ELT Calendar for June 2004

June 3rd (Thursday) 2004

Web Services and RFID - 2 Essential Components of the Ubiquitous Future
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Jim Weisser, Principal at Weisser Consulting
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Tokyo Study Group June 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

June 4th (Friday) 2004

Video for the Web in the Japanese Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Nicolas Gromik (Tohoku University) and Brian Teaman (Osaka Jogakuin College)
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Introduction to Online Course Design with Moodle
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Don Hinkelman, Sapporo Gakuin University
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Games in the English Classroom (Repeat Session) (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

June 5th (Saturday) 2004

9th Annual Conference of the JALT CALL SIG: Human Issues in Computer Assisted Language Learning (HCI/CALL) (day 1 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Learning through Images and Actions
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Shimizu, Intercom Press Inc.
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

June 6th (Sunday) 2004

9th Annual Conference of the JALT CALL SIG: Human Issues in Computer Assisted Language Learning (HCI/CALL) (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Speakers TBA; call for papers due March 3, 2004
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

ETJ Certificate in Teaching English to Japanese Students
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Maurice Jamall, Rob Waring, Alastair Graham-Marr, Mark O'Neil
Organization: ETJ Certificate Course (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Music as a Global Language for Interactive Communication
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Keiko Abe-Ford
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Using Visual/Spatial Intelligence
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Jim Smiley
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

ETJ Fukuoka June Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Allan Michaels of Fukuoka International School, and others
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 9th (Wednesday) 2004

Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo (EA-Tokyo) - June Panel Discussion
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:55 PM
Speaker: Tim Williams, Caroline Pover, Lance Lee
Organization: The Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 11th (Friday) 2004

Developing writing skills (day 5 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

June 12th (Saturday) 2004

A Database of Classroom English in Communicative Language Teaching
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kumiko Miyamoto
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

A Unified Approach to Integrated English
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Moritoshi
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Elementary English Education: Questions and Answers
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Developing Bilingual Literacy in Children
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Panel Discussion (includes Shi Jie, Mary Goebel Noguchi and Eric Bray)
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

June 13th (Sunday) 2004

Consciousness-Raising Activities
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Dan Frost
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Learning to Read; Reading to Learn (Nihombashi, Tokyo)
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ali Taylor (Longman); Aleda Krause (Author); Specil Guest
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Student-Centered Vocabulary Aquisition Activities
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ-Kobe Coordinators
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Lifelong Language Learning Conference
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: LIOJ, JALT and ETJ members
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Teaching pronunciation (Seminar 5 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

Teaching Children
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Julian Warden, Oxford University Press
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Cooperative Development for Language Teachers
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Andrew Boon
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Pair Discussions: Contextualizing Communication
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Barry Mateer, Tamagawa University, Department of Liberal Arts
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Tokushima JALT June Meeting
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Noriko Tojo
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture

Osaka Study Group June 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

June 17th (Thursday) 2004

The 6th Annual International Conference of JSLS (day 1 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Keynote Speakers: Bonnie Schwartz (University of Hawai’i at Manoa, USA) and Yukio Otsu (Keio University, Japan).
Organization: The Japanese Society for Language Sciences
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

June 18th (Friday) 2004

The 6th Annual International Conference of JSLS (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Keynote Speakers: Bonnie Schwartz (University of Hawai’i at Manoa, USA) and Yukio Otsu (Keio University, Japan).
Organization: The Japanese Society for Language Sciences
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Apricot Week Seminar: Storytelling with Picture Books
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tibor Lucskai (Apricot)
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Games in the English Classroom (Repeat Session) (day 5 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

June 19th (Saturday) 2004

Apricot Week Seminar: Build reading skills with Phonics Learning - From recognizing alphabet letters to reading sentences
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tibor Lucskai (Apricot)
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Activities That Go Beyond Linguistics
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Rodney Dunham, Tezukayama University
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

June 20th (Sunday) 2004

ETJ Certificate in Teaching English to Japanese Students
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Maurice Jamall, Rob Waring, Alastair Graham-Marr, Mark O'Neil
Organization: ETJ Certificate Course (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Learning to Read; Reading to Learn (Aichi)
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Ali Taylor (Longman); Junko Yamanaka (Trident)
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Learning that Makes Sense
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Marc Helgeson
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Queer Theory Applications in the Language Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Roibeard O'Mochain
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

A Way to Use Graded Readers Effectively and Extensively
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Rie Iwahashi
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

The Use of Videos in ELT
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Takako Seito
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Pause, Prompt and Praise
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Steven J. Donald (Junshin University)
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

Material Writers Panel Discussion
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Simon Capper, Richard Gabrielli, Joe Lauer, Carol Rinnert, and Keiso Tatsukawa
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Gaining a Better Understanding of Student Perceptions of University Education
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mehran Sabet, Seigakuin University
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

June 25th (Friday) 2004

KATE 2004 International Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: To Be Announced
Organization: The Korea Association of Teachers of English
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

2004 Lesson Plan Competition Award Ceremony: An evening of networking and socialising
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Huw Oliphant and Masashi Koizumi
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 26th (Saturday) 2004

Learning to Read; Reading to Learn (Nagano city, Nagano)
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Ali Taylor (Longman); Nobuyuki Maeda (Longman)
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

KATE 2004 International Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: To Be Announced
Organization: The Korea Association of Teachers of English
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

Two for One (Two one-hour presentations)
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: 1) Mary Brooks 2) Mark Landa
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Adapting Textbook Activities on the Spot
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Rebecca Arthur
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

A full day of GenkiEnglish in Osaka!
Time: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Graham (GenkiEnglish.com)
Organization: Genki English: GenkiEnglish.com
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

June 27th (Sunday) 2004

Learning to Read; Reading to Learn (Matsumoto City in Nagano)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Ali Taylor (Longman); Nobuyuki Maeda (Longman); Trev Landles (Luna International); plus Special Guest.
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Current Affairs Using Newspapers
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Toshihiro Yamanishi, Tomakomai National College of Technology
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Online and Onsite - The American ESL Classroom (presentation 1 of 2)
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Mary Brooks
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Teaching Phonics in a Large Class
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kyoko Sonomoto
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Surmounting the Suprasegmentals (presentation 2 of 2)
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Landa
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Fukuoka Study Group June 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

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