ELT Calendar for January 2016

January 9th (Saturday) 2016

Introducing Hap Palmer to Japan: Learning Skills and Values through movement and music
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Judy Yoneoka (Kumamoto Gakuen University)
Organization: NanKyu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

January 10th (Sunday) 2016

Fowl play: Fun activities and game ideas to enliven your classroom!
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Andrew Hitchings
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Inspire or Perspire? Getting Students Speaking
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 16th (Saturday) 2016

English as Therapy: Neuroscience in the classroom
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Spencer Robinson (AUT University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

January 17th (Sunday) 2016

Okinawa JALT New Year's 2016 Brunch
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

(1) First Class: First Impressions; (2) Pronunciation Methods and Materials
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chris P. Madden
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

January 23rd (Saturday) 2016

Positive past selves and possible others in language learning
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Falout (Nihon University)
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

January 24th (Sunday) 2016

A Dialogue with Patsy M. Lightbown and Yuki Yamano: Effective ways to adopt CLIL into your classroom
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Patsy M. Lightbown (Concordia University, Montreal), Yuki Yamano (Utsunomiya University)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Gundoku Workshop: Integrating a Performing Art into Foreign Language Education
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Yuka Kusanagi
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Management Strategies for Young Learners
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Pam Sakamoto
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

January 30th (Saturday) 2016

Global Issues in Language Education: Teaching for a Better World
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Kip Cates (Tottori University)
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Beppu City, Oita Prefecture

Sojo University Teaching and Learning Forum
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA (Call for papers due Dec 18)
Organization: Sojo International Learning Center at Sojo University
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

The Tokyo ELT Expo and Book Fair in Association with JALT (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Prominent authors, trainers, and local teachers; Call for papers due November 30, 2015
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 31st (Sunday) 2016

Teaching English in Japan: Understanding Identity Development Through Teachers' Stories.
Time: 1:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Diane Nagatomo (Ochanomizu University)
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Iran: History, Education, Language, and More
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Parisa Mehran and Mehrasa Alizadeh
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

TED Round Table
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Roundtable
Organization: Teacher Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Tokyo ELT Expo and Book Fair in Association with JALT (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Prominent authors, trainers, and local teachers; Call for papers due November 30, 2015
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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