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ELT Calendar for Osaka Prefecture

Events of professional interest to language teachers in Osaka Prefecture.

June 23rd (Saturday) 2018

Distinguished Lecturer Series: Task-based Language Teaching and Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Andrea Revesz (University College London, U.K.)
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: Task-based language teaching (TBLT) is an increasingly popular approach to second and foreign language education across the globe.

July 7th (Saturday) 2018

Distinguished Lecturer Series: Teaching and Learning Vocabulary
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Nation (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
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: This course looks at the role played by direct learning and meaning focused activities in the teaching and learning of vocabulary.

July 21st (Saturday) 2018

Distinguished Lecturer Series: Lexical Input Processing, the TOPRA Model, and Effective Vocabulary Instruction
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Joe Barcroft (Washington University in St. Louis, 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: This seminar focuses on (a) lexical input processing (lex-IP), referring to how learners allocate their limited processing resources when they are exposed to novel vocabulary; (b) the type of processing - resource allocation (TOPRA) model and its predictions for how different types of tasks and input manipulations affect vocabulary learning; and (c) implications of research on lex IP and TOPRA when it comes to vocabulary instruction.

September 10th (Monday) 2018

Otemon Gakuin University SAC Tour
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Katherine Thornton
Organization: The Japan Association for Self-Access Learning
Venue: Otemon Gakuin University SAC (E-CO), 2-1-15 Nishiai, Ibaraki City, Osaka 567-8502 (map)
City: Ibaraki City
Brief description: There will be a tour of the SAC facilities at Otemon Gakuin University, in Osaka, on Monday 10th September.

November 11th (Sunday) 2018

englishbooks.jp Education Day for ELT Teachers Autumn 2018 in Osaka
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
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 learners of all ages! 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 3rd (Sunday) 2019

englishbooks.jp Osaka Kids Workshop Spring 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
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.