ELT Calendar for February 2017

February 3rd (Friday) 2017

2016 Member Presentations
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Tokyo JALT Members
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 4th (Saturday) 2017

Double Feature: The Creative Collaboration behind Are You An Echo? The Lost Poetry Of Misuzu Kaneko; and SCBWI Showcase of New Works
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Jacobson, Michiko Tsuboi, Toshikado Hajiri, Michael Currinder, Suzanne Kamata, Keiko Kazsa, Leza Lowitz, Ginny Tapley Takemori, and Holly Thompson
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Extensive Reading with Rob Waring and Paul Goldberg
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring, Paul Goldberg
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

SUTLF 2017: Active Learning in a Globalized World
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers Todd Thorpe (Kindai University), Larry Laskowski (Kumamoto University). Call for presentations due Dec 25, 2016
Organization: Sojo International Learning Center at Sojo University
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

February 12th (Sunday) 2017

Improving Pronunciation through an Applied Drama Project
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Samuel Nfor
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

February 14th (Tuesday) 2017

Specialized Vocabulary in Context: Challenges for learners, teachers and research
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Averil Coxhead (Victoria University of Wellington)
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 18th (Saturday) 2017

(1) Using Japanese in Class; (2) Officer Selection
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ Fukuoka Committee
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Academic Reading Circles in the English Language Learning Classroom
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Stout (University of Tsukuba)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

13th Annual CamTESOL Conference on ELT
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers Dilin Liu (University of Alabama), Lawrence Zhang (University of Auckland), and Marie Stevenson (University of Sydney)
Organization: Cambodia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Hawaii TESOL Conference 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary sessions by William Pila H. Wilson and Kauanoe Kamana (both of College of Hawaiian Language at UH Hilo); call for papers due November 12, 2016
Organization: Hawai'i TESOL
Location: Hilo, Hawai'i (USA)

February 19th (Sunday) 2017

Practice, Create, Motivate: English through Drama
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Sue Fraser
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Internationalization and Globalization in Japanese Primary Schools: The Challenges of an International School authorized by the Article 1 of the School Education Law
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Hiroyo Yoshimura (Education Advisor at Makuhari International School, Advisor and Supporter for teaching English in elementary schools)
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

13th Annual CamTESOL Conference on ELT (day 2 of 2)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers Dilin Liu (University of Alabama), Lawrence Zhang (University of Auckland), and Marie Stevenson (University of Sydney)
Organization: Cambodia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Kansai ETJ EXPO
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ Osaka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

February 25th (Saturday) 2017

Bringing The World To Your English Classroom Easily Via Online Exchange (morning presentation in Nagasaki)
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Eric Hagley (Muroran Institute of Technology)
Organization: NanKyu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Bringing The World To Your English Classroom Easily Via Online Exchange (evening presentation in Fukuoka)
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Eric Hagley (Muroran Institute of Technology)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 26th (Sunday) 2017

Ways of Knowing: Developing epistemic responsibility in the classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jim Smiley (Iwate National University)
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Meikai University Lecturer Showcase
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Will Speaker (Meikai University), Roy Morris (Meikai University), Patrizia Hayashi (Meikai University), Sarah Holland (Toyo University), and Tyson Rode (Meikai University)
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

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