Updated Schedules – August 13, 2018

Teachers Helping Teachers 2018 in Kyrgyzstan: Engaged L2 Learning – Theory to Practice

Osh Pedagogical Institute of Humanities

September 6, 2018 (Thursday)
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Ceremony & THT Overview
9:45 – 10:45 #1 – Vocabulary Learning Activities (Roger Palmer)
#2 – Stimulating Interaction Through Materials Design (Matt Coomber)
11:00 – 12:00 #3 – Language Classroom Activities with Happiness in Mind (and Body!) (Greg Rouault)
#4 – Double Dictation Challenge (Lawrence Levy)
12:00 – 13:15 LUNCH
13:15 – 14:15 #5 – 4 Skill-Integration Activities Improve Young Learners’ Skills (Yoko Takano)
#6 – What You See. What You Think. What You Imagine (Randy Bollig)
14:30 – 15:30 #7 – Getting the Most from Stories in ESL Classes (James Crocker)
#8 – Study Skits (Larry Levy)
15:45 – 16:30 Closing Remarks & Awards Ceremony

 

Teachers Helping Teachers 2018 in Kyrgyzstan: Engaged L2 Learning

Osh State University

Day One – September 7, 2018 (Friday)
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Ceremony & THT Overview
9:45 – 10:45 #1 Plenary Session – Applying Positive Psychology Principles in Language Classrooms (Greg Rouault)
11:00 – 12:00 #2 – From Squiggles to Stories (Randy Bollig)
#3 – Preparing Students for the IELTS   (James Crocker)
12:00 – 13:15 LUNCH
13:15 – 14:15 #4 -True Stories Lead Young Learners to Speak and Write More in EFL Classroom (Yoko Takano)
#5 – Engaging the Learner: poster presentations (Roger Palmer)
14:30 – 15:30 #6 – Promoting Autonomy in Writing Classes   (Matt Coomber)
#7 – Double Dictation Challenge (Lawrence Levy)

 

Day Two – September 8, 2018 (Saturday)
9:00 – 10:00 #8 – Plenary: Reading to Learn: Interpreting Texts (Roger Palmer)
10:15 – 11:15 #9 – Conversation Strategies are the Tool for Young Learners in Communication (Yoko Takano)
#10 – Making the most of the textbook   (Matt Coomber)
11:30 – 12:30 #11 – Publish with Pleasure – Writing Creatively about Language Teaching (James Crocker)
#12 – From Words to Symbols and Pictures and Back Again (Larry Levy)
12:30 – 13:45 LUNCH
#13 Poster Session
13:45 – 14:45 #14 – Sub-ordinating Teaching to Learning (Randy Bollig)
#15 – What Great Teachers Do: MBE-based Evidence for the Classroom (Greg Rouault)
15:00 – 16:30 Closing Remarks & Awards Ceremony

 

Teachers Helping Teachers 2018 in Kyrgyzstan: Engaged L2 Learning

Bishkek Humanities University

Day One – September 11, 2018 (Tuesday)
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Ceremony & THT Overview
9:45 – 10:45 #1 – Reading to Learn: Interpreting Texts   (Roger Palmer)
#2 – Stimulating Interaction Through Materials Design (Matt Coomber)
#3 – Applying Positive Psychology Principles in Language Classrooms (Greg Rouault)
11:00 – 12:00 #4 – Engaging Ideas for the L2 Classroom   (Brent Jones)
#5 – Getting the Most from Stories in ESL Classes (James Crocker)
#6 – 4 Skill-Integration Activities Improve Young Learners’ Skills (Yoko Takano)
12:00 – 13:15 LUNCH
13:15 – 14:15 #7 – What You See. What You Think. What You Imagine (Randy Bollig)
#8 – Study Skits (Lawrence Levy)
#9 – Vocabulary Learning Activities   (Roger Palmer)
14:30 – 15:30 #10 – No Textbook, No Problem (Mike Collins)
#11 – Increasing Student Motivation in the Language Classroom (Jeffrey Morrow)
#12 – Project-Based, Problem-Based & Team-Based Learning in EFL Contexts (Brent Jones)
15:45 – 16:45 #13 Poster Presentations

 

Teachers Helping Teachers 2018 in Kyrgyzstan: Engaged L2 Learning

Bishkek Humanities University

Day Two – September 12, 2018 (Wednesday)
9:00 – 10:00 #14 – Online Reflective Journaling for In-Service University EFL Teachers (Brent Jones)
#15 – Double Dictation Challenge (Lawrence Levy)
#16 – Language Classroom Activities with Happiness in Mind (and Body!) (Greg Rouault)
10:15 – 11:15 #17 – From Squiggles to Stories (Randy Bollig)
#18 – Using Cultural Presentations to Enhance the Learning Experience (Jeffrey Morrow)
#19 – Promoting autonomy in writing classes   (Matt Coomber)
11:30 – 12:30 #20 – No Textbook, No Problem (Mike Collins)
#21 – What Great Teachers Do: MBE-based Evidence for the Classroom (Greg Rouault)
#22 – Preparing Students for the IELTS   (James Crocker)
12:30 – 13:45 LUNCH
13:45 – 14:45 #23 – Making the most of the textbook   (Matt Coomber)
#24 – True Stories Lead Young Learners to Speak and Write More in EFL Classroom (Yoko Takano)
#25 – Considering Opinions (Lawrence Levy)
15:00 – 16:00 #26 – Publish with Pleasure – Writing Creatively about Language Teaching (James Crocker)
#27 – Vocabulary Learning Activities   (Roger Palmer)
#28 – Creating Effective ESP Programs for Hospitality Educators (Jeffrey Morrow)
16:15 – 17:00 Closing Remarks & Awards Ceremony

 

Teachers Helping Teachers 2018 in Kyrgyzstan: Engaged L2 Learning

Workshop with Forum English Language Teachers’ Association, Kyrgyzstan

September 13, 2018 (Thursday)
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Ceremony & THT Overview
9:45 – 10:45 #1 – Conversation Strategies are the Tool for Young Learners in Communication (Yoko Takano)
#2 – Getting the Most from Stories in ESL Classes (James Crocker)
#3 – What You See. What You Think. What You Imagine (Randy Bollig)
11:00 – 12:00 #4 – Study Skits (Lawrence Levy)
#5 – ?? (Kenje)
#6 – Stimulating Interaction Through Materials Design (Matt Coomber)
12:00 – 13:15 LUNCH
13:15 – 14:15 #7 Increasing Student Motivation in the Language Classroom (Jeffrey Morrow)
#8 Poster Presentations
14:30 – 15:30 #9 – Reading to Learn: Interpreting Texts   (Roger Palmer)
#10 – No Textbook, No Problem (Mike Collins)
#11 – Engaging Ideas for the L2 Classroom   (Brent Jones)
15:45 – 16:30 Closing Remarks & Awards Ceremony

 

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THT 2018 in Kyrgyzstan (Draft Schedule)

Teachers Helping Teachers 2018 in Kyrgyzstan: Engaged L2 Learning – Theory to Practice

Issyk Kul & Cholpon Ata School District (Draft)

Day 1 – September 3, 2018 (Monday)
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Ceremony & THT Overview
9:45 – 10:45 #1 – What You See. What You Think. What You Imagine (Randy Bollig)
11:00 – 12:00 #2 – Stimulating Interaction Through Materials Design (Matt Coomber)
12:00 – 13:15 LUNCH
13:15 – 14:15 #3 – Study Skits (Larry Levy)
14:30 – 15:30 #4 – Applying Positive Psychology Principles in Language Classrooms (Greg Rouault)
15:45 – 16:30 #5 – Getting the Most from Stories in ESL Classes (James Crocker)

 

Day 2 – September 4, 2018 (Tuesday)
9:00 – 10:00 #6 – Preparing Students for the IELTS (James Crocker)
10:15 – 11:15 #7 – Language Classroom Activities with Happiness in Mind (and Body!) (Greg Rouault)
11:30 – 12:30 #8 – Double Dictation Challenge (Larry Levy)
12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 – 14:30 #9 – Promoting Autonomy in Writing Classes (Matt Coomber)
14:45 – 15:45 #10 – From Squiggles to Stories (Randy Bollig)
16:00 – 16:45 Closing Remarks & Awards Ceremony

 

 

 

Teachers Helping Teachers 2018 in Kyrgyzstan: Engaged L2 Learning – Theory to Practice

Osh Pedagogical Institute of Humanities

September 6, 2018 (Thursday)
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Ceremony & THT Overview
9:45 – 10:45 #1 – Reading to Learn: Interpreting Texts (Roger Palmer)
#2 – Stimulating Interaction Through Materials Design (Matt Coomber)
11:00 – 12:00 #3 – Language Classroom Activities with Happiness in Mind (and Body!) (Greg Rouault)
#4 – Getting the Most from Stories in ESL Classes (James Crocker)
12:00 – 13:15 LUNCH
13:15 – 14:15 #5 – 4 Skill-Integration Activities Improve Young Learners’ Skills (Yoko Takano)
#6 – What You See. What You Think. What You Imagine (Randy Bollig)
14:30 – 15:30 #7 – Study Skits   (Lawrence Levy)
#8 – Vocabulary Learning Activities (Roger Palmer)
15:45 – 16:30 Closing Remarks & Awards Ceremony


Teachers Helping Teachers 2018 in Kyrgyzstan: Engaged L2 Learning

Osh State University

Day One – September 7, 2018 (Friday)
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Ceremony & THT Overview
9:45 – 10:45 #1 – Double Dictation Challenge (Lawrence Levy)
#2 – From Squiggles to Stories (Randy Bollig)
11:00 – 12:00 #3 – Promoting Autonomy in Writing Classes (Matt Coomber)
#4 – What Great Teachers Do: MBE-based Evidence for the Classroom (Greg Rouault)
12:00 – 13:15 LUNCH
13:15 – 14:15 #5 – Preparing Students for the IELTS (James Crocker)
#6 – Making the most of the textbook (Matt Coomber)
14:30 – 15:30 #7 – True Stories Lead Young Learners to Speak and Write More in EFL Classroom (Yoko Takano)
#8 – Engaging the Learner: poster presentations (Roger Palmer)
15:45 – 16:30 Plenary Session – Applying Positive Psychology Principles in Language Classrooms (Greg Rouault)

 

Day Two – September 8, 2018 (Saturday)
9:00 – 10:00 #1 – Getting the Most from Stories in ESL Classes (James Crocker)
#2 – Study Skits   (Lawrence Levy)
10:15 – 11:15 #3 – 4 Skill-Integration Activities Improve Young Learners’ Skills (Yoko Takano)
#4 – Language Classroom Activities with Happiness in Mind (and Body!) (Greg Rouault)
11:30 – 12:30 #5 – Reading to Learn: Interpreting Texts (Roger Palmer)
#6 – What Great Teachers Do: MBE-Based Evidence for the Classroom (Greg Rouault)
12:30 – 13:45 LUNCH
13:45 – 14:45 #7 – What You See. What You Think. What You Imagine (Randy Bollig)
#8 – Stimulating Interaction Through Materials Design (Matt)
15:00 – 16:30 Closing Remarks & Awards Ceremony

Teachers Helping Teachers 2018 in Kyrgyzstan: Engaged L2 Learning

Bishkek Humanities University

Day One – September 11, 2018 (Tuesday)
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Ceremony & THT Overview
9:45 – 10:45 #1 – Reading to Learn: Interpreting Texts (Roger Palmer)
#2 – Stimulating Interaction Through Materials Design (Matt Coomber)
#3 – Applying Positive Psychology Principles in Language Classrooms (Greg Rouault)
11:00 – 12:00 #4 – Engaging Ideas for the L2 Classroom (Brent Jones)
#5 – Getting the Most from Stories in ESL Classes (James Crocker)
#6 – 4 Skill-Integration Activities Improve Young Learners’ Skills (Yoko Takano)
12:00 – 13:15 LUNCH
13:15 – 14:15 #7 – What You See. What You Think. What You Imagine (Randy Bollig)
#8 – Study Skits   (Lawrence Levy)
#9 – Vocabulary Learning Activities (Roger Palmer)
14:30 – 15:30 #10 – No Textbook, No Problem (Mike Collins)
#11 – Increasing Student Motivation in the Language Classroom (Jeffrey Morrow)
#12 – Project-Based, Problem-Based & Team-Based Learning in EFL Contexts (Brent Jones)
15:45 – 16:45 #13 Poster Presentations

Teachers Helping Teachers 2018 in Kyrgyzstan: Engaged L2 Learning

Bishkek Humanities University

Day Two – September 12, 2018 (Wednesday)
9:00 – 10:00 #14 – Online Reflective Journaling for In-Service University EFL Teachers (Brent Jones)
#15 – Double Dictation Challenge (Lawrence Levy)
#16 – Language Classroom Activities with Happiness in Mind (and Body!) (Greg Rouault)
10:15 – 11:15 #17 – From Squiggles to Stories (Randy Bollig)
#18 – Using Cultural Presentations to Enhance the Learning Experience (Jeffrey Morrow)
#19 – Promoting autonomy in writing classes (Matt Coomber)
11:30 – 12:30 #20 – No Textbook, No Problem (Mike Collins)
#21 – What Great Teachers Do: MBE-based Evidence for the Classroom (Greg Rouault)
#22 – Preparing Students for the IELTS (James Crocker)
12:30 – 13:45 LUNCH
13:45 – 14:45 #23 – Making the most of the textbook (Matt Coomber)
#24 – True Stories Lead Young Learners to Speak and Write More in EFL Classroom (Yoko Takano)
#25 – Considering Opinions   (Lawrence Levy)
15:00 – 16:00 #26 – Publish with Pleasure – Writing Creatively about Language Teaching (James Crocker)
#27 – Vocabulary Learning Activities (Roger Palmer)
#28 – Creating Effective ESP Programs for Hospitality Educators (Jeffrey Morrow)
16:15 – 17:00 Closing Remarks & Awards Ceremony

Teachers Helping Teachers 2018 in Kyrgyzstan: Engaged L2 Learning

Workshop with Forum English Language Teachers’ Association, Kyrgyzstan

September 13, 2018 (Thursday)
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Ceremony & THT Overview
9:45 – 10:45 #1 – Conversation Strategies are the Tool for Young Learners in Communication (Yoko Takano)
#2 – Getting the Most from Stories in ESL Classes (James Crocker)
#3 – What You See. What You Think. What You Imagine (Randy Bollig)
11:00 – 12:00 #4 – Study Skits   (Lawrence Levy)
#5 – ?? (Kenje)
#6 – Stimulating Interaction Through Materials Design (Matt Coomber)
12:00 – 13:15 LUNCH
13:15 – 14:15 #7 Increasing Student Motivation in the Language Classroom (Jeffrey Morrow)
#8 Poster Presentations
14:30 – 15:30 #9 – Reading to Learn: Interpreting Texts (Roger Palmer)
#10 – No Textbook, No Problem (Mike Collins)
#11 – Engaging Ideas for the L2 Classroom (Brent Jones)
15:45 – 16:30 Closing Remarks & Awards Ceremony
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THT 2018 in Kyrgyzstan – Updated Schedule

THT Kyrgyzstan 2018

Conference Theme: Engaged L2 Learning – Theory to Practice

Dates/Venues:
Sept 3 (Mon) – Pre-Conference Workshops
Sept 4 (Tue) – Pre-Conference Workshops
Sept 6 (Thu) – Osh Pedagogical Institute of Humanities
Sept 7 (Fri) – Osh State University
Sept 8 (Sat) – Osh State University
Sept 10 (Mon) – Classroom Observations (Bishkek Humanities University)
Sept 11 (Tue) – Bishkek Humanities University
Sept 12 (Wed) – Bishkek Humanities University

Sept 13 (Thu) – Workshop with Forum English Language Teachers’ Association, Kyrgyzstan
Sept 14 (Fri) – Workshop with Japanese Language Teachers’ Association, Kyrgyzstan

This year will be the 10th anniversary of THT Kyrgyzstan and we are planning several commemorative events with our partner institutions. It promises to be the biggest and best yet. We expect our Osh seminars to commence on Thursday, September 6th and Bishkek seminars on Tuesday, September 11th. If you prefer to come to Kyrgyzstan for just part of the seminars, feel free to let us know.

The theme for this year is: Engaged L2 Learning – Theory to Practice
If you have a Masters Degree or its equivalent in TESOL or a related field and are intrigued by sharing your ideas and expertise in Central Asia, contact delegate leaders Brent Jones (bjones.jp@gmail.com) or Roger Palmer (roger88@icloud.com) with at least three proposals. Please be sure to indicate your available dates. You can also submit online via the THT website (http://tht-japan.org/proposal_submission.html).

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Teachers Helping Teachers & Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association Conference on Language Education 2018

Teachers Helping Teachers & Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association Conference on Language Education 2018

Eyes on the EFL classroom: New Techniques for a New Generation

The Teachers Helping Teachers/Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (THT/BELTA) 12th Annual Conference on Language Education will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from September 14th and 15th, 2018. A program with one of the BELTA chapters outside of Dhaka is being scheduled for September 17th. Volunteers may go to one or both of the programs.

The organizers would like each person to submit three proposals out of which two and possibly three might be given. Traditionally, our teacher-training conferences, seminars and workshops exhibit practical, student and teacher-friendly approaches to language education that are informed by current research in the field. Please keep this in mind when creating your proposals.

Regarding our audience, presenters can expect a mix of junior high school, high school, and university educators. We occasionally have primary school educators in attendance also. You may specify a target audience for your presentation, but should expect a mix of teachers in the audience. A repeat of your Dhaka program presentation(s) might be acceptable for the external program. Presentation proposals should be sent to the conference coordinator, Pat Dougherty at pdougherty@aiu.ac.jp and ct180@hotmail.com. Acknowledgement of receipt will be made immediately and decisions on acceptance will be made within two weeks of reception.

Travel to Bangladesh, and lodgings in Dhaka, are paid by the THT volunteers, traditionally, travel costs within Bangladesh and lodging costs for the program outside of Dhaka are paid by BELTA. There are numerous social functions and dinners during the stay and volunteers should expect a full schedule of events during the program.

Once your proposals have been received and accepted, information about accommodations and travel arrangements will be forwarded to participants. Feel free to contact the coordinators, Pat Dougherty pdougherty@aiu.ac.jp or Steve Cornwell thtjalt@gmail.com with questions.

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THT 2018 in Kyrgyzstan (10th Anniversary)

THT Kyrgyzstan 2018

Conference Theme: Engaged L2 Learning – Theory to Practice

Dates/Venues:
Sept 6 (Thu) – Osh Pedagogical Institute of Humanities
Sept 7 (Fri) – Osh State University
Sept 8 (Sat) – Osh State University
Sept 10 (Mon) – Classroom Observations (Bishkek Humanities University)
Sept 11 (Tue) – Bishkek Humanities University
Sept 12 (Wed) – Bishkek Humanities University

Sept 13 (Thu) – Workshop with Forum English Language Teachers’ Association, Kyrgyzstan
Sept 14 (Fri) – Workshop with Japanese Language Teachers’ Association, Kyrgyzstan

This year will be the 10th anniversary of THT Kyrgyzstan and we are planning several commemorative events with our partner institutions. It promises to be the biggest and best yet. We expect our Osh seminars to commence on Thursday, September 6th and Bishkek seminars on Tuesday, September 11th. If you prefer to come to Kyrgyzstan for just part of the seminars, feel free to let us know.

The theme for this year is: Engaged L2 Learning – Theory to Practice
If you have a Masters Degree or its equivalent in TESOL or a related field and are intrigued by sharing your ideas and expertise in Central Asia, contact delegate leaders Brent Jones (bjones.jp@gmail.com) or Roger Palmer (roger88@icloud.com) with at least three proposals. Please be sure to indicate your available dates. You can also submit online via the THT website (http://tht-japan.org/proposal_submission.html).

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THT 2016 in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan 2016 Conference, Seminars & Workshops – The Social Nature of Language, Teaching and Learning

The dates for the THT Kyrgyzstan 2016 Conference, Seminar & Workshop Series have been confirmed. We will conduct three separate events from September 7 – 15 in the capital Bishkek and the cities of Osh and Jalal-Abad.

The first event is a two-day (Sept. 8th – 9th) conference at Osh Pedagogical Institute of Humanities in the southern part of the country. This will be the third time that THT will be taking its seminars and workshops in Kyrgyzstan outside the capital.

We will then conduct a one-day seminar in Jalal-Abad (Sept. 10) for teachers who cannot travel to Osh.

After returning to Bishkek, we will again work with the Kyrgyzstan English Language Teachers’ Association (FORUM) for a one-day conference on September 13th. Following that, we will hold the Seventh Annual THT in Kyrgyzstan at Bishkek Humanities University from September 14th to 15th. On the last day of this conference, we will conduct a one-day lecture and workshop series for the Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Kyrgyzstan

If you have a Masters Degree or its equivalent in TESOL or a related field, have experience presenting at an academic conference, and are intrigued by sharing your ideas and expertise in Central Asia, contact delegate leader Roger Palmer (roger88@mac.com) with at least three proposals. Please be sure to indicate your available dates so that we can pencil you in for the relevant seminars. You can also submit online via the THT website (http://tht-japan.org/proposal_submission.html). Come join us!

2016 Delegates

Roger Palmer (Co-Delegation Leader)

Brent Jones (Co-Delegation Leader)

Lawrence Levy

Cathrine-Mette Mork

Michael Collins

Jason Gold

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Updated Website

Hi Everyone!

We have updated the Teachers Helping Teachers website and blog pages. We hope these pages are more useful for delegates and conference participants. Please take a look and let us know what you think (thtjalt@gmail.com).

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THT Kyrgyzstan 2014

Kyrgyzstan 2014 Seminar ‘Teaching and Learning Languages in Context’
The dates for the THT Kyrgyzstan 2014 Seminar Series have been confirmed. We will conduct three separate seminars from September 8 – 13 in the capital Bishkek and the provincial region of Talas Oblast. The first event is a two-day (Sept. 8th – 9th) teacher training workshop and seminar in Talas Oblast, held in conjunction with the FORUM English Language Teachers’ Association, Kyrgyzstan. This will be the first time that THT will be taking its seminars in Kyrgyzstan outside the capital. We will then conduct a one-day seminar for secondary school and college teachers in the capital Bishkek (Sept. 10th), again with the help of the FORUM English Language Teachers’ Association. Following that, we will hold the Sixth Annual THT in Kyrgyzstan at Bishkek Humanities University from September 11th to 12th. Finally, we will conduct a one-day lecture and workshop series for the Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Kyrgyzstan on September 13th. If you have a Masters Degree or its equivalent in TESOL or a related field, have experience presenting at an academic conference, and are intrigued by sharing your ideas and expertise in Central Asia, contact delegate leader Roger Palmer (roger88@mac.com) with at least three proposals. Please be sure to indicate your available dates so that we can pencil you in for the relevant seminars. You can also submit online via the THT website (www.tht-japan.org). Come join us! 
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THT Bangladesh 2014

We will be working with teachers in two cities: Mymensingh and Dhaka. Volunteers can go to both cities or just one.

We suggest you plan to arrive on 9/15

  • THT Mymensingh : 17 (Thurs) September, 2014
  • THT Dhaka : 19 (Friday) & 20th (Saturday) September 2014

We would like each person to submit three proposals out of which two and possibly three might be given.

Once your proposals have been received and accepted, information about accommodations and travel arrangements will be forwarded to participants.  Feel free to contact either of the Co-Coordinators:  Steve Cornwell <program@jalt.org> or <Pat Dougherty <pdougherty@aiu.ac.jp>

 

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JALT National conference in Tsukuba

JALT2014_5

JALT2014: Conversations Across Borders

40th Annual International Conference on Language
Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition

Friday, 21 November – Monday, 24 November 2014

Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal Tsukuba)
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Online registration here!

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