFL context
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Atsushi Iida
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Creative teaching for 21st Century Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, sponsored by OUP.
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Speaking Assessment: Examiner training with worldwide clout
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George, Team Leader for Cambridge English Language Assessment and owner of JP004
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

October 24th (Saturday) 2015

4th JALT OLE (Other Language Educators) Conference: Languages Plus
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due July 31
Organization: Other Language Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Encouraging speaking and motivation in L2 classrooms (plus, Kyoto Chapter AGM)
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

A Special Double Session on Translation and Interpretation, co-sponsored by SIETAR Kansai
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: (1) Shoko Toyokura (Osaka Jogakuin University); (2) Masako Mouri (Kansai University)
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Takatsuki City, Osaka Prefecture

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: English for Specific Purposes
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jean Parkinson (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Process of Making Picture Books
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Author/Illustrator Keiko Kasza
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Money 101: Personal Finance, Investing, and Retirement for Residents of Japan
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Ben Shearon (Tohoku University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Assessing Young Learners speaking skills on a global scale
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George, Team Leader for Cambridge English Language Assessment and owner of JP004
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

October 25th (Sunday) 2015

The 2015 ELF Forum
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Center for English as a Lingua Franca Forum at Tamagawa University
Location: Machida City, Tokyo Metropolis

4th JALT OLE (Other Language Educators) Conference: Languages Plus (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due July 31
Organization: Other Language Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

October 29th (Thursday) 2015

CULI International Conference 2015 ESP: Needs, Pedagogy, and Assessment (day 1 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Several speakers. Call for papers due April 30th.
Organization: Chulalongkorn University Language Institute
Location: Bangkok, Bangkok (Thailand)

October 30th (Friday) 2015

CULI International Conference 2015 ESP: Needs, Pedagogy, and Assessment (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Several speakers. Call for papers due April 30th.
Organization: Chulalongkorn University Language Institute
Location: Bangkok, Bangkok (Thailand)

October 31st (Saturday) 2015

Speech, Drama, and Debate in Okinawa
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: TBA; call for papers due September 30
Organization: Speech, Drama and Debate Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: English for Specific Purposes
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jean Parkinson (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

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