ELT Calendar for December 2004

December 2nd (Thursday) 2004

Tokyo PC Users Group December 2004 Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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

December 3rd (Friday) 2004

Putting it All Together: Best Practices in Immersion, EFL and Early English Education (day 1 of 2)
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kensaku Yoshida, Myriam Met, Roy Lyster, Setsuko Toyama, Keiko Abe-Ford, Marc Helgesen, and more
Organization: Katoh Gakuen
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

ALAK 2004 Annual International Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers in progress
Organization: Applied Linguistics Association of Korea
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

December 4th (Saturday) 2004

Putting it All Together: Best Practices in Immersion, EFL and Early English Education (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kensaku Yoshida, Myriam Met, Roy Lyster, Setsuko Toyama, Keiko Abe-Ford, Marc Helgesen, and more
Organization: Katoh Gakuen
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

ALAK 2004 Annual International Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers in progress
Organization: Applied Linguistics Association of Korea
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

December 5th (Sunday) 2004

IIEEC Hamamatsu Study Group December 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

Listening Tactics for Better Language Learning
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Karl O'Callaghan, Oxford University Press
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

IIEEC Christmas Workshop in Hamamatsu
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: IIEEC teacher trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Having Fun with English Activities
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ayako Nakashima from Thomson Publishing
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Christmas Activities: Past, Present and Future
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: A roundtable discussion
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Kyoto ETJ December Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Speaker TBA
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Christmas Activities
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Damian Hill, Kooka Kids English House
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Hokuriku ELT Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: several well-known speakers
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Nellie's ELT Workshop & Book Fair 2004 in Tokyo
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 6th (Monday) 2004

Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo: Tohato Revitalization
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:55 PM
Speaker: Yoshihiro "Joe" Hemmi
Organization: The Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 10th (Friday) 2004

Teacher talk, student comprehension and training for elementary teachers
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Emiko Yukawa, Kyoto Notre Dame University
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

December 11th (Saturday) 2004

Bias and Balance in EFL Content on Controversial Issues
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Trevor Sargent (Tottori University)
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Potpourri Meeting & Bonenkai
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Brent Jones & Anthony C. Torbert
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

The Lesson Clinic
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Margaret Orleans (Moderator)
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

IIEEC 2-Day MAT Teacher Training Seminar in Tokyo
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 12th (Sunday) 2004

Review Meeting of the Nara Conference
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

Content-Based Instruction for English Activities in Elementary Schools
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tom Merner
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Daigo City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Inter-City My Share Live: Nagoya and Toyohashi
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Anthony Robins (Aichi University of Education) in Toyohashi and Brian Cullen (Nagoya Institute of Technology) in Nagoya
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Oxford Graded Readers
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tanya McCandie
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

ETJ Fukuoka December Christmas Workshop - Last Minute Tips for Christmas Actvities
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Top Up Communication
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr, ABAX Ltd.
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Window on the World and End of Year Party
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Tamao Hoshina
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

My Share
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: JALT Omiya members and guests
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

'Virtual' Intercultural Experiences via Videoconferencing
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Linda Kadota, Shinonome College
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Annual Bonenkai Potluck Party
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Changing teacher education programs in order to change English education in secondary schools
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Elizabeth Lokon, Ph.D., Sugita Kyoko, Yasuda Kazuto
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

Nara JALT Year-end Meeting and Christmas Party
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: It's a Party!
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Year-End Get Together
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Chapter Members
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture

Osaka Chapter Bonenkai
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

IIEEC Fukuoka Study Group December 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

December 19th (Sunday) 2004

Christmas Party
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Monster Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Charles Kowalski
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Reports from the JALT Conference
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: several speakers
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

End-of-Year Party
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

December 23rd (Thursday) 2004

Today is Emperor's Birthday (Tennou-tanjyou-bi)

Listening to the voices of learners: Discourse in the Japanese Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: This talk will present a basic overview of how SLA may be researched using classroom discourse methods, with discussion of results of a longitudinal study of Japanese language learners.
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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