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ELT Calendar for Niigata Prefecture

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Call for papers due March 31st (Friday) 2017
9th Annual NEAR Conference Challenges and Opportunities in Education
The 9th Annual NEAR Conference will be held June 10th, 2017 at The University of Niigata Prefecture.

April 8th (Saturday) 2017

Current trends and future developments in language education: Implications for the classroom
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Howard brown (Niigata University)
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Tokimeito, Second floor of Plaka 2 building (above jyunkado bookstore) south exit of Niigata train station
City: Niigata City
Brief description: As busy teachers, it can be difficult to keep up with the rapidly changing field we work in.

May 28th (Sunday) 2017

Examining pupils' images of English, before and after short storytelling sessions, in a Japanese primary school
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Alison Nemoto (Native English Instructor at Board of Education Okuma Town)
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Tokimeito. On the second floor of Plaka 1, outside the south side of Niigata station
City: Niigata City
Brief description: Humans have been motivated and inspired by stories since the beginning of civilization itself and can be found in even the most primitive cultures.

June 10th (Saturday) 2017

9th Annual NEAR Conference Challenges and Opportunities in Education
Time: 9:45 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: TBA; call for papers due March 31, 2017
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: The University of Niigata Prefecture (map)
City: Niigata City
Brief description: An excellent opportunity to share ideas with a diverse group of colleagues. Please see the call for papers for details.

July 9th (Sunday) 2017

Using Facebook To Enhance Motivation
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Madden (Seikei University)
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Tokimeito. On the second floor of Plaka 1, outside the south side of Niigata station
City: Niigata City
Brief description: Workshop 1 - Using Facebook to enhance motivation Chris will show the ongoing results of his research project utilizing a "Secret" Facebook group where students upload numerous speaking videos.

October 14th (Saturday) 2017

Theory in second language educational research
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Julia Kimura (universities in Kansai)
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Tokimeito. On the second floor of Plaka 1, outside the south side of Niigata station
City: Niigata City
Brief description: Although second language acquisition is a relatively young discipline, it has been informed by quite a number of theories.

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