ELT Calendar for October 2003

October 2nd (Thursday) 2003

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

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

October 4th (Saturday) 2003

JASFL 2003 11th Autumn Conference (Day 1 of 2)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Masa-aki Tatsuki, more
Organization: Japan Association of Systemic Functional Linguistics
Location: Machida City, Tokyo Metropolis

Rescheduled: Computer Assisted Language Learning CALL Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: call for papers reopened; due July 13
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

October 5th (Sunday) 2003

Computer Assisted Language Learning CALL Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

JASFL 2003 11th Autumn Conference (Day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:10 PM
Speaker: Minoru Nakau, more
Organization: Japan Association of Systemic Functional Linguistics
Location: Machida City, Tokyo Metropolis

Music and Rhythm for Very Young Learners
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Teaching English to Children
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: John Wiltshier, Sanae Fujisaki, Fumiko Yamada
Organization: ETJ Sendai (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

October 6th (Monday) 2003

Making Choices About Error Correction (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

October 7th (Tuesday) 2003

Corpus Data in the Classroom
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Gwyneth Fox, Birmingham University
Organization: Macmillan LanguageHouse
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

EA-Tokyo October Seminar: Running Your Own Business
Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Goldsmith, Founder and President of Panache Corporation
Organization: The Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 8th (Wednesday) 2003

Corpus Data in the Classroom
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Gwyneth Fox, Birmingham University
Organization: Macmillan LanguageHouse
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

October 9th (Thursday) 2003

Corpus Data in the Classroom
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Gwyneth Fox, Birmingham University
Organization: Macmillan LanguageHouse
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

How You Can Apply Guerrilla Marketing in Japan
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: William Reed, Guerrilla Marketing Coach and Master Trainer, President, B-SMART
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 10th (Friday) 2003

Linguistics and the Language Learner Seminar
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: David Nunan
Organization: Anaheim University Graduate School of Education
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 11th (Saturday) 2003

Tokyo English Language Book Fair 2003 (Day 1 of 2)
Time: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Over 60 presentations
Organization: Tokyo English Language Book Fair
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Scrivener's Model and Task Based Learning
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Jason Moser
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

The Learner-Centered Revolution
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Christopher Chase
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 12th (Sunday) 2003

Haiku Composed in English as a Japanese Language
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Speaker: David McMurray, The International University of Kagoshima
Organization: Kitakyushu International Association
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Tokyo English Language Book Fair 2003 (Day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Over 60 presentations
Organization: Tokyo English Language Book Fair
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Sign Language in the Language-Teaching Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Martin Pauly, Mariko Miyao, and Cecilia Ikeguchi
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Teaching English to Young Learners - Exchange and Explore!
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Lesley Riley, Caroline Deegan
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

PhonePass Development & Testing Listening
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Jud Taylor
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

"I'm only doing this class because I have to!" -- Compulsory English Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Annette Kaye, Waseda University
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Studying Abroad: A Gateway 21 Perspective
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Gateway 21 Representative
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Teaching and Testing Vocabulary
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Adrian Paterson, Matsuyama University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

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

October 13th (Monday) 2003

Today is Health Sports Day (Taiku-no-hi)

Assessing and Testing Learning (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

Games in the English Classroom (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

October 17th (Friday) 2003

Fall 2003 Mini-Conference:
Learner Development: Contexts, Curricula, Connections (day 1 of 3)

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: call for papers due June 30, 2003 (extended deadline)
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

October 18th (Saturday) 2003

The 11th Korea TESOL International Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

Integrating Culture into the Language Course
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Christine Winskowski
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Haiku Composed in English as a Japanese Language
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: David McMurray, The International University of Kagoshima
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Language Learning Games for All Ages
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe, Kinki University
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Dealing with Depth of Word Knowledge
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Brent Wolter, Okayama University
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

The ABCs of Bilingualism & Sadako's School
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Adam Beck, General Director of Hiroshima Starship
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Fall 2003 Mini-Conference:
Learner Development: Contexts, Curricula, Connections (day 2 of 3)

Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: call for papers due June 30, 2003 (extended deadline)
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

October 19th (Sunday) 2003

The 11th Korea TESOL International Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

IIEEC 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: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Language Learning and Teaching Histories
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Brad Deacon
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Using Visual Aids & Activities Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: IIEEC teacher trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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

Presenting Different Opinions
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Richard McMahon
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Live from Korean TESOL 2003!! Teacher Development
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Donald Freeman, SIT (School for International Training)
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Sneak Preview of the National JALT Conference
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Linda Kadota and Ian Nakamura
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Fall 2003 Mini-Conference:
Learner Development: Contexts, Curricula, Connections (day 3 of 3)

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: call for papers due June 30, 2003 (extended deadline)
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Chubu ELT Expo
Time: 9:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause, Chuck Sandy, David Paul, Ritsuko Nakata, Rob Waring, Steven Molinsky, more
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Nagoya Study Group meeting
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: IIEEC teacher trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

October 20th (Monday) 2003

Making Choices About Error Correction (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

October 22nd (Wednesday) 2003

Officer Election and Planning for the Coming Year
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Masahiko Goshi
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

October 24th (Friday) 2003

Putting Words in Their Mouths: Shadowing, Summarizing, and Dictogloss
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: John Small, Kumamoto Gakuen University
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

October 25th (Saturday) 2003

State of the Art in Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: English Education Study Group of Sapporo Gakuin University
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Creative and Productive Testing
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Mike Guest
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

Materials Writers Weekend Workshop (Day 1 of 2)
Time: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Workshop Participants
Organization: Materials Writers Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yufuin City, Oita Prefecture

Current Trends in Teaching Vocabulary
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Nation (Victoria University, New Zealand)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

From Phonetics to Phonics and Back Again
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Joseph Tomei, Kumamoto Gakuen
Organization: Kumamoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

Conference on Language Learning and Testing: The Role of Testing for Language Learning
Time: 8:50 AM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Terry Laskowski, MIZUMOTO Atsushi, John Paul Loucky, Paul Westrick, J. Lake, KATAGIRI Kazuhiko, Oryang Kwon, more
Organization: The Japan Language Testing Association
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

October 26th (Sunday) 2003

LATEM Seminar Autumn Tour: Fukuoka (in Japanese)
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Rumi Ichinose, LATEM Teacher Trainer
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Using Video in the Classroom to Teach Language and Culture: Methods and Technolgies
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Todd Jay Leonard, Hirosaki Gakuin University
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

The General Union, Teacher's Rights, & the Labor Standard Law
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Representatives of the General Union
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

IIEEC Teaching Let's Go with Junior High Students
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

Testing: An Important Component in Language Teaching
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Brenda Hayashi
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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

LATEM Seminar Autumn Tour: Fukuoka (in English)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

A Class Project: Collaborative Newsletters
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Joyce Cunningham
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gunma City, Gunma Prefecture

Homework for English Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Lisgo
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Qualified? Experienced? Talented? What makes a good English language teacher?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: John Adamson
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Materials Writers Weekend Workshop (Day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Workshop Participants
Organization: Materials Writers Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yufuin City, Oita Prefecture

Kansai ELT Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, David Paul, David Peaty, Maurice Jamall, Ritsuko Nakata, Rob Waring, and more
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Fukuoka Study Group meeting
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

Osaka Study Group meeting
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: IIEEC teacher trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

October 27th (Monday) 2003

Assessing and Testing Learning (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

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

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