ELT Calendar for May 2019

May 11th (Saturday) 2019

Must-Read Picture Books
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Namiko Tsuruta and others
Organization: EFL Arena
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series: Second Language Pragmatics: Theory, Research, and Pedagogy
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Naoko Taguchi (Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Okayama JALT May Meeting: (1) Writing and leveling graded materials; (2) Effects of rater training on peer assessment
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Rob Waring (NDSU); (2) David Townsend (Shujitsu University)
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Designing EFL Materials that Work
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 12th (Sunday) 2019

Teaching phonics (TESOL certificate workshop)
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Eiken and demystifying other Japanese tests; General Planning Meeting for ETJ Tokyo
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Toshihito Fujinuma and Mona Kumata
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

ACET May meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Phonics activities (TESOL certificate workshop)
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 18th (Saturday) 2019

TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series: Second Language Pragmatics: Theory, Research, and Pedagogy
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Naoko Taguchi (Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

4th GEN TEFL International Conference (GEN TEFL 2019)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: TBA; Call for papers due December 30, 2018
Organization: Global Educators Network Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
Location: Bali, Bali Province (Indonesia)

PanSIG 2019 Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due December 22, 2018
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

May 19th (Sunday) 2019

Teaching phonics (TESOL certificate workshop)
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Phonics activities (TESOL certificate workshop)
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Managing Special Needs Students in the EFL Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Yphantides (Soka University)
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

GEN TEFL 2019 day 2 of 2
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: TBA; Call for papers due December 30, 2018
Organization: Global Educators Network Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
Location: Bali, Bali Province (Indonesia)

PanSIG 2019 Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due December 22, 2018
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

May 25th (Saturday) 2019

MMR Seminar Series at Aogaku (No.1) Mixed Methods Research Seminar for Language Teaching and Learning Researchers
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Speaker: John W. Creswell (University of Michigan), Aleidine J. Moeller (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Organization: Aoyama Gakuin University Research Institute
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Designing EFL Materials that Work
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Korea TESOL 2019 National Conference: Motiva(c)tion: Sparking Learner Motivation in our Evolving Context
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Main speaker Jack C. Richards. Call for papers due April 1
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Jeonju City, North Jeolla Province (South Korea)

May 26th (Sunday) 2019

MMR Seminar Series at Aogaku (No.1) Mixed Methods Research Seminar for Language Teaching and Learning Researchers
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: John W. Creswell (University of Michigan), Aleidine J. Moeller (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Organization: Aoyama Gakuin University Research Institute
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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

Phonics activities
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

May 31st (Friday) 2019

JALTCALL2019
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers extended to February 18 (9 AM Japan time)
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis