Saitama JALT:

1) Publishing: Past, Present and Future and 2) How to publish an article in The Language Teacher

Date: Sunday, December 13th, 2009 Time: 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Speaker: 1) Steve King and 2) Jerry Talandis Jr

Publishing: Past, Present and Future
Steve King
How did educational publishing get to where it is today? What is the current state of educational publishing in terms of where authors, publishers, educators and students stand? How will this look in five, ten or fifteen years from now and what clues do we have today that can shape any predictions we can make about the future? In this talk, the presenter will take a short tour through the history of how educational publishing has developed into the multi-billion dollar industry it is today and examine several case studies from the present that make up a snapshot of how this industry will grow and develop in the coming years.

Steve King is the Market Research Manager for Pearson Education in Asia, the world 's largest educational publisher. He completed a post-graduate Diploma in Publishing Studies in 2008 from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and is a frequent speaker on publishing related topics on the Japan ELT conference circuit.

How to publish an article in The Language Teacher
Jerry Talandis Jr.
This workshop will provide an overview of what it takes to get published in JALT Publications' The Language Teacher. In addition to an in-depth tour of the journal, participants will be provided with tips for successfully navigating the submission process. After this overview, participants will be asked to brainstorm and begin working on an actual article for future submission. Those planning to attend should come prepared with an article idea in mind and a means of writing, such as a laptop computer or pen and paper.

Jerry Talandis Jr. has been teaching English in Japan since 1993, has an MSc in TESOL from Aston University, and is now working at Toyo Gakuen University. He is currently a coeditor of JALT Publications' The Language Teacher. His research interests include teacher development, exploring Web 2.0 technologies, and learner autonomy.

** Free admission to students (with valid students card) and JET participants Year end party to follow at a local establishment.

Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Saitama JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen


Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan


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