ELT Calendar for March 2002

March 1st (Friday) 2002

Curry Evening
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Everyone can speak between mouthfuls
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

March 2nd (Saturday) 2002

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

March 3rd (Sunday) 2002

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: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Cross-Cultural Misunderstanding Between Japanese and Americans
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Stephen Ryan, Yamagata University
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

March 7th (Thursday) 2002

Website design and registering domain names
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Ellis of Sony Marketing Japan and Bob McDonald of Discount-Domain.com
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 9th (Saturday) 2002

Seminars for English Language Teachers (Nellie's Seminar Series)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Oliver Bayley, Derek Mackrell
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching English Through Storytelling
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Steven Morgan
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

English in Elementary Schools: What Will It Mean for Secondary School Teachers?
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Kensaku Yoshida, Sophia University and Tom Merner, Japan College of Foreign Languages
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 10th (Sunday) 2002

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: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

English in Elementary Schools: What Will It Mean for Secondary School Teachers?
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kensaku Yoshida, Sophia University and Tom Merner, Japan College of Foreign Languages
Organization: Kumamoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Teaching English the Silent Way
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Noriko Ross
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

TBA
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Classroom Activities
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Philip O'Neill, Oxford University Press
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Curriculum Planning & Demo Lessons (IIEEC MAT Teacher Training Seminar, session 4 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

March 15th (Friday) 2002

Oxford Kid's Club Spring Tour
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Carolyn Graham
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima 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

March 16th (Saturday) 2002

Oxford Kid's Club Spring Tour
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Carolyn Graham
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

Statistics for Language Teachers
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Aaron Sorensen
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 17th (Sunday) 2002

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: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Oxford Kid's Club Spring Tour
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Carolyn Graham
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

What has surprised and Struck Me in Japan, and Experiences in India
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Daniel Dattilio
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Roles, Strategies and Skills for Activating Student Discussions
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Valley Peters
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Junior High 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: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Code-switching and Language Development of Bilingual Children
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Takagi Mariko
Organization: Kanazawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Meaningful Personal Discourse in the Classroom....Despite Textbooks
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Hughes and Simon Evans, Seigakuin University
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

The Current State of Teaching English in Japanese Schools
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Miyaoku Masamichi
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Teaching English to Children
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Tania MacDonnell and Joshua Myerson
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi 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

March 21st (Thursday) 2002

Today is Vernal Equinox Day (Shunbun-no-hi)

Oxford Kid's Club Spring Tour
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Carolyn Graham
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

March 23rd (Saturday) 2002

Oxford Kid's Club Spring Tour
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Carolyn Graham
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

9th Annual IBC Conference on Communication and Culture in the Workplace (day 1 of 2)
Time: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Ham Cruz, Andy Tope, Diane Vreyens, Gareth Knight, Maurice Jamal, Bill Gatton, many more.
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

What Happened At The Conference
and Activities For First Classes In The New Year

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Making Effective Use of Multi Media in Project Work
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Simon Cole
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

University Entrance Examinations in Japan: What Should They Be in the Future?
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: James Dean Brown, University of Hawaii
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Round Table Event: Your Share
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Attendees are free to participate
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 24th (Sunday) 2002

9th Annual IBC Conference on Communication and Culture in the Workplace (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Jared Bernstein, Steve McCarty, Nick Lutz, Jonah Glick, David Schneer, more.
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Interactive Testing and Innovation in EFL
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Yoshinori J. Watanabe, PhD, Akita University
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Oxford Kid's Club Spring Tour
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Carolyn Graham
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Pronunciation
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Perry
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Lesson Planning: Making Your Lessons Work For You
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Brian Pedersen and John Grant
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

English is an International Language
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Amy Stotts
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

Study Group meeting
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: Contact IIEEC for speaker details.
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

March 26th (Tuesday) 2002

Oxford Kid's Club Spring Tour
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Carolyn Graham
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

ICU Lectures on Cognitive Pragmatics (day 1 of 4)
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Featured speakers: Deidre Wilson, University College London, and Raymond Gibbs, University of California Santa Cruz
Organization: International Christian University
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 27th (Wednesday) 2002

Cherish the Children
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Helene J. Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

ICU Lectures on Cognitive Pragmatics (day 2 of 4)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Featured speakers: Deidre Wilson, University College London, and Raymond Gibbs, University of California Santa Cruz
Organization: International Christian University
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 28th (Thursday) 2002

Oxford Kid's Club Spring Tour
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Carolyn Graham
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

ICU Lectures on Cognitive Pragmatics (day 3 of 4)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Featured speakers: Deidre Wilson, University College London, and Raymond Gibbs, University of California Santa Cruz
Organization: International Christian University
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 29th (Friday) 2002

ICU Lectures on Cognitive Pragmatics (day 4 of 4)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Featured speakers: Deidre Wilson, University College London, and Raymond Gibbs, University of California Santa Cruz
Organization: International Christian University
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 30th (Saturday) 2002

How to "Experience English"
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Speaker: Helene Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Oxford Kid's Club Spring Tour
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Carolyn Graham
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

University Entrance Examinations in Japan: What Should They Be in the Future?
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: James Dean Brown, University of Hawaii
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

March 31st (Sunday) 2002

Oxford Kid's Club Spring Tour
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Carolyn Graham
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Comprehension Checking: Finding Out What Your EFL Students Really Know
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Alan Bossaer, Sapporo Gakuen University
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Vygotsky-Inspired Pedagogical Strategies
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Murphey
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

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