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Events of professional interest to language teachers in Tokyo Metropolis.

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Call for papers due October 5th (Friday) 2018
2018 Meisei University International Studies Centre Professional Development Forum
Meisei University's International Studies Centre will host their eighth annual professional development forum on November 11, 2018 at Meisei University.

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
Venue: TUJ Tokyo Center, Azabu Hall 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: For most people the answer to the question of when it is best to begin learning a second language is self-evident.

September 23rd (Sunday) 2018

Today is Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)

BBQ and Annual General Meeting
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Nick Jones
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Showa Kinen Park, 190-0014 Tokyo, Tachikawa, Midori-cho 3173
City: Tachikawa City
Brief description: West Tokyo JALT will hold a potluck BBQ, mini-presentation by Nick Jones on building websites for teachers, and Annual General Meeting (AGM) where we will announce our new officers for 2019.

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
Venue: Tokyo-Convention Hall AP Hamamatsucho, B1F (O Room), Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Workshop series to develop practical teaching skills for the young learner classroom. Useful teaching materials will be on display and available for purchase at the event.

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
Venue: Tokiwamatsu Gakuen, Himonya 5-17-16, Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Tokyo JALT has a great line up this time, starting with a presentation by Professor Mitsue Allen-Tamai of Aoyama University who will talk about her unique storytelling project.

October 13th (Saturday) 2018

The IAFOR Asian Conference on Education 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Zachary Walker (National Institute of Education), Tien-Hui Chiang (Zhengzhou University, China)
Organization: International Academic Forum
Venue: Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
City: Tokyo
Brief description: IAFOR and the ACE2018 Organizing Committee invite you to submit your abstract to the 10th Asian Conference on Education, to be held in Tokyo, Japan from October 13-15, 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)
Venue: Waseda University, Waseda Campus, Building 8, 3F
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Designed for junior and senior high school teachers. More information and registration (click here).

Using the Process Approach for Advanced Academic Writing: Practical Applications for Diverse Situations
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Matthew Taylor
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Machida Rental Space Room D (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: In this presentation/workshop,which is sponsored by Cengage National Geographic Learning, the immense task of teaching advanced academic writing in English, specifically, research paper writing, to learners who may or may not be prepared for it will be addressed.

October 14th (Sunday) 2018

The IAFOR Asian Conference on Education 2018 (day 2 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Zachary Walker (National Institute of Education), Tien-Hui Chiang (Zhengzhou University, China)
Organization: International Academic Forum
Venue: Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
City: Tokyo
Brief description: IAFOR and the ACE2018 Organizing Committee invite you to submit your abstract to the 10th Asian Conference on Education, to be held in Tokyo, Japan from October 13-15, 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
Venue: Tokyo-Convention Hall AP Hamamatsucho, B1F (O Room), Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Workshop series to develop practical teaching skills for the young learner classroom. Useful teaching materials will be on display and available for purchase at the event.

Teaching In Elementary Schools
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Venue: Nellies English Books, Kenkyusha Fujimi Bldg., 1F, 2-11-3 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: What is happening with English classes in public elementary schools? How can we make the best use of the materials? How can we work well in team teaching situations.

Activities That Are Effective In Both Large And Small Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Aurora Dobashi
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Venue: Nellies English Books, Kenkyusha Fujimi Bldg., 1F, 2-11-3 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: There are many activities that work well only in small classes. Many teachers neeed activities that are effective in large classes and can also be adapted to smaller classes.

October 15th (Monday) 2018

The IAFOR Asian Conference on Education 2018 (day 3 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Zachary Walker (National Institute of Education), Tien-Hui Chiang (Zhengzhou University, China)
Organization: International Academic Forum
Venue: Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
City: Tokyo
Brief description: IAFOR and the ACE2018 Organizing Committee invite you to submit your abstract to the 10th Asian Conference on Education, to be held in Tokyo, Japan from October 13-15, 2018.

October 20th (Saturday) 2018

Understanding Language Course Design as a Problem-Solving Process (in Tokyo)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Crabbe (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: TUJ Tokyo Center, Azabu Hall 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Course design at its most basic is specifying learning goals, together with effective learning opportunities to achieve those goals.

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
Venue: TBA
City: Tokyo
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.

Oxford Day 2018: Global and Local Trends in Language Education
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers Michael Swan and Catherine Walter
Organization: Oxford University Press
Venue: Keio University Mita Campus, South School Bldg.
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Oxford Day will bring together leading figures in education to address the most relevant questions facing language teachers and learners today.

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
Venue: Nellies English Books, Kenkyusha Fujimi Bldg., 1F, 2-11-3 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Teachers will look at how to set up context based situations so that children use language more naturally.

Story-Based Teaching For Very Young Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Scott Crowe
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Venue: Nellies English Books, Kenkyusha Fujimi Bldg., 1F, 2-11-3 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Teachers will look at how to choose a story and how to re-work a story so that it matches a target language.

November 10th (Saturday) 2018

2018 Meisei University International Studies Centre Professional Development Forum
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due October 5th, 2018
Organization: Meisei University International Studies Centre
Venue: Meisei University, 2-1-1 Hodokubo, Hino City, Tokyo: International Studies Centre, Building 23, 4th Floor (access)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Meisei University's International Studies Centre will host their eighth annual professional development forum where English lecturers will present short seminars on EFL classroom practice and relevant research themes.

Formulaic Language in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (in Tokyo)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Wood (Carleton University, Canada)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: TUJ Tokyo Center, Azabu Hall 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: A considerable amount of research of various types has been conducted around formulaic language (FL)--multiword units with unitary meanings or functions that appear to be prefabricated, mentally stored, and processed as if single words.

December 2nd (Sunday) 2018

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)
Venue: 9F, Kameido Camellia Plaza Access: 2 min walk from Kameido Station on Sobu Line or Tobu Kameido Line, 2-19-1 Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo Phone: 03-5626-2121 City: Tokyo
Brief description: In this two-hour workshop, I will share a range of speaking activities which can be used to improve grammar, vocabulary, and listening/speaking fluency.

January 27th (Sunday) 2019

englishbooks.jp Tokyo Kids Workshop Winter 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: englishbooks.jp
Venue: TBA
City: Tokyo
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.