ELT Calendar for June 2002

June 1st (Saturday) 2002

Writing and Storytelling
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelley, Heian Jogakuin College
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 2nd (Sunday) 2002

The Certificate in Teaching Japanese Students
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring, Maurice Jamall, David Paul, Curtis Kelly
Organization: ETJ Certificate Course (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Nice Talking With You!: Conversation Strategies and Timed Conversations
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tom Kenny, of Nagoya University of Foreign Studies
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

One Person / One Language
Raising Bilingual Children

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

Panel on Extensive Reading
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Beniko Mason, International Buddhist University and Sakai Kunihide, Denki-Tsushin University
Organization: Scientific Education Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 6th (Thursday) 2002

PDA Showcase
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Local experts
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 7th (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

June 8th (Saturday) 2002

Seminars for English Language Teachers (Nellie's Seminar Series)
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Raphael Bourgeois, Kumiko Takahashi (with Kazue Imori), Junko Saito
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching and Learning Vocabulary
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Nation, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Homework - My Share
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Christopher Carman, Judith Johnson and Mike Vrbanac
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 9th (Sunday) 2002

The Certificate in Teaching Japanese Students
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring, Maurice Jamall, David Paul, Curtis Kelly
Organization: ETJ Certificate Course (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching English to Children
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: see web site for details
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Confidence Building Interactive Games and Activities for Language Classrooms
Time: 1:45 PM - 3:40 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida, Little America Schools
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Power of the Pen Writing Contest
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: All Okinawa JALT members and Executive Board
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

June 14th (Friday) 2002

Analytical Writing
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Christine Matsushita
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 15th (Saturday) 2002

JALT Hokkaido Annual Language Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: 35 presentations over two days
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Current issues in Task-Based Language Teaching
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Michael Long, University of Hawaii Manoa
Organization: Kansai University
Location: Suita City, Osaka Prefecture

Teaching and Learning Vocabulary
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Nation, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Focus on Form in Classroom Second Language Acquisition
Time: 2:50 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Catherine Doughty, University of Hawaii Manoa
Organization: Kansai University
Location: Suita City, Osaka Prefecture

Using Multi-Media in a Classroom Setting
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Malcolm Swanson, Nigel Stott and Paul Collett
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

Two Presentations:
1. Narrative Studies to Enhance Teacher Development,
2. Self-study, Logs and Learning to Learn English

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ian Nakamura, Ellen Head and Eiko Okumura
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Living and Working in a Multicultural World (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:20 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Communication Association of Japan
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

June 16th (Sunday) 2002

JALT Hokkaido Annual Language Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: 35 presentations over two days
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Two workshops for language teachers
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tom Anderson, Stephen Shrader
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Culture and the Language Classroom
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Joshua Kurzweil and Brian Long
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

English Proficiency Tests for Japanese Students
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Laura McGregor
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

My Share: Activities that Work in Language Classrooms
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: All attendees
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

The Art of Composing Haiku in English
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kanda Sosuke, Haiku Society of America
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Teaching English in Other East Asian Countries
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ian Nakamura, Peter Wang, Lauran Merginio
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Living and Working in a Multicultural World (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Communication Association of Japan
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

June 21st (Friday) 2002

Seminars for English Language Teachers (Nellie's Seminar Series)
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Junko Saito, ABAX; Atsuhiko Tada, Independent Publishers International; and
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 22nd (Saturday) 2002

Two Presentations: (1) Social Change in Textbook Contents; (2) Evaluating and Modifying Exercises
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe, Kinki University
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

How to Make Web Pages to Facilitate Learning and Teaching
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kobayashi Etsuo
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Effective Language Learning Strategies and Techniques
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Dave Ragan
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Discourse Analysis and the Language Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Noel Houck, California State University, Long Beach
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 23rd (Sunday) 2002

The Certificate in Teaching Japanese Students
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring, Maurice Jamall, David Paul, Curtis Kelly
Organization: ETJ Certificate Course (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Learning Music and Learning English
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Charles LeBeau
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Adapting Textbook Activities On the Spot
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Rebecca Arthur, Poole Gakuin University
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Teacher Education: 6 Workshops
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Gerald Williams, Daniel T. Kirk, Judith Johnson, Stuart Ruttan, Paula Corozzi, Jan Visscher, Joshua Kurzweil and Brian Long
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Language Classroom Testing Basics: the A, B, Cs
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Elizabeth Hiser
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Child Development Tips for Teachers of Young Learners of English
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause, author of SuperKids and SuperTots
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Scholastic: Children's Books Supporting All Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kumiko Takahashi and Kazue Mori
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gunma City, Gunma Prefecture

Analising Classroom Talk
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: John Adamson
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

How to Help Weaker Students Improve
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Parrill Stribling
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

June 29th (Saturday) 2002

Discourse Analysis and the Language Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Noel Houck, California State University, Long Beach
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

English Education Policy in Asia
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Woo Lee, American Consulate
Organization: Kyushu-Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 30th (Sunday) 2002

Study Group meeting: Teaching small classes and activities
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Contact IIEEC for speaker details.
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Pronunciation skills in the English Language Environment
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Kelly
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

Comprehensibility: Improving Student Speaking
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Kelly
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

Study Group meeting: Teaching small classes and activities
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

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