ELT Calendar for March 2003

March 2nd (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: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

March 3rd (Monday) 2003

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

March 6th (Thursday) 2003

Linguistic and Technical Issues in Compiling CJK Dictionaries
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Jack Halpern
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
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: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 8th (Saturday) 2003

My Share
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Putting Words in Their Mouths: Dictogloss, Shadowing and Summarizing
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: John Small, Kumamoto Gakuen University
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

English Through Art
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Jill Christopher, The New International School
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Usage-based and Form-focused Second Language Acquisition
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Nick Ellis, University of Wales
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Cognitive Teaching Techniques
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Roger Fusselman
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 9th (Sunday) 2003

Tax Workshop for English School Owners and Teachers
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Miki Aoki
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi 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: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Putting Words in their Mouths: Dictogloss, Shadowing, and Summarizing
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: John Small, Kumamoto Gakuen University
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

The Magic of MAT: Put Speed and Rhythm into your Lessons
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Everybody Wins: Cooperative and Non-competitive Activities
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Brian Pedersen, Rose Ninomiya, Janet Kabayama, David Lisgo
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Language Games in the Communicative Classroom
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Richard Blight, Ehime University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Two Presentations: 1) Teacher Development, 2) Vocabulary Acquisition
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: 1) Stuart Ruttan, and 2) Tomoko Nakamura
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Putting Words in Their Mouths: Dictogloss, Shadowing and Summarizing
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: John Small, Kumamoto Gakuen University
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

March 10th (Monday) 2003

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

March 13th (Thursday) 2003

Starbucks in Japan: Successes and Challenges
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Deidra Wager, Starbucks Japan
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 15th (Saturday) 2003

An Introduction to a Corpus of English for Language Teachers
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Yukio Tohno, Meikai University
Organization: Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Seminars for English Language Teachers (Nellie's Seminar Series)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick and Yoko Matsuka
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 16th (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: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Blank Syllabus and Flashcards Games
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Linda Donan
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Songs & Chants Activities
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Contact IIEEC for speaker details.
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

International Drama to Spark ELT
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Covenant Players International Drama Company
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Putting Words in Their Mouths: Dictogloss, Shadowing and Summarizing
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: John Small, Kumamoto Gakuen University
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

Genki English: Elementary School English
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Graham & Will Jasprizza
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Faulty Bridges: Strengthening the Interplay Between Theory and Classroom Practice
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Marshall Childs
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Curriculum Planning & Demo Lessons (IIEEC MAT Teacher Training Seminar, session 4 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

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

March 17th (Monday) 2003

Integrating Skills (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

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

March 19th (Wednesday) 2003

Current Issues in Language Learning Research and Practice: What Influences Students' Achievement?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Rebecca L. Oxford, University of Maryland
Organization: Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 20th (Thursday) 2003

The Role of Styles, Strategies, and Motivation in the Learning of a Second or Foreign Language
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rebecca L. Oxford, University of Maryland
Organization: Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

March 21st (Friday) 2003

Today is Vernal Equinox Day (Shunbun-no-hi)

Let's Go with Pre-School Students
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

March 22nd (Saturday) 2003

10th Annual Conference on Communication and Culture in the Workplace (day 1 of 2)
Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Garr Reynolds, formerly of Apple Computer; Ping-Nan Chang, Essex University; several others
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture

March 23rd (Sunday) 2003

The Communicative Classroom: Practical Basics
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Harry E. Creagen
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Teaching Classes in 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: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching Let's Go with Upper Graders
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Contact IIEEC for speaker details.
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Duo la Drama! Using Drama in Language Teaching
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Yoko Mochizuki and Peter Ross
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tachikawa City, Tokyo Metropolis

Planning Elementary School Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Nick Walters
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

E-rater Software
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Megumi Kawate-Mierzejewska
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

10th Annual IBC Conference on Communication and Culture in the Workplace (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Garr Reynolds, formerly of Apple Computer; Ping-Nan Chang, Essex University; several others
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Hikone City, Shiga 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: 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: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 29th (Saturday) 2003

Recent Developments in Peace Education: International Cooperation in Teacher Preparation
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Betty A. Reardon
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 30th (Sunday) 2003

Talking about the TALK system
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Johann Junge
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Language - What Is It That We Are Teaching?
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: roundtable discussion
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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