ELT Calendar for December 2002

December 1st (Sunday) 2002

Misleading Katakana English and Elementary School English
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Michihiro Matsumoto and Helene J. Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Using Local English Resources
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Martin Balint
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

December 5th (Thursday) 2002

The ABCs of Telemarketing;
Tokyo PC Users Group Meeting

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Alex D. Font is Relationship Manager for Telemarketing Japan
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 6th (Friday) 2002

The Influence of Early Education on Japanese University Students' Performance
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Furmanovsky, Ryukoku University
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

December 7th (Saturday) 2002

The Learner Centred Revolution
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Christopher Chase, Seinan Gakuin University
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Addressing Relevance and Motivation of Children (followed by bonenkai party)
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Rosengrave and Katherine MacKay
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Introducing American Headway, the new American classic
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Julian Warden, Oxford University Press
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 8th (Sunday) 2002

Bonenkai Year-End Party with Hokkaido JALT
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Annual My Share / Year End Party
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: All participants are welcome to share classroom ideas
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Potpourri Meeting (three presentations)
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Matsumoto Toyoko, Hirouchi Hiroko and Michael Skelton
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Activities for Communication in English
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kanae Noda and Corazon Kato
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

American Headway
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Julian Warden
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Drama-tic Improvements to English Teaching Using Drama
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kristie Collins of The DramaWorks Team
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

'It was fun! So what?': A Critical Analysis of the Role of Fun in Children's ELT
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: John Wiltshier, Sendai University
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

How to be an Amigo!
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keiko Umezaki
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

My Share: Sharing Activities from Our English Language Classrooms (followed by Bonenkai)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various Omiya JALT Chapter Members
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama 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

December 9th (Monday) 2002

Writing (Seminar for Japanese Teachers of English at Jr & Sr. High Schools)
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: British Council
Organization: The British Council Teacher Training Seminars
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

December 12th (Thursday) 2002

FEW December Monthly Meeting: Bonenkai
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Exhibiting Artist: Carol Van Zandt
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 14th (Saturday) 2002

FLC Professional Development Workshop
Time: 1:05 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Barry Natusch, Nihon University (featured speaker), and 8 hands-on workshops
Organization: Tokai University Foreign Language Center (FLC)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching English to Children
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Takeko Itakura, Keiji Uehara, Hirofumi Hosokawa, Katherine MacKay
Organization: Center for the Study of English Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

American Headway
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Julian Warden
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 15th (Sunday) 2002

Reports from JALT National, followed by Bonenkai
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Fred Lackmance and Patrick Davis
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Fluency versus Accuracy: The Headway Approach
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Alison Watts, Oxford University Press
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Christmas Party
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Masahiko Goshi as Santa Claus
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

My Share: Sharing Your Activities (followed by holiday party)
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Annual Bonnenkai (end of year party)
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Okinawa JALT Officers
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

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