ELT Calendar for April 2016

April 1st (Friday) 2016

Lesson study: a Japanese Model of Professional Development and Learning Community
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Kanako N. Kusanagi (Tokyo University)
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 3rd (Sunday) 2016

Accidental Teachers: The Journeys of Six Japanese Women from the Corporate Workplace into English Language Teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Reiko Yoshihara
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

April 8th (Friday) 2016

The Business of Language Education: Starting a business in Japan
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Yoshiko Aiba (Q-leap), Makiko Asaba (Q-leap); More to be announced
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 9th (Saturday) 2016

Experience the Power of CLIL Lessons for Young Learners
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Lesley Ito
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Student-Created Videos
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe (Kindai University, Izuka)
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 16th (Saturday) 2016

Once upon a time: Folktale in Extensive Reading Class
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Anna Loseva (Rikkyo University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

April 17th (Sunday) 2016

Behavioural Economics for Your Classroom
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Arthur Rutson-Griffiths (Hiroshima Bunko Women's University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

April 23rd (Saturday) 2016

Teaching Presentation Skills: Process, Content, Performance, Evaluation
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Sue Fraser, Gregory Birch, and My Share presenters
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

(1) Increasing Gender Equality in the Classroom; (2) Freeing up Fluency in a Silent Speaking Class
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Sara Hendricks; (2) Steve Paton
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Back to School 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various TBA; deadline for proposals is March 31
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

April 24th (Sunday) 2016

Imbuing Student Heritage into the English as a Foreign Language Classroom: Projects from Japan and the United Arab Emirates
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Patrick Dougherty (Akita International University)
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Teaching TOEFL for University Students
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Matthew Willemsen (Juntendo University)
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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