ELT Calendar for December 2003

December 1st (Monday) 2003

Making Choices About Error Correction (Day 5 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

December 2nd (Tuesday) 2003

EA-Tokyo December Seminar: 5 P's to drive your business - Passion, Perseverance, Professionalism, Peak Performance, Paradise
Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Ann C. Sado
Organization: The Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 3rd (Wednesday) 2003

JALT National Convention Reports, followed by Bonenkai
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: James Matchett, Angus MacIndoe, Laura Kusaka
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

December 4th (Thursday) 2003

VoIP Technology and Linksys
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 6th (Saturday) 2003

14th National Conference of the Japanese Association for Asian Englishes
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: Japan Association for Asian Englishes
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Two Presentations on Vocabulary
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: J. Lake and Paul Westrick
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Potpourri Meeting: Teaching Syllogism in Writing Class
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Yukio Hirayanagi
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

December 7th (Sunday) 2003

Workshop on World Englishes in the Classroom
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Braj B. Kachru (University of Illinois), Paroo Nihalani (University of Brunei), Yamuna Kachru (University of Illinois), more
Organization: Chukyo University
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Getting Children Totally Involved in the English Classroom
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Echoes of Shizuoka 2003 - Reports on the National conference
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chapter members who attended the National Conference
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Games and Materials for Young Learners
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Helene J. Uchida, Little America Schools/LATEM, Fukuoka
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Two presentations: Children, and Debate
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Ali Taylor and Nobuyuki Maeda, Longman ELT
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Bonenkai Party
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Nellie's ELT Workshop & Book Fair 2003 in Osaka
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

December 8th (Monday) 2003

Assessing and Testing Learning (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

Games in the English Classroom (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

December 9th (Tuesday) 2003

Linking Culture Learning with Language Learning
Time: 2:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Speaker: Dr. R. Michael Paige, University of Minnesota
Organization: Kobe College (Kobe Jogakuin Daigaku) English Department
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

December 11th (Thursday) 2003

FEW Bonenkai
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Future of Universities: Roles, driving forces of change, scenarios and policy challenges (Day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports Science and Technology
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 12th (Friday) 2003

Using Digital Technology to Develop Teaching Materials
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Rex Tanimoto
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

The Future of Universities: Roles, driving forces of change, scenarios and policy challenges (Day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports Science and Technology
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 13th (Saturday) 2003

Akita JALT Business Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Shucart, Dave Ragan
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Games and Activities; Fluency and Accuracy
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Stephen Crabbe, Oxford University Press
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Creative and Productive Testing
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Guest
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 14th (Sunday) 2003

Christmas Party
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Everyone
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

JALT Okinawa Pot-Luck Bonenkai
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: New officers
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

My Share: Share Your Ideas
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: "open mike"
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Window on the World and End of Year Party
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Indonesian Dancers
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Three presentations from JALT's National Conference in Shizuoka
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Shi Jie, Tetsuro Fujii, Kay Hammond, Hywel Evans
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tachikawa City, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching Communicative Strategies in the Classroom
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Ron Murphy, Ehime University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Annual General Meeting and Elections
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: various candidates
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

JALT Dinner
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker:
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture

December 21st (Sunday) 2003

Bonenkai and Thank You Party
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Naomi Fujishima, Tim Gutierrez, Roidina Salisbury, Chiaki Iwai, and Masamichi Miaoku
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

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