ELT Calendar for February 2004

February 1st (Sunday) 2004

Communications Strategies
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ayako Nakashima (Thomson Learning)
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

ETJ-Ishikawa: Let's Exchange and Explore Winter Activities!
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Nagwa Fekri, Mamiko Tamura, Kyoko Miyaji
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

DramaWorks for Kids!!
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Theo Steckler
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Teaching English to Children
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Katherine MacKay, Longman
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

February 3rd (Tuesday) 2004

EA-Tokyo February Seminar: Keeping Six Inches of Water Above Your Head
Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Alfant
Organization: The Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 5th (Thursday) 2004

Tokyo PC Users Group February 2004 Meeting: Microsoft Speaks!
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Adam Taylor
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 6th (Friday) 2004

Companion Website Resources for Teachers
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Nevitt Reagan and Owen Murray
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Methodologies & Frameworks in English Language Teaching (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

February 7th (Saturday) 2004

"I'm sorry, I forgot" - Adapting Memorization Activities to Require Thinking
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: John Fanselow, Professor Emeritus Teachers College Columbia University
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Cartooning and Drawing Techniques for Teachers
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

The "Reading is FUNdamental" Tour
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Oxford Kids' Club 'Reading is FUNdamental Tour'
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama (Co-author, English Time), Carolyn Graham (Author, Jazz Chants; Composer, Let's Go, Tiny Talk), and many more!
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

February 8th (Sunday) 2004

Longman Kids Tour 2004 in Nagoya
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Keiko Abe-Ford, Damien Pratt , Junko Yamanaka and Kimiko Hiramatsu
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Longman Kids Tour 2004 in Kobe
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mayumi Tabuchi, Fumiko Toki , Katherine McKay and Yoko Horiuchi
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Learner Autonomy through Newsletters
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Wade Carlton, Ibaraki University
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture

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

Cooperative Development as a Medium for Teacher Development
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Andrew Boon
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Using Participation Points to Promote Participation
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Tamara Milbourn, Matsuyama University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Sharing Ideas Part 1
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: chapter officers
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture

Oxford Kids' Club 'Reading is FUNdamental Tour'
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama (Co-author, English Time), Carolyn Graham (Author, Jazz Chants; Composer, Let's Go, Tiny Talk), and many more!
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 9th (Monday) 2004

A Box of Delights: Stories for Extensive Reading
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Bassett, Series Editor, Bookworms Library
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

February 10th (Tuesday) 2004

The Need to Read Workshop
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Nick Bullard (Publishing Manager, Oxford Graded Readers) and Bill Bowler (Series Editor, Dominoes Graded Readers)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Oxford Kids' Club 'Reading is FUNdamental Tour'
Time: 9:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama (Co-author, English Time), Carolyn Graham (Author, Jazz Chants; Composer, Let's Go, Tiny Talk)
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

February 11th (Wednesday) 2004

Today is National Foundation Day (Kenkoku-kinen-no-hi)

Longman Kids Tour 2004 in Fukuoka
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Katherine McKay, Yoko Matsuka, Junko Yamanaka and Mayumi Tabuchi
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Oxford Kids' Club 'Reading is FUNdamental Tour'
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata (Co-Author, Let's Go), Setsuko Toyama (Co-Author, English Time), and many more!
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

February 12th (Thursday) 2004

A Box of Delights: Stories for Extensive Reading
Time: 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Bassett
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

A Box of Delights: Stories for Extensive Reading
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Bassett, Series Editor, Bookworms Library
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Graded Readers and Extensive Reading in ELT
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Nick Bullard (Publishing Manager, Oxford Graded Readers)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Determining Your Working Personality
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Ann C. Sado
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Bill's Bag of Reading Tricks: Bridging the gap between Intensive and Extensive Reading
Time: 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM
Speaker: Bill Bowler (Series Editor, Dominoes Graded Readers)
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Analysing Language for Teaching (Day 3 of 5 Thursdays)
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: British Council Teacher Trainers
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Oxford Kids' Club 'Reading is FUNdamental Tour'
Time: 9:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham (Author, Jazz Chants; Composer, Let's Go, Tiny Talk), Alison Watts (OUP ELT Consultant)
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Oxford Kids' Club 'Reading is FUNdamental Tour'
Time: 9:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama (Co-author, English Time), Paul Riley (OUP ELT General Manager)
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Tokyo Study Group February 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

February 13th (Friday) 2004

A Box of Delights: Stories for Extensive Reading
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Bassett, Bookworms Library Series Editor
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Using Drama with Junior & Senior High School Classes (Day 3 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

Oxford Kids' Club 'Reading is FUNdamental Tour'
Time: 9:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama (Co-author, English Time), Yoriko Taniyama (Taniyama English House)
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Oxford Kids' Club 'Reading is FUNdamental Tour'
Time: 9:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham (Author, Jazz Chants; Composer, Let's Go, Tiny Talk), Stephen Crabbe (OUP ELT Consultant)
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 14th (Saturday) 2004

Want to Change the World? Oxfam Teaching Resources in Global Citizenship Education
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Oxfam staff members
Organization: Oxfam Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Personal Development Strategies to Improve Your EFL Career
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Trudie Heiman
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Oxford Kids' Club 'Reading is FUNdamental Tour'
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama (Co-author, English Time), Carolyn Graham (Author, Jazz Chants; Composer, Let's Go, Tiny Talk), and many more!
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 15th (Sunday) 2004

Longman Kids Tour 2004 in Sapporo
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Michelle Nagashima, Mayumi Tabuchi, Alison Taylor and Keiko Imura
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Longman Kids Tour 2004 in Okayama
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Katherine MacKay, Damian Pratt, Keiko Abe-Ford and Tomoko Nago
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Using Learning Theories to Motivate Students
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Gregory O'Dowd
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

New Directions in Teaching English in Japan's EFL Context--from the Results of Monkasho's Action Plans
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kensaku Yoshida
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Learning through Images and Actions
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Shimizu
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Temple University Applied Linguistics Colloquium 2004
Time: 9:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speaker: Dr. Marshall Childs
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Oxford Kids' Club 'Reading is FUNdamental Tour'
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama (Co-author, English Time), Carolyn Graham (Author, Jazz Chants; Composer, Let's Go, Tiny Talk), and many more!
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Mini-Conference on English Language Teaching
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mary Jeannot, James Hunter, Gerald Williams, Jun Arimoto, Jonathan Aliponga, Rie Sugiura, Ken Tamai
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Osaka Study Group February 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

February 20th (Friday) 2004

Methodologies & Frameworks in English Language Teaching (Day 3 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

February 21st (Saturday) 2004

Nellie's Seminar Series 2004: Seminar 2
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Yumiko Akeba (Cambridge University Press), Mari Yamada (ST Kikaku)
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Creative Classroom: Jazz Chants, Music and Poetry For Adult and Young Learners
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Introduction to Corpus Linguistics
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

February 22nd (Sunday) 2004

Elementary English for Everyone!
Kinokuniya and Little America's 12th Annual English Education Seminar

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Veteran teacher trainers Helene J. Uchida, Rumi Ichinose and Cathy Atkins
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Longman Kids Tour 2004 in Tokyo
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Keiko Abe-Ford, Yoko Matsuka, Hamish Buchan and Damien Pratt
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Adapting Textbook Activities on the Spot
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Rebecca Arthur, Poole Gakuin University
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

The United Nations: Current Challenges in Peace and Security
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Chiyuki Aoi, United Nations University; Dr. Toshi Mogami, International Christian University; Panel Chair: Dr. Betty Reardon, Founding Director of the Peace Education Center Teachers College, NY
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Effects of Repetition on EFL Listening Comprehension: Development of a CALL System to Improve EFL Listening Comprehension Skills
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Yutaka Yamauchi
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Kyoto ETJ Meeting: "The First Five Minutes: A Discussion on Warm-up Activities"
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ officers
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

The English Fair
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Naoki Fujimoto, Danny Majdanac and Fred Carruth
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture

Stick People 101: Drawing for Teachers
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Bo Causer
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Fukuoka Study Group February 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

February 26th (Thursday) 2004

Analysing Language for Teaching (Day 4 of 5 Thursdays)
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: British Council Teacher Trainers
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 27th (Friday) 2004

Using Drama with Junior & Senior High School Classes (Day 4 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

February 28th (Saturday) 2004

Longman Kids Tour 2004 in Sendai
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Alison Taylor, Kazue Kawai, Beat Eisele and Saeko Fukuhara
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Learning Maps
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Dave Ragan
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

February 29th (Sunday) 2004

Longman Kids Tour 2004 in Osaka
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Katherine McKay, Yoko Matsuka, Keiko Abe-Ford and Kimiko Hiramatsu
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

"Conceptual Metaphors" and Figurative Language in the EFL Classroom
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Fraser Gould
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

ETJ Chiba Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Anne Takata, Yuco Kikuchi, Nanette Park
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Nagoya IIEEC Study Group February 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

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