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Events of professional interest to language teachers in Online Events.

September 24th (Friday) 2021

Connecting Our Students Globally Online
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Christopher Chase
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Venue: Zoom (click here). Meeting ID: 827 1978 9338, Passcode: K63GkH
City: Online
Brief description: While the COVID Crisis has created many challenges for most teachers of English, it has also opened the door to new possibilities. [read more]

September 25th (Saturday) 2021

Classroom Engagement
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Speaker: Namiko Tsuruta (Global Language Institute)
Organization: Nagano Chapter (formerly the Shinshu Chapter) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Online
City: Online
Brief description: What kind of learning environment do we want for our learners? How should we connect foreign language teaching with autonomy and social responsibility? How do we balance what we "have to" complete in our lesson plan with what learners really want to engage in? Can we effectively use L2 (or L1) to address our learners' needs? The presenter hopes to debunk some myths about class management and strongly encourages participants to share their own classroom experiences. [read more]

Recognizing and Changing the Undermined Reality of NNESTs
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Jackson Koon Yat Lee, May Kyaw Oo
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue:
City: Online
Brief description: Due to a historical lack of supportive discussions and safe platforms for non-native English speaker teachers to share their negative experiences, the reality of NNEST in the field of ELT is still overlooked by many in the industry. [read more]

Open Mic 2.0: Business Concepts
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Hadas (ThinkLish), Tamanna Patel (EssayJack), Philip Riccobono (sportsEnglish.org), Christopher G. Haswell (Lost in Citations) and Jonathan Shachter
Organization: The Business English Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Click here for Zoom (Meeting ID 869 4886 7534 Passcode 48mf9U)
City: Online
Brief description: 1) From Teaching Ideas to Online Products 2) Smart Writing Templates 3) Self-publishing: First Book to Market 4) Sharing Research Data through Podcasts plus mix 'n' mingle from 9-10pm. [read more]

September 26th (Sunday) 2021

TEMI Online Teacher-training Seminar: Teaching Methods for Adults
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Venue: ZOOM (Little America, Fukuoka, japan)
City: Online
Brief description: Zoom Seminar focusing on teaching methods for adults. The seminar will cover lesson plans, role play, warm-ups, self-introductions, and more. [read more]

ETJ East Tokyo September Online Workshop
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Nicky Sekino; (2) Yuco Kikuichi; (3) Namiko Tsuruta
Organization: ETJ East Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Venue: Online
City: Online
Brief description: Speaker 1: Nicky Sekino Title: Melt the ice of English Learners who do not want to study. [read more]

September 30th (Thursday) 2021

JALT Zoom for Professional Development (ZPD)
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: JALT Publications, the JALT Writers' Peer Support Group, and an overview of EBM Motion Writing
Organization: JALT Zoom for Professional Development
Venue: Sign up to receive the Zoom link
City: Online
Brief description: JALT's Zoom for Professional Development will be on Thursday, September 30th this month, from 8 PM JST. [read more]

October 3rd (Sunday) 2021

TEMI Online Teacher-training Seminar: Teaching Materials for Adults
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Venue: ZOOM (Little America, Fukuoka, Japan)
City: Online
Brief description: Zoom seminar focusing on teaching materials for adults. The seminar will not only introduce innovative materials, but show you how to make the most of them. [read more]

Session: ELL 2021
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: 30 speakers; call for presenters is open until 12:00, Sep 28th, 2021
Organization: Session: ELL (English Language Learning)
Venue: Online: sessionell2021oct03.edzil.la
City: Online
Brief description: After the success of the February event and due to many requests, and in the absence of any in-person events due to COVID-19, we are again hosting a day of sessions, presentations and a place for teachers, school owners, publishers and learners to meet up and talk. [read more]

October 16th (Saturday) 2021

Vocabulary Research in ESP: Raising Issues and Connecting to Practice
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Averil Coxhead (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Online
City: Online
Brief description: The pre sign-up (or course registration for those who are taking this seminar for credit)is required for anybody attending the public session on Saturday, October 16 from 10:00 to 13:00. [read more]

Living Newspaper Readers Theatre: Oral Performance with Accelerated Feedback
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: David Kluge and George MacLean
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Online: The Zoom link will be posted on the Fukuoka JALT website the day before
City: Online
Brief description: This presentation provides two new perspectives about language teaching and a way for more effective reflection on student performance. [read more]

October 17th (Sunday) 2021

Virtually Anywhere 2021: Webinar for Junior and Senior High School Teachers
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Will Laschet (National Geographic Learning), Takamichi Nakamura (Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya High School), Carmella Lieske, Shimane University
Organization: National Geographic Learning (Cengage Learning)
Venue: Online
City: Online
Brief description: This webinar for junior and senior high school teachers will examine ways to help your students succeed in the modern world by focusing on key skills including expressing opinions, critical thinking and reflecting on the learning process. [read more]

October 23rd (Saturday) 2021

JASAL 2021 National Conference: Learning Space Design and Usage in Self-Access Language Learning
Time: To be announced
Speaker: John Augeri (Ile-de-France Digital University, Paris); call for presentations due August 6th
Organization: The Japan Association for Self-Access Learning
Venue: Online
City: Online
Brief description: Self-access learning spaces, whether physical spaces on campus or virtual spaces, come in many different shapes and sizes, and their design and usage are determined by many different context-specific factors. [read more]

October 30th (Saturday) 2021

L2 Spoken Vocabulary Acquisition, Instruction, and Assessment
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Takumi Uchihara (Waseda University, Japan)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Online
City: Online
Brief description: The pre sign-up (or course registration for those who are taking this seminar for credit) is required for anybody attending the public session on Saturday, October 30 from 10:00 to 13:00. [read more]

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