ELT Calendar for February 2002

February 2nd (Saturday) 2002

Appropriate Texbooks
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Hullah
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Student Beliefs About Language Learning
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Burden
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 3rd (Sunday) 2002

Elementary English for Everyone!
Kinokuniya and Little America's 11th Annual English Education Seminar

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida, teacher trainer
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Midland of England in Terms of History, Culture, Education, and Language
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Miranda Jackson, Geos English Conversation School Yamagata
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Asian Youth Panel Discussion
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Nobuhiko Shima, Naveed Azmi, Sujin Hong, Gunadhi, Zhou Mei Hong
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

February 7th (Thursday) 2002

PC Gaming
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Sam Julien and Andrew Hayes
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
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: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 8th (Friday) 2002

Uh! I don't understand...Teaching students to ask questions
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: John F. Fanselow
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

February 9th (Saturday) 2002

Seminars for Teachers of English to Children
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Yoko Matsuka, David Paul, Aleda Krause, Stanton Procter
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Teaching English to Children (Nellie's Seminar Series)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keiko Sugiyama, Mikiko Nakamoto, Gareth Thomas
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teachers for change: Uh! I don't understand...
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: John F. Fanselow
Organization: International Pacific College in New Zealand
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Great Activities and Games for Children and High School Students!
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tom Kenny, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, and Stuart Bowie, Macmillan Language House
Organization: Jelly Beans Educational
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Deconstructing TLT
(The Language Teacher publication of JALT)

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers (Moderator - Kana Higashijima)
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 10th (Sunday) 2002

Seminars for Teachers of English to Children
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Yoko Matsuka, David Paul, Aleda Krause, Stanton Procter
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching English to Children: ACET's monthly workshop meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Vygotsky-Inspired Practical Pedagogical Strategies
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Murphey, Nanzan University
Organization: Kanazawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Utilizing Tasks in Teaching English
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Onoda Sakae, Kanda University of International Studies
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

English and its World View
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Shioiri Kyoshi, Shinonome College
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

February 11th (Monday) 2002

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

Seminars for Teachers of English to Children
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Yoko Matsuka, David Paul, Aleda Krause, Stanton Procter
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 12th (Tuesday) 2002

Teachers for change: Uh! I don't understand...
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: John F. Fanselow
Organization: International Pacific College in New Zealand
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

February 13th (Wednesday) 2002

Personal experiences in an International College: Thoughts on the successful elements at Miyazaki International College
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Al Evans
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

February 14th (Thursday) 2002

Teachers for change: Uh! I don't understand...
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: John F. Fanselow
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

February 16th (Saturday) 2002

Seminars for Teachers of English to Children
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Greg Cossu, Katherine Mackay
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

First Day Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Malcolm Swanson
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

February 17th (Sunday) 2002

Applied Linguistics Colloquium
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: several second language acquisition researchers
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Introductory Certificate in Teaching English to Children, one day course
Time: 10:15 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: David Paul, author of Finding Out, Communicate, and more.
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture

Seminars for Teachers of English to Children
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Greg Cossu, Katherine Mackay
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Telling Stories in English Class
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Don Cherry, Hokuriku University
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Songs in the EFL Classroom - Beyond Cloze
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Gee and Michael Furmanovsky
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

The Intergration of English Language Education within Mainstream University Discipline-Area Study in Japan: A Case Study of 'Shimada' University and The Sociology Department
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Prof. Alan Brady, PhD, Kwansei Gakuin University
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Developing Fluency: Practical Suggestions for Modifying Discussion Activities
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: William Lawrenz, Osaka Jyogakuin Junior College
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

General Education English Reform at Ibaraki University
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mary Lee Field and Nagai Noriko
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

A Critical Thinking Approach to the Teaching of Debate and Public Speaking
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Hiroshi Matsusaka, Waseda University
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gunma City, Gunma Prefecture

Baan Unrak: House of Happiness - A Christmas to Remember
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Anne Cain, Chino High School
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Adapted Activities for EFL and Culture Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Marilyn Books
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

Teaching Writing EFL
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Heian Jogakuin University
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Encouraging Listening Skills, and Practical Techiniques and Vocabulary Development for High School and Adult Students
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Andrew Tope, Longman ELT
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Swap Shop Featuring Everyone Present!
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Everyone
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

MAT Phonics, TELL and Writing (IIEEC MAT Teacher Training Seminar, session 3 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

February 18th (Monday) 2002

Seminars for Teachers of English to Children
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Keiko Sugiyama
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

February 19th (Tuesday) 2002

Seminars for Teachers of English to Children
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Keiko Sugiyama
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

February 22nd (Friday) 2002

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

February 23rd (Saturday) 2002

Systems Theories, Research Methodology, Scholarly Writing (day 1 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Park, Ph.D., Fielding Graduate Institute
Organization: Fielding Graduate Institute 2-day Seminar in Fukuoka
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Seminars for Teachers of English to Children
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause, Keiko Sugiyama
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Seminars for Teachers of English to Children
Time: 11:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul, Greg Cossu, Katherine Mackay
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Implementing an Oral Proficiency Testing Program at Your School
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dean Williams
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Current Perspectives on Pronunciation
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Joan Morley, University of Michigan
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Rethinking How We Relate to Knowledge Assumptions About Teaching and the Educational Task
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Peter Park, Ph.D., Fielding Graduate Institute
Organization: Kyushu-Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 24th (Sunday) 2002

Systems Theories, Research Methodology, Scholarly Writing (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Park, Ph.D., Fielding Graduate Institute
Organization: Fielding Graduate Institute 2-day Seminar in Fukuoka
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Introductory Certificate in Teaching English to Children, one day course
Time: 10:15 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: David Paul, author of Finding Out, Communicate, and more.
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Using Videos in the 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

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

Non-verbal Communication for Language Teachers
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Stephen Ryan
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Activities and Songs for All of Your Children's Classes! Bridging the Gap Between the English Language Classroom and the Real World
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Katherine MacKay and Paul Rosengrave, Longman ELT
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

DramaWorks
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Theo Steckler, author of Star Taxi and Marc Sheffner, Tezukayama University
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Teaching English in Elementary School
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Sheila Ryan-Hara and Shizuko Nakamura
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

TESOL: An Art and Craft or a Science?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: discussion group
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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