ELT Calendar for September 2018

September 5th (Wednesday) 2018

JASAL SAC tour at ILA 2018
Time: 11:45 AM - 3:20 PM
Speaker: JASAL team
Organization: The Japan Association for Self-Access Learning
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Independent Learning Association Conference 2018
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenary speakers James Lantolf, Jo Mynard, Leena Karlsson and Chika Hayashi; call for papers due January 31 (extended deadline)
Organization: Independent Learning Association
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 6th (Thursday) 2018

Independent Learning Association Conference 2018 (day 2 of 4)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenary speakers James Lantolf, Jo Mynard, Leena Karlsson and Chika Hayashi; call for papers due January 14
Organization: Independent Learning Association
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 7th (Friday) 2018

Independent Learning Association Conference 2018 (day 3 of 4)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenary speakers James Lantolf, Jo Mynard, Leena Karlsson and Chika Hayashi; call for papers due January 14
Organization: Independent Learning Association
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 8th (Saturday) 2018

Independent Learning Association Conference 2018 (day 4 of 4)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenary speakers James Lantolf, Jo Mynard, Leena Karlsson and Chika Hayashi; call for papers due January 14
Organization: Independent Learning Association
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Canceled: JLTA 2018: The 22nd Annual Conference of the Japan Language Testing Association
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: Kunihiro Kusanagi (Hiroshima University)
Organization: The Japan Language Testing Association
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

The JALT Business Communication SIG 2018 Annual Conference: The Spark: Igniting Innovations in Communications for Global Businesses (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen U), Dana Poklepovich (IATEFL Co-cordinator), Caroline Tan (Tsukuba U), Tish Robinson (Hitotsubashi U)
Organization: The Business English Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 9th (Sunday) 2018

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

Lesson Planning
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Canceled: JLTA 2018 (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Keynote: Antony J. Kunnan (University of Macao); Symposium: Hidetoshi Saito (Ibaraki University)
Organization: The Japan Language Testing Association
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Music and Dance for Young Learners
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Pieter Van Leuven, Anna Hosonaka
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Being An Effective Teacher
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The JALT Business Communication SIG 2018 Annual Conference: The Spark: Igniting Innovations in Communications for Global Businesses (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Charlie Browne (Meiji), Evan Frendo (IATEFL BESIG), Rab Paterson (Toyo U), Ron Morrain (Language Learning Center), Andrew O'Brien (Kyoritsu), Lalitha Murthy (Consultant), Valerie Honda (Consultant)
Organization: The Business English Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 10th (Monday) 2018

Otemon Gakuin University SAC Tour
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Katherine Thornton
Organization: The Japan Association for Self-Access Learning
Location: Ibaraki City, Osaka Prefecture

September 15th (Saturday) 2018

Creating and Implementing Interactive Tasks Based on Self-Determination Theory--For young learners and the young at heart!
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: David Ockert (Toyo University)
Organization: NanKyu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

JALT CUE SIG 25th Anniversary Conference: 25 Years and Still Right On CUE
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Kay Irie (Gakushuin University), Jo Mynard (Kanda University of International Studies); the call for papers has been extended until June 26
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

7th Annual Vocabulary Symposium 2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:50 PM
Speaker: Call for posters extended to June 7, 2018
Organization: Vocabulary Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 16th (Sunday) 2018

Teaching in elementary schools
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Fukuoka Association of Childrens English Teachers (Fukuoka ACET) Monthly Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker:
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

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: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Practical Tips for Reading-aloud Picture Books and Developing Abilities to Become Independent Extensive Reading Reader
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Yuko Suzuki (ABC4YOU English School)
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

JALT CUE SIG 25th Anniversary Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Kay Irie (Gakushuin University), Jo Mynard (Kanda University of International Studies); the call for papers has been extended until June 26
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 22nd (Saturday) 2018

Age-related Factors in Second Language Learning (in Tokyo)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Singleton (University of Pannonia, Hungary)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Okayama JALT Talks, Powered by PechaKucha
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Several
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

21CLT - 21st Century Language Teaching Conference Building Blocks for Language Learning
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Makiko Tanaka (Kanda University of International Studies); call for papers due August 19
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture

September 23rd (Sunday) 2018

Today is Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)

Holiday Activity Share
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ-Aichi officers
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching in Elementary Schools
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

BBQ and Annual General Meeting
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Nick Jones
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tachikawa City, 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: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

JALT Sendai Mini-Conference, followed by BBQ
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Speakers include Aleda Krause (author of Superkids/Supertots), John Wiltshier and Marc Helgesen (authors of English Firsthand), Caroline Handley (Asia University), and Joanne Sato (Toyo University)
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

September 29th (Saturday) 2018

Age-related Factors in Second Language Learning (in Osaka)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Singleton (University of Pannonia, Hungary)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Osaka JALT Tech Day Plus 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jerry Talandis, Jr., JALT Publications Board Chair, and many others
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

September 30th (Sunday) 2018

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