ELT Calendar for May 2004

May 6th (Thursday) 2004

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Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Open Discussion
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Tokyo Study Group May 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

May 7th (Friday) 2004

Games in the English Classroom (Repeat Session) (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

May 8th (Saturday) 2004

When Are Rights Wrong?
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Tim Allen
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 9th (Sunday) 2004

The 18th International Education Forum
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Teruyuki Zushi, Katsutoshi Ito, Yuichi Tomita and Mitsue Allen-Tamai
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Applying Cross-Cultural Simulations in Japanese Contexts
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Tim Newfields
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

The Care and Feeding of Sacred Cows: the Future needs of Foreign Language Teaching in Japan
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Will Jasprizza
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

May 11th (Tuesday) 2004

eigoTown: Making A Consumer Website Work in Japan
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:55 PM
Speaker: Russell Willis, President of eigoTown.com Limited
Organization: The Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 14th (Friday) 2004

Developing writing skills (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

May 15th (Saturday) 2004

Ibaraki JALT Chapter Retreat (day 1 of 2)
Time: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: John Fanselow, Teachers College Columbia University
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Daigo City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Nellie's Seminar Series 2004: Seminar 5
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Richard Graham (Genki English), Ritsuko Nakata (IIEEC) and Tibor Lucskai (Apricot)
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

An English Nagasaki Reader - John Ford / Return to Nagasaki
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Brian Burke-Gaffney, Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science, and Tim Allan, Kwassui Women's College
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Cartooning Techniques for Teachers
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Christopher Chase
Organization: Kumamoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

May 16th (Sunday) 2004

ETJ Aichi May meeting: Developing Projects for Younger Learners
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Chuck Sandy
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

Toyohashi JALT Annual Picnic and Barbecue
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: It's a picnic!
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching writing (Seminar 3 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

A Teaching Strategy: How to Develop Communicative Competence through Shadowing and L1
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Atsuko Yamazaki, Kazuko Nomachi
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

ETJ Ishikawa Group Workshop: Teaching Children in Large Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mary Ewald, Fumie Takasaki
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Communicative Competence: Can we Really Teach and Assess It?
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Masanori Tokeshi
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

Learner Opportunities Outside the Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ken Biegel
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Communicate the Magic in You
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Murphey and Brad Deacon
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

The 15th Annual Suwa Charity walk
Time: 8:10 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Yasuto Hirajima from Seiko Epson
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Ibaraki JALT Chapter Retreat (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: John Fanselow, Teachers College Columbia University
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Daigo City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Nagoya Study Group May 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

Osaka Study Group May 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

May 21st (Friday) 2004

Games in the English Classroom (Repeat Session) (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

Events & Holidays: Activities for introducing Culture in the Elementary English Classroom
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Hamish Buchan (ELT Project Manager, British Council Tokyo)
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 22nd (Saturday) 2004

Nellie's Osaka Seminar 4
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Mitsue Hoshihara (Matsuka Phonics Institue), Katherine Mackay (Longman ELT)
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Ideology of Women's Education in Japan
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Cornwell, Osaka Jogakuin College
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

2004 Pan-SIG Conference: The Interface Between Interlanguage, Pragmatics and Assessment (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Andrew Cohen and others
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 23rd (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: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Study in Australia Forum
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: 70 Australian educational institutions
Organization: Australian Education International, Australian Embassy
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

EFL for Children and Teenagers
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Warner
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Raising Bilingual Children
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Roundtable - Q & A
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

It Says Something To Me About My Life: Using Pop Music Effectively in the Classroom
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Hullah
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

2004 Pan-SIG Conference: The Interface Between Interlanguage, Pragmatics and Assessment (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Andrew Cohen and others
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 26th (Wednesday) 2004

Power Lunch: Promoting Foreign Entrepreneurship in Fukuoka
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Lance Lee, 2003 President of the American Chamber of Commerce
Organization: Foreign Entrepreneur Promotion Committee
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 27th (Thursday) 2004

Using Graded Readers in the Classroom: An Integrated Skills Approach
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Merinda Wilson, Oxford University Press
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 28th (Friday) 2004

Using Graded Readers in the Classroom: An Integrated Skills Approach
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Merinda Wilson, Oxford University Press
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Developing writing skills (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

May 29th (Saturday) 2004

The SETS program
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Brad Blackstone
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

May 30th (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: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Using Video in the Classroom to Teach Language and Culture: Methods and Technolgies
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Todd Jay Leonard, Hirosaki Gakuin University
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

ESP English for Special Purposes: Adapting an American High School Science Textbook for the ESL/EFL Classroom
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Stephen Shucart
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Using games and songs (Seminar 4 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

Creative Writing for the English Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David McMurray
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Kyoto ETJ May Meeting: An Introduction to Picture Books
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Katherine Mackay from Longman ELT and Mitsue Hoshihara from Matsuka Phonics Institue
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Two Non-Profit Organization Projects in Japan
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Nancy Finley & Amihan April Mella-Alcazar
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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