ELT Calendar for May 2017

May 5th (Friday) 2017

Today is Children's Day (Kodomo-no-hi)

The Contrast Culture Method: A Training Workshop
Time: 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Facilitators
Organization: The Society for Intercultural Education, Training, And Research
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

May 6th (Saturday) 2017

The Contrast Culture Method: A Training Workshop (day 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Facilitators
Organization: The Society for Intercultural Education, Training, And Research
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

May 7th (Sunday) 2017

The Contrast Culture Method: A Training Workshop (day 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Facilitators
Organization: The Society for Intercultural Education, Training, And Research
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

May 13th (Saturday) 2017

Helpful Hints on How to Get Published in the EFL Market in Japan: Making your Proposal Count: Four Industry Perspectives: the Publisher, Editor, Salesperson, and Author
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Todd Jay Leonard
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Invariant Measurement with Rasch Models for Rater-Mediated Assessments
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: George Engelhard (The University of Georgia, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Professional development: Qualitative research, data analysis methodology, and introduction to QSR Nvivo
Time: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Andrew Blyth (Nanzan University), Yuzo Kimura (University of Toyama)
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

(1) Writing for Fluency or Accuracy: Catch 22? (2) Instruction-giving: Effective Procedural Instructions
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Cengage)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

FAB 11 and KOTESOL National Conference 2017: Boosting the Power of ELT -- FABulously!
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Robert Murphy, Marc Helgesen, Tim Murphey, Joseph Shaules, Amanda Gillis-Furutaka, and more! Call for papers due March 1st
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

May 14th (Sunday) 2017

4th Annual MyShare Event
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Share your ideas
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

FAB 11 and KOTESOL National Conference 2017 (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Robert Murphy, Marc Helgesen, Tim Murphey, Joseph Shaules, Amanda Gillis-Furutaka, and more! Call for papers due March 1st
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

May 20th (Saturday) 2017

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: Invariant Measurement with Rasch Models for Rater-Mediated Assessments
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: George Engelhard (The University of Georgia, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

PanSIG 2017 Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Many great speakers!
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

May 21st (Sunday) 2017

TEMI 3rd Carat Seminar in Fukuoka Theme: Experience is the best teacher for students and teachers
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

PanSIG 2017 Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Speaker: Many great speakers!
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

May 27th (Saturday) 2017

Back to School 2017: Osaka JALT's 7th annual spring mini-conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote speaker: Professor Gordon Bateson (Kochi University of Technology); call for participation due April 30
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

May 28th (Sunday) 2017

ETJ Chiba May Online Workshop Preparing for Output by Shadoku (Extensive Reading while Shadowing)
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Yuko Suzuki (ABC4YOU English School)
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

(1) Writing for Fluency or Accuracy Catch 22? (2) Negotiated syllabuses: Do you want to?
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University)
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Online English Learning: Resources, Activities and Evidence
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Paul Raine
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Examining pupils' images of English, before and after short storytelling sessions, in a Japanese primary school
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Alison Nemoto (Native English Instructor at Board of Education Okuma Town)
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

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