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ELT Calendar for Tokyo Metropolis

Events of professional interest to language teachers in Tokyo Metropolis.

October 21st (Saturday) 2017

CANCELLED: Understanding Language Course Design as a Problem-Solving Process
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Crabbe (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: TUJ-Tokyo campus, Azabu Hall 3F, 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047
City: Tokyo
Brief description: CANCELLEDTUJ sent out notification on October 18 that the Distinguished Lecture Series events in Tokyo and Osaka on October 21 and 28 have been cancelled.

October 22nd (Sunday) 2017

Oxford Day 2017: The Power Of Language
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speaker Philip N. Howard (Statutory Professor of Internet Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute and Senior Fellow of Balliol College at the University of Oxford); plus many more
Organization: Oxford University Press
Venue: Keio University Mita Campus, South School Bldg. 2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Recent social and political issues are impacting communication on a global scale and in turn shaping policy in local education.

October 29th (Sunday) 2017

2017 Tokyo JALT Member Presentations Featuring Jim McKinley
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jim McKinley (University of Bath); call for presentations due September 15
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Rikkyo University, Ikkebukuro Campus
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Tokyo JALT aims to foster the growth of both Tokyo JALT and our members and this event is our annual effort to do just that.

November 5th (Sunday) 2017

Cambridge Day 2017: Workshop for JHS and HS Teachers
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:40 PM
Speaker: Tomoe Aoyama (Cambridge English Assessments), Charles Browne (Meiji Gakuen U), Curtis Kelly (Kansai U), Steven Gershon (Oberlin U), Kingo Shiratori (Hokusei Gakuen U), Hiroyuki Tsukamoto (ex-Fuji HS)
Organization: Cambridge University Press
Venue: TKP Shinagawa Conference Center, Tokyo (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Providing JHS (junior high school) and HS (high school) teachers the opportunity to learn about how to teach communicative English more effectively in classrooms using Cambridge University Press materials.

November 23rd (Thursday) 2017

Today is Labor Thanksgiving Day (Kinrou-kansha-no-hi)

ETJ Chiba November Workshop: Converting Content-Based Textbook into Task-Based Textbooks
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Speaker: Nicky Sekino
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Venue: Shin-Koiwa Chiku Center, 2F Access: 5 min. walk from Shin-Koiwa on the JR Sobu Line Address: 2-17-1 Shin-Koiwa, Katsushika-ku Phone: 03-3653-7141
City: Tokyo
Brief description: There are people who do not like to study with textbooks. Do you want to know the reason? The answer is simple.

December 3rd (Sunday) 2017

Oxford Phonics Workshop 2
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kaj Schwermer (Co-author, Oxford Phonics World), Kevin Churchley (Shumei High School)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Venue: Mita NN Hall (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Join Oxford Phonics World co-author Kaj Schwermer, and master storyteller Kevin Churchley for a full day of informative, in-depth workshops packed with useful, creative ideas you can use in your own classes right away! We will be hosting the second workshop in Tokyo.

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