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ELT Calendar for Osaka Prefecture

Events of professional interest to language teachers in Osaka Prefecture.

January 14th (Monday) 2019

Inspire, Explore, Motivate: A young learners event (Osaka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura (English Square), Lesley Ito (Big Bow English Lab), Justin Kaley and David White (National Geographic Learning)
Organization: National Geographic Learning (Cengage Learning)
Venue: TKP Garden City Premium, Shinsaibashi, Conference Room 4F
City: Osaka City
Brief description: With workshops from leading names in young learner education and experienced consultants, you will acquire practical teaching ideas you can use in your classroom today! Let's inspire, motivate and explore together as English teachers who play a vital role in shaping the future of our young learners.

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 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.

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.