ELT Calendar for September 2002

September 1st (Sunday) 2002

New Zealand in Terms of History, Culture, Education and Language
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Louise Bernett
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

English for Children
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Alison Taylor
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

September 5th (Thursday) 2002

Internet Security Panel (Tokyo PC Users Group Meeting)
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Harlow and Chris Barker
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 7th (Saturday) 2002

JACET 41st Annual Convention (day 1 of 3)
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:20 PM
Speaker: Yoji Tanabe, Waseda University, and many more
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 8th (Sunday) 2002

Teaching Children: 4 Mini-Presentations
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Yukie Mori, Joe Alsheimer, Peter Warner, Sharon Abe
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

LATEM Group Seminar Tour
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Helene J. Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture

Starting the New Term Off Right
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Angela Ota
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

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

Ganbare ALT! (Assistant Langauge Teacher)
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Vinko Bosnyak
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Essential Kid's English
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Julian Warden from Oxford University Press
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Miyazaki JALT BBQ Beach Party
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

JACET 41st Annual Convention (day 2 of 3)
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:20 PM
Speaker: Geoffrey K. Pullum, University of California, Santa Cruz, and many more
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 9th (Monday) 2002

JACET 41st Annual Convention (day 3 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Mineo Nakajima (Secretary-General, International Secretariat University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific), and more
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 13th (Friday) 2002

Best of the Best in EFL Materials
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Poriss
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 14th (Saturday) 2002

My Share: Sharing Activities from Our English Language Classrooms
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Everyone's encouraged to share
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Presentation for children & training session for teachers
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Genki English
Organization: Kumamoto YMCA Kodomo English School
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

Shuffling Strategies
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Joy Jarman-Walsh
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 15th (Sunday) 2002

Today is Respect for the Aged Day (Keirou-no-hi)

LATEM Group Seminar Tour
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Helene J. Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Two presentations: (1) Global Issues and Creative Mind-Mapping; (2) Testing Basics: The ABCs
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Tim Newfields
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Two presentations: Reading and Sign Language
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Nakano Takeshige, Miyao Mariko, Cecilia Ikeguchi and Martin Pauly
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Classroom Second Language Acquisition Processes
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Amy Ohta , University of Washington
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Two presentations: Establishing and Managing a Language School, and
Facilitating Vocabulary Learning

Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Tamai Satomi, Amic English Center
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Kinokuniya/Oxford University Press Jido Eigo Seminar
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama and Tom Merner
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

September 20th (Friday) 2002

19th JAECS Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: Japan Association for English Corpus Studies
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Seminars for English Language Teachers (Nellie's Seminar Series)
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 21st (Saturday) 2002

Societal Pragmatics vs. Neo-Gricean Pragmatics
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Guest Speaker: Jacob L. Mey, plus others (call for papers due June 30, 2002)
Organization: Department of English Language and Culture, Fuji Women's University
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

LATEM Group Seminar Tour
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Helene J. Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Classroom Second Language Acquisition Processes
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Amy Ohta , University of Washington
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Study Skills Strategies for First Year College
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Allan, Kwassui Women's College, Nagasaki
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 22nd (Sunday) 2002

Kinokuniya/Oxford University Press Jido Eigo Seminar
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama and Tom Merner
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Re-igniting the Motivational Fire: Tapping Hidden Potential via the Enhancement of Value Perception in ELT
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Paul Doyon
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Halloween Workshop: Halloween-Theme English Classes for Young Learners
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Contact IIEEC for speaker details.
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Halloween Workshop: Halloween-Theme English Classes for Young Learners
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

Teaching College English Through TV Commercials
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Fujita Tomoko and Karen McGee
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Study Group meeting: Back to School
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

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

September 23rd (Monday) 2002

Today is Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)

Kinokuniya/Oxford University Press Jido Eigo Seminar
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama and Tom Merner
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

LATEM Group Seminar Tour
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Helene J. Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Halloween Workshop: Halloween-Theme English Classes for Young Learners
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Contact IIEEC for speaker details.
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

September 26th (Thursday) 2002

Women's Health
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Elke Kato, Kaisei Hospital
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 28th (Saturday) 2002

Peace as a Global Language Conference(day 1 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Over 50. See the conference web site for details.
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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

American Headway
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Julian Warden of Oxford University Press
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Making your English Lessons More Communicative
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Hywel Evans, PhD. London University
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tachikawa City, Tokyo Metropolis

The Corpus Linguistics Approach to Language Teaching: Trends, Directions, and Challenges
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Naoko Taguchi
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Covenant Players: A Drama Workshop
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kurt and Cathy Purucker
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Task-Based Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jason Moser
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

DramaWorks presents PopStars and Star Taxi
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Theo Steckler and the DramaWorks Team
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Kinokuniya/Oxford University Press Jido Eigo Seminar
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama and Tom Merner
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 29th (Sunday) 2002

LATEM Group Seminar Tour
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Helene J. Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

Peace as a Global Language Conference(day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Over 50. See the conference web site for details.
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

On The Go: Addressing Relevance and Motivation
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Jonah Glick, Pearson Education-Longman ELT
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

English Lessons for Young Children
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Sean Thompson, E-kids Yokohama
Organization: ETJ Yokohama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Using Movies to Motivate Language Development and Critical Thinking Skills
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Beverly Gallagher and Shauna Waters
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Innervoice, Time, Planning and Practice
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Marc Helgesen
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Process and Thought: Two Articles that have Shaped EFL Writing Instruction, and Stories for the Heart
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Heian Women's University
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Halloween Workshop: Halloween-Theme English Classes for Young Learners
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Contact IIEEC for speaker details.
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

The Struggle of Bilingual Families for Choice of Language and Identity
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tomoko Ascough
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Serious Fun ... a philosophy for teaching kids
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kelly McKenna
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Fluency vs. Accuracy: The Headway Approach
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Oliver Bayley, Oxford University Press
Organization: Kanazawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Aims for Children's Teachers: What are we doing and what do we want?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: John Grant
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Stephen Krashen Vs Robert O'Neill - A Discussion on Current Issues in Second Language Acquisition
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Fluency vs. Accuracy: Habbick on Havoc
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Habbick, Oxford University Press
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

A 2002 Teacher's Eye View of SLA Research: Looking Backward: Looking Forward
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ted Rodgers, University of Hawaii
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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

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