ELT Calendar for October 2017

October 1st (Sunday) 2017

JALT Hokkaido Annual Conference - Words for Learning
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary speaker: Professor Charles Browne
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

English Language Teaching through Japanese Eyes
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Hideyuki Kashimoto (Shijonawate High School), Michi Yonezaki (Konan Womens University), Tetsuro Nishiyama (Todaijigakuen Junior and Senior High School)
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

The Kansai Phonics Seminar
Time: 9:50 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Crowe, Simon Moran, Amy Long, Jeff hodsdon, David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

October 14th (Saturday) 2017

Why Student Demotivation Is Normal (And What To Do About It)
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Shaules, Juntendo University Faculty of International Liberal Arts
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

How does globalism affect Japanese English education, and should it?
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Moderator: Kim Kanel (Kindai University); Panelists: Masakazu Iino (Waseda University), Naoya Hase (Kwansei Gakuin University), Alison Kitzman (Kindai University)
Organization: Japan Association for Studies in English Communication
Location: Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Non-Competitive Games
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ Fukuoka Committee
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 15th (Sunday) 2017

Adapting Kagan structures for Japanese secondary school English classes. Part 1: The three-step interview
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Lee Thomas and Kayvon Havaei-Ahary
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

October 20th (Friday) 2017

Getting Published in JALT Publications
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Jerry Talandis Jr. (University of Toyama), Aleda Krause (Seigakuin University), Eric Hauser (University of Electro-Communications)
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 21st (Saturday) 2017

2017 KOTESOL International Conference
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due May 31, 2017
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

Understanding Language Course Design as a Problem-Solving Process
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Crabbe (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Off to the Onsen with Sendai JALT
Time: 5:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Special guest Michael Griffin
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Good Education Versus Gamification: Who Wins?
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: John Wiltshier (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

DIY NeuroELT: Seven keys for making your textbook more brain-friendly
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Marc Helgesen
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

English as a lingua franca: Past, present, and our response
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Alan Thompson, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

October 22nd (Sunday) 2017

Oxford Day 2017: The Power Of Language
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speaker Philip N. Howard (Statutory Professor of Internet Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute and Senior Fellow of Balliol College at the University of Oxford); plus many more
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

2017 KOTESOL International Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due May 31, 2017
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

Good Education Versus Gamification: Who Wins?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: John Wiltshire (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University)
Organization: NanKyu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

October 28th (Saturday) 2017

CALL-Plus Workshop
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Call for proposals due October 15th (extended deadline)
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Understanding Language Course Design as a Problem-Solving Process
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Crabbe (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

October 29th (Sunday) 2017

Theory In Second Language Educational Research
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Julia Kimura
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Theory in Second Language Educational Research
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Julia Kimura
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

2017 Tokyo JALT Member Presentations Featuring Jim McKinley
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jim McKinley (University of Bath); call for presentations due September 15
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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