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ELT Calendar for Osaka Prefecture

Events of professional interest to language teachers in Osaka Prefecture.

January 26th (Saturday) 2019

TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series: Instructed Second Language Acquisition
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Roy Lyster, Professor Emeritus (McGill University, Canada)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: TUJ Osaka Center: Osaka Ekimae Bldg. 3, 21st Floor, 1-1-3-2100 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001 (map)
City: Osaka City
Brief description: The aim of this course is to synthesize the results of various classroom-based studies of second language learning.

February 3rd (Sunday) 2019

englishbooks.jp Osaka Young Learners Teaching Workshop, Winter 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: James Hara (ABC Pop Phonics), Leon Butchers (AGO), Aaron Siegel (e-future), Eric Kane (ELF Learning), Deborah Grow (English Garden), Mark Kulek (MSC Press), Mari Yoshizawa (Pep, Inc.)
Organization: englishbooks.jp
Venue: TBA
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 young learners! A must for all those teaching English as a foreign language! Reserve in advance to get a mini gift pack! You are welcome to our event without registering.

February 23rd (Saturday) 2019

TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series: Culture in the Language Classroom: Towards an Intercultural Pedagogy for Teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jonathan Newton (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: TUJ Osaka Center: Osaka Ekimae Bldg. 3, 21st Floor, 1-1-3-2100 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001 (map)
City: Osaka City
Brief description: An often overlooked truth about language teaching is that the language teacher is a teacher of culture whether they know it or not or whether they like it or not.

March 10th (Sunday) 2019

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2019 (Osaka)
Time: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto (Co-author, Let's Go), Kevin Churchley (Shumei High School), Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina (Authors, Magic Time; Co-authors, Everybody Up, Oxford Discover), Setsuko Toyama (Co-author, English Time)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Venue: Shin Osaka Brick Bldg. 3F Room A-D 1-6-1 Miyahara, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi
City: Osaka City
Brief description: Join Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2019 and pick up techniques and ideas from a varied line-up of experienced teachers and teacher trainers and get some ideas to use in your own classes.

March 16th (Saturday) 2019

TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series: Optimizing Second Language Practice in the Classroom: Applying Insights from Cognitive/Educational Psychology to Second Language Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yuichi Suzuki (Kanagawa University, Japan)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: TUJ Osaka Center: Osaka Ekimae Bldg. 3, 21st Floor, 1-1-3-2100 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001 (map)
City: Osaka City
Brief description: Deliberate and systematic practice is essential to develop knowledge and skills for using a second language (L2) more accurately and fluently.