ELT Calendar for May 2002

May 3rd (Friday) 2002

Today is Constitution Day (Kenpou-kinen-bi)

13th Suwako Charity Walk
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Prof. Takayuki Hanazato (tentative)
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

May 9th (Thursday) 2002

Bringing Wireless Internet to Foreigners in Japan
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Kathleen McMahon, Westport Communications Inc.
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

May 10th (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

May 11th (Saturday) 2002

CUE 2002 Conference: Curriculum Innovation (Day 1 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Testing and Evaluating SIG Conference (TESEV) 2002 (day 1 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote speech: J.D. Brown of the University of Hawaii, and 14 presentations
Organization: Testing and Evaluation Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Seminars for Business English Teachers (Nellie's Seminar Series)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Roger Barnard, Jonah Glick, Mark O'Neil
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Genki English Teacher Training Seminar
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Graham and Will Jasprizza, Genki English
Organization: Jelly Beans Educational
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Peace Love and Pragmatics
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Guest
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Genki English Teacher Training Seminar
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Graham and Will Jasprizza, Genki English
Organization: Jelly Beans Educational
Location: Sendai-shi City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Homework -- A Panel Discussion
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Patricia Kasamatsu, Erika Matsui, Tony Ruiz, Andrew Zitzmann
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Bilingual Development Forum (BILDF) 2002 (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Bilingualism Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

May 12th (Sunday) 2002

Study Group meeting
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Contact IIEEC for speaker details.
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Out of the Hat: Challenge, Choice, Chance and Children
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Hunt
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Anthropological Linguistics
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Japan Anthropological Linguistics Association
Location: Iizuka City, Fukuoka 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

Read with Me and I Will Read: Activities that Work with Elementary School Children
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama and Julian Whitney
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Making the Most of Your English Language Textbook: New Ways to Bring ELT Materials to Life
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ivan Sorrentino, Cambridge University Press
Organization: Kanazawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Intercultural Instruction Ideas & Motivating Projects
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Scott Bronner of Waseda University's Center for International Education
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Public Directives in Japanese and American English: Implications for L2 Learners
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Carol Rinnert
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Bilingual Development Forum (BILDF) 2002 (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Bilingualism Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Testing and Evaluating SIG Conference (TESEV) 2002 (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Testing and Evaluation Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

CUE 2002 Conference: Curriculum Innovation (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto 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

May 17th (Friday) 2002

JALTCALL 2002: Local Decisions, Global Effects (Pre-conference workshop)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Brian Teaman; Joseph Lauer
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

May 18th (Saturday) 2002

The 2nd Conference of the Japan Second Language Association (day 1 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenary Speaker: Kazue Kanno, University of Hawaii
Organization: The Japan Second Language Association
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

More Ideas and Activities for Children's EFL Classes
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Helene J. Uchida, Little America English Schools
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Computer Assisted Language Learning CALL Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Mike Levy as Keynote speaker
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

May 19th (Sunday) 2002

The 2nd Conference of the Japan Second Language Association (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenary Speaker: Kazue Kanno, University of Hawaii
Organization: The Japan Second Language Association
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Two presentations: 1) Effective Communicative Teaching Ideas for All Ability Levels, 2) Textbook Activities: Making Them Work for You
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: 1) Gerald Williams and Alison Mackenzie, 2) Rebecca Arthur
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Pronunciation and Business Materials Writing
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Christopher Jon Poel, Musashi Kogyo Daigaku and Robert M. Homan, International Christian University
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

A Distance Learning Workshop about the TALK Learning System
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Josef Messerklinger and Johann Junge
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

The Psychology of Difficult Students
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

Winning the Struggle to Teach High School Students to Communicate
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Phil Julien, Saitama Medical University
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Computer Assisted Language Learning CALL Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Mike Levy as keynote speaker
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Teaching English to Children
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: Elin Melchior and Michael Hunter
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

May 20th (Monday) 2002

Teaching English to Children, Certificate Course (day 1 of 6)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul, author of Finding Out, Communicate, and more.
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Current research in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in Australia (session 1 of 2)
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Mike Levy
Organization: Kumamoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

Current research in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in Australia (session 2 of 2)
Time: 4:15 PM - 5:50 PM
Speaker: Mike Levy
Organization: Kumamoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

May 21st (Tuesday) 2002

Teaching English to Children, Certificate Course (day 2 of 6)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul, author of Finding Out, Communicate, and more.
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

May 22nd (Wednesday) 2002

Teaching English to Children, Certificate Course (day 3 of 6)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul, author of Finding Out, Communicate, and more.
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

May 23rd (Thursday) 2002

Teaching English to Children, Certificate Course (day 4 of 6)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul, author of Finding Out, Communicate, and more.
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

May 24th (Friday) 2002

Teaching English to Children, Certificate Course (day 5 of 6)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul, author of Finding Out, Communicate, and more.
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima 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

May 25th (Saturday) 2002

Teaching English to Children, Certificate Course (day 6 of 6)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul, author of Finding Out, Communicate, and more.
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

On-line Drills for Learning and Teaching
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kobayashi Etsuo
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Social Aspects of Communication and Their Relationship to Teaching English as a Second Language
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: R. Jeffrey Ringer, Ph.D.
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Applying the Uniqueness Principle in Language Classrooms: Tools & Tasks
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe, Kinki University Kyushu Campus
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

Integrating Tasks into the Foreign Language Classroom
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: David Beglar
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 26th (Sunday) 2002

The Cancer of Competition: Games in the EFL Classroom
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Chris Hunt
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

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: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Tunes and Tales in the Classroom (Using stories and songs in language lessons)
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Brad Deacon and Brian Cullen
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Which Kanji Dictionary Can Best Meet Your Kanji-Learning Needs?
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mary Sisk Noguchi, Meijo University
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Yokohama ETJ Workshops
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Kaya Yoshida, Sean Ryan, Daniel Woods
Organization: ETJ Yokohama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

The Accelerated Learning Cycle
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Charles Adamson, Miyagi University
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

All Materials Good and Bad
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Tayako Nakamitsu
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Task-based Business Communicative Activities
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Jonah Glick, Pearson Education
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi 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

May 30th (Thursday) 2002

Second Language Acquisition Research: Scope, Goals, and Future
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Michael Long, University of Hawaii Manoa
Organization: Nagoya University
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Development of an SLA-theory Based CALL Evaluation System
Time: 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Catherine Doughty, University of Hawaii Manoa
Organization: Nagoya University
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

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