ELT Calendar for July 2003

July 1st (Tuesday) 2003

Lessons About Literacy Development from the Study of Language
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Catherine E. Snow, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Organization: Chukyo University
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

July 3rd (Thursday) 2003

Tokyo PC Users Group July 2003 Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Study Group meeting: Teaching Illnesses & Writing Summer Postcards
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: IIEEC teacher trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

July 5th (Saturday) 2003

Practical Approaches to Teaching Academic English
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Robin Scarcella, University of California, Irvine
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Phonology of English as an International Language
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Jenkins, King's College, University College London
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture

July 6th (Sunday) 2003

Promoting Group Games
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: Louis Reale
Organization: ETJ Niigata (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Teaching English to Children
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Teach the Brain, Not the Intellect
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Marshall R. Childs
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Extensive Reading for High Schools and Universities; Focus on Form in a Communicative Context
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Steven Donald, Junshin Catholic University of Nagasaki; Chris Clancy, Sasebo Technical HS
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Systems for Success: Designing Activities for the Junior/Senior High School English Class
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Roger Pattimore
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Writing Effective Language Tests for Both Accuracy and Fluency
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: James Dean Brown, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

English as an International Language
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Jenkins, King's College, University College London
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Teaching Balanced Literacy
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Sumiko Leeper
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Monthly Meeting: Teaching Illnesses & Writing Summer Postcards
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: IIEEC Trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

July 7th (Monday) 2003

English as an International Language
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Jenkins, King's College, University College London
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

ACL 2003 (day 1 of 6)
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Association for Computational Linguistics
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

July 8th (Tuesday) 2003

English as an International Language
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Jenkins, King's College, University College London
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

ACL 2003 (day 2 of 6)
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Association for Computational Linguistics
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

July 9th (Wednesday) 2003

English as an International Language
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Jenkins, King's College, University College London
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

ACL 2003 (day 3 of 6)
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Association for Computational Linguistics
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

July 10th (Thursday) 2003

English as an International Language
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Jenkins, King's College, University College London
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

ACL 2003 (day 4 of 6)
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Association for Computational Linguistics
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

July 11th (Friday) 2003

ACL 2003 (day 5 of 6)
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Association for Computational Linguistics
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

July 12th (Saturday) 2003

2003 LATEM Seminar for Elementary School Veteran Teachers
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Practical Approaches to Teaching Academic English
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Robin Scarcella, University of California, Irvine
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

English as an International Language
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Jenkins, King's College, University College London
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Active English, A Practical Approach to English Teaching: Why-How-Try!
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Stephen Culhane, Kagoshima University
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Promoting Fluency in the EFL Classroom
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: James Dean Brown, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Lateral Thinking
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: L. Dennis Woolbright and Margaret Orleans
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

ACL 2003 (day 6 of 6)
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Association for Computational Linguistics
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

IIEEC MAT METHOD 2-Day SEMINAR in Nagoya (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: IIEEC teacher trainers
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

July 13th (Sunday) 2003

English Proficiency Tests for Young Learners
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Lesley Ito and John Raby
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

2003 LATEM Seminar for Elementary School Novice Teachers
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Motivation Research
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Terry Wacholz
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

IIEEC Fukuoka Reading & Writing Workshop Level 1
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: IIEEC teacher trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Ideas for Teaching Children
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Thompson, Paul Shimizu
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Academic Writing and Advancing English Language Learning: Criterion Online Writing Evaluation and LanguEdge Courseware: TOEFL 2005
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Megumi Kawate-Mierzejewska, Educational Testing Service/Temple University Japan
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Group Brainstorming on ELT Problems, Ideas & Successes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: All Who Come!
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Annual Okinawa JALT Beach Party
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: All current and potential members
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

2003 LATEM Seminar for Elementary School Veteran Teachers
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

My Share
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Gary Baird, Makiko Kanno, Matthew Vatta, Masaki Nogami and Tamara Milbourn
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Using Videos and Movies in the Classroom
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

IIEEC MAT METHOD 2-Day SEMINAR in Nagoya (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: IIEEC teacher trainers
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Study Group meeting: Teaching Illnesses & Writing Summer Postcards
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: IIEEC teacher trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 14th (Monday) 2003

Using Textbooks Effectively (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

July 19th (Saturday) 2003

Oxford Kids' Club Book Fair and Bilingual Teaching Skills Brush Up
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Koichi Kobayashi, Oxford University Press
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

July 20th (Sunday) 2003

Today is Marine Day (Umi-no-hi)

Oxford Kids' Club Book Fair and Bilingual Teaching Skills Brush Up
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Speaker: Alison Watts and Mayuka Habbick, Oxford University Press
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Teaching English to Young Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Andre Charette, Mari Nakamura
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Teaching English to Children
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: John Wiltshier, Emi Suzuki, Kumiko Ota
Organization: ETJ Sendai (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

July 21st (Monday) 2003

Today is Marine Day (Observed)

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

Oxford Kids' Club Book Fair and Bilingual Teaching Skills Brush Up
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Koichi Kobayashi, Oxford University Press
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Ways of Focussing on Language (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

Using Textbooks Effectively (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

July 24th (Thursday) 2003

Going Beyond Memorization
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: John Fanselow, Former TESOL President
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

July 25th (Friday) 2003

Teaching Young Learners (Apricot Week Seminar Presentations)
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tibor Lucskai
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

July 26th (Saturday) 2003

Oxford Kids' Club Summer Camps: Simple Steps to a Powerful Lesson! (day 1 of 2)
Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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

Teaching Young Learners (Apricot Week Seminar Presentations)
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Taniguchi and Tibor Lucskai
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

I've got a Problem
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: John F. Fanselow
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

NLP: Keys To Success & The Users Manual For The Brain (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Bolstad, NLP Trainer
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

July 27th (Sunday) 2003

Integrating Culture into the Language Course
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Christine Winskowski, Iwate Prefectural University
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

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

Teaching Young Learners (Apricot Week Seminar Presentations)
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Taniguchi and Tibor Lucskai
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

How to Develop Learner Autonomy Based on Shadowing and Extensive Reading
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Takayuki Yoshizawa
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Fluency and Accuracy, Fun and Artistry
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kris Bayne
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tachikawa City, Tokyo Metropolis

Two Presentations: Peer Review and Counseling Techniques
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yoshiko Kondo and Scott Gardner; Raphael O'Donoghue
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

NLP: Keys To Success & The Users Manual For The Brain (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Bolstad, NLP Trainer
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Oxford Kids' Club Summer Camps: Simple Steps to a Powerful Lesson! (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

July 31st (Thursday) 2003

Strategies for the Future in Foreign Language Education: Media, Cognition and Communication (day 1 of 3)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:40 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: Japan Association for Language Education and Technology, Kansai Chapter
Location: Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture

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