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ELT Calendar for Osaka Prefecture

Events of professional interest to language teachers in Osaka Prefecture.

October 19th (Saturday) 2019

TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series: Analyzing Rating Data Using a Many-Facet Rasch Measurement Approach
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Carol Myford (The University of Illinois at Chicago, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Osaka Ekimae Bldg. 3, 21st Floor, 1-1-3-2100 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001 (map)
City: Osaka City
Brief description: In performance assessment settings, raters use measurement tools such as rating scales or scoring rubrics to evaluate students' performances or products.

November 10th (Sunday) 2019

englishbooks.jp Education Day for ELT Teachers Autumn 2019 in Osaka
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: TBC
Organization: englishbooks.jp
Venue: Hearton Hotel Kitaumeda 3F 3-12-10 Toyosaki, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, 531-0072 (map)
City: Osaka City
Brief description: Come to talk with, learn from and share ideas with some of Japan's favourite authors of English learners' textbooks! Gain teaching tips, valuable inspiration, and have a look through the presenters' educational materials designed to motivate learners of all ages! A must for all those teaching English as a foreign language! Reserve in advance to get a gift bag! You are welcome to our event without registering, but if you register for this event, you will have a special registration desk at the event where you can pick up an event bag with free gifts courtesy of publishers.

November 23rd (Saturday) 2019

Today is Labor Thanksgiving Day (Kinrou-kansha-no-hi)

TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series: Theory and Practice of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Bostwick (Katoh Gakuen English Immersion, Japan)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Osaka Ekimae Bldg. 3, 21st Floor, 1-1-3-2100 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001 (map)
City: Osaka City
Brief description: The role of content -- how much does it belong in the foreign language class and how it should be integrated with language learning outcomes to promote language learning -- has been a debate since the 1980's (Pally, 1999).

November 30th (Saturday) 2019

JASAL 2019 Annual Conference: New Beginnings
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA; call for papers due August 4th
Organization: The Japan Association for Self-Access Learning
Venue: Otemon Gakuin University, New Campus (map)
City: Ibaraki City
Brief description: The theme of JASAL 2019 is New Beginnings. This year marks the beginning of a new era in Japan, the Reiwa period ("beautiful harmony", according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry).

December 1st (Sunday) 2019

JASAL 2019 Annual Conference (day 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Speaker: TBA; call for papers due August 4th
Organization: The Japan Association for Self-Access Learning
Venue: Otemon Gakuin University, New Campus (map)
City: Ibaraki City
Brief description: The theme of JASAL 2019 is New Beginnings. This year marks the beginning of a new era in Japan, the Reiwa period ("beautiful harmony", according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry).

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