ELT Calendar for May 2003

May 3rd (Saturday) 2003

Today is Constitution Day (Kenpou-kinen-bi)

14th Annual Suwako Charity Walk
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Yuichi Miyabara
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

May 5th (Monday) 2003

Today is Children's Day (Kodomo-no-hi)

Language and Culture in the Philippines
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Ada Loredo, Ateneo de Manila University
Organization: AGEnT: Association for Global English Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

May 8th (Thursday) 2003

Developing and Managing Mobile Content
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Rajiv Trehan
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Days of the Week
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: IIEEC Trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 10th (Saturday) 2003

The Envelope Please (Nominations for best websites for language teachers)
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers, with Nigel Stott as moderator
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Kyoto JALT 2003 PANSIG Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Featured speakers J.D. Brown & Gabriele Kasper, University of Hawaii, and Bob Gibson; many other conference speakers
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

May 11th (Sunday) 2003

Elementary School English: Teaching Through Songs and Games
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Richard Graham, Genki English
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Speaking of Kids
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Harrington
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

To be announced
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: To be announced
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Quality of Life in the Language Classroom: Why it matters and what we can do about it
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dick Allwright, Lancaster University, England
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Japanese Proverbs & English Proverbs
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Noriko Tojo
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture

Kyoto JALT 2003 PANSIG Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Featured speakers J.D. Brown & Gabriele Kasper, University of Hawaii, and Bob Gibson; many other conference speakers
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Days of the Week
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: IIEEC Trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

May 12th (Monday) 2003

Communicative Grammar (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

Games in the English Classroom (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

May 17th (Saturday) 2003

Little America and Oxford English Education Event: Games and Events for English Young Learners
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Uchida, Charles Vilina
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Nellie's Seminar Series 2003: Seminar 4
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Alison Taylor, Kozue Sekiguchi and Colin Malaney
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Why Can't Japanese Speak English?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Thorfinn Tait
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Two Papers on Student Performance
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Burden, Dr. Paul Hullah
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

IIEEC MAT Method 2-Day Seminar in Osaka (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: IIEEC Trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

May 18th (Sunday) 2003

Little America and Oxford English Education Event: Games and Events for English Young Learners
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Uchida, Charles Vilina
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

ETJ Certificate in Teaching English to Japanese Students
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Maurice Jamall, Rob Waring, David Paul, Marc Helgesen
Organization: ETJ Certificate Course (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Annual Potluck Picnic
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: none; bring something!
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

I Say "Tomayto", You Say "Tomahto": Exploring Variation in Language
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kathleen Yamane
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

26 Basic Things any EFL Teacher of Children Should Know
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Lesson Planning & Activities Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: IIEEC Trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Misunderstanding Talk: Discourse Approaches to Problematic Interaction
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Gabriele Kasper, University of Hawaii
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Using Movie Scripts, Lyrics, and Pictures from the Internet
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rich Porter, Mie University
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Exploring Our Teaching through Action Research: Process, Examples, Limitations
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jerry Gebhard, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

IIEEC MAT Method 2-Day Seminar in Osaka (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: IIEEC Trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Days of the Week
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: IIEEC Trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

May 19th (Monday) 2003

Managing Young Learner's Classes in English (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

May 22nd (Thursday) 2003

Reading & Writing Workshop Level 2
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: IIEEC Trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 24th (Saturday) 2003

The Eikaiwa Experience
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Steven Nishida
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Misunderstanding Talk: Discourse Approaches to Problematic Interaction
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Gabriele Kasper, University of Hawaii
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Using Song Lyrics in the Language Classroom
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Ronan Brown, Seinan Gakuin University
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 25th (Sunday) 2003

Kids' Favorite Learning Activities
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Hiromi Yano, Mayumi Kako and Peter Warner
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

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

Two presentations: (1) The Psychology of Difficult Students, (2) How e-Learning will Change the World
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Heian Women's University
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

JSL, Japanese as a Second Language: Learning it and Teaching It
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Yuko Yamamoto and Hiromasa Imai
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

One-on-One: Ideas for Very Small Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Bo Causer and David Lisgo
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Days of the Week
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: IIEEC Trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 26th (Monday) 2003

Pronunciation (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

Games in the English Classroom (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

May 31st (Saturday) 2003

On-line Drills for Learning and Teaching
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Etsuo Kobayashi
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching Young Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tibor Lucskai and Charles Rogers, Apricot Publishers
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Teachers College Alumni Perspectives on Peace Education
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Kozue Akibayashi, Institute for Gender Studies, Ochanomizu University; Kathy Matsui, Director, Center for the Global Campaign for Peace Education in Japan at Seisen University
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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