ELT Calendar for March 2001

March 10th (Saturday) 2001

Sign Language Contact Between Japanese Sign Language and American Sign Language
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Yoshizawa Go, Meiji Gakuen
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 11th (Sunday) 2001

Looking in Classrooms
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Bill Brooks
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Theory of Chaotic Dynamical System in Language
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Payer Ahmed
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Let's Make a Homepage!
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Thomas McCarthy
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Sharing activities and songs which work in the classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Motivation to Learn in the FL Classroom: Characteristics and Strategies for Success
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Michael Mathis, Tsurumi SHS in Yokohama
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

March 17th (Saturday) 2001

4 Corners: Ways to Improve Student Independence and Motivation in the Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Marc Sheffner and Rodney Dunham, Tezukayama University
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Stories from the Heart
Time: 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Heian Women's University
Organization: Kumamoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

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

March 18th (Sunday) 2001

Motivating Learners of English of all Ages
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Lamond, Thomson Learning Japan
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Do It Yourself! Games From the 100 yen Shop
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Hunt, JALT Teaching Children SIG
Organization: Kanazawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Introducing Public Elementary School English and the Monbusho Handbook
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tom Merner, Japan College of Foreign Languages
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

March 24th (Saturday) 2001

Teaching International Understanding in the English Classroom
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Sminkey, National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

March 25th (Sunday) 2001

Haiku Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: David McMurray
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Day One: Strategies for Successful First-Day Classes
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Malcolm Swanson, TLT Editor and Kinki University
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Two presentations
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Yayoi Akagi (2) Simon Capper, Joe Lauer, Joel Harris
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

March 31st (Saturday) 2001

Getting Ready for Speeech
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Charles LeBeau, co-author of Discover Debate and Getting Ready for Speech
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

First Lessons: Several ideas for your first lessons of the school year
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Bob Servetter, Lyudmila Fudzikata, Malcolm Swanson, Paul Westrick, Bill Pellowe and J. Lake
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

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