ELT Calendar for April 2018

April 1st (Sunday) 2018

Drama-Based Activities in the Mixed-Ability Japanese EFL Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Eucharia Donnery
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

April 14th (Saturday) 2018

Edcamp Kansai 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: N/A
Organization: Edcamp Kansai
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

The Joy of Stories: Extensive Reading and Story Telling (Presentations about young learners ages 5 to 18); followed by Pizza Party
Time: 2:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Speaker: Chiyuki Yanase and Patricia Daly Oe (Sponsored by Macmillan Education Japan)
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hino City, Tokyo Metropolis

Turning Speaking Tasks Into Assessment Activities
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Jerry Talandis Jr. (University of Toyama)
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 15th (Sunday) 2018

How children learn
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Trainer: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Self-Publishing from Japan Workshop
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Workshop speaker and facilitator: Kathy Morikawa (aka Wilhelmina Penn)
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Monthly Meet up
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Methods and Materials for Teaching Spoken Language
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: John Campbell-Larsen (Kyoto Women's University), Cameron Romney (Doshisha University)
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Extensive Reading for Young Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Chiyuki Yanase
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Child-centered learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Benefits Of Shared Reading As Perceived By Japanese Parents, Pre-service, And In-service Educators
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aaron Sponseller, Yasuko Iwasaka, Brett Walter, Mitsuko Kashiba, and Seiji Fukazawa
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

April 21st (Saturday) 2018

Turning Speaking Tasks Into Assessment Activities
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jerry Talandis Jr.
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Developing a Personal Approach to Educational Research
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Denise A. Epp (Daiichi University of Pharmacy)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 22nd (Sunday) 2018

Getting Ready for 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Alison Nemoto
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

1) Positive Psychology in ELT; 2) Stress, Emotion Words, and Anxiety Reduction
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Marc Helgesen (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University); Harumi Kimura (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University)
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

April 28th (Saturday) 2018

Understanding and Applying Case Study Research
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Wendy M. Gough (Tokai University School of Marine Science and Technology)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

April 29th (Sunday) 2018

Today is Showa Day (Showa no hi)

How children learn
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Child-centered learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture