ELT Calendar for September 2016

September 1st (Thursday) 2016

The JACET 55th (2016) International Convention (day 1 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenaries by Nina Spada (University of Toronto), Kaye Chon (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), and Yukio Tono (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

September 2nd (Friday) 2016

The JACET 55th (2016) International Convention (day 2 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenaries by Nina Spada (University of Toronto), Kaye Chon (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), and Yukio Tono (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

September 3rd (Saturday) 2016

The JACET 55th (2016) International Convention (day 3 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenaries by Nina Spada (University of Toronto), Kaye Chon (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), and Yukio Tono (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

September 9th (Friday) 2016

Pacific Second Language Research Forum 2016 (PacSLRF2016)
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Michael Harrington (Queensland University, Australia), Makiko Hirakawa (Bunkyo University, Japan), Alan Juffs (The University of Pittsburgh, USA), Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (University of Cambridge, UK)
Organization: The Japan Second Language Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Focus on Vocabulary: Three Presentations on Testing, Creating Wordlists, and Corpus Research
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Tess Fitzpatrick (Cardiff University), Steve Morris (Swansea University), Dawn Knight (Cardiff University)
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 10th (Saturday) 2016

Creating Supplementary Materials for Reading Classes
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Trevor A. Holster (Fukuoka University)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Pacific Second Language Research Forum 2016 (PacSLRF2016) (day 2 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Michael Harrington (Queensland University, Australia), Makiko Hirakawa (Bunkyo University, Japan), Alan Juffs (The University of Pittsburgh, USA), Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (University of Cambridge, UK)
Organization: The Japan Second Language Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 11th (Sunday) 2016

Acet Teachers monthly meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Presenters MC and Warm-up Song: Steven Activities: Fukuko, Yuka, Yuki, Chigusa Book: Yoriko Discussion: New officers
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Doing Action Research: My Project on Teacher Talk and Interactional Strategies and a Brainstorming Workshop for Practitioners
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Daniel Hougham (Hiroshima University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Pacific Second Language Research Forum 2016 (PacSLRF2016) (day 3 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Michael Harrington (Queensland University, Australia), Makiko Hirakawa (Bunkyo University, Japan), Alan Juffs (The University of Pittsburgh, USA), Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (University of Cambridge, UK)
Organization: The Japan Second Language Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 12th (Monday) 2016

Vocab@Tokyo
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Dozens of world class researchers and teachers interested in researching second language vocabulary; call for papers due March 31, 2016
Organization: Vocab@
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 13th (Tuesday) 2016

Vocab@Tokyo (day 2 of 3)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Dozens of world class researchers and teachers interested in researching second language vocabulary; call for papers due March 31, 2016
Organization: Vocab@
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 14th (Wednesday) 2016

Vocab@Tokyo (day 3 of 3)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Dozens of world class researchers and teachers interested in researching second language vocabulary; call for papers due March 31, 2016
Organization: Vocab@
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 15th (Thursday) 2016

Reading and Writing in ELF
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote speakers: Rob Waring (Notre Dame Seishin University), Yoji Kudo (Tamagawa University)
Organization: Center for English as a Lingua Franca Forum at Tamagawa University
Location: Machida City, Tokyo Metropolis

September 17th (Saturday) 2016

LiLT in Kyoto, a festival of ideas
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Hullah (Meiji Gakuin University)
Organization: The Literature in Language Teaching Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

The 20th Japan Language Testing Association Anniversary Conference (JLTA 2016)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary: Gary Ockey (Iowa State University); call for papers due July 8th (extended deadline)
Organization: The Japan Language Testing Association
Location: Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Creative teaching for 21st century learners
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto (International Teacher Development Institute)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Assessing Young Learners speaking skills on a global scale
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George, Team Leader for Cambridge English Language Assessment and owner of JP004
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 18th (Sunday) 2016

Halloween Workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: sharing ideas with ETJ officers
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

The 20th Japan Language Testing Association Anniversary Conference (JLTA 2016) (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary: Gary Ockey (Iowa State University); call for papers due July 8 (extended deadline)
Organization: The Japan Language Testing Association
Location: Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture

September 22nd (Thursday) 2016

Today is Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)

Teaching Debate
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Ikegami Hiroshi
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

September 24th (Saturday) 2016

JALT CUE SIG Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Makoto Ikeda, Laurence Anthony.
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

(1) Listening Skills; (2) Lit Circles
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr (Abax)
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Assessing speaking: examiner training
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George, Team Leader for Cambridge English Language Assessment and owner of JP004
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 25th (Sunday) 2016

Sustainable Language-based Critical Thinking Instruction
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Gann (Tokyo University of Science)
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Cengage Learning presents Andy Boon
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

ETJ Chiba September Online Workshop Pronunciation Training for Teachers of Elementary Schools and Junior High Schools
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Nicky Sekino
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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