ETJ Fukuoka:

2011 ETJ Kyushu Expo

Date: Sunday, December 4th, 2011 Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Speaker: Various speakers

Bringing together ALL kinds of English teachers!

The Kyushu English Language Teaching Expo is the premiere event of the year for all teachers of English in the Kyushu region. It's an important time for the teaching community to come together, exchange ideas, and grow professionally. There will be presentations on English teaching at all levels and situations by authors, trainers, and teachers, as well as displays for teaching materials.

Presentations and workshops from major publishers:

  • Learn more about the textbooks and materials you are already using in your classrooms.
  • Find out what's new and exciting in ELT and how to make your classes even better today and courses more engaging in the future.

Presentations by local teachers:

  • Come hear from teachers with innovative techniques and successful stories to share.
  • Share and discover new and exciting ways to become more effective in the classroom.
  • Network with others from your area with similar teaching situations.

Wide range of ELT materials and services for sale at a discount:

  • Lots of the regular favorites will be available at great prices.
  • Shop around and discover new materials all available under one roof.
  • Speak with representatives trained to answer all of your coursework questions.

Roundtable discussions:

  • School owners' forum: Talk management and business with local owners, managers, head teachers, and private teachers.
  • Elementary school ALT and HRT roundtable: A chance to gather, share stories, and discuss challenges.

Japanese language presentations:

  • 日本語のプレゼンもあります。

Network with other teaching professionals:

  • Make new connections and find out what's happening in the teaching community.

On-site Café

  • Enjoy specially catered food and drinks as well as snacks on location in the display hall. There's plenty of space to sit, relax, meet old friends and make new ones.

You can preregister for the Expo (click here).


10:00 - 10:45

  • Tanja Yoder: Music + Movement = Classroom Magic
  • Laura Markslag, Robert Sheridan, Catherine LeBlanc: Fun and Effective Vocabulary Activities
  • David Lisgo: It's in the Cards
  • Robert Murphy: Using Manga Translation for Deeper Understanding in the EFL Classroom
  • Kathleen Fukuhara: More than a Name: The Multiple Uses of Student Record Sheets (Name Cards)
  • Yukari Kitajima: What really works at public elementary schools?
    (in Japanese)

11:15 - 12:00

  • David Paul: Motivating teenagers and adults to Communicate
  • Roger Alun: RASCH analysis of an online receptive English vocabulary test
  • Craig Macdonald: Your students CAN have fun AND learn at the same time!
  • Joseph P. Vitta: Making Valid and Reliable Classroom Speaking Tests
  • David Borgeson: Elementary School ALT Roundtable Discussion
  • Ai Murphy: Raising Motivation through Neuroscience
    (in Japanese)

12:30 - 1:15

  • Grant Trew: Practical Listening Skills: For Exam Success and the Real World
  • Robert Murphy: Three Neuro-based Teaching Strategies for your EFL Classroom
  • Shoko Miyashita: Perspectives on Team-teaching
    (in Japanese)
  • Christopher Chase: Motivating Students to Practice Effectively Outside the Classroom
  • Tristan Scholze: Writing for Children
  • Paul Shimizu: Not Point & Shoot

2:15 - 3:00

  • Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto: Let's Teach Reading
  • Jo Ando: Prepare your students to interact meaningfully with Time to Talk
  • Cindy Daugherty: Materials as Mapping Paradigms for the Development of Critical Thinking in EFL Learners
  • David Latz: Get Them To Speak! - The Immediate Method & Conversations in Class
  • David Lisgo: Getting More Out Of New Finding Out
  • Trudie Heiman: Making CALL in the Classroom a Dynamic Experience

3:30 - 4:15

  • Grant Trew: Understanding Natural English: The missing element for TOEIC preparation
  • David Paul: Teaching children through a phonics-based, child-centered course
  • Grace Tung: It's just the Beginning: A Cross-cultural Teaching Experience
  • Michael Phillips: The PISA website -- a useful resource for English teachers
  • Paul Shimizu: Look! Language Without (written) Words
  • Shunta Nishino: Teaching Skills For HRTs
    (in Japanese)

4:45 - 5:30

  • Judith Johnson: Focusing on the learners
  • Jo Ando: Thinking Beyond the Story: "Expansive Reading"
  • Kanako Maruo: Japanese university students' perceptions of English learning and TOEIC preparation
  • Joseph P. Vitta: An Application of Twitter to an Elementary EFL Classroom
  • School Owners Forum
  • Natsuka Takada: Teaching English at Public Elementary Schools in Japan
    (in Japanese)

Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan) (ETJ Fukuoka)

Cost: ETJ Members: 500 yen
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Seinan Gakuin University, 6-2-92 Nishijin, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka (Building 2; Nishijin Subway Stn. Exit 1) map

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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