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ELT Calendar for Tokyo Metropolis

Events of professional interest to language teachers in Tokyo Metropolis.

Upcoming Deadlines in Tokyo Metropolis

Call for papers due October 13th (Sunday) 2019
2019 Meisei University International Studies Center Professional Development Forum
The 2019 Meisei University International Studies Center Professional Development Forum will be held November 16, 2019 in Hino City, Tokyo.

June 22nd (Saturday) 2019

TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series: Issues of (mis)communication in Science and Mathematics Classrooms--the Surprising Importance of Language
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Timothy Fukawa-Connelly (Temple University, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: TUJ Azabu Hall: 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: This course will synthesize the results of various classroom-based (content-based) studies of language and communicative practices in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) classrooms.

June 28th (Friday) 2019

Learn about Intercultural Communication in Education (with ICLE SIG)
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Roxana Sandu (University of Tsukuba), Valerie Hansford (Soka University), Javier Salazar (Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages and University of Tsukuba)
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Rikkyo University, Ikebukuro Campus, Building 1, Room 1104
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Come learn about JALT's ICLE SIG and about Intercultural Communications in Education. This event will feature presentations and time to speak with the ICLE team.

June 29th (Saturday) 2019

Half-day workshop--Engaging students with the Linguaculture Motivation Profiler
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Joseph Shaules, Sumiko Miyafusa, Robinson Fritz, Gabriela Schmidt
Organization: Japan Intercultural Institute
Venue: Juntendo University, Ochanomizu Campus, Dai-2 Kyoiku-to, Rm see at the entrance
City: Tokyo
Brief description: This half-day workshop will introduce the Linguaculture Motivation Profiler (LMP). This validated 36-item online instrument creates a learning profile of students.

MA in Global Communication Open Day Event. Including a TESOL Workshop: Designing a CEFR-based curriculum
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Colin Thompson (Josai International University), Tim Woolstencroft (Josai International University)
Organization: Josai International University
Venue: Josai International University, Tokyo Kioicho Campus, Building 5, 2nd floor map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: TESOL Workshop, MA Thesis Presentations, MA Program Q & A session. TESOL Workshop: CEFR's influence on language education in Japan has grown significantly in recent years.

July 5th (Friday) 2019

Tokyo JALT State of the Chapter 2019: Labor and Jobs in Japan
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Yumiko Nakajima (Executive President of National Union of General Workers, Tokyo Nambu), Chie Matsumoto (Journalist /activist; president of Newspaper and wire service workers' union), Suwako Uehara, Michele Joel
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Rikkyo University Ikebukuro Campus Bldg 14 and Room D401
City: Tokyo
Brief description: At this year s State of the Chapter we are looking at labor and jobs and Tokyo is proud to bring you experts on both.

July 7th (Sunday) 2019

Teaching games and songs effectively (TESOL certificate workshop)
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Venue: Nellies English Books, Iidabashi (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: How can we use games and songs to maximise learning? Games and songs are used as extras by some teachers and just to have fun by others.

Elementary & JHS Games, Teaching Writing to Young Learners and Medical Situational role-play
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Chinny Mbakwe, Andy Baysa and Michael Ciantar
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Venue: Nellie's Bookstore Iidabashi
City: Tokyo
Brief description: ETJ Tokyo will host its 3rd meeting of the year on Sunday July 7th. Are you looking for fresh games to be used with your Elementary and JHS students? Then look no further--come join Chinny Mbakwe for a hands-on and high energy presentation on making learning fun in large classes! The second presentation will be led by Andy Baysa and will cover how to teach writing to young learners.

July 13th (Saturday) 2019

TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series: Usage-Based Second Language Acquisition: Implicit and Explicit Learning and Their Interface
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Nick Ellis (University of Michigan, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: TUJ Azabu Hall: 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: We learn language through our experiences of using language. Usage-based approaches to language investigate how this happens.

July 19th (Friday) 2019

Nick Ellis: Understanding Language and Learning: Theoretical, Methodological, and Cultural Developments in Applied Linguistics
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Nick Ellis (University of Michigan)
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Rikkyo University Ikebukuro Campus Building 1, Rm 1104
City: Tokyo
Brief description: The Tokyo, West Tokyo, and Yokohama Chapters of the Japan Association for Language Teaching as well as the Teacher Development (TD) SIG are excited to welcome you to this presentation by Dr.

July 28th (Sunday) 2019

Making the Most of Photocopiable Resources
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Speaker: Terry Yearley
Organization: ETJ East Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Venue: 3F, Shin-Koiwa Chiku Center (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Presentation description: There are many excellent photocopiable resources available to teachers of EFL.

August 4th (Sunday) 2019

Bring Your Classroom to Life: Practical ideas for teaching young learners
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Mayumi Tabuchi, Julie Hwang, David White
Organization: National Geographic Learning (Cengage Learning)
Venue: DMM.com Sumitomo-fudosan, Roppongi Grand Tower 24F 3-2-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (directly connected to Roppongi-itchome Station)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Creating enjoyable and engaging lessons is a challenge we all face as educators. Our young learners need to develop language skills as well as the skills of collaboration, creativity and critical thinking in order to be the next generation of 21st citizens.

October 13th (Sunday) 2019

Cambridge Day Osaka
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Speaker: Hideaki Kogo (Keiai University), Tomoe Aoyama (Cambridge English Assessment), Yuko Hoshino (Chiba University), Chiho Nakagawa (Kogakuin Junior and Senior High School), James Dunn (Tokai University), Steven Gershon (J.F. Oberlin University )
Organization: Cambridge University Press
Venue: Civi Convention Centre Shin Osaka Higashi (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Due to popular demand, Cambridge University Press Japan is pleased to announce the return of "Cambridge Day" in Osaka.

November 16th (Saturday) 2019

2019 Meisei University International Studies Center Professional Development Forum
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due October 13, 2019
Organization: Meisei University International Studies Centre
Venue: Meisei University, 2-1-1 Hodokubo, Hino City, Tokyo: International Studies Center, Building 23, 4th Floor
City: Hino City
Brief description: Meisei University's International Studies Center will host its ninth annual professional development forum where English teaching professionals will present short seminars on EFL classroom practices and relevant research themes.

December 1st (Sunday) 2019

englishbooks.jp Education Day for ELT Teachers Autumn 2019 in Tokyo
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: TBC
Organization: englishbooks.jp
Venue: Hearton Hotel Higashishinagawa 2F, 4-13-27 Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo, 140-0002
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 gift bag! You are welcome to our event without registering, but if you register for this event, you will have a special registration desk at the event where you can pick up an event bag with free gifts courtesy of publishers.