ELT Calendar for October 2018

October 7th (Sunday) 2018

Tokyo JALT and Teaching Younger Learners: Storytelling, Assessment, and Team Teaching
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mitsue Allen-Tamai (Aoyama University), Frances Shiobara (Kobe Shoin Women's University)
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 12th (Friday) 2018

VietTESOL Convention 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due July 20
Organization: VietTESOL
Location: Hanoi City, Hanoi (Vietnam)

October 13th (Saturday) 2018

Be The Teacher: Inspiring students to find their own voice in English
Time: 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Shibahara Tomoyuki (Kanda University of International Studies), Yamamoto Takao (Tokyo Metropolitan Musashi Junior and Senior High School), Joseph Shaules (Juntendo University)
Organization: National Geographic Learning (Cengage Learning)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Using the Process Approach for Advanced Academic Writing: Practical Applications for Diverse Situations
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Matthew Taylor
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Strategic Instruction and Interaction to Foster Resilience in the Young Learner: Connecting I Have, I Am, I Can to the C.R.E.D.E. Standards of Effective Pedagogy
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Judith B. O'Loughlin
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

VietTESOL Convention 2018 (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due July 20
Organization: VietTESOL
Location: Hanoi City, Hanoi (Vietnam)

The 26th Annual Korea TESOL International Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Thornbury, Jill Hadfield, Steven Herder (Doshisha Women's College) and more; call for papers due May 31
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

The IAFOR Asian Conference on Education 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Zachary Walker (National Institute of Education), Tien-Hui Chiang (Zhengzhou University, China)
Organization: International Academic Forum
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 14th (Sunday) 2018

CANCELLED: englishbooks.jp Education Day for ELT Teachers Autumn 2018 in Fukuoka
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Event has been cancelled
Organization: englishbooks.jp
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

IIEEC - OUP Teacher Training Certificate Program 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata (Co-author of Let's Go), IIEEC trainers (IIEEC Teacher Training Center)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Q: Community for Success 
Time: 10:30 AM - 3:45 PM
Speaker: Tsukasa Yamaguchi, Tomonori Eguchi, Rob Peacock
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Teaching In Elementary Schools
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Activities That Are Effective In Both Large And Small Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The 26th Annual Korea TESOL International Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Thornbury, Jill Hadfield, Steven Herder (Doshisha Women's College) and more; call for papers due May 31
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

The IAFOR Asian Conference on Education 2018 (day 2 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Zachary Walker (National Institute of Education), Tien-Hui Chiang (Zhengzhou University, China)
Organization: International Academic Forum
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

One-Day Certificate Course in Teaching Children
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

October 15th (Monday) 2018

The IAFOR Asian Conference on Education 2018 (day 3 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Zachary Walker (National Institute of Education), Tien-Hui Chiang (Zhengzhou University, China)
Organization: International Academic Forum
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 20th (Saturday) 2018

Assessment for Learning: CLIL and CEFR
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Dmitri Leontjev (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland) and others
Organization: CEFR and Language Portfolio Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Professional Development Weekend: Fostering Resilience in Young Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Judith B. O'Loughlin (Award-winning educational consultant)
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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

CLIL Approaches to Post-truth Pedagogy
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Sandra Kouritzin
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Off to the Onsen
Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Speaker: Akiu Springwater
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

JALT Speech, Drama, and Debate SIG Traveling Conference 2018 (Nishinomiya, Hyogo)
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Posters, short presentations and Pecha Kucha presentations
Organization: Speech, Drama and Debate Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

October 21st (Sunday) 2018

englishbooks.jp Education Day for ELT Teachers Autumn 2018 in Tokyo
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Aaron Siegel (e-future), Andy Boon (Halico), Deborah Grow (English Garden), and more
Organization: englishbooks.jp
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Oxford Day 2018: Global and Local Trends in Language Education
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers Michael Swan and Catherine Walter
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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

Understanding Japan's New University Entrance Exam System and Private Sector English Tests
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Speaker: Young-Mi Lim
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Being an effective teacher
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

How To Get Your Students To Speak More English Voluntarily
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Pamela Sakamoto
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

JALT Speech, Drama, and Debate SIG Traveling Conference 2018 (Nishinomiya, Hyogo, day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:40 PM
Speaker: Posters, short presentations and Pecha Kucha presentations
Organization: Speech, Drama and Debate Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

October 27th (Saturday) 2018

Understanding Language Course Design as a Problem-Solving Process (in Osaka)
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

Using Listening Journals to Foster Learner Autonomy (Also: Fukuoka JALT Annual General Meeting)
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Sergio Mazzarelli (Kwassui Women's University, Nagasaki)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

To Coordinate, or Not to Coordinate: That is the Question.
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Jackson Lee (Gifu University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

October 28th (Sunday) 2018

Teaching Games And Songs Effectively
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Activities For Children's Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

I am more than a stereotype: Stories of Change and Hope
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Parisa Mehran and Gerry Yokota
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture