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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 (Friday) 2019
The 6th Annual Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland University Japan
The 6th Annual Conference on Global Higher Education at Lakeland University Japan will be held June 8th, 2019 in Tokyo.

Call for papers due February 8th (Friday) 2019
JALTCALL2019
JALTCALL 2019 will be held at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo from May 31-June 2.

January 27th (Sunday) 2019

englishbooks.jp Tokyo Young Learners Teaching Workshop, Winter 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: James Hara (ABC Pop Phonics), Angus Schaefer (ABC Pop Phonics), Aaron Siegel (e-future), Eric Kane (ELF Learning), Deborah Grow (English Garden), Mark Kulek (MSC Press), Patricia Daly Oe, Hans Janssen (Thinking World), Mari Yoshizawa (Pep, Inc.)
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.

Inspire, Explore, Motivate: A young learners event (Tokyo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura, Yasuko Hirata, David White
Organization: National Geographic Learning (Cengage Learning)
Venue: Waseda University, Waseda Campus, Building 8, 3F Conference Rooms 303-304-305
Brief description: With workshops from leading names in young learner education and experienced consultants, you will acquire practical teaching ideas you can use in your classroom today! Let's inspire, motivate and explore together as English teachers who play a vital role in shaping the future of our young learners.

ETJ Chiba Workshop: English Language Program in Public Elementary Schools: What's Going on? What Can We Do to Make it Successful?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Venue: Seminar Room 9F, Kameido Camellia Plaza (2 min walk from Kameido Sta., Sobu Line or Tobu Kameido Line; 2-19-1 Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo (map)
Brief description: Japan will face a new era in English education in 2020. The country's elementary schools will take more communicative approaches after the year of the Tokyo Olympics.

February 16th (Saturday) 2019

TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series: Culture in the Language Classroom: Towards an Intercultural Pedagogy for Teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jonathan Newton (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Azabu Hall: 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 (map)
Brief description: An often overlooked truth about language teaching is that the language teacher is a teacher of culture whether they know it or not or whether they like it or not.

February 17th (Sunday) 2019

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2019 (Tokyo)
Time: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Rob Peacock (Oxford University Press), Ritsuko Nakata (Co-author, Let's Go), Kevin Churchley (Shumei High School), Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina (Authors, Magic Time; Co-authors, Everybody Up, Oxford Discover)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Venue: Aioi Nissay Dowa Sonpo Shinjuku Bldg. B1 Hall 3-25-3 Yoyogi, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Brief description: Join Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2019 and pick up techniques and ideas from a varied line-up of experienced teachers and teacher trainers and get some ideas to use in your own classes.

TESOL (Young Learners): 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 [PDF])
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.

Tokyo Teaching Younger Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Tokiwa Matsukakuen Junior High School High School (map)
Brief description: Tokyo JALT's Teaching Younger Learners: Sharing our Best Ideas ( all levels from Elementary to High school) RSVP or share your ideas.

TESOL (Young Learners): Storytelling for young learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 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 [PDF])
Brief description: Using storytelling as a powerful tool to develop language learning skill by increasing verbal proficiency, enhancing listening skills and incorporating target language.

February 23rd (Saturday) 2019

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 21st, 2018
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Venue: Otsuma Women's University Chiyoda Campus, Building G., 12 Sanban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8357 (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 24th (Sunday) 2019

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 21st, 2018
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Venue: Otsuma Women's University Chiyoda Campus Building G. Address: 12 Sanban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8357 (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.

March 2nd (Saturday) 2019

TUJ Distinguished Lecturer Series: Optimizing Second Language Practice in the Classroom: Applying Insights from Cognitive/Educational Psychology to Second Language Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yuichi Suzuki (Kanagawa University, Japan)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Venue: Azabu Hall: 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 (map)
Brief description: Deliberate and systematic practice is essential to develop knowledge and skills for using a second language (L2) more accurately and fluently.

March 10th (Sunday) 2019

TESOL (Young Learners): 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 [PDF])
Brief description: Individual teachers or groups will prepare activities in advance and demonstrate them to the other teachers taking the program.

TESOL (Young Learners): 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 [PDF])
Brief description: Individual teachers or groups will prepare activities in advance and demonstrate them to the other teachers taking the program.

May 31st (Friday) 2019

JALTCALL2019
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due Friday, February 8th
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Aoyama Gakuin University, 4-4-25, Shibuya, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Brief description: This is a three-day event for educators and researchers in digital technology and language learning. Overall program: Fri: Unvetted Workshops Sat: Presentations, Posters, Keynote Sun: Presentations, Posters, Plenary Please check back here or see the JALTCALL 2019 Conference website for details.

June 1st (Saturday) 2019

JALTCALL2019 (day 2 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due Friday, February 8th
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Aoyama Gakuin University, 4-4-25, Shibuya, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Brief description: This is a three-day event for educators and researchers in digital technology and language learning. Overall program: Fri: Unvetted Workshops Sat: Presentations, Posters, Keynote Sun: Presentations, Posters, Plenary Please check back here or see the JALTCALL 2019 Conference website for details.

June 2nd (Sunday) 2019

JALTCALL2019 (day 3 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due Friday, February 8th
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Venue: Aoyama Gakuin University, 4-4-25, Shibuya, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Brief description: This is a three-day event for educators and researchers in digital technology and language learning. Overall program: Fri: Unvetted Workshops Sat: Presentations, Posters, Keynote Sun: Presentations, Posters, Plenary Please check back here or see the JALTCALL 2019 Conference website for details.

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
Brief description: Please see the conference homepage, conference. luj.

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.)