ELT Calendar for April 2004

April 1st (Thursday) 2004

Role-playing, strategy, simulation and sports games
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 3rd (Saturday) 2004

Hamamatsu Study Group April Meeting
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: IIEEC teacher trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

April 8th (Thursday) 2004

Tokyo Study Group April 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

April 10th (Saturday) 2004

ETJ Fukuoka April Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Myrla Yahiro and Tom Velardi
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Japanese College Student's Beliefs About the Enjoyment and Usefulness of Classroom Tasks
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Burden
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Students Speak Out: Class Presentations
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Chris Carman and Paul Collett
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 11th (Sunday) 2004

What Hamamatsu JALT Can Do For You
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

First Okinawa ETJ Meeting and Training Workshop
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Katherine MacKay, Longman
Organization: ETJ Okinawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

Lesson Planning (Seminar 1 of 5 Sundays)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: British Council Teacher Trainers
Organization: The British Council Nagoya Centre
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Using Video & Internet for Intercultural Education
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Scott Bronner, Sophia University
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Tokyo JALT Chapter Special Election & Planning Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: no speakers
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Rating the Performance of Classroom Activities
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Richard Blight, Ehime University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Jazz Chants Part 2
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Maho Yamada
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture

April 16th (Friday) 2004

Developing writing skills (day 1 of 5 Fridays)
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: British Council Teacher Trainers
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 17th (Saturday) 2004

Teaching and Labour Laws: How Safe is Your Position?
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Flynn, Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

13th FEW (Foreign Executive Women) Career Strategies Seminar
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 18th (Sunday) 2004

Know What I Mean? Explaining word meanings in the EFL classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Eddy White
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Storyboards For All Occasions
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: William Balsamo
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

How to Adapt Games for Teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Beats! and Stories with The Oxford Picture Dictionary
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Using Music in the Classroom
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Christian Lister, Hiroshima Shudo University
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

April 23rd (Friday) 2004

Games in the English Classroom (Repeat Session) (day 1 of 5 Fridays)
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: British Council Teacher Trainers
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 24th (Saturday) 2004

Nellie's Seminar Series 2004: Seminar 4
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Oliver Bayley (Oxford University Press), Alison Taylor (Longman ELT), Akio Furukawa (SEG)
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Mind maps: Meaning and Form
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Michele Ruhl, Nagasaki University
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Using English in Thailand: Is It Different from Japan?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Nantarika Chansue
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Wonder Kids
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Theo Steckler
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

April 25th (Sunday) 2004

Blockbuster Methods for Teaching English Through Films
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mathew White
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching Japanese Students Listening Strategies
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Hiroko Hagino, Ph.D., Waseda Unviersity
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

English for the English Classroom (Seminar 2 of 5 Sundays)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: British Council Teacher Trainers
Organization: The British Council Nagoya Centre
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Adapting Online Reading Materials
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: James Duggan
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Schema Theory
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ian Pemberton
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Teaching and Testing: A Debilitating Divide
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Randolph Thrasher, Okinawa Christian University
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

No Japanese! English Only!?
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Shingo Morito, Hyuga Gakuen Senior High School
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

Nagoya Study Group April 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 April 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

April 30th (Friday) 2004

Developing writing skills (day 2 of 5 Fridays)
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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