Teaching Children and Young Learners

If you teach English to children or young learners (elementary school, junior high school, or high school), the events listed here are especially for you!

September 22nd (Saturday) 2018

Age-related Factors in Second Language Learning (in Tokyo)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Singleton (University of Pannonia, Hungary)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 23rd (Sunday) 2018

Today is Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)

Holiday Activity Share
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ-Aichi officers
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching in Elementary Schools
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Activities That Are Effective In Both Large and Small Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

JALT Sendai Mini-Conference, followed by BBQ
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Speakers include Aleda Krause (author of Superkids/Supertots), John Wiltshier and Marc Helgesen (authors of English Firsthand), Caroline Handley (Asia University), and Joanne Sato (Toyo University)
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

September 29th (Saturday) 2018

Age-related Factors in Second Language Learning (in Osaka)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Singleton (University of Pannonia, Hungary)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

September 30th (Sunday) 2018

IIEEC - OUP Teacher Training Certificate Program 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata (Co-author of Let's Go), IIEEC trainers (IIEEC Teacher Training Center)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 7th (Sunday) 2018

Tokyo JALT and Teaching Younger Learners: Storytelling, Assessment, and Team Teaching
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mitsue Allen-Tamai (Aoyama University), Frances Shiobara (Kobe Shoin Women's University)
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 13th (Saturday) 2018

Be The Teacher: Inspiring students to find their own voice in English
Time: 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Shibahara Tomoyuki (Kanda University of International Studies), Yamamoto Takao (Tokyo Metropolitan Musashi Junior and Senior High School), Joseph Shaules (Juntendo University)
Organization: National Geographic Learning (Cengage Learning)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 14th (Sunday) 2018

englishbooks.jp Education Day for ELT Teachers Autumn 2018 in Fukuoka
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: englishbooks.jp
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

IIEEC - OUP Teacher Training Certificate Program 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata (Co-author of Let's Go), IIEEC trainers (IIEEC Teacher Training Center)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching In Elementary Schools
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Activities That Are Effective In Both Large And Small Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

One-Day Certificate Course in Teaching Children
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

October 21st (Sunday) 2018

englishbooks.jp Education Day for ELT Teachers Autumn 2018 in Tokyo
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: englishbooks.jp
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Lesson planning
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Being an effective teacher
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

October 28th (Sunday) 2018

Teaching Games And Songs Effectively
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Activities For Children's Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

November 4th (Sunday) 2018

Context-Based Teaching For Very Young Learners
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Crowe
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Story-Based Teaching For Very Young Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Scott Crowe
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

One-Day Certificate Course in Teaching Children
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

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
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

November 18th (Sunday) 2018

Planning And Integrating Language Games
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Planning and integrating songs
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

November 23rd (Friday) 2018

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

JALT2018: Technology in Teaching Workshops
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenary Rebecca Oxford with others to be confirmed. Call for papers due Feb 12
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

November 24th (Saturday) 2018

JALT2018: 44th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning, and Educational Materials Exhibition (day 1 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenary Rebecca Oxford with others to be confirmed. Call for papers due Feb 12
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

November 25th (Sunday) 2018

Context-based teaching for very young learners
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Crowe
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

JALT2018: Diversity and Inclusion (day 2 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenary Rebecca Oxford with others to be confirmed. Call for papers due Feb 12
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Story-Based Teaching For Very Young Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Scott Crowe
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

November 26th (Monday) 2018

JALT2018: Diversity and Inclusion (day 2 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenary Rebecca Oxford with others to be confirmed. Call for papers due Feb 12
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

December 2nd (Sunday) 2018

englishbooks.jp Education Day for ELT Teachers Autumn 2018 in Nagoya
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: englishbooks.jp
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

ETJ Chiba Workshop: Speaking Exercises for a Variety of Ages and Levels Presentation
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Terry Yearley (Saitama University)
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 27th (Sunday) 2019

englishbooks.jp Tokyo Kids Workshop Winter 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: englishbooks.jp
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 3rd (Sunday) 2019

englishbooks.jp Osaka Kids Workshop Spring 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: englishbooks.jp
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

August 9th (Friday) 2019

The 5th World Congress on Extensive Reading
Time: To be announced
Speaker: TBA; Call for papers TBA
Organization: Extensive Reading Foundation
Location: Taichung City, Taichung (Taiwan)

August 10th (Saturday) 2019

The 5th World Congress on Extensive Reading (day 2 of 4)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: TBA; Call for papers TBA
Organization: Extensive Reading Foundation
Location: Taichung City, Taichung (Taiwan)

August 11th (Sunday) 2019

The 5th World Congress on Extensive Reading (day 3 of 4)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: TBA; Call for papers TBA
Organization: Extensive Reading Foundation
Location: Taichung City, Taichung (Taiwan)

August 12th (Monday) 2019

The 5th World Congress on Extensive Reading (day 4 of 4)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: TBA; Call for papers TBA
Organization: Extensive Reading Foundation
Location: Taichung City, Taichung (Taiwan)