ELT Calendar for December 2001

December 1st (Saturday) 2001

Songs and Games that Work for Children!
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Katherine Mackay, Longman ELT, Pearson Education Japan
Organization: Jelly Beans Educational
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Motivating Learners of English of all Ages
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Larmond, Thomson Learning
Organization: Jelly Beans Educational
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

The Many Uses of Journal Writing
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Christine Casanave, Keio University
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Placement Testing and Placement Issues
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Kathleen Brown and J. Lake
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Making and Using Vocabulary Tests for Vocabulary Size and Placement Decisions
Time: 8:10 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Westrick
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 2nd (Sunday) 2001

Mini Conference & Book Fair
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Mary Lee Field, and many more
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Warm-up Activities for EFL Classes
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Jim Kahny, Language Institute of Japan (director)
Organization: ETJ Odawara (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Christmas Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Contact IIEEC for speaker details.
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Christmas Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Contact IIEEC
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Christmas Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Contact IIEEC for speaker details.
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Longman ELT publisher workshop
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Rosengrave, Longman ELT
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Personal and Public Writing
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Michael Carroll, Momoyama University
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

December 5th (Wednesday) 2001

Observing Second Language Teaching: Classroom Interaction
Time: 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Speaker: Hirofumi Asada, Fukuoka JoGakuin University
Organization: Center for the Study of English Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 6th (Thursday) 2001

Study Group meeting
Time: 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Contact IIEEC for speaker details.
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 7th (Friday) 2001

Textbook Demonstration
Time: 4:50 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Julian Warden, Oxford University Press
Organization: Center for the Study of English Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 8th (Saturday) 2001

Global Issues "My Share" Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Bring your own ideas to show others -- all are welcome!
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Early English Education -- Problems and Visions
Time: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Ishihama Hiroyuki, Seirei Joshi Tandai
Organization: Tohoku Chapter of the Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Kids' English Workshop 3
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Takeko Itakura, Keiji Uehara and Charles Vilina
Organization: Center for the Study of English Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

The Many Uses of Journal Writing
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Christine Casanave, Keio University
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Task-based Language Teaching and Learning: A Sociocultural Perspective
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Rod Ellis
Organization: Kanto Chapter of the Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Reverse-engineering communication tasks
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Craig P. Lambert, Kitakyushu University
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 9th (Sunday) 2001

Niigata Book Fair
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Kids' Christmas Party
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Certificate in Teaching Japanese Students (Fall course)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Maurice Jamall, Rob Waring, Mark O'Neil, Joseph Shaules
Organization: ETJ Certificate Course (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

My Share
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Anyone who has something they'd like to share!
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Year-End Party with Hokkaido JALT
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Potpourri and Annual Business Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Christmas activities for children's classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: ETJ Fukushima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture

Kagoshima ETG meeting (title TBA)
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

My Share Live Part 3
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Teaching Language from a JSL Perspective (Japanese as a Second Language)
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kazumi Uesako
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

The Fundamentals of MAT (IIEEC MAT Teacher Training Seminar, session 1 of 4)
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Study Group meeting
Time: 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Contact IIEEC for speaker details.
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

December 14th (Friday) 2001

Teacher training & development for teachers of English in junior and senior high schools
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: British Council
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 15th (Saturday) 2001

Implementing an Oral Proficiency Testing Program at Your School
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Dean Williams
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Year-End Party with Nara JALT
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: All participants
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Christmas Party with Kyoto JALT
Time: 3:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: all participants
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Year-End Party with Okayama JALT
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: No speakers, but plenty of singers!
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

December 16th (Sunday) 2001

End of year meeting
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

Christmas Party with Shizuoka JALT
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Santa Claus
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Year-End Party and Idea Shop with Shinshu JALT
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: All participants
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Year-End Party with Sendai JALT/TALE
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Everyone's invited!
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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