ELT Calendar for November 2017

November 3rd (Friday) 2017

Today is Culture Day (Bunka-no-hi)

JALT Speech, Drama, and Debate SIG 2nd Annual Conference in Okinawa: Teaching Skills for the 21st Century
Time: 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: There is no keynote speaker. The conference will consist of short presentations, workshops and poster presentations
Organization: Speech, Drama and Debate Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara, Okinawa Prefecture

November 4th (Saturday) 2017

Kansai Four Corners Tour 2017
Time: 12:40 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Gabriel Diaz Maggioli and John Wiltshier
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

JALT Speech, Drama, and Debate SIG 2nd Annual Conference in Okinawa (day 2 of 4)
Time: 9:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: There is no keynote speaker. The conference will consist of short presentations, workshops and poster presentations
Organization: Speech, Drama and Debate Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara, Okinawa Prefecture

November 5th (Sunday) 2017

englishbooks.jp Education Day for ELT Teachers Autumn 2017 in Nagoya
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: several speakers
Organization: englishbooks.jp
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

My Share; Annual General Meeting
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Speaker: Cheryl Kirchhoff, Mark Brierley, Heather Fukase and Miguel Mission
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Cambridge Day 2017: Workshop for JHS and HS Teachers
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:40 PM
Speaker: Tomoe Aoyama (Cambridge English Assessments), Charles Browne (Meiji Gakuen U), Curtis Kelly (Kansai U), Steven Gershon (Oberlin U), Kingo Shiratori (Hokusei Gakuen U), Hiroyuki Tsukamoto (ex-Fuji HS)
Organization: Cambridge University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

JALT Speech, Drama, and Debate SIG 2nd Annual Conference in Okinawa (day 3 of 4)
Time: 9:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: There is no keynote speaker. The conference will consist of short presentations, workshops and poster presentations
Organization: Speech, Drama and Debate Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara, Okinawa Prefecture

November 6th (Monday) 2017

JALT Speech, Drama, and Debate SIG 2nd Annual Conference in Okinawa (day 4 of 4)
Time: 9:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: There is no keynote speaker. The conference will consist of short presentations, workshops and poster presentations
Organization: Speech, Drama and Debate Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara, Okinawa Prefecture

November 11th (Saturday) 2017

Peace as a Global Language Conference: Bridges to Peace: Culture, Commerce, and Communication
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA; call for papers due October 31st
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

November Meeting: Research and Materials from Three Presenters
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Neil Cowie and Keiko Sakui; Masayuki Teranishi; Paul Goldberg
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Music: Learning to the Beat in EFL
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ Fukuoka Committee
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Japanese Children's Books Today
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: JBBY President Yumiko Sakuma
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Pecha Kucha Night
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 12th (Sunday) 2017

englishbooks.jp Education Day for ELT Teachers Autumn 2017 in Tokyo
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: englishbooks.jp
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Developing a Writing Program in the High School and Junior High School Context
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Stephen Howes
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

November 17th (Friday) 2017

JALT2017: 43rd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition
Time: 1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Technology in Teaching (TnT) Workshops; Welcome Reception
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

November 18th (Saturday) 2017

JALT2017: 43rd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition (day 2 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Plenaries by Gabriel Diaz Maggioli, Hugh Starkey; with many other speakers
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

November 19th (Sunday) 2017

(1) Bring your young learners together! (2) Task-Based Teaching
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Bob Pensak (Bob's English); (2) Nami Imagawa (Nami's English Room)
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

JALT2017: 43rd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition (day 3 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:15 PM
Speaker: Plenaries by Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Nick Saville; many other speakers
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

November 20th (Monday) 2017

JALT2017: 43rd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition (day 4 of 4)
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:10 PM
Speaker: Many presenters
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

November 23rd (Thursday) 2017

Today is Labor Thanksgiving Day (Kinrou-kansha-no-hi)

ETJ Chiba November Workshop: Converting Content-Based Textbook into Task-Based Textbooks
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Speaker: Nicky Sekino
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 24th (Friday) 2017

The Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language-Learning (AsiaCALL) 15th International Conference
Time: To be announced
Speaker: TBA. Call for papers due July 15
Organization: Asia Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)

November 25th (Saturday) 2017

41st National Conference of the Japanese Association for Asian Englishes (The 20th Anniversary of the Japanese Association for Asian Englishes)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote: David C. S. LI (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Organization: Japan Association for Asian Englishes
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

AsiaCALL 2017 (day 2 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: TBA. Call for papers due July 15
Organization: Asia Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)

November 26th (Sunday) 2017

englishbooks.jp Education Day for ELT Teachers Autumn 2017 in Osaka
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: englishbooks.jp
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

AsiaCALL 2017 (day 3 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: TBA. Call for papers due July 15
Organization: Asia Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)

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