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September 29, 2010

First ETJ Expo of the season to be held this Sunday in Sendai

ETJ-Logo.jpg The first in this year's series of ETJ (English Teachers in Japan) Expos kicks off in Sendai this Sunday. This is the ninth year the Expos have been held, and they have become an essential event to attend for English teachers from Sendai to Fukuoka. This year the Expos will be held in six cities: Sendai, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka.

The Expos combine a broad selection of presentations on different aspects of English language teaching with a wide variety of displays of teaching materials. University teachers, high school teachers, language school teachers, and neighborhood teachers of children call all find presentations and materials that are stimulating and relevant.

The Expos are organized by ETJ (English Teachers in Japan), a free association that supports English teachers around Japan. ETJ was founded in 1999 by David Paul and now has about 9,000 members. Many of these members are presenting at or helping to organize the Expos.

The Expos themselves are not just for members of ETJ. All English teachers are welcome. If you would like to attend, just turn up at one of the Expos or preregister at the ETJ web site

Presenters at the Expos include: Paul Nation, David Paul, Ritsuko Nakata, Lesley Ito, Rob Waring, Grant Trew, Lesley Ito, Mari Nakamura, Ben Shearon, Steve Williams, Setsuko Toyama, Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Mike Guest and many more.

With the recent closure of David English House, the Expos this year are being strongly supported by ETJ Main Sponsor Oxford University Press with the assistance of and Language Teaching Professionals a new organization being set up by David Paul.

Reported by: Russell Willis

See also:
ETJ Expo Information page
Sendai ETJ Expo map and information

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