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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 May 31st (Thursday) 2018
The IAFOR Asian Conference on Education 2018
IAFOR and the ACE2018 Organizing Committee invite you to submit your abstract to the 10th Asian Conference on Education, to be held in Tokyo, Japan from October 13-15, 2018.

Call for papers due June 7th (Thursday) 2018
7th Annual Vocabulary Symposium 2018
The 7th Annual Vocabulary Symposium 2018 of the JALT Vocabulary SIG will be held September 15, 2018 at Meiji Gakuin University, Shirokane Campus, in Tokyo.

Call for papers due June 30th (Saturday) 2018
The JALT Business Communication SIG 2018 Annual Conference
The JALT Business Communication SIG 2018 Annual Conference will be held September 8-9, 2018 at Toyo University (Hakusan Campus) in Tokyo. The call for papers has been extended until May 31st.

May 27th (Sunday) 2018

The Mechanism of Japanese Communication: Grin and Bear It (ETJ Chiba May Workshop)
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Speaker: Nicky Sekino
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Venue: 2F, Shin-Koiwa Chiku Center 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: An academic question is if the Japanese and Westerners smile for different occasions. A casual observer of cross-cultural differences will say "yes" to this question.

June 3rd (Sunday) 2018

Teacher Journeys Conference 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Christina Gkonou (University of Essex), Tomohisa Machida (Akita International University). Call for papers due April 23.
Organization: Teacher Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Rikkyo University, Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: In EFL teaching in Japan and around the world, almost every teacher's career path takes the form of a unique and eventful journey.

IIEEC - OUP Teacher Training Certificate Program 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata (Co-author of Let's Go), IIEEC trainers (IIEEC Teacher Training Center)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Venue: Tokyo-Convention Hall AP Hamamatsucho, B1F (N+O Room), Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Workshop series to develop practical teaching skills for the young learner classroom. Useful teaching materials will be on display and available for purchase at the event.

June 9th (Saturday) 2018

The 5th Annual Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland University Japan
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due February 1, 2018 (extended deadline)
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: Sharing Research, Expanding Innovation. As educators, we understand that teaching extends far beyond everyday classroom activity.

Extensive Reading - What it is and how to do it
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Andrew Boon
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Library
City: Kokubunji City
Brief description: In this presentation, Dr. Boon will outline his experience of implementing ER programs at Japanese universities.

June 10th (Sunday) 2018

Teaching listening and communication
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)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: TESOL (Young Learners) Certificate Workshop: How can we develop children's listening and communication ability? The ability to communicate includes a variety of elements.

Teaching writing
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)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: TESOL (Young Learners) Certificate Workshop: Writing is the most difficult of the four skills, but mastering writing greatly improves the children’s ability to internalize language.

June 16th (Saturday) 2018

Distinguished Lecturer Series: Task-based Language Teaching and Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Andrea Revesz (University College London, U.K.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Task-based language teaching (TBLT) is an increasingly popular approach to second and foreign language education across the globe.

June 30th (Saturday) 2018

Distinguished Lecturer Series: Teaching and Learning Vocabulary
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Nation (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: This course looks at the role played by direct learning and meaning focused activities in the teaching and learning of vocabulary.

July 1st (Sunday) 2018

IIEEC - OUP Teacher Training Certificate Program 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata (Co-author of Let's Go), IIEEC trainers (IIEEC Teacher Training Center)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Venue: Tokyo-Convention Hall AP Hamamatsucho, B1F (N+O Room), Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Workshop series to develop practical teaching skills for the young learner classroom. Useful teaching materials will be on display and available for purchase at the event.

July 8th (Sunday) 2018

Teaching games and songs effectively
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)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: TESOL (Young Learners) Certificate Workshop: 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.

Activities for children's classes
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)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: TESOL (Young Learners) Certificate Workshop: Teachers will discuss and practice a range of activities.

July 14th (Saturday) 2018

Distinguished Lecturer Series: Lexical Input Processing, the TOPRA Model, and Effective Vocabulary Instruction
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Joe Barcroft (Washington University in St. Louis, U.S.A.)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: This seminar focuses on (a) lexical input processing (lex-IP), referring to how learners allocate their limited processing resources when they are exposed to novel vocabulary; (b) the type of processing - resource allocation (TOPRA) model and its predictions for how different types of tasks and input manipulations affect vocabulary learning; and (c) implications of research on lex IP and TOPRA when it comes to vocabulary instruction.

September 8th (Saturday) 2018

The JALT Business Communication SIG 2018 Annual Conference: The Spark: Igniting Innovations in Communications for Global Businesses (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen U), Dana Poklepovich (IATEFL Co-cordinator), Caroline Tan (Tsukuba U), Tish Robinson (Hitotsubashi U)
Organization: The Business English Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Toyo University (Hakusan Campus) (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Explore synergies between international business, business communication and innovative technologies.

September 9th (Sunday) 2018

The JALT Business Communication SIG 2018 Annual Conference: The Spark: Igniting Innovations in Communications for Global Businesses (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Charlie Browne (Meiji), Evan Frendo (IATEFL BESIG), Rab Paterson (Toyo U), Ron Morrain (Language Learning Center), Andrew O'Brien (Kyoritsu), Lalitha Murthy (Consultant), Valerie Honda (Consultant)
Organization: The Business English Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Toyo University (Hakusan Campus) (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Explore synergies between international business, business communication and innovative technologies.

IIEEC - OUP Teacher Training Certificate Program 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata (Co-author of Let's Go), IIEEC trainers (IIEEC Teacher Training Center)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Venue: Tokyo-Convention Hall AP Hamamatsucho, B1F (O Room), Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Workshop series to develop practical teaching skills for the young learner classroom. Useful teaching materials will be on display and available for purchase at the event.

September 15th (Saturday) 2018

JALT CUE SIG 25th Anniversary Conference: 25 Years and Still Right On CUE
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Kay Irie (Gakushuin University), Jo Mynard (Kanda University of International Studies); call for papers due June 22
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Rikkyo University, Tokyo (access)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: The JALT CUE SIG 25th anniversary conference will feature a variety of presentations and poster sessions on topics of interest to the college and university educator community.

7th Annual Vocabulary Symposium 2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:50 PM
Speaker: Call for posters extended to June 7, 2018
Organization: Vocabulary Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Meiji Gakuin University, Shirokane Campus, Main Building, 1-2-37 Shirokanedai Minato-ku, Tokyo (map)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Program (tentative):9:30 to 9:50 Registration 10:00 to 12:50 Symposium One: Vocabulary Learning and Assessment 12:50 to 13:50 Lunch and Poster Session 14:00 to 16:40 Symposium Two: Vocabulary and Corpus Linguistics 16:45 to 17:15 Break out discussion session 17:30 to 19:30 Dinner and Drinks (onsite) Poster session:In addition to the invited speakers, vetted poster presentations will also be included at the symposium with the themes of "tested vocabulary teaching and learning strategies" and "ongoing vocabulary empirical research".

September 16th (Sunday) 2018

JALT CUE SIG 25th Anniversary Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Kay Irie (Gakushuin University), Jo Mynard (Kanda University of International Studies); call for papers due June 22
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Rikkyo University (access)
City: Tokyo
Brief description: The JALT CUE SIG 25th anniversary conference will feature a variety of presentations and poster sessions on topics of interest to the college and university educator community.

September 30th (Sunday) 2018

IIEEC - OUP Teacher Training Certificate Program 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata (Co-author of Let's Go), IIEEC trainers (IIEEC Teacher Training Center)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Venue: Tokyo-Convention Hall AP Hamamatsucho, B1F (O Room), Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Workshop series to develop practical teaching skills for the young learner classroom. Useful teaching materials will be on display and available for purchase at the event.

October 13th (Saturday) 2018

The IAFOR Asian Conference on Education 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Zachary Walker (National Institute of Education), Tien-Hui Chiang (Zhengzhou University, China)
Organization: International Academic Forum
Venue: Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
City: Tokyo
Brief description: IAFOR and the ACE2018 Organizing Committee invite you to submit your abstract to the 10th Asian Conference on Education, to be held in Tokyo, Japan from October 13-15, 2018.

October 14th (Sunday) 2018

The IAFOR Asian Conference on Education 2018 (day 2 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Zachary Walker (National Institute of Education), Tien-Hui Chiang (Zhengzhou University, China)
Organization: International Academic Forum
Venue: Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
City: Tokyo
Brief description: IAFOR and the ACE2018 Organizing Committee invite you to submit your abstract to the 10th Asian Conference on Education, to be held in Tokyo, Japan from October 13-15, 2018.

IIEEC - OUP Teacher Training Certificate Program 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata (Co-author of Let's Go), IIEEC trainers (IIEEC Teacher Training Center)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Venue: Tokyo-Convention Hall AP Hamamatsucho, B1F (O Room), Tokyo
City: Tokyo
Brief description: Workshop series to develop practical teaching skills for the young learner classroom. Useful teaching materials will be on display and available for purchase at the event.

October 15th (Monday) 2018

The IAFOR Asian Conference on Education 2018 (day 3 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Zachary Walker (National Institute of Education), Tien-Hui Chiang (Zhengzhou University, China)
Organization: International Academic Forum
Venue: Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
City: Tokyo
Brief description: IAFOR and the ACE2018 Organizing Committee invite you to submit your abstract to the 10th Asian Conference on Education, to be held in Tokyo, Japan from October 13-15, 2018.

October 21st (Sunday) 2018

englishbooks.jp Education Day for ELT Teachers Autumn 2018 in Tokyo
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: englishbooks.jp
Venue: TBA
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 mini gift pack! You are welcome to our event without registering.

January 27th (Sunday) 2019

englishbooks.jp Tokyo Kids Workshop Winter 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: englishbooks.jp
Venue: TBA
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 young learners! A must for all those teaching English as a foreign language! Reserve in advance to get a mini gift pack! You are welcome to our event without registering.