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Upcoming Events

Each year you can find Abax displaying and presenting at many events throughout Japan. Upcoming events lists the next events where we will be present. In addition, Abax also puts on one event each year in collaboration with Cambridge University Press, STEP-Eiken, Kanda University of International Studies and the Yomiuri newspaper. This is the ELT Career and Professional Development Conference, or ECAP, information on which can be found at our ECAP page.
 
 
We'd like to also note here that a most excellent site for an overview of ELT Events of interest to teachers in Japan is the ELT Calendar maintained by Bill Pellowe in Kyushu. From the ELT Calendar, you can also receive weekly email updates. If you're interested in events in this field, we highly recommend using this resource.
 
 
 

Tokyo ELT Expo and Book Fair

  • 29 October - 30 October
  • Kanda Foreign Language College Tokyo

Once again this year it's being held at the Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages, Building No. 3. More information coming soon!

 

ETA International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching

  • 11 November - 13 November
  • Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center

For anyone in Taiwan, Abax will be taking part in the 25th ETA International Symposium and Book Fair for Engish Teachers. We will have a display where you can see our latest materials + are sponsoring two presentations by Alastair Graham-Marr (a featured speaker at this year's JALT International Conference)

1. Flipping the Class Through Literature Circles, Nov. 11 16.40-17.40, Classroom 332

This presentation reports on a second year required course in a university in Japan that took a literature circles approach where short stories were used outside of class to facilitate language development in class. THis presentation reviews the procedures of the class and how flipping the class might optimize learning and is a technique that can be used with all sorts of reading material including extensive readers used as class readers.

 

2. Why Teaching Listening is Vital, Nov. 12 9.40-10.40 a.m., Classroom 325

Learners coming from syllable-timed (i.e. Chinese) or mora-timed (i.e. Japanese) languages often lack an understanding of how a stress-timed language such as English is actually spoken, impeding comprehension. Such learners are often unable to hear words that they know! And this seriously hinders learning. Presented is a look at how listening should be taught to help such learners better hear what they are listening to. 


For more information on the event go here.

JALT International Conference

  • 25 November - 28 November
  • Aichi Industry Labor Center - WINC Aichi

2016 marks the 42nd time round for the JALT International Conference.  This year's theme is 'Transformation in Language Education.' As ever, Abax looks forward to being at this event. Please find us in the English Materials Exhibition.

We're also excited to be sponsoring a number of presentations, including presentations by featured speaker, Alastair Graham-Marr. We'll post here soon with more details on presentations by Alastair and others.

 

 
 

TESOL Conference

  • 21 March - 24 March
  • Seattle WA US

Abax will be once again be displaying at the annual TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo, to be held in Seattle in 2017. This is the 51st time round for this event and a coming home in part for Abax as it was at Seattle in 1998 that we first ever put up a display at TESOL. This time round you can find Abax as part of the Engish Central display. If you're planning on attending from Japan (or from anywhere else for that matter!), please stop by and say, 'Hello!'


TESOL Conference

  • 21 March - 24 March
  • Seattle WA US

Abax will be once again be displaying at the annual TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo, to be held in Seattle in 2017. This is the 51st time round for this event and a coming home in part for Abax as it was at Seattle in 1998 that we first ever put up a display at TESOL. This time round you can find Abax as part of the Engish Central display. If you're planning on attending from Japan (or from anywhere else for that matter!), please stop by and say, 'Hello!'


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