ELT Calendar for January 2003

January 9th (Thursday) 2003

Programming for mobile phones:
Tokyo PC Users Group Meeting

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Northcott and Nick Edmeades
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

January 11th (Saturday) 2003

Human Learning and Memory: Advances in Theory and Application (4th Tsukuba International Conference on Memory, day 1 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: University of Tsukuba's Special Research Project on Dynamic Brain Functions and Amenity for the Mind
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

January 12th (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: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

New Year Party
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: All welcome
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Classroom English For Japanese Teachers
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Contact IIEEC for speaker details.
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

ELT Materials Use & Design: Problems & Resolutions
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kenneth Biegel
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Human Learning and Memory: Advances in Theory and Application (4th Tsukuba International Conference on Memory, day 2 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: University of Tsukuba's Special Research Project on Dynamic Brain Functions and Amenity for the Mind
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Teaching Let's Go with Upper Graders
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Contact IIEEC for speaker details.
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 13th (Monday) 2003

Today is Coming of Age Day (Seijin-no-hi)

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: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Mini-Course for Junior and Senior High School Teachers: Approaches to Lesson Planning (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

Human Learning and Memory: Advances in Theory and Application (4th Tsukuba International Conference on Memory, day 3 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: University of Tsukuba's Special Research Project on Dynamic Brain Functions and Amenity for the Mind
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

January 18th (Saturday) 2003

Two Presentations:
1. English Teaching in Japanese Elementary Schools;
2. The Test of English Conversation

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: 1. Christopher Creighton; 2. Paul Moritoshi
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

New Year's Party
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: All welcome
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

January 19th (Sunday) 2003

Hiroshima JALT Bookfair 2003
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several presenters
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

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: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

International Communication and Sensory Awareness Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Ken Groger and Michelle Marquette
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Meaningful student conversations in the high school classroom
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Simon Evans, International Christian University
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching the Tenses (IIEEC MAT Teacher Training Seminar, session 2 of 4)
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 20th (Monday) 2003

Mini-Course for Junior and Senior High School Teachers: Songs, Rhymes and Chants (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

January 23rd (Thursday) 2003

FEW January Monthly Meeting: Achieving Work/Life Balance
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Joanna Sook Ja Park
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 25th (Saturday) 2003

Book Fair in Kagoshima
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: several
Organization: Jelly Beans Educational
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Book Fair
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: several; TBA
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Error Correction (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

January 26th (Sunday) 2003

Graded Readers for Young Learners and Jr. High
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick, Nicolas Cueto
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

Surviving in the Mixed Level Classroom
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Hamilton and Alan M. Cogen
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Going Live! - Tried and Tested!
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Katherine McKay, Longman ELT, Pearson Education Japan
Organization: Kumamoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

The Cultural and Institutional Context of JTE - AET Team-Teaching
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: William Matheny, AET
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Songs and Chants Activities Workshop
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

Maps for Transformation
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Pomatti
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Listening Strategy Techniques: Does It Help To Teach Them?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Hiroko Tsujioka
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Literacy in Language Education: What, Why and How
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: open roundtable discussion
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Words in Mind and Brain: Implications for Vocabulary Acquisition and Instruction
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Nick Ellis, University of Wales
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Classroom Activities to Motivate Children
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several, see the description
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Study Group meeting
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
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

January 27th (Monday) 2003

Mini-Course for Junior and Senior High School Teachers: Approaches to Lesson Planning (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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