ELT Calendar for March 2004

March 2nd (Tuesday) 2004

EA-Tokyo March Seminar: Starting a Business Without Capital
Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Ruriko Nomura, President of Hopes, Inc.
Organization: The Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 4th (Thursday) 2004

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

Tokyo Study Group March 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

March 5th (Friday) 2004

Methodologies & Frameworks in English Language Teaching (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

Japan ASCD Spring Conference 2004 (Day 1 of 3)
Time: 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jo Gusman; Don Campbell, Kip Cates, Nancy J. Johnson, Jim Moulton, Spence Rogers
Organization: Japan Affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 6th (Saturday) 2004

Two Presentations
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Fred Anderson
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Drama Techniques for Teachers
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: The Covenant Players
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Japan ASCD Spring Conference 2004 (Day 2 of 3)
Time: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jo Gusman; Don Campbell, Kip Cates, Nancy J. Johnson, Jim Moulton, Spence Rogers
Organization: Japan Affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 7th (Sunday) 2004

ETJ Aichi March meeting: Lesson Planning: As Easy As PIE
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Lesley Ito
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

Longman Kids Tour 2004 in Tsudanuma, Chiba
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Alison Taylor, Yoko Horiuchi, Eiko Takeuchi and Sachiko Kondo
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tsudanuma City, Chiba Prefecture

Longman Kids Tour 2004 in Kyoto
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Katherine McKay, Mayumi Tabuchi, Jo Smith and Kimiko Hiramatsu
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Cooperative Activities for Language Learners
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jane Nakagawa, Aichi University of Education
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Techniques for Language Planning
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Steve King (Longman ELT)
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Using Storybooks to Teach Children
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Stan Pederson, International Studies Instructor, Chiyoda-ku
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Japan ASCD Spring Conference 2004 (Day 3 of 3)
Time: 7:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: Jo Gusman; Don Campbell, Kip Cates, Nancy J. Johnson, Jim Moulton, Spence Rogers
Organization: Japan Affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 11th (Thursday) 2004

FEW Regular Monthly Meeting: Sumo reporter Doreen Simmons
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Doreen Simmons
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Analysing Language for Teaching (Day 5 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

March 12th (Friday) 2004

Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics (TCP) 2004 (day 1 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:35 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speakers: Prof. Kenneth J. Safir (Rutgers University), Prof. Lydia White (McGill University)
Organization: Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Using Drama with Junior & Senior High School Classes (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

March 13th (Saturday) 2004

Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics (TCP) 2004 (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speakers: Prof. Kenneth J. Safir (Rutgers University), Prof. Lydia White (McGill University)
Organization: Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Nellie's Seminar Series 2004: Seminar 3
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Ivan Sorrentino (Cambridge University Press), Colin Malaney (Saxoncourt), Keiko Imura (Matsuka Phonics Institute)
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Group Sensitive Teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Murphey
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

English for Specific Purposes: Exploring Concepts for EFL Environments
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Judy Noguchi (Mukogawa Women's University, School of Pharmaceutical Science and Osaka University Graduate School of Engineering)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

DramaWorks Revisited
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Theo Steckler of Dramaworks
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

March 14th (Sunday) 2004

Adventures in English: Effective activities for children's classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Katherine MacKay (Longman)
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Wrestling with Writing
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Tom Anderson
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

English Games for Adults
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Olwyn McKay
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Discovering the Joy of Play in Language Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Maria Lockhart
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tachikawa City, Tokyo Metropolis

Learning through Images & Actions
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Paul Shimizu, Intercom Press
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Intensive English Training on the Web (IETW)
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Nobuyuki Aoki and Tomoe Watanabe, Hiroshima City University
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Sharing Ideas Part 2
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

Osaka Study Group March 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

March 17th (Wednesday) 2004

Talks in English: "Violence against Women - Raising Awareness and Resistance"
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Natsuko Utsumi, Dr. Tin Tin Htun (Temple University)
Organization: Amnesty International Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 19th (Friday) 2004

Methodologies & Frameworks in English Language Teaching (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

March 20th (Saturday) 2004

Today is Vernal Equinox Day (Shunbun-no-hi)

11th Annual IBC Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: several speakers
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Extensive Reading in the Foreign Language Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: George Jacobs (Singapore)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

March 21st (Sunday) 2004

11th Annual IBC Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: several speakers
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Drama Techniques for Language Teachers
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: The Covenant Players
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

Supporting Students who are Survivors
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Stephan L'Heureux
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Young Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Augusto Osorio, Mariko Kozono, Rebecca Berg and John Grant
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

VEN: Volunteer Educational Network
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Nicole White
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Nagoya Study Group March 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

March 27th (Saturday) 2004

ESP (English for Specific Purposes) - Adapting an American High School Science Textbook for the ESL/EFL Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Stephen Shucart
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Teaching Reading in Language Education
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Steven Donald, Nagasaki Junshin University
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

March 28th (Sunday) 2004

English Teaching Methods for Junior High School Teachers
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Kimiko Takahashi
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Ways to Improve Speaking
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Steve King, Pearson/Longman
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

First Class Activities
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Thomas Heffernan, Melinda Kawahara, Bo Causer, Damian Hill
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Is CALL losing steam?
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Connell
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

English Forum 2004: Regarding the Establishment of an Action Plan to Cultivate "Japanese with English Abilities" - Upgrading English Education in Japan
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports Science and Technology
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Fukuoka Study Group March 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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