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2011 ETJ Kansai Expo

Date: October 16, 2011 (Sunday)
Time: 9:00 to 6:00
Location: Seifu High School
Fee: ¥500 for ETJ members (you can join on the spot, membership is free)

Osaka JALT is proud to be involved with the ETJ Kansai Expo again this year. Several JALT members will be making presentations at the event and we will have a table in the book display area as we have in past years. Please be sure to stop by and say hello!

For more information, please see the ETJ website HERE.

The schedule of presentations at the ETJ Kansai Expo can be found HERE:


Summer Greetings


The 10th Seminar for English Education

DATE: July 30, 2011 (Saturday)
TIME: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Kansai University of International Studies, Amagasaki Campus
FEE: Free

Osaka JALT is proud to be a sponsor of the the 10th Seminar for English Education at Kansai University of International Studies. Come join us for a day full of presentations.

This seminar is hosted by the Research Institute for Communication & Department of English Education at Kansai University of International Studies and is supported by JALT Osaka, Cengage Learning, Pearson Kirihara, Oxford University Press.

More information, including a list of speakers and topics, can be found HERE.

Kansai University of International Studies, Shioe 1-3-23 Amagasaki, Hyogo 〒661-0976



It's time for the Osaka JALT summer party!

DATE: July 21, 2011 (Thursday)
TIME: 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Fullhouse
FEE: ¥2000 plus drinks

Let's get to know each other (without the pressure of an event to run or a presentation to attend), review the beginning of 2011, and talk about upcoming events while enjoying authentic Brazilian food and samba music at an intimate restaurant/bar in the heart of Osaka.

The menu will include a variety of home cooked Brazilian dishes for 2,000yen, plus any drinks you may consume (beer, wine, cocktails, carpirinhas, etc. 500-700 yen).

Please RSVP to or via email to by Tuesday July 19, 2011 (midnight). This is a small, family run restaurant and they need to buy the appropriate amount of food for our group, so your rsvp is greatly appreciated.

This event is a smoke-free event, so please feel free to smoke outside.

Will we meet at JR Fukushima station (one stop past Osaka on the loop line) at 6:50pm. Or you are welcome to go directly to Fullhouse (beside JR Fukushima eki).

If you get lost please contact Regina or Valeria at Fullhouse. Their phone number is 06-645305323.


FAB1: Connecting Brain Science with EFL

Date: July 10, 2011 (Sunday)
Time: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Location: Konan University Hirano School of Management (Nishinomiya)
Fee: ¥3000 for JALT members, ¥4000 Non-JALT members, ¥2000 for full-time students

FAB1 is like no other conference that you have been to. The whole day is designed as a single coherent package. What you learn in the first session will connect and compound with every other session at the FAB conference! We believe in active learning -so be prepared to focus on the content and speak up during the "Power Sessions". By the end of the conference, you will have a notebook full of take home activities and a brain full of new ideas and inspiration for your classrooms!

9:00 Open Doors
9:30 Opening / Posters / Coffee
10:00 Plenary #1: Robert S. Murphy
10:50 Plenary #2: Curtis Kelly
11:00 "Power Sessions" (Breakout Groups)
11:40 Vetted Presentations / Posters / Lunch [bring your own lunch]
13:30 Plenary #3: Marc Helgesen
14:20 Plenary #4: Tim Murphey
15:10 Vetted Presentations / Posters
16:00 "Power Sessions" (Breakout Groups)
17:00 Panel Discussion Q & A
17:30 Closing

Participants can register in advance by clicking HERE.