ELT Calendar for September 2015

September 5th (Saturday) 2015

The 19th Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference (JLTA 2015)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote Speech by Jessica Wu (Language Training and Testing Center, Taiwan); Invited Lecture by Carol A. Chapelle (Iowa State University). Proposals due June 14, 2015
Organization: The Japan Language Testing Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 6th (Sunday) 2015

The 19th Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference (JLTA 2015)
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote Speech by Jessica Wu (Language Training and Testing Center, Taiwan); Invited Lecture by Carol A. Chapelle (Iowa State University). Proposals due June 14, 2015
Organization: The Japan Language Testing Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 12th (Saturday) 2015

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Two Case Studies from Japan
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Zack Robertson and Rick Eller
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 13th (Sunday) 2015

ETJ Tokyo Workshop on Teaching Children
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

2015 Vocabulary Learning and Testing Colloquium
Time: 9:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Vocabulary Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

September 19th (Saturday) 2015

The Tipping Point of EFL/ESL
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ Fukuoka Committee
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 20th (Sunday) 2015

Three Presentations on Online Educational Tools and Resources
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jason LaGreca (Instructure; the creator of Canvas)
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 26th (Saturday) 2015

JALT CUE SIG 2015 Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Tadashi Shiozawa, James D'Angelo. Call for papers due July 15 (extended deadline)
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Obstacles to Professional Development in Japanese Schools and Universities
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Alexey Kukharuk (Fukuoka Communication Center)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

SCBWI Japan Creative Exchange
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: A Creative Exchange
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Character Development for Meaningful Communication
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Aya Kawakami (Nanzan Junior College)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

September 27th (Sunday) 2015

JALT CUE SIG 2015 Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tadashi Shiozawa, James D'Angelo. Call for papers due July 15 (extended deadline)
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Halloween Activity Share Session
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: (Attendees Share Ideas and Materials)
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

(1) Painless Pronunciation (2) The Teacher's Bag of Tricks!
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Higgins (Yamaguchi Prefectural University), Marilyn Higgins (Yamaguchi University), Edana Mai (Speak English Academy)
Organization: International Educational Initiative
Location: Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

ETJ Chiba September Online Workshop Teaching Young Learners Sounds of English as Foundation of Phonics and Beyond
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: various facilitated by Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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