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ELT Calendar for Tokyo Metropolis

Events of professional interest to language teachers in Tokyo Metropolis.

February 24th (Sunday) 2019

The Tokyo ELT Expo and Book Fair in Association with JALT (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Prominent authors, trainers, and local teachers; call for papers due December 21st, 2018
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Venue: Otsuma Women's University Chiyoda Campus Building G. Address: 12 Sanban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8357 (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Inviting all ELT professionals and those interested in English language learning and teaching.

March 2nd (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: Azabu Hall: 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Deliberate and systematic practice is essential to develop knowledge and skills for using a second language (L2) more accurately and fluently.

March 9th (Saturday) 2019

Refining Your Professional Skills: Creating Effective Abstracts, Posters, and Slides
Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Jamie Taylor (Chubu University), Wendy M. Gough (Tokai University), Greg Gagnon (Toyota Technological Institute), Daniel Beck (Rikkyo University)
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Kyorin University Inokashira Campus E202 (Building E, second floor) 5-4-1 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo
City: Mitaka City
Brief description: This professional development event hosted by West Tokyo JALT and sponsored by Tokyo JALT, the JALT College and University Educators (CUE) SIG, and JALT Teacher Development (TD) SIG will help you prepare for the upcoming conference season by helping you learn how to write effective abstracts and design excellent presentations.

March 10th (Sunday) 2019

TESOL (Young Learners): Your turn
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Venue: Nellies English Books, Kenkyusha Fujimi Bldg., 1F, 2-11-3 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (map [PDF])
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Individual teachers or groups will prepare activities in advance and demonstrate them to the other teachers taking the program.

TESOL (Young Learners): Your turn
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Venue: Nellies English Books, Kenkyusha Fujimi Bldg., 1F, 2-11-3 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (map [PDF])
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Individual teachers or groups will prepare activities in advance and demonstrate them to the other teachers taking the program.

March 17th (Sunday) 2019

Developing Why-Because Mentality by Reading Newspaper Articles
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Toshio Jo
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Venue: Kameido Camellia Plaza, Seminar Room, 5F, 2-min walk from Kameido Station (Sobu or Tobu Kameido Line), 2-19-1 Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo 136-0071 map
City: Tokyo
Brief description: This presentation is made up of two parts. In the first part, the speaker will explain why English-language learners can develop logical and critical thinking by practicing journalistic writing.

March 20th (Wednesday) 2019

Teacher Identity and Emotions
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Christina Gkonou (University of Essex), Sam Morris (Kanda University of International Studies)
Organization: Teacher Development Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Rikkyo University, Ikebukuro Campus, Building 6, Room 405 (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Understanding Shifts in Language Teacher Identities and EmotionsChristina Gkonou, University of Essex Language teaching is an emotion-laden process, with teachers (and learners) experiencing a range of emotions and identity shifts in class.

March 31st (Sunday) 2019

Hands-on Workshop Series: Young Thinkers, Great Futures
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina (Authors, Magic Time; Co-authors, Everybody Up, Oxford Discover), Kevin Churchley (Shumei Gakuen Junior/ Senior High School), Naoko Ashikawa (Oxford University Press), Rob Peacock(Oxford University Press)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Venue: Mita NN Hall B1F Space D (4-1-23 Shiba Minato-ku, Tokyo)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: After a successful event last December, this one-day course on teaching 21st Century Skills in the primary English classroom will be held again in March.

May 25th (Saturday) 2019

MMR Seminar Series at Aogaku (No.1) Mixed Methods Research Seminar for Language Teaching and Learning Researchers
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Speaker: John W. Creswell (University of Michigan), Aleidine J. Moeller (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Organization: Aoyama Gakuin University Research Institute
Venue: Aoyama Gakuin University, Aoyama Campus, Soken Building, Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: A seminar (plenary presentations and workshops) on mixed methods research (MMR) for language teaching and learning researchers will be held at Aoyama Gakuin University from May 25 through 26, 2019.

May 26th (Sunday) 2019

MMR Seminar Series at Aogaku (No.1) Mixed Methods Research Seminar for Language Teaching and Learning Researchers
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: John W. Creswell (University of Michigan), Aleidine J. Moeller (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Organization: Aoyama Gakuin University Research Institute
Venue: Aoyama Gakuin University, Aoyama Campus, Soken Building, Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: A seminar (plenary presentations and workshops) on mixed methods research (MMR) for language teaching and learning researchers will be held at Aoyama Gakuin University from May 25 through 26, 2019.

May 31st (Friday) 2019

JALTCALL2019
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers extended to February 18 (9 AM Japan time)
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Aoyama Gakuin University, 4-4-25, Shibuya, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: This is a three-day event for educators and researchers in digital technology and language learning.

June 1st (Saturday) 2019

JALTCALL2019 (day 2 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers extended to February 18 (9 AM Japan time)
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Aoyama Gakuin University, 4-4-25, Shibuya, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: This is a three-day event for educators and researchers in digital technology and language learning.

June 2nd (Sunday) 2019

Call for papers due February 10th
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers extended to February 18 (9 AM Japan time)
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Aoyama Gakuin University, 4-4-25, Shibuya, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: This is a three-day event for educators and researchers in digital technology and language learning.

June 8th (Saturday) 2019

The 6th Annual Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland University Japan: Students in the Center: Reevaluating How We Teach and Serve
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers extended deadline: February 1, 2019
Organization: Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland University Japan
Venue: Lakeland University Japan, 5-7-12 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Please see the conference homepage, conference. luj.