ELT Calendar for September 2017

September 2nd (Saturday) 2017

Cambridge Speaking Examiner training workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George (Luna International, JP004)
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 9th (Saturday) 2017

2017 Annual JALT Vocabulary SIG Symposium: Learning/cognition and corpus linguistics
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: David Beglar, Jenifer Larson-Hall, Robert Nelson, Yu Kanazawa, Phil Bennett, Laurence Anthony, Dale Brown, Paul Lyddon, Rock Romanko
Organization: Vocabulary Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

The 28th Annual JALT Gunma Summer Workshop in Ikaho
Time: 12:30 PM - 12:35 PM
Speaker: Yasushi Sekiya, Antonija Cavcic, Hideto D. Harashim, Daniel Hooper, Yoshimi Ochiai
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Ikaho Town, Gunma Prefecture

JLTA 2017: The 21st Annual Conference of the Japan Language Testing Association
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:40 PM
Speaker: Keynote speaker: John M. NORRIS (Educational Testing Service)
Organization: The Japan Language Testing Association
Location: Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture

Money 101: Personal Finance, Investing, and Retirement for Residents of Japan
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Ben Shearon
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 10th (Sunday) 2017

JLTA 2017 (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote speaker: John M. NORRIS (Educational Testing Service)
Organization: The Japan Language Testing Association
Location: Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture

September 15th (Friday) 2017

The 6th Annual OLE SIG Conference: The Past, Present and Future of Second Foreign Languages in Japan
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

September 16th (Saturday) 2017

CUE ESP Symposium
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Sue Starfield (UNSW), Barbara DuBabcock (City Uni HK), and Masako Terui (Kindai). Call for posters due June 30th
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Breaking the Mold
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Bill Fugate (La Porte International Kindergarten)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

The 6th Annual OLE SIG Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

September 17th (Sunday) 2017

Halloween Workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Discussion
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

September 18th (Monday) 2017

Today is Respect for the Aged Day (Keirou-no-hi)

Method and Effect of Shadoku in Class for Students Aged between 9 and 18 Years
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Yuko Suzuki (ABC4YOU English School)
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 21st (Thursday) 2017

1st International Conference on Intercultural Dialogue through the Arts: Community Development, Education and Policy (day 1 of 4)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Featured speakers: TBA. Call for papers due 10th June 2017
Organization: Intercultural Dialogue through the Arts Conference
Location: Saga City, Saga Prefecture

September 22nd (Friday) 2017

1st International Conference on Intercultural Dialogue through the Arts: Community Development, Education and Policy (day 2 of 4)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Featured speakers: TBA. Call for papers due 10th June 2017
Organization: Intercultural Dialogue through the Arts Conference
Location: Saga City, Saga Prefecture

September 23rd (Saturday) 2017

Today is Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)

1st International Conference on Intercultural Dialogue through the Arts: Community Development, Education and Policy (day 3 of 4)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Featured speakers: TBA. Call for papers due 10th June 2017
Organization: Intercultural Dialogue through the Arts Conference
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Mini-Conference and Teacher Appreciation Barbecue
Time: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Alison Nemoto, Marcos Benevides, Charles Browne, Curtis Kelly, Marc Helgesen and John Wiltshier
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Listening Skills: Critical in Asian Contexts
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 24th (Sunday) 2017

Tokyo JALT Presents: Critical Thinking SIG and Brain SIG Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Games and Songs Seminar
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:40 PM
Speaker: Amy Long, Simon Moran, Marco Brazil, Kathleen Kampa, Scott Crowe, David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

1st International Conference on Intercultural Dialogue through the Arts: Community Development, Education and Policy (day 4 of 4)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Featured speakers: TBA. Call for papers due 10th June 2017
Organization: Intercultural Dialogue through the Arts Conference
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

MOOCs and Professional Development: An afternoon with ALT Training Online founder, Nathaniel Reed
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Nathaniel Reed
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Adapting Kagan Structures for Japanese Secondary School
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kayvon Havaei-Ahary (TEFLpies), Lee Thomas (TEFLpies)
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

September 29th (Friday) 2017

Constructive Communication Across Gender And Cultures Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Speaker: Many speakers
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

September 30th (Saturday) 2017

Researching L2 Pronunciation
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Murray Munro (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Constructive Communication Across Gender And Cultures Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Many speakers
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

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