ELT Calendar for May 2016

May 8th (Sunday) 2016

(1) Graded Readers: Teaching Reading and Writing to Low Level Students; (2) Interweaving Content and Language Teaching
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Asako Kajiura (Keiwa University); (2) Greg Goodmacher (Keiwa University)
Organization: ETJ Niigata (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Teachers Discussion Group
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Teachers Discussion Group
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 14th (Saturday) 2016

POSTPONED: Academic Writing Workshop
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Joe Tomei (Kumamoto Gakuen University), Dave Bollen (Sojo University), Rob Hirschel (Sojo University)
Organization: NanKyu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

JALT West Tokyo Chapter: 2 Presentations
Time: 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Gregory Birch (Seisen Jogakuin College); (2) Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kokubunji City, Tokyo Metropolis

(1) Freeing Up Fluency in a Silent Speaking Class; (2) Katakana Usage
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Steve Paton (Fukuoka University) (2) Yumiko Cochrane (Tokyo International Business College and Kyushu Sangyo University)
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 15th (Sunday) 2016

Efficiency and Effectiveness in the Classroom
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Nic Kapper (NPO Spelling Bee)
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Raising Bilingual Children Forum and BBQ
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Janina Tubby (Kobe Bilingual School), Jonathan Bunch (Co-ordinator, St. Michael's Saturday School), and Kaoru White (Canadian Academy)
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

iPads and iBooks: Adding to the EFL Classroom
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tamara Swenson (Osaka Jogakuin Daigaku)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

May 20th (Friday) 2016

PanSIG 2016 Conference (day 1 of 4)
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Many great speakers!
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

May 21st (Saturday) 2016

PanSIG 2016 Conference (day 2 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Many speakers
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

May 22nd (Sunday) 2016

PanSIG 2016 Conference (day 3 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Many presenters
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

May 23rd (Monday) 2016

PanSIG 2016 Conference (day 4 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Many speakers
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

May 25th (Wednesday) 2016

Strengthening Connectivities in ELT: Pedagogies, Disciplines, Cultures
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Suresh Canagarajah (Pennsylvania State University), Paul Kei Matsuda (Arizona State University), Ryuko Kubota (University of British Columbia); Call for papers due Nov 15, 2015
Organization: The Centre for English Language Communication (CELC), National University of Singapore
Location: Singapore, Singapore (Republic of Singapore)

May 26th (Thursday) 2016

Strengthening Connectivities in ELT: Pedagogies, Disciplines, Cultures (day 2 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Suresh Canagarajah (Pennsylvania State University), Paul Kei Matsuda (Arizona State University), Ryuko Kubota (University of British Columbia); Call for papers due Nov 15, 2015
Organization: The Centre for English Language Communication (CELC), National University of Singapore
Location: Singapore, Singapore (Republic of Singapore)

May 27th (Friday) 2016

Strengthening Connectivities in ELT: Pedagogies, Disciplines, Cultures (day 3 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Suresh Canagarajah (Pennsylvania State University), Paul Kei Matsuda (Arizona State University), Ryuko Kubota (University of British Columbia); Call for papers due Nov 15, 2015
Organization: The Centre for English Language Communication (CELC), National University of Singapore
Location: Singapore, Singapore (Republic of Singapore)

May 28th (Saturday) 2016

KOTESOL National Conference 2016: Our Provinces
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary speaker: Theron Muller (University of Toyama); call for papers due March 1st
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Wonju City, Gangwon-do (South Korea)

Students' Voices Regarding The Use Of Technology In And Out Of The Classroom
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Suzy Connor (Nagasaki University)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

(1) Expatriate perceptions of entrance exams in Japan; (2) How to get published in JALT publications
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Melodie Cook (University of Niigata Prefecture)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

May 29th (Sunday) 2016

My Share: Saitama presenting in Gunma
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jonathan DeNardis, Sandra Wigmore and Florence Ito Valderama, Mark Deadman
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

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