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ELT Calendar for Tokyo Metropolis

Events of professional interest to language teachers in Tokyo Metropolis.

May 11th (Saturday) 2019

Must-Read Picture Books
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Namiko Tsuruta and others
Organization: EFL Arena
Venue: 6th Fl, Daini Washitsu, Kameido Camellia Plaza (map) 3-min. walk from Kameido station, JR Sobu Line. Kaeido 2-19-1, Koto-ku, Tokyo Ph: 03-5626-212
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Aims: Promote effective ways to help children enjoy and therefore acquire English through active learning.

TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series: Second Language Pragmatics: Theory, Research, and Pedagogy
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Naoko Taguchi (Carnegie Mellon 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: Pragmatics, an area within linguistics, is concerned with how people use language in a social context and why they use it in particular ways.

May 12th (Sunday) 2019

Teaching phonics (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: What is the role of phonics and how can we teach it effectively? This session will also contrast phonics with other approaches to teaching reading and writing and look at the role of each approach.

Eiken and demystifying other Japanese tests; General Planning Meeting for ETJ Tokyo
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Toshihito Fujinuma and Mona Kumata
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Venue: Nellie's Iidabashi Book Store (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: ETJ Tokyo is holding its 2nd meeting of the year. Are you confused about Eiken and other standardized tests that your students take/need? Feel a bit lost on which tests matter and how to prepare your students? Want to learn which test can greatly help a student's academic career and chances of acceptance for JHS/SHS? Toshihito and Mona will lead a special 90-mintue presentation that will answer all those questions in addition to time for practice test taking.

Phonics activities (TESOL certificate workshop)
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Venue: Nellies English Books, Iidabashi (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Teachers will look at a range of activities for teaching phonics. .

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.

June 9th (Sunday) 2019

Teaching listening and communication
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 develop children’s listening and communication ability? The ability to communicate includes a variety of elements.

Teaching writing (TESOL certificate workshop)
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Venue: Nellies English Books, Iidabashi (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Writing is the most difficult of the four skills, but mastering writing greatly improves the children’s ability to internalize language.

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.

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.

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.

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.