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Friday, August 05, 2011

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Saturday August 6th

Expo dates decided

ETJ English Language Teaching Expos

Sat/Sun Oct 1/2 - Tokyo
Sun Oct 9 - Hiroshima
Sun Oct 16 - Osaka
Sun Oct 30 - Sendai
Sun Nov 6 - Nagoya
Sun Dec 4 - Fukuoka

The Expos in Tokyo and Sendai are in association with JALT.

If you are thinking of giving a presentation or having a display at the Expos,
please reply to this e-mail to get more information.

Registration for attending the Expos will start soon.

Cutting edge research

Database explains survival of irregular verbs
A study of the development of irregular verbs in the Romance languages

Popular TV shows teach children fame is most important value
Fame is the No. 1 value emphasized by TV shows popular with 9- to 11-year-olds

Research shows problems with phonics
Research indicates that phonics is not necessary after the initial stages of learning to read

Research backs English as key to development
A study into the economic impact of learning English in developing countries

Japan education news

Read the news at ELT News

Number of school bullying cases rising again
The first increase in five years

Torikai, Akashi at odds on use of English at Rakuten
Rakuten's adoption of English as its official language is dividing opinion amongst leading educators.

Yokohama adopts controversial textbook for junior high schools
A civic group said it was "unforgivable for authorities to force schools to use such textbooks justifying wars."

Fukushima teacher muzzled on radiation risks for school children
Toshinori Shishido, a Japanese literature teacher of 25 years, has resigned

Scholarships in Canada for Japanese youth affected by the earthquakes
Languages Canada members are awarding over $430,000 in scholarships

Extensive Reading World Congress

Kyoto - September 3-6

The World Congress represents the first time for all those involved with the
extensive reading approach -- teachers, scholars, writers and publishers --
to gather under one roof for a conference dedicated purely to extensive reading.

Click for the provisional schedule

Certificate course

Teaching conversation skills to Japanese university students
Bruno Vannieu and Jerry Talandis will be running certificate courses in teaching
conversation to Japanese university students in Osaka, Tokyo, and Fukuoka.
See full information by clicking the link.

Events coming soon

Sep 11 - Tokyo
A Workshop on Cooperative Learning in the Junior and Senior High School OC Classroom

Comprehensive list of events

NAHA, Okinawa -- August 7 (Sun) 11:00-13:00
Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Naha, Okinawa)
Speaker(s): Devon Thagard, Barbara Hoskins-Sakamoto

SAITAMA -- August 14/15 (Sun) 9:00-17:00
Creating a Culture of Peace at a Critical Moment:
The capacity of education for people's empowerment
Speaker(s): Loreta Castero, Kip Cates, Sasanka Perera, Kamata Yoji,
Sakamoto Hitomi, Nojima Daisuke, Kakuta Naoko, Kikuchi Keiko, Kawane Shinya

TSUKUBA, Ibaraki -- August 14 (Sun) 9:30-12:30
Professionalism In The Classroom
Speaker(s): Marco Brazil

TSUKUBA, Ibaraki -- August 14 (Sun) 13:30-16:30
Phonics and Sightwords: Empowering Children to Read
Speaker(s): Marco Brazil

MITO, Ibaraki -- August 20 (Sat) 11:00-13:00
Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Ibaraki)
Speaker(s): Simon Downes, Aurora Dobashi

TOTTORI -- August 20 (Sat) 11:00-13:00
Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Yonago, Tottori)
Speaker(s): Caroline Marie Gerner, Miki Sakai

MATSUE, Shimane -- August 21 (Sun) 11:00-13:00
Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Matsue, Shimane)
Speaker(s): Caroline Marie Gerner, Miki Sakai

SENDAI, Miyagi -- August 21 (Sun) 13:00-17:30
2011WE CAN! Summer ELT Forum in Sendai
Speaker(s): Yoko Matsuka, Rumiko Kido, Hiromi Sasaki
McGraw-Hill Education

UTSUNOMIYA, Tochigi -- August 21 (Sun) 13:30-16:00
Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Tochigi)
Speaker(s): Yumiko Igawa, Joshua Kidd

TOKYO -- August 23 (Tue) 9:00-17:00
5-Day TESOL Certificate Course
Speaker(s): Rod Ellis, Paul Pobertson

MAEBASHI, Gunma -- August 27 (Sat) 11:00-13:00
Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Gunma)
Speaker(s): Simon Downes, Aurora Dobashi

HIMEJI, Hyogo -- August 27 (Sat) 11:00-13:00
Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Himeji)
Speaker(s): Caroline Marie Gerner, Miki Sakai

OKAYAMA -- August 28 (Sun) 11:00-13:00
Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Okayama)
Speaker(s): Noriko Matsumoto, Marco Brazil

OMIYA, Saitama -- August 28 (Sun) 11:00-13:00
Oxford All-Japan Summer Tour (Omiya)
Speaker(s): Naoko Saito, Kathleen Kampa

FUKUOKA -- August 30 - September 2
JACET Convention 2011 - The 50th Commemorative International Convention
Speaker(s): Plenary Speakers include Rod Ellis.
National JACET

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