ELT Calendar for December 2017

December 2nd (Saturday) 2017

Resistance is Normal: Barriers to Motivation and the Psychology of Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Shaules (Juntendo University), Gabriela Schmidt (University of Tsukuba), Rob Fritz (Nagasaki University), Sumiko Miyafusa (Showa Women's University)
Organization: Japan Intercultural Institute
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Motivating Learners to Speak; followed by Bonenkai (end-of-year party)
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Peacock (sponsored by Oxford University Press)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 3rd (Sunday) 2017

Oxford Phonics Workshop 2
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kaj Schwermer (Co-author, Oxford Phonics World), Kevin Churchley (Shumei High School)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

2017 Kyushu ELT Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Hiroshima JALT 2017 Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: To be announced
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

December 7th (Thursday) 2017

The Third VietTESOL International Conference: English for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due 30 August, 2017
Organization: VietTESOL
Location: Thai Nguyen City, Thai Nguyen (Vietnam)

December 8th (Friday) 2017

The Third VietTESOL International Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due 30 August, 2017
Organization: VietTESOL
Location: Thai Nguyen City, Thai Nguyen (Vietnam)

December 9th (Saturday) 2017

Active Learning and Oral Communication 1st CEGLOC Conference, in collaboration with the 15th Annual Autumn Workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Bruno Vannieu (Kobe U), Michael Stout (U of Tsukuba), Roxana Sandu and Javier Salazar (U of Tsukuba), Yuichi Ono (U of Tsukuba), Peter Hourdequin (Tokoha U), Bruno Jactat (U of Tsukuba) and others
Organization: University of Tsukuba's Special Research Project on Dynamic Brain Functions and Amenity for the Mind
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

The First Annual Nanzan Language Education Seminar
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Brent Simmonds, Yukari Sato, Joseph Wood, Ana-Maria Flores, Mie Gotoh, Bill Jones and Heather Doiron
Organization: Nanzan University
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

December 10th (Sunday) 2017

Teaching for Critical Thinking
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Gretchen Clark (Ritsumeikan University); Sean Gay (Kwansei Gakuin University); James D. Dunn (Tokai University)
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Tohoku ELT Expo
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Speakers from around the nation and from the Sendai/Tohoku region (call for presenters due October 31)
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

December 16th (Saturday) 2017

Trends in Language Teaching Conference 2017 Day 1
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Professor Emeritus Tony Jenkins
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

2017 December JALT Meeting + Bonenkai
Time: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Ready for Monday Activities; Quiz Game; Annual General Meeting
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

JASAL 2017 Annual Conference: Enriching Self-Access Environments
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary speaker Garold Murray (Okayama University); Call for papers due September 3rd, 2017
Organization: The Japan Association for Self-Access Learning
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

The 5th BOLT/UFLS-UD Language Education Conference: Innovative Language Teaching
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Peter John Wanner, Xiao Ben Yuan, William Pellowe, Hitome Sakemoto, plus others TBA
Organization: Balsamo Outreach For Learning And Teaching NPO
Location: Da Nang City, Da Nang (Vietnam)

December 17th (Sunday) 2017

The 5th BOLT/UFLS-UD Language Education Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Balsamo Outreach For Learning And Teaching NPO
Location: Da Nang City, Da Nang (Vietnam)

Trends in Language Teaching Conference 2017 - Day 2
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Tomoko Yashima (Kansai University), Rab Paterson (Toyo University)
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

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