ELT Calendar for February 2016

February 12th (Friday) 2016

The Colloquium on the Current Development in EST Education in Japan
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yilin Sun, Yuko Itatsu, Aika Miura, Lawrie Hunter, and Shi Jie, Shin Hashimo, Yu Yan and Uma Maheswari
Organization: University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo Research Station on Innovative and Global Tertiary English Education
Location: Chofu City, Tokyo Metropolis

February 13th (Saturday) 2016

Open Workshop on Effective Vocabulary Teaching and Learning Strategies for English Language Learners
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Yilin Sun (South Seattle College)
Organization: University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo Research Station on Innovative and Global Tertiary English Education
Location: Chofu City, Tokyo Metropolis

Enjoy English: A daily 10 minute DVD programme for elementary schools in Tamana, Kumamoto
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Claire Sezaki (Sunshine English School, Tamana)
Organization: NanKyu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

February 14th (Sunday) 2016

Kansai ETJ EXPO
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ Osaka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Teaching English in Japanese High Schools
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Hatsuko Itaya, Aiko Sano and Matthew Neapole
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

February 16th (Tuesday) 2016

2nd Joint International Methodology Research Colloquium
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Takaaki Hiratsuka (University of the Ryukyus), Ken Urano (Hokkai-Gakuen University), Colin Walker (Myongji University), Kevin Watson (University of the Ryukyus), more
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

February 17th (Wednesday) 2016

2nd Joint International Methodology Research Colloquium (day 2 of 2)
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Takaaki Hiratsuka (University of the Ryukyus), Ken Urano (Hokkai-Gakuen University), Colin Walker (Myongji University), Kevin Watson (University of the Ryukyus), more
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

February 20th (Saturday) 2016

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: The Practice of Teaching Speaking
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jonathan Newton (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Engaging with Challenging Texts and Content
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Alan Thompson (Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

12th Annual CamTESOL Conference on ELT
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers Phil Benson (Macquarie University), Rebecca L. Oxford (University of Maryland), Rosie Wickert (UTS INSEARCH); many more speakers
Organization: Cambodia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

February 21st (Sunday) 2016

12th Annual CamTESOL Conference on ELT
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers Phil Benson (Macquarie University), Rebecca L. Oxford (University of Maryland), Rosie Wickert (UTS INSEARCH); many more speakers
Organization: Cambodia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

February 22nd (Monday) 2016

Inspiring Environmental Responsibility in the Young Learner Classroom
Time: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Gabby Salazar (National Geographic Young Explorer)
Organization: National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning
Location: Online, Online (Online Event)

February 27th (Saturday) 2016

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: The Practice of Teaching Speaking
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jonathan Newton (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Emotions in Language Learning: What teachers should know
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Keita Kikuchi (Kanazawa University)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 28th (Sunday) 2016

Double Presentation: Discourse Marking: Function not Filler; Discourse marking in the L2 classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: John Campbell-Larsen (Kyoto Women's University)
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

English for High School Education: Professional Development through Teaching Practice
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Masayuki Nakano, Angela Wren, Rachel Stuart, Kazuhiro Iguchi and Adelia Falk
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Story-based approach: Exploring the world of stories with your young learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Chiyuki Yanase
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Material Idea Sharing
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various, facilitated by Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Cheap ebook and audiobook ideas and activities for teachers