ELT Calendar for January 2019

January 11th (Friday) 2019

Tokyo JALT Tech: Tech in the Classroom
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Daniel Beck (Rikkyo University)
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 12th (Saturday) 2019

TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series: Instructed Second Language Acquisition
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Roy Lyster, Professor Emeritus (McGill University, Canada)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Inside a Fluency-Focused English Classroom
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Jose Domingo Cruz
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 13th (Sunday) 2019

Inspire, Explore, Motivate: A young learners event (Nagoya)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura (English Square), Lesley Ito (Big Bow English Lab), Justin Kaley and David White (National Geographic Learning)
Organization: National Geographic Learning (Cengage Learning)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

TESOL (Young Learners): Planning and integrating language games
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

(1) Let's play using games and flashcards; (2) Let's make Music!
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Amy Long; (2) Pieter Van Leuven
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TESOL (Young Learners): YL18: Planning and integrating songs
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

ESP for Language Learners: Introducing the NGSL, BSL, TSL and NAWL Wordlists
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Charles Browne (Meiji Gakuin University)
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hino City, Tokyo Metropolis

January 14th (Monday) 2019

Today is Coming of Age Day (Seijin-no-hi)

Inspire, Explore, Motivate: A young learners event (Osaka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura (English Square), Lesley Ito (Big Bow English Lab), Justin Kaley and David White (National Geographic Learning)
Organization: National Geographic Learning (Cengage Learning)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

January 16th (Wednesday) 2019

Inspire, Explore, Motivate: A young learners event (Omiya, Saitama)
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura (English Square), Yasuko Hirata (Yokohama YMCA)
Organization: National Geographic Learning (Cengage Learning)
Location: Omiya City, Saitama Prefecture

January 19th (Saturday) 2019

Okayama JALT January 2019 Meeting: It's Not Just about Ganbaru: Avoiding the False Growth Mindset in the Japanese EFL Classroom
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Adrian Leis
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 20th (Sunday) 2019

An introduction to Cooperative Learning
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Lem Mauricio
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Inspire, Explore, Motivate: A young learners event (Kanazawa, Ishikawa)
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura (English Square), Justin Kaley and David White (National Geographic Learning)
Organization: National Geographic Learning (Cengage Learning)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

School Owners Mini-Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Matthew Reynolds, Janina Tubby, Lesley Ito, Ryan Hagglund, Jeremy Lanig, Simon Moran
Organization: School Owners Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

TESOL (Young Learners): Context-based teaching for very young learners
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Crowe
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

TESOL (Young Learners): Story-based teaching for very young learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Scott Crowe
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Running an English Language School
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Sanae Kawamoto and Shaun Leyland
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

January 21st (Monday) 2019

Using Technology to Improve Students' English Skills
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Adrian Leis (Miyagi University of Education)
Organization: Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, Hiroshima University
Location: Higashihiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

January 26th (Saturday) 2019

TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series: Instructed Second Language Acquisition
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Roy Lyster, Professor Emeritus (McGill University, Canada)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

January 27th (Sunday) 2019

Inspire, Explore, Motivate: A young learners event (Tokyo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura, Yasuko Hirata, David White
Organization: National Geographic Learning (Cengage Learning)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

englishbooks.jp Tokyo Young Learners Teaching Workshop, Winter 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: James Hara (ABC Pop Phonics), Angus Schaefer (ABC Pop Phonics), Aaron Siegel (e-future), Eric Kane (ELF Learning), Deborah Grow (English Garden), Mark Kulek (MSC Press), Patricia Daly Oe, Hans Janssen (Thinking World), Mari Yoshizawa (Pep, Inc.)
Organization: englishbooks.jp
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TESOL (Young Learners): Lesson planning
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Navigating the Discussion of "Challenging" Topics in High School and University English Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Marian Hara
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

TESOL (Young Learners): Being an effective teacher
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

ETJ Chiba Workshop: English Language Program in Public Elementary Schools: What's Going on? What Can We Do to Make it Successful?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ East Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

JALT Hokkaido Winter Language Teaching Conference: Language as a Business Tool: Communicating in the Global Market
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Marcos Benevides (Oberlin University, Tokyo); call for papers due November 4, 2018
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

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