ELT Calendar for August 2003

August 1st (Friday) 2003

Strategies for the Future in Foreign Language Education: Media, Cognition and Communication (day 2 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:40 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: Japan Association for Language Education and Technology, Kansai Chapter
Location: Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture

August 2nd (Saturday) 2003

Oxford Kids' Club Summer Camps: Keys to Active Learning in the EFL Classroom (day 1 of 2)
Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Strategies for the Future in Foreign Language Education: Media, Cognition and Communication (day 3 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:40 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: Japan Association for Language Education and Technology, Kansai Chapter
Location: Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture

August 3rd (Sunday) 2003

Osaka JALT Summer Meeting & Social
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Tom Pendergast
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Oxford Kids' Club Summer Camps: Keys to Active Learning in the EFL Classroom (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

August 4th (Monday) 2003

Ways of Focussing on Language (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

August 6th (Wednesday) 2003

Oxford Kids' Club Summer Camps: Let your students climb the Oxford Reading Tree (day 1 of 2)
Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

August 7th (Thursday) 2003

Web Standards
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Bob McDonald of Akatombo Media
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Oxford Kids' Club Summer Camps: Let your students climb the Oxford Reading Tree (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

August 9th (Saturday) 2003

The 29th Annual JASELE Convention (day 1 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Japan Society of English Language Education
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Oxford Kids' Club Book Fair and Bilingual Teaching Skills Brush Up
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Habbick and Mayuka Habbick, Oxford University Press
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Summer Social Event
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: All Welcome
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

August 10th (Sunday) 2003

The 29th Annual JASELE Convention (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Japan Society of English Language Education
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

August 11th (Monday) 2003

Using Textbooks Effectively (Day 3 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

August 18th (Monday) 2003

Ways of Focussing on Language (Day 3 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

August 19th (Tuesday) 2003

Pragmatics in Second Language Acquisition: A Focus on Speech Acts (day 1 of 4)
Time: 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Andrew D. Cohen, University of Minnesota
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Gunma City, Gunma Prefecture

August 20th (Wednesday) 2003

Pragmatics in Second Language Acquisition: A Focus on Speech Acts (day 2 of 4)
Time: 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Andrew D. Cohen, University of Minnesota
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Gunma City, Gunma Prefecture

August 21st (Thursday) 2003

Pragmatics in Second Language Acquisition: A Focus on Speech Acts (day 3 of 4)
Time: 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Andrew D. Cohen, University of Minnesota; Susumu Kubo, Matsuyama University; and Sayoko Yamashita, Tokyo Ika-Shika University
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Gunma City, Gunma Prefecture

August 22nd (Friday) 2003

Pragmatics in Second Language Acquisition: A Focus on Speech Acts (day 4 of 4)
Time: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Andrew D. Cohen, University of Minnesota; Michiko Nakano, Waseda University
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Gunma City, Gunma Prefecture

August 23rd (Saturday) 2003

15th Gunma JALT Summer Workshop at Kusatsu (day 1 of 2)
Time: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Kip Cates and others
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kusatsu City, Gunma Prefecture

August 24th (Sunday) 2003

15th Gunma JALT Summer Workshop at Kusatsu (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Kip Cates and others
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kusatsu City, Gunma Prefecture

August 25th (Monday) 2003

Interlanguage Pragmatic Research: What's next?
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Andrew Cohen, University of Minnesota
Organization: Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Using Textbooks Effectively (Day 4 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

August 26th (Tuesday) 2003

I've Got a Problem
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: John Fanselow
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

August 27th (Wednesday) 2003

Your Rapport was Great, But...
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: John F. Fanselow
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

ASIALEX '03 Conference (Day 1 of 3)
Time: 9:20 AM - 6:25 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Asian Association for Lexicography
Location: Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture

August 28th (Thursday) 2003

ASIALEX '03 Conference (Day 2 of 3)
Time: 9:20 AM - 6:40 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Asian Association for Lexicography
Location: Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture

August 29th (Friday) 2003

Oxford Kids' Club Summer Camps: The Joy of Teaching Children (day 1 of 2)
Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Charles Vilina and Kathleen Kampa
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Your Rapport Was Great But...
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: John D. Fanselow
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

ASIALEX '03 Conference (Day 3 of 3)
Time: 9:20 AM - 12:20 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Asian Association for Lexicography
Location: Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture

August 30th (Saturday) 2003

Workshop for English Teachers: Word Sketches
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Adam Kilgarriff, University of Brighton
Organization: The British Council Nagoya Centre
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Oxford Kids' Club Summer Camps: The Joy of Teaching Children (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Charles Vilina and Kathleen Kampa
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

August 31st (Sunday) 2003

Adapting Traditional Children's Songs for Classroom Use
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: John Grant
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

World English - What is it and should we teach it?
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: A roundtable discussion
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Childrens' Storytelling Through Kamishibai
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Taeko Okamoto
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

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