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Events of professional interest to language teachers in Tokyo.

Upcoming Deadlines in Tokyo

Call for papers due October 5th (Friday) 2018
2018 Meisei University International Studies Centre Professional Development Forum
Meisei University's International Studies Centre will host their eighth annual professional development forum on November 11, 2018 at Meisei University.

July 29th (Sunday) 2018

English Language Program in the Elementary School What’s Going on? What Can We Do to Make it Successful?
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Speaker: Various
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Venue: 3F, 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: In this workshop participants will talk about English program they have been seeing since this April. Homeroom teachers, ALTs, coordinators or those who are interested in this topic are all welcome.

August 2nd (Thursday) 2018

Be The Teacher! Inspiring students to find their own voice in English
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tomohisa Machida, George Kumazawa, Chantal Hemmi
Organization: National Geographic Learning (Cengage Learning)
Venue: Waseda University,Waseda Campus, Building 8, 2F, Tokyo
Brief description: With big transformations coming to the way that elementary English will be taught from 2020, we want to be prepared to do the best we can for our students in readiness for these changes.

August 25th (Saturday) 2018

Cambridge Day Hokkaido: English Language Teachers Seminar
Time: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Hideaki Kogo, Julian Bailey, Hiroyuki Tsukamoto, Chiho Nakagawa
Organization: Cambridge University Press
Venue: Hokusei Gakuen Girls' Junior and Senior High School (Sapporo, Hokkaido, map)
Brief description: Cambridge University Press Japan is proud to present “Cambridge Day Hokkaido”, a day of workshops designed to offer teaching ideas in response to the changes in University Entrance Testing announced in March this year.

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)
Brief description: Explore synergies between international business, business communication and innovative technologies. In collaboration with IATEFL BESIG & Toyo University.

September 9th (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
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.

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)
Brief description: Explore synergies between international business, business communication and innovative technologies. In collaboration with IATEFL BESIG & Toyo University.

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); the call for papers has been extended until June 26
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Rikkyo University, Tokyo (access)
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)
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); the call for papers has been extended until June 26
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Rikkyo University (access)
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
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 7th (Sunday) 2018

Tokyo JALT and Teaching Younger Learners: Storytelling, Assessment, and Team Teaching
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mitsue Allen-Tamai (Aoyama University), Frances Shiobara (Kobe Shoin Women's University)
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Tokiwamatsu Gakuen, Himonya 5-17-16, Tokyo
Brief description: Tokyo JALT has a great line up this time, starting with a presentation by Professor Mitsue Allen-Tamai of Aoyama University who will talk about her unique storytelling project.

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
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

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
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.

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
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 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
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
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.

November 10th (Saturday) 2018

2018 Meisei University International Studies Centre Professional Development Forum
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due October 5th, 2018
Organization: Meisei University International Studies Centre
Venue: Meisei University, 2-1-1 Hodokubo, Hino City, Tokyo: International Studies Centre, Building 23, 4th Floor (access)
Brief description: Meisei University's International Studies Centre will host their eighth annual professional development forum where English lecturers will present short seminars on EFL classroom practice and relevant research themes.

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
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.

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.)