ELT Calendar for April 2001

April 8th (Sunday) 2001

Creating Collaborative Learning Communities
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Tim Murphey, Nanzan University
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Increasing Students' Involvement in the English Language Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Hattori Takahiko, Otsuma Women's University
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

April 13th (Friday) 2001

Philosophy of Teaching Difficult Students
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Heian Women's University
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

April 14th (Saturday) 2001

Speech Act Theory and Second Language Learning
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Anthony, Yamagata University
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Two Presentations: (1) Exploring Ideas in the Pre K Through 12 Range, (2) Involvement and Motivation in the Junior High School EFL Classroom
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Michelle Nagashima (co-author of SuperTots), (2) Katherine Mackay (ELT consultant)
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 15th (Sunday) 2001

(1) Creative Note Taking, (2) English Education in Taiwan
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Newfields, Nanzan University
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Use of Visual Aids for Tactile Learners
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Duane Isham, Ibaraki University
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Self-assessment as a classroom tool
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Alan McKenzie
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Putting the Art Back into Language Arts: Music and Drama
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kristie Collins and Sandra Ingram, Josai International University
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Two presentations: (1) A Holistic Approach to Oral Communication (2) A Case for Freewriting
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Paul Shimizu, Intercom Press (www.intercompress.com)
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Reasons To Rap In Class
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Prisca Molotsi, Nanzan University
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Hot Rods: Using Cuisenaire Rods to Promote Conversation
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Larry Cisar, Kanto Gakuen University
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gunma City, Gunma Prefecture

My Share: Chapter members present their own lessons
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Kanazawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Muneyoshi Kitamura
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Two presentations: (1) Starting Right with SuperTots and (2) Pingu Play! For Every Child's First English Experience
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Michelle Nagashima (co-author of SuperTots), (2) Katherine Mackay (ELT consultant)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

April 21st (Saturday) 2001

Introducing Public Elementary School English and the Monbusho Handbook
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tom Merner, Japan College of Foreign Languages
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

My Share: Lesson Ideas That Will Keep You Awake at Night
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Gardner, sngard@mx1.tiki.ne.jp
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Voices From the Classroom
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Professor Takaki Nobuyuki of Kumamoto University and the PIGATE Action Research Group
Organization: Kumamoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

Stop Making Sentences!
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Guest, Miyazaki Medical College
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 22nd (Sunday) 2001

Introducing Public Elementary School English and the Monbusho Handbook
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Tom Merner, Japan College of Foreign Languages
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Kids / Dictionaries
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Takeuchi Eiko and Brendan Delahunty
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Using Drama in the ESL Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ohno Akihiko
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Pragmatic Tasks With a Purpose
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Robert W. Long III, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

The importance of non-verbal communication skills
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Claire Tyers
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Star Taxi
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Theo Steckler and Marc Sheffner
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Vocabulary: what words do we teach and how?
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Warner and Nicolas Cueto
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

April 29th (Sunday) 2001

Today is Greenery Day (Midori-no-hi)

Effective Use of Songs In and Out of the Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Speaker: Brian Cullen, Nagoya Institute of Technology
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

TESOL 2001 Reports, Ice-breakers and Issues for Part timers
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

A Holistic Approach to English Conversation
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Paul Shimizu, co-author of Marathon Mouth and Marathon Mouth Plus (Intercom Press)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

From Apathy to Autonomy in the University EFL Class through the Enhancement of Perceived Value
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Paul Raymond Doyon (Asahi University) and Brad Deacon (Nanzan University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

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