ELT Calendar for June 2017

June 4th (Sunday) 2017

TEMI Introductory/Refresher in Takamatsu
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture

excitELT: Uncharted Territories
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Chia Suan Chong, Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Mike Hogan, John Fanselow, Ted O'Neill; call for sessions deadline April 14th
Organization: ExcitELT
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 10th (Saturday) 2017

The Brain is Built for Stories: Using them in ELT
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Turning Speaking Tasks Into Assessment Activities
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Speaker: Jerry Talandis Jr. (University of Toyama)
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Linguaculture Learning-Theory, Research and Classroom Practice
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Shaules (Juntendo U), Rob Fritz (Nagasaki U), Gabriela Schmidt (Tsukuba U), Sumiko Miyafusa (Showa Women's U), Valerie Hansford (Soka U), Michael Dancsock (Juntendo U)
Organization: Japan Intercultural Institute
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

4th Annual Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland University Japan
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due Dec 15th
Organization: Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland College Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

9th Annual NEAR Conference Challenges and Opportunities in Education
Time: 9:45 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: TBA; call for papers due March 31, 2017
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

June 11th (Sunday) 2017

Turning Speaking Tasks Into Assessment Activities
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Jerry Talandis Jr. (University of Toyama)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Teacher Journeys 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Atsuko Watanabe (Bunkyo University), Ken Tamai (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies)
Organization: Teacher Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

June 16th (Friday) 2017

JALTCALL 2017 Conference (day 1 of 3: Workshops)
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Invited Speakers: Hayo Reinders, Laurence Anthony and Leigh Graves Wolf, plus many others
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

June 17th (Saturday) 2017

JALTCALL 2017 Conference (day 2 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Invited Speakers: Hayo Reinders, Laurence Anthony and Leigh Graves Wolf, plus many others
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Cognitive and Corpus Linguistics-Inspired Approaches to Lexico-Grammar Instruction
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dilin Liu (University of Alabama, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Using the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to Improve Language Teaching in Japan
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Morten Hunke (Aoyama Gakuin University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

June 18th (Sunday) 2017

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Extensive Reading (ER)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Ann Mayeda (Konan University), Paul Goldberg (Kwansei Gakuin University), Mark Brierley (Shinshu University), Ann Flanagan (Ritsumeikan Jr/Sr High School)
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

JALTCALL 2017 Conference (day 3 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Invited Speakers: Hayo Reinders, Laurence Anthony and Leigh Graves Wolf, plus many others
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Children's English Teaching Workshop 2017: Phonics Games and Activities to Engage and Motivate Young Learners
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kenny King, Eric Kane, Mayuka Habbick, Ian Bosiak
Organization: Maruzen Bookshops
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Promoting Active Listening in the EFL/ESL Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Donaldson
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Motivation and Alienation: Resistance as a Natural Part of Language Learning
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Shaules, Juntendo University
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

June 24th (Saturday) 2017

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: Cognitive and Corpus Linguistics-Inspired Approaches to Lexico-Grammar Instruction
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dilin Liu (University of Alabama, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

June 25th (Sunday) 2017

Focus on Young Learners
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chiyuki Yanase (school owner and university lecturer), Sean Reid (Teikyo Daigaku Kani Shogako)
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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