ELT Calendar for September 2003

September 1st (Monday) 2003

Ways of Focussing on Language (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

September 4th (Thursday) 2003

JACET 42nd Annual Convention (day 1 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Give your Career a boost through education and certification
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Gernot Schreiner
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

September 5th (Friday) 2003

JACET 42nd Annual Convention (day 2 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

September 6th (Saturday) 2003

LATEM Seminar Autumn Tour: Chiba
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

JACET 42nd Annual Convention (day 3 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Oxford Kids' Club Summer Camps: The Creative Classroom (day 1 of 2)
Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Back to School with the Young Learners
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Katherine MacKay, Longman ELT, Pearson Education Japan
Organization: Kumamoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Prefecture

September 7th (Sunday) 2003

Integrated Lessons, Listening Skills, and more
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Hamish Buchan of The British Council
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

LATEM Seminar Autumn Tour: Osaka
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Helene J. Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

An Inside View of the JET Program
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Matt Apple
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Back to School with the Young Learners
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Katherine McKay
Organization: Kumamoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

Oxford Kids' Club Summer Camps: The Creative Classroom (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 8th (Monday) 2003

Using Textbooks Effectively (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

Back to School with the Young Learners
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Katherine McKay
Organization: Kumamoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

September 9th (Tuesday) 2003

EA-Tokyo's Monthly Speakers Seminar
Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Caroline Pover, author of Being A Broad, and Yuriko Miyazaki, Krene Inc
Organization: The Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 11th (Thursday) 2003

Making Fiction Work in a Japan Setting
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Barry Eisler
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 13th (Saturday) 2003

Cooperative Learning in the Foreign Language Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: George Jacobs
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Marketing Seminar and Workshop
Time: 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Sean Lewis, Director of Marketing, Seattle's Best Coffee
Organization: Foreign Entrepreneur Promotion Committee
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Teaching English as a Humanities Subject
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Guest, Miyazaki Medical College
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 14th (Sunday) 2003

Games that Work with Children
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Charles Howell
Organization: ETJ Nagasaki (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

First Osaka ETJ Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kaj Schwermer
Organization: ETJ Osaka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

In Search of Appropriate Materials for Use in the EFL Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kenneth Biegel
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tachikawa City, Tokyo Metropolis

Pyxisland, an integrated on-line course
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Masaki Seike
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

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

September 15th (Monday) 2003

Today is Respect for the Aged Day (Keirou-no-hi)

Cooperative Structures and Language Learning
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Spencer Kagan
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

Tokyo Halloween 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

Ways of Focussing on Language (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

September 16th (Tuesday) 2003

Brain-friendly instruction through cooperative learning structures
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Spencer Kagan
Organization: Nanzan University
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

September 17th (Wednesday) 2003

Cooperative Structures and Language Learning
Time: 10:50 AM - 12:20 PM
Speaker: Spencer Kagan
Organization: Aichi University of Education
Location: Kariya City, Aichi Prefecture

September 19th (Friday) 2003

Carolyn Graham's Special Charity Concert
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham
Organization: Center for the Study of English Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 20th (Saturday) 2003

Nellie's Seminar Series 2003: Seminar 6
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Miyuki Kasuya, Mayuka Habbick
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Cooperative Learning in the Foreign Language Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: George Jacobs
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Kagan Cooperative Structures to Promote Language Learning, Caring, and Peace
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Spencer Kagan
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Carolyn Graham's Jazz Chants Workshop
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham
Organization: Center for the Study of English Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 21st (Sunday) 2003

Testing - An Important Component in Language Teaching
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Brenda Hayashi, Miyagi Gakuin Women's University
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Kitakyushu JALT Southwest Regional Meet
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: seven speakers
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Learning to Speak English in Bob's World
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Bob Betts, Ibaraki University
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Computer Use in the Language Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Barry Natusch, Nihon University & Andrew Reimann
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Cultures Alive! Multicultural Education for Children
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Michele Milner
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Teaching Children How to Read English
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Joe Lauer (Hiroshima University), Adam Beck (Hiroshima Starship), Mari Tsuruda (Hiroshima YMCA), and Junko Noborizato (Noborizato's Juku)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

September 23rd (Tuesday) 2003

Today is Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)

Nagoya Halloween Workshop
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

Fukuoka Halloween Workshop
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

Cooperative Structures for Any Lesson
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Spencer Kagan
Organization: Ochanomizu University
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Canadian Connections: A Mini-conference for Canadian Educators and Friends
Time: 9:20 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: The Association of Canadian Teachers in Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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

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

September 24th (Wednesday) 2003

Multiple Intelligences: Visions, Myths, and Structures
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Spencer Kagan
Organization: Soka University
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 27th (Saturday) 2003

Starting an English Immersion Program in a Japanese School
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: R. Michael Bostwick, Katoh Gakuen
Organization: Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Mark Cunningham and His Books
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Cunningham
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

The Joy of Teaching English in a Child's World
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Chuck Vilina, co-author of Magic Time 1 & 2
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Peace as a Global Language Conference 2003 (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:40 PM
Speaker: Mizuho Fukushima, Spencer Kagan, and more.
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 28th (Sunday) 2003

Phonics for Young Learners
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Schinckel
Organization: ETJ Sapporo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Writing a Research Paper for Publication
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Stapleton, Hokkaido University
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Osaka Halloween Workshop
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

Addressing Individual Differences through Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Ronald Schmidt
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Workshop for Teachers of Young Learners: Sharing Activities
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Alan Michaels (& others)
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Peace as a Global Language Conference 2003(day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:40 PM
Speaker: Mizuho Fukushima, Spencer Kagan, and more.
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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

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