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ELT Calendar for Kitakyushu City

Events of professional interest to language teachers in Kitakyushu City.

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Groups Active In Kitakyushu City

Listed in decreasing order by the number of events on ELT Calendar by each group in Kitakyushu City. (The ELT Calendar database goes back to 2001.)

Past Events in Kitakyushu City

Here are some of the past events in Kitakyushu City.

Pecha Kucha Night
Date: November 11th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Various presenters will present short Pecha Kucha presentations: 20 minute (or so) presentations on a variety of topics.

Why Student Demotivation Is Normal (And What To Do About It)
Date: October 14th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Joseph Shaules, Juntendo University Faculty of International Liberal Arts
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Many teachers complain about demotivated students.

Money 101: Personal Finance, Investing, and Retirement for Residents of Japan
Date: September 9th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Ben Shearon
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Many teachers in Japan would like to get their finances in order, but aren't quite sure where to start.

Summer Social
Date: July 8th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: It's a social!
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Come on out and toast Kitakyushu JALT.

The Brain is Built for Stories: Using them in ELT
Date: June 10th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: The presenter will discuss research showing how effective stories are, explain the neuroscience behind this phenomenon, and suggest techniques for using them in class, including Rex Tanimoto's DigiTales.

Helpful Hints on How to Get Published in the EFL Market in Japan: Making your Proposal Count: Four Industry Perspectives: the Publisher, Editor, Salesperson, and Author
Date: May 13th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Todd Jay Leonard
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: In today's competitive publishing world, getting the proverbial foot in the door can seem daunting and nearly impossible.

Developing a Sustainable Extensive Reading Program
Date: April 8th (Saturday) 2017
Speaker: Paul Collett and Malcolm Swanson
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Extensive Reading (ER) is regarded by many as an effective way to help language learners improve their language skills, with a general acknowledgement that "a wide range of learning benefits accrue [from ER but] the benefits do not come in the short term.

(1) Freeing Up Fluency in a Silent Speaking Class; (2) Katakana Usage
Date: May 14th (Saturday) 2016
Speaker: (1) Steve Paton (Fukuoka University) (2) Yumiko Cochrane (Tokyo International Business College and Kyushu Sangyo University)
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Freeing Up Fluency in a Silent Speaking Class Steve Paton (Fukuoka University) In speaking classes with English majors, I'd become disappointed that students weren't taking advantage of the opportunity to speak, and to learn through experience.

Student-Created Videos
Date: April 9th (Saturday) 2016
Speaker: Bill Pellowe (Kindai University, Izuka)
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: With mobile technology ubiquitous among university students, students can use their mobile devices' built-in video cameras outside of class to create videos narrated in English.

Adapting Websites and Games for the Classroom
Date: October 10th (Saturday) 2015
Speaker: Stephen Case
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: This talk will present a series of ideas for adapting existing websites and games into task and communicative based lesson plans for both on and offline classrooms.

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Two Case Studies from Japan
Date: September 12th (Saturday) 2015
Speaker: Zack Robertson and Rick Eller
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Two case studies of vocabulary acquisition and use.

The 8th Annual Extensive Reading Seminar
Date: June 21st (Sunday) 2015
Speaker: Keynote speakers David Beglar (Temple University Japan) and Takayuki Nakanishi (Dokkyo University)
Organization: Extensive Reading SIG of JALT
First line of description: The Extensive Reading Seminar is an annual gathering of language instructors focusing on research and practice related to Extensive Reading.

The Innovation Adoption Lifecycle and Teaching Practice
Date: June 13th (Saturday) 2015
Speaker: Michael Phillips
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: Using Bell's Technology (or Innovation) Adoption Lifecycle theory, this presentation will be allow attedees to reflect on elements of their current teaching situations and practices, based on an understanding that the model "describes the adoption or acceptance of a new product or innovation, according to the demographic and psychological characteristics of defined user categories.

Card Games and Vocabulary Building
Date: May 9th (Saturday) 2015
Speaker: Adam Stone
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: The aim of this presentation is to introduce a computer program that produces a modifiable card game that can be used in some English classes as a vocabulary builder and to strengthen lexical recognition.

(1) Creative Variations for Textbook Conversations; (2) Assessing Gains in Extensive Reading
Date: February 14th (Saturday) 2015
Speaker: Bill Pellowe, J. Lake
Organization: Kitakyushu JALT
First line of description: (1) Creative Variations for Textbook Conversations Bill Pellowe Most English textbooks contain model dialogs and conversations for students to practice.

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