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Monday, May 23, 2011

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Monday May 23rd

Japan education news

Disaster areas need teachers
Even with government help, prefectures still need replacements

After the deluge, universities face foreign exodus
There are likely to be serious short-term and long-term consequences

Read the news at ELT News

Cutting edge research

Becoming a vampire without being bitten
Reading fulfills deep psychological needs

IQ tests measure motivation - not just intelligence
More research that questions the validity of IQ tests

Artificial grammar reveals inborn language sense
Experiments with alien languages confirm Chomsky's prediction

One-day events

One-day certificate courses in
teaching elementary school children
Okayama - May 29
Kanazawa - Jun 26
Trainer: David Paul

Annual Brain Days
(learn about neuroscience)
Kitakyushu - July 9
Osaka - July 10
Presenters: Robert S. Murphy, Tim Murphey, Curtis Kelly, Marc Helgesen

Special ETJ seminar
on teaching children
Tokyo - July 31
Presenters: Barbara Sakamoto, Ritsuko Nakata, Yoko Matsuka, David Paul

Support for teachers of writing

Online support for writing courses
Cactus Education provides programs for university students,
high school students, adults and children.

Where there's a Will ...

Seminar on making a will
Tokyo - May 25
Learn how to make a will and what will happen if you don't.

'ETJ Linked in' now an open group

ETJ Linked in
This is now an open group. This means discussions can be viewed by anyone on the web,
found on any search engines, and can be shared on other social networking platforms.

Events coming soon

unday May 29 - Omiya
ETJ  Alan Miesch: Five fabulous favorites and the power of puzzles

Sunday June 19 - Chiba
ETJ  My share for teaching numbers

Comprehensive list of events

TOKYO -- May 25 (Wed) 19:00-21:00
Seminar: Where there's a Will...
IFG Asia

KYOTO -- May 28 (Sat) 9:00-17:00
Exploring Gender and Its Implications
Speaker(s): Various speakers

NIIGATA -- May 28 (Sat) 9:00-18:00
The 3rd Annual N.E.A.R. Language Education Conference
Speaker(s): Featured Chuck Sandy.
Niigata JALT

NAGASAKI -- May 28 (Sat) 14:00-16:00
Active Participation through Student Response Systems
Speaker(s): Bill Pellowe and Paul Shimizu
Nagasaki JALT

NAGOYA, Aichi -- May 29 (Sun) 10:00-16:00
Three Parts to Effective English: Vocabulary, Grammar, and Comprehension
Speaker(s): Peter Warner
Power Seminars

OKAYAMA -- May 29 (Sun) 10:00-17:30
One-Day Certificate Course in Teaching Children (Okayama)
Speaker(s): David Paul

TOKYO -- May 29 (Sun) 10:00-20:00
ECAP (ELT Career and Professional Development Conference) 2011
Speaker(s): Keynote speakers include Marcos Benevides and Noriko Ishihara

OMIYA, Saitama -- May 29 (Sun) 14:00-17:00
Five Fabulous Favorites and The Power of Puzzles
Speaker(s): Alan Miesch
Saitama ETJ

KURUME, Fukuoka -- June 3-5 (Fri-Sun)
JALTCALL 2011 Conference (day 1 of 3)
Speaker(s): Featured Keynote Speaker: Carla Meskill, State University of New York.

TOKYO -- June 5 (Sun) 10:00-12:30
IIEEC - Oxford University Press Teacher Training Certificate Program Summer Session Workshop 3
Speaker(s): Ritsuko Nakata and IIEEC Teacher Trainers

TOKYO -- June 5 (Sun) 13:30-16:00
IIEEC - Oxford University Press Teacher Training Certificate Program Summer Session Workshop 4
Speaker(s): Ritsuko Nakata and IIEEC Teacher Trainers

OSAKA -- June 10-12 (Fri-Sun) 15:00-19:00
ACTC 2011: Inaugural Asian Conference on Technology
Speaker(s): Keynote Speakers Garr Reynolds and Jill Robbins; featured speakers Bill Pellowe and Roger Palmer

OSAKA -- June 10-12 (Fri-Sun) 15:00-19:00
ACLL 2011: The Inaugural Asian Conference on Language Learning
Speaker(s): Keynote Speakers Garr Reynolds and Jill Robbins; featured speakers Deryn P. Verity, Charles Kowalski and Kevin Cleary

KITAKYUSHU, Fukuoka -- June 11 (Sat) 18:30-20:00
Testing times: Ensuring success
Speaker(s): Michael Philips
Kitakyushu JALT

TOKYO -- June 11 (Sat) 18:30-20:30
Writer's Night: Writing for Young Adults
Speaker(s): Suzanne Kamata and Holly Thompson

KAWASAKI, Kanagawa -- June 12 (Sun) 10:00-17:00
Changing Together! The First JALT JSH SIG Junior / Senior High School Teacher Development Workshop
Speaker(s): Takashi Miura, Gregory Paul Glasgow, Peter J. Collins, Tom Gorham and Jon Gorham, Yoichi Watari, Ben Shearon

FUKUI -- June 18 (Sat) 10:00-12:00
Translation in English Language Teaching in Japan
Speaker(s): Yoshifumi Saito
Fukui JALT

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