ELT Calendar for February 2001

February 4th (Sunday) 2001

Mini Book Fair
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several presenters
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

February 10th (Saturday) 2001

Threshold Hypothsis and EFL Reading
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Nobuaki Hayashi, Iwamizawa Higashi High school
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Elementary School English Education in 2002
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida, Little America English Schools
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

It Shouldn't Have to Be Trachelodynia -Teaching Greek Root Based English Medical Vocabulary
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Irwin, Hokkaido University
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Star Taxi
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: DramaWorks (Theo Steckler, Ian Franklyn, and Marc Sheffner)
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 11th (Sunday) 2001

Today is National Foundation Day (Kenkoku-kinen-no-hi)

Memoirs of a Teacher
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Peter J. Collins
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Doing A Needs Analysis For Your Classrooms
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Charles Adamson, Miyagi University
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Braving Controversial Topics for Conversation Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Joy Jarman-Walsh, Yasuda Women's University, Hiroshima
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Extensive Reading Across the Ability Spectrum!
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ronan Brown (Seinan Gakuin University), Stephen Donald (Nagasaki Junshin University)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Star Taxi
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: DramaWorks (Theo Steckler, Ian Franklyn, and Marc Sheffner)
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

February 14th (Wednesday) 2001

Liverpool, England, in terms of English and Englishmen
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Anthony Cunningham, Yamagata Prefectual Board of Education
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Classroom Rubrics: How to Increase Authentic Student-Student Communication in the Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Dave Hough
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

February 16th (Friday) 2001

Two presentations
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Tim Newfields, Nanzan University
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

February 18th (Sunday) 2001

Effective During-reading Strategies
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mary Lee Field, Ibaraki University
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Graded Readers: Reading Extensively Beyond the Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Jeffrey Herman, Oxford University Press
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gunma City, Gunma Prefecture

Teaching Connected Speech
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Maurice Jamall, Tokai University
Organization: Kanazawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Motivating Learners in the LL
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tsuchiya Maiko, Miyazaki Municipal University
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

Language and Cognitive Science
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Dean Williams
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Against All Odds: The Challenges of being a High School English Teacher in Japan
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Charles Browne, Aoyama Gakuin University
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Empowering Students via Ethnographic Study Abroad
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Linda Kadota
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

February 24th (Saturday) 2001

Star Taxi
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: DramaWorks (Theo Steckler, Ian Franklyn, and Marc Sheffner)
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 25th (Sunday) 2001

Language Strategies
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Anthony Rausch (Faculty of Education at Hirosaki University)
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Movies and NLP in the English Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Adachi Momoko, Nanzan University
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

English Education in the Japanese Elementary School
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kobayashi Keiko
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Theories of Creative Writing
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Blankly, Kokugakuin Junior College, Takikawa
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Conversation Strategies & Timed Conversation: Nice Talking With You!
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Tom Kenny, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies.
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Using Poems As Tools To Improve English Pronunciation
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

One Japanese perspective on employing & teaching
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Yoshimi Nagano
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

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