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Dinner with Keith Johnson and Milagros Laurel in Umeda

DATE: Wednesday, Nov 16
TIME: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Oven Oven Italian restaurant in Umeda

We are fortunate to be able to host two of this year's invited speakers at JALT 2011 for dinner at the wonderful and very cozy Oven Oven Italian Restaurant in Umeda. RSVP to .

Keith Johnson - Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and Language Education, Lancaster University, UK – is an invited speaker at this year’s JALT conference, sponsored by the TED and CUE SIGs. Starting his career as a teacher of English and linguistics in Croatia, Malta and Italy, Keith moved to the Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Reading in 1974 and joined Lancaster University’s Linguistics Department in 1994. His years of teaching on MA programs produced An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (2008). At Lancaster he founded the research group LATEX (LAnguage Teaching EXpertise); see Expertise in Second Language Learning and Teaching (2005). Other influential publications include the 1979 title The Communicative Approach to Language Teaching (co-editor C.J. Brumfit), 1981’s Communication in the Classroom (co-editor K. Morrow), Communicative Syllabus Design and Methodology in 1982, and 2003’s Designing Language Teaching Tasks. Currently, he is pursuing an interest in the language of Shakespeare, as well as developing his interest in expertise.

Dr. Ma. Milagros C. Laurel is a Professor at the Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of the Philippines in Diliman. She is a recipient of national and international awards for excellence in teaching and research, among them the TESOL Thomson Heinle Award for Excellence inTeaching, the UP Outstanding Teacher Award and the UP International Publication Award. She has delivered several papers on applied linguistics at international conferences, and is JALT 2011's Balsamo Asian Scholar.

Oven Oven is a cozy little place in a classic, early twentieth century building in the heart of Umeda's modern skyscrapers, located just around the corner from the Outback Grill by exit 10 of Nishi-Umeda station, and very close to JR Osaka station as well. Here's their link with a map:  Individual dishes are 500 to 1000 yen, dinner courses are 1370 to 3150 yen, and drinks cost 300 to 600 yen. If you have any trouble finding the place, please give us a call at 080-3789-6394. 


Peace as a Global Language 2011 Conference

PGL 2011, Peace without Boundaries, appeals to all those wishing to come together and work towards peace. The Conference offers an exciting line-up of presentations, workshops and posters focusing on peace activism and education.

For more information please visit the PGL website HERE.


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