ELT Calendar for April 2003

April 3rd (Thursday) 2003

Digital Video Editing
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Freedom Lohr, TokyoDV
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 5th (Saturday) 2003

Common Sense in Vocabulary Instruction
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring, Notre Dame Seishin Women's University
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 6th (Sunday) 2003

Cross-Cultural Pragmatics in the English Classroom
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kate Elwood, Waseda University's School of Commerce
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 10th (Thursday) 2003

The Entrepreneurial Edge: Getting Started and Staying Ahead
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Terrie Lloyd, LINC Media, Inc
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

How to Review
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: IIEEC Trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 12th (Saturday) 2003

Phonology and Language Teaching
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Kenneth G. Schaefer, Temple University Japan
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Testing Spoken English
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Woody Hodgson
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 13th (Sunday) 2003

Sharing Activities and Lesson Plans
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: ETJ Sapporo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

26 Things Any EFL Teacher Should Know to Make English Time a Success
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

DramaWorks Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Marc Sheffner
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching Classes in English (for Japanese teachers)
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: IIEEC Trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Pre-School Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: IIEEC Trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

DramaWorks: Drama Techniques for Teaching EFL
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Tyler Warfield
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Getting To Know You
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: David Moreton
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture

How to Review
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: IIEEC Trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

How to Review
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: IIEEC Trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

April 14th (Monday) 2003

Managing Young Learner's Classes in English (Day 1 of 5 Mondays)
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: British Council Teacher Trainers
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 16th (Wednesday) 2003

Is Your Portfolio Positioned for the Rebound?
Time: 8:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: two speakers
Organization: Towry Law International (Japan) Ltd.
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 20th (Sunday) 2003

Introductory Certificate in Teaching English to Children, one day course
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: David Paul, author of Finding Out, Communicate, and more.
Organization: eigoTown
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Two parts: 1. Communicative Games and Warm-ups; 2: "The First Class of the Term"
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Part 1: Conrad Matsumoto; Part 2: Lori Haga, Kazushige Cho, Cyndi Peterson, and Azusa Kibushi
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Visual Aids: Tools for Classroom Activities
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Sharon Abe
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching Junior High Students
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: IIEEC Trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Genki English: Elementary School English
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Graham, Will Jasprizza
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Impact Values: Critical Thinking and Real Debate
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Junko Yamanaka
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Learning from Movies & TV Programs: Do's & Don'ts
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Lyudmila "Linda" Fudzikata
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Back to School Bonanza-Teaching Exchange
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Foreign Children in Japanese Schools
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Panel Discussion
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Effective Approaches to Teaching English and International Cultural Exchange to Elementary School Students
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Sarah McAlister
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Student Responsibility for Learning: Increasing Student Participation
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Timothy Kelly
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

Productive Pressure - Motivating Students and Tired Teachers
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Don Maybin, Shonan Institute of Technology
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Classroom Activities to Motivate JHS Students
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mark & Rohini
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

World Englishes: Convergence or Divergence?
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Trudgill, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Organization: Kyushu-Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

How to Review
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: IIEEC Trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

April 21st (Monday) 2003

Games in the English Classroom (Day 1 of 5 Mondays)
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: British Council Teacher Trainers
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 24th (Thursday) 2003

Reading & Writing Workshop Level 1
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: IIEEC Trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 25th (Friday) 2003

21st Conference of the Japan Association for English Corpus Studies
Time: 12:30 PM - 5:20 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: Japan Association for English Corpus Studies
Location: Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture

April 26th (Saturday) 2003

Issues in Teaching English In Primary Schools
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Roger Barnard, Waikato University, New Zealand
Organization: Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Nellie's Seminar Series 2003: Seminar 3
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Junko Saito, David Harrington and Alison Taylor
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Promoting Cultural Sensitivity and Critical Thinking in English Class (day 1 of 2)
Time: 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Ada Loredo, Ateneo de Manila University
Organization: AGEnT: Association for Global English Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Japanese English Education, Observed by an ALT
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Debbra McClintock
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

April 27th (Sunday) 2003

Promoting Cultural Sensitivity and Critical Thinking in English Class (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ada Loredo, Ateneo de Manila University
Organization: AGEnT: Association for Global English Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

My Share with Students and Teachers
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Panel Moderated by Tim Grose
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Is Comprehensible Input Sufficient for the Development of Foreign Language Skills?
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Beniko Mason, Shitennoji International Buddhist University
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Teachers Talking About Teaching
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Language Status in New Zealand: Some Educational Implications
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Roger Barnard, Waikato University, New Zealand
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Spring Picnic Party [postponed to 4/27]
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: It's a picnic!
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Taboo English
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Anthony Crooks, Miyagi University of Education
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Recent Developments in Monkasho's English Educational Policy
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kensaku Yoshida
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 28th (Monday) 2003

Vocabulary (Seminar for Japanese Teachers of English at Jr & Sr. High Schools)
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: British Council
Organization: The British Council Teacher Training Seminars
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Managing Young Learner's Classes in English (Day 2 of 5 Mondays)
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: British Council Teacher Trainers
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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