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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 June 30th (Friday) 2017
CUE English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Symposium
The fourth CUE English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Symposium will be held September 9, 2017 at Keio University.

May 13th (Saturday) 2017

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Invariant Measurement with Rasch Models for Rater-Mediated Assessments
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: George Engelhard (The University of Georgia, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Temple University Japan, Tokyo map
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Measurement issues play a critical role in discussions of second language acquisition. This seminar examines key psychometric issues related to invariant measurement based on Rasch models for rater-mediated assessments.

May 28th (Sunday) 2017

ETJ Chiba May Online Workshop Preparing for Output by Shadoku (Extensive Reading while Shadowing)
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Yuko Suzuki (ABC4YOU English School)
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Venue: Camelia Plaza 9F, 2 min walk from Kameido Station on Sobu Line or Tobu Kameido Line; 2-19-1 Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo Ph: 03-5626-2121 map
City: Tokyo
Brief description: The outline of workshop: Reading stories for enjoyment is a natural way to develop reading skills and many learners of English put a lot of effort into reading, but sometimes the joy of reading is left behind.

June 4th (Sunday) 2017

excitELT: Uncharted Territories
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Chia Suan Chong, Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Mike Hogan, John Fanselow, Ted O'Neill; call for sessions deadline April 14th
Organization: ExcitELT
Venue: Rikkyo University, Ikebukuro campus, Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: It can be too easy for teachers to fall into a routine. We chose Uncharted Territories for the conference theme because we believe that stepping out into the unknown is essential in our profession.

June 10th (Saturday) 2017

4th Annual Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland University Japan
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due Dec 15th
Organization: Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland College Japan
Venue: Lakeland University Japan 5-7-12 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: "Building Bridges" Recent years have seen growing influence among those who wish to erect barriers, both national and ideological.

June 17th (Saturday) 2017

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Cognitive and Corpus Linguistics-Inspired Approaches to Lexico-Grammar Instruction
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dilin Liu (University of Alabama, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Temple University Japan, Tokyo map
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Grammar and vocabulary are arguably two of the most important, albeit most difficult, aspects in second language learning.

July 8th (Saturday) 2017

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series: Oral Corrective Feedback in Language Pedagogy and SLA
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rod Ellis (Curtin University, Australia)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Temple University Japan, Tokyo map
City: Tokyo
Brief description: The purpose of this seminar is to explore the extent to which the approach to correcting learners oral errors evident in popular teacher guides is compatible with research that has investigated the effect of oral corrective feedback on second language acquisition.

August 4th (Friday) 2017

The Fourth World Congress on Extensive Reading
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Shuhei Kadota, Richard Day, Loh Chin Ee, Jennifer Bassett, and many more
Organization: Extensive Reading Foundation
Venue: Toyo Gakuen University, Hongo Campus, Tokyo (access)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: The World Congress gathers all those involved with the extensive reading approach -- students, teachers, scholars, writers and publishers -- under one roof for a conference dedicated purely to extensive reading.

August 5th (Saturday) 2017

The Fourth World Congress on Extensive Reading (day 2 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: TBA; Call for papers due February 28th, 2017
Organization: Extensive Reading Foundation
Venue: Toyo Gakuen University, Hongo Campus, Tokyo (access)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: The World Congress gathers all those involved with the extensive reading approach -- students, teachers, scholars, writers and publishers -- under one roof for a conference dedicated purely to extensive reading.

August 6th (Sunday) 2017

The Fourth World Congress on Extensive Reading (day 3 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: TBA; Call for papers due February 28th, 2017
Organization: Extensive Reading Foundation
Venue: Toyo Gakuen University, Hongo Campus, Tokyo (access)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: The World Congress gathers all those involved with the extensive reading approach -- students, teachers, scholars, writers and publishers -- under one roof for a conference dedicated purely to extensive reading.

August 7th (Monday) 2017

The Fourth World Congress on Extensive Reading (day 4 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: TBA; Call for papers due February 28th, 2017
Organization: Extensive Reading Foundation
Venue: Toyo Gakuen University, Hongo Campus, Tokyo (access)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: The World Congress gathers all those involved with the extensive reading approach -- students, teachers, scholars, writers and publishers -- under one roof for a conference dedicated purely to extensive reading.

August 29th (Tuesday) 2017

JACET 2017: The 56th International Convention (day 1 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:50 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers Barbara Seidlhofer (University of Vienna) and Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew (Nanyang Technological University)
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Venue: Aoyama Gakuin University, 4-4-25, Shibuya, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: As we head toward the first quarter of the 21st century, the importance of communication at a global level is becoming increasingly evident.

August 30th (Wednesday) 2017

JACET 2017: The 56th International Convention (day 2 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:50 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers Barbara Seidlhofer (University of Vienna) and Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew (Nanyang Technological University)
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Venue: Aoyama Gakuin University, 4-4-25, Shibuya, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: As we head toward the first quarter of the 21st century, the importance of communication at a global level is becoming increasingly evident.

August 31st (Thursday) 2017

JACET 2017: The 56th International Convention (day 3 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:50 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers Barbara Seidlhofer (University of Vienna) and Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew (Nanyang Technological University)
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Venue: Aoyama Gakuin University, 4-4-25, Shibuya, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: As we head toward the first quarter of the 21st century, the importance of communication at a global level is becoming increasingly evident.

September 16th (Saturday) 2017

CUE ESP Symposium
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Sue Starfield (UNSW), Barbara DuBabcock (City Uni HK), and Masako Terui (Kindai). Call for posters due June 30th
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Keio University, Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: This is the fourth ESP Symposium offered by the JALT CUE SIG; this year in collaboration with the JALT BizCom SIG.

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