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ELT Calendar for Tokyo

Events of professional interest to language teachers in Tokyo.

Upcoming Deadlines in Tokyo

Call for papers due February 1st (Thursday) 2018
The 5th Annual Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland University Japan
The 5th Annual Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland University Japan will be held June 9th, 2018 at Lakeland University Japan in Tokyo.

January 21st (Sunday) 2018

Conversation Strategies
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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
Brief description: The English language and the Japanese language have different communication strategies. Because of this, English-speaking people sometimes find it difficult to understand the Japanese people even if the two parties are talking to each other in English.

January 27th (Saturday) 2018

Learning Grammar through Writing: Practice and Theory
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Natsuko Shintani (Kobe Gakuin University, Japan)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Azabu Hall 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 map
Brief description: Two general dimensions of second language (L2) writing are "learning-to-write", where L2 learners learn language to express themselves appropriately in writing, and writing-to-learn", in which engagement with L2 writing contributes to the development of language knowledge.

February 4th (Sunday) 2018

TESOL Certificate Program: Storytelling for young learners
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Lori Ligon
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Venue: Nellies English Books, Kenkyusha Fujimi Bldg., 1F, 2-11-3 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (map)
Brief description: Using storytelling as a powerful tool to develop language learning skill by increasing verbal proficiency, enhancing listening skills and incorporating target language.

TESOL Certificate Program: Getting your students to speak out
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Lori Ligon
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Venue: Nellies English Books, Kenkyusha Fujimi Bldg., 1F, 2-11-3 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (map)
Brief description: As an English teacher, one thing that we all struggle with is getting our students to speak. Teachers will look at some techniques to get students start talking.

February 10th (Saturday) 2018

The Tokyo ELT Expo and Book Fair in Association with JALT (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Prominent authors, trainers, and local teachers; call for papers due December 8th, 2017
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Venue: Building No. 3. Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages, Uchikanda 2-13-13 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (3 min walk from Kanda Station, West Exit; map)
Brief description: Inviting all ELT professionals and those interested in English language learning and teaching. Comprehensive displays of the latest ELT materials for children and adults.

February 11th (Sunday) 2018

Today is National Foundation Day (Kenkoku-kinen-no-hi)

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 8th, 2017
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Venue: Building No. 3. Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages Uchikanda 2-13-13 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (3 min walk from Kanda Station, West Exit; map)
Brief description: Inviting all ELT professionals and those interested in English language learning and teaching. Comprehensive displays of the latest ELT materials for children and adults.

February 17th (Saturday) 2018

Qualitative and Narrative Approaches to Researching Language Teaching and Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Gary Barkhuizen (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Azabu Hall 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 map
Brief description: What does qualitative research in the field of language teaching and learning actually mean? And what does narrative research mean? How are they related? These are not easy questions to answer, mainly because of the plethora of both definitions and methodological practices evident in the field.

February 25th (Sunday) 2018

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2018 - Motivate, Encourage and Empower: Smart approaches to help students grow as learners
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Kaj Schwermer, Kevin Churchley
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Venue: Aioi Nissay Dowa Sonpo Shinjuku Bldg., 3-25-3 Yoyogi, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Brief description: Come and join Oxford at this years Oxford Teaching Workshop series! This interactive and informative event will feature lively and hands-on workshops for teachers of young learners and will stop at ten cities throughout Japan.

March 4th (Sunday) 2018

TESOL Certificate Program: 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)
Brief description: Individual teachers or groups will prepare activities in advance and demonstrate them to the other teachers taking the program.

TESOL Certificate Program: 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)
Brief description: Individual teachers or groups will prepare activities in advance and demonstrate them to the other teachers taking the program.

March 17th (Saturday) 2018

Teaching English to Young Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mitsue Allen-Tamai (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Azabu Hall 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 map
Brief description: The introduction of English education into elementary schools has been much discussed in the last few decades. In order to keep up with the pace of globalization, people in non-English-speaking countries are eager to acquire high levels of communicative English proficiency, while people in English-speaking counties have striven to develop appropriate educational curricula to help young immigrant children learn English.

May 19th (Saturday) 2018

JALT PanSIG 2018 Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due January 15, 2018
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Venue: Toyo Gakuen University, Hongo Campus, Tokyo (access)
Brief description: PanSIG is an annual conference sponsored and organized by many of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT).

May 20th (Sunday) 2018

PanSIG 2018 Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due January 15, 2018
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Venue: Toyo Gakuen University, Hongo Campus, Tokyo (access)
Brief description: PanSIG is an annual conference sponsored and organized by many of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT).

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
Brief description: Sharing Research, Expanding Innovation. As educators, we understand that teaching extends far beyond everyday classroom activity.

Groups Active In Tokyo

Listed in decreasing order by the number of events on ELT Calendar by each group in Tokyo. (The ELT Calendar database goes back to 2001.)

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