ELT Calendar for April 2002

April 4th (Thursday) 2002

Content Management Systems
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Consalvi from Next Unit
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 6th (Saturday) 2002

Cultural Appropriacy in Teacher Training and ELT Methodology for the Japanese Education System
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Anthony Crooks, Miyagi University of Education
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

April 7th (Sunday) 2002

Hanami Party (Cherry Blossom Viewing Party)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Developing Oral Fluency Amongst Young Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: various
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 11th (Thursday) 2002

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

April 13th (Saturday) 2002

On the Edge: Integrating Technologies in the Curriculum
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Collett, Nigel Stott, Malcolm Swanson
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 14th (Sunday) 2002

Reading or Writing 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

Teaching English to Children: Genki English
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Genki English
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Study Group meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Contact IIEEC for speaker details.
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Team Teaching and Japanese Learners' Motivation
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Miyazato Kyoko, Hakuoh University
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

The Dominoes Effect: Graded Readers for ESL Students
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Julian Ward, Oxford University Press
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

From Endangered Languages to Content-based Reading
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Hough of Shonan Institute of Technology
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

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: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

April 20th (Saturday) 2002

Children's English Book and Resource Fair
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker:
Organization: Jelly Beans Educational
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Motivation in the Language Classroom
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Keiko Sakui
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Seminars for Parents and English Language Teachers of Children (Nellie's Seminar Series)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tibor Lucskai and Emi Ueno, Apricot
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Phonics
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Lynda Yoshida
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Who Needs Needs Analysis?
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Kathleen Brown
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 21st (Sunday) 2002

Children's English Book and Resource Fair (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker:
Organization: Jelly Beans Educational
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Video Ideas for the EFL Classroom
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Michael Unher, Iwate University
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Teaching Reading Skills. What, and How?
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Textbooks: Who needs them?
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Simon Tanton
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

New language textbooks demonstrated
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Kiggell, Macmillan
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture

First ETJ Yokohama meeting: Introduction and two talks
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Neely, Daniel Woods
Organization: ETJ Yokohama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

The Prince and the Plumber: Recreating Folktales in the Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Robert Croker, Nanzan University and Bev Curran, Aichi Shukutoku University
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Pre-School Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Contact IIEEC for speaker details.
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Role of the Japanese Language in Communicative English Language Teaching (ELT)
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Critchley, Josai Iinternational University
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Back to School Bonanza! Teaching ideas, materials exchange and BBQ dinner.
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

From Apathy to Autonomy: Student Beliefs and Perceptions of Language Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Doyon, Asahi University
Organization: Kanazawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Teaching Small Children
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, author of English Time (levels 1-6)
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Building Debate Skills: A Workshop for Japanese English Language Classrooms
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Lyle E. Allison
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: : Prof. Nagara, Hijiyama University, and Prof. Hosoki, University of Maryland
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

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

April 26th (Friday) 2002

Testing for Reliability: Test Item Analysis on a TOEIC Listening test
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Paul Hackshaw
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

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

April 27th (Saturday) 2002

Global Stories: Voices from the Invisible World
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: John Small, Kumamoto Gakuen University
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Utilizing the Four Skills in Textbook Design
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Todd Jay Leonard
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

The Blue Marble: Learning insights about culture through non-verbal communication
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Gutierrez, Kure City Board of Education
Organization: Kumamoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

April 28th (Sunday) 2002

Miniconference: English Language Teaching in Secondary Education
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Seven speakers (details below)
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Motivation Levels and Learning Preferences of Second Year English Conversation Students
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mitchell Clark, Miyagi Gakuin
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Genki English - Teacher Training for Elementary School
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Graham and Will Jasprizza, Genki English
Organization: Maruzen Bookshops
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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