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ELT Calendar for Osaka Prefecture

Events of professional interest to language teachers in Osaka Prefecture.

Upcoming Deadlines in Osaka Prefecture

Call for papers due April 30th (Sunday) 2017
Back to School 2017 Spring Mini-Conference
Back to School 2017, Osaka JALT's 7th annual spring mini-conference, will be held May 27th at Osaka Jogakuin University.

Call for papers due May 31st (Wednesday) 2017
JALT Task-Based Language Teaching SIG Mini-Conference
This mini-conference of JALT's Task-Based Language Teaching Special Interest Group will be held on July 29, 2017 at Temple University, Osaka.

May 20th (Saturday) 2017

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: Invariant Measurement with Rasch Models for Rater-Mediated Assessments
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: George Engelhard (The University of Georgia, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Temple University Japan, Osaka map
City: Osaka City
Brief description: Measurement issues play a critical role in discussions of second language acquisition. This seminar examines key psychometric issues related to invariant measurement based on Rasch models for rater-mediated assessments.

May 27th (Saturday) 2017

Back to School 2017: Osaka JALT's 7th annual spring mini-conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote speaker: Professor Gordon Bateson (Kochi University of Technology); call for participation due April 30
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Osaka Jogakuin University, main building, near JR and subway Tamatsukuri station (map)
City: Osaka City
Brief description: Back to School 2017 is Osaka JALT's 7th annual spring mini-conference which aims to share ideas on a wide range of topics to help everyone in the new school year.

June 24th (Saturday) 2017

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: Cognitive and Corpus Linguistics-Inspired Approaches to Lexico-Grammar Instruction
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dilin Liu (University of Alabama, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Temple University Japan, Osaka map
City: Osaka City
Brief description: Grammar and vocabulary are arguably two of the most important, albeit most difficult, aspects in second language learning.

July 1st (Saturday) 2017

Summer Seminar: Business and Intercultural Negotiation
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Bates (Interfas management consulting company, Taiwan), Kumiko Murata (Waseda University), Tim Craig (Doshisha University)
Organization: The Business English Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Rooms F401 and F402 Iwasaki Kinenkan Blog, Kansai University Senriyama campus, Suita-shi, Osaka-fu
City: Suita City
Brief description: JALT Business Communication SIG, Kansai University, SIETAR Kansai, and the JALT Osaka and Kyoto chapters are proud to present the "Business and Intercultural Negotiation" conference, to be held July 1st and 2nd 2017, at Kansai University, Osaka.

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series: Oral Corrective Feedback in Language Pedagogy and SLA
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rod Ellis (Curtin University, Australia)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Temple University Japan, Osaka map
City: Osaka City
Brief description: The purpose of this seminar is to explore the extent to which the approach to correcting learners oral errors evident in popular teacher guides is compatible with research that has investigated the effect of oral corrective feedback on second language acquisition.

July 2nd (Sunday) 2017

Summer Seminar: Business and Intercultural Negotiation (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Bates (Interfas management consulting company, Taiwan), Kumiko Murata (Waseda University), Tim Craig (Doshisha University)
Organization: The Business English Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Rooms F401 and F402 Iwasaki Kinenkan Blog, Kansai University Senriyama campus, Suita-shi, Osaka-fu
City: Suita City
Brief description: JALT Business Communication SIG, Kansai University, SIETAR Kansai, and the JALT Osaka and Kyoto chapters are proud to present the "Business and Intercultural Negotiation" conference, to be held July 1st and 2nd 2017, at Kansai University, Osaka.

July 29th (Saturday) 2017

JALT Task-Based Language Teaching Mini-Conference: Tasks in Practice
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Lourdes Ortega (Georgetown University); call for poster sessions due May 31
Organization: Task Based Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Temple University, Osaka
City: Osaka City
Brief description: A mini-conference presented by the TBL SIG, featuring a poster session of practical TBLT lesson ideas and a special workshop by well-known TBLT researcher Lourdes Ortega from Georgetown University.

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