ELT Calendar for November 2004

November 3rd (Wednesday) 2004

Today is Culture Day (Bunka-no-hi)

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

IIEEC Tokyo Study Group November 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

November 5th (Friday) 2004

International Business Communicators Monthly Meeting: Cross Cultural (A Human) Perspective
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Grant Bosnick
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 7th (Sunday) 2004

Hokkaido ELT Expo
Time: 9:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: several well-known speakers
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

November 13th (Saturday) 2004

Longman Teacher Training Tour, Osaka
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Peter Viney Presentation
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Viney, Oxford University Press
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Teachers Exploring Research: Top 10 Tips for Doing Classroom Research
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Corony Edwards, The University of Birmingham (UK)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

High School Reading Classes
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Takashi Inomori, Meiji Gakuen High School
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Support for Narrow Listening Libraries, followed by Annual Chapter Business Meeting and Officers' Election
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: Brian Caspino, Himeji Dokkyo University
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Theatre and Comedy in the Classroom
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Interacting Theater Group
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

November 14th (Sunday) 2004

ETJ Aichi November meeting: Intermediate Phonics
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Peter Warner, At Home English
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Longman Teacher Training Tour, Tokyo
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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

ETJ Yamaguchi November Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Andrea Klym, Tomoko Asano and Makiko Ueki
Organization: ETJ Yamaguchi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

University and College ELT Panel Discussion
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Kyoko Fujise, Greg Birch, and Yasuko Obana
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

An Activity in a Communicative Language Classroom - Applying Research Methods of Pragmatics
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Sayoko Yamashita, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

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

IIEEC Fukuoka Study Group November 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

November 15th (Monday) 2004

Attainable Goals and Self-Drected Learning
Time: 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Viney
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 16th (Tuesday) 2004

Beyond "political correctness" in language assessment: A view from an outsider
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: H. Douglas Brown, San Francisco State University
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Off their log and into English: Getting Learners to Effectively Interact
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Nick Lyne, part of Interacting
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Three Ways of Looking at Words
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Meara, University of Wales, Swansea
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

November 17th (Wednesday) 2004

Interacting
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Ed Cousins
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Beyond "Political Correctness" in Language Assessment: A View from an Outsider
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: H. Douglas Brown, Professor of English at San Francisco State University
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

November 19th (Friday) 2004

30th annual JALT International Conference (day 1 of 4)
Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers; call for papers due January 31st, 2004
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

November 20th (Saturday) 2004

30th annual JALT International Conference (day 2 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers; call for papers due January 31st, 2004
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

November 21st (Sunday) 2004

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

30th annual JALT International Conference (day 3 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers; call for papers due January 31st, 2004
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

IIEEC Nagoya November Study Group 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

November 22nd (Monday) 2004

Starting Communication in English
Time: 4:40 PM - 6:10 PM
Speaker: John Fanselow, President of International Pacific College, NZ
Organization: Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

30th annual JALT International Conference (day 4 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers; call for papers due January 31st, 2004
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

November 23rd (Tuesday) 2004

Today is Labor Thanksgiving Day (Kinrou-kansha-no-hi)

Activating the Lexical Approach and Making Vocabulary Memorable
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Susan Barduhn
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

November 24th (Wednesday) 2004

Brain studies and teaching children
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

November 25th (Thursday) 2004

Developing Cross-Cultural Awareness in the Monolingual Classroom
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Susan Barduhn, School for International Training/JALT Four Corners Tour
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture

November 26th (Friday) 2004

The Psychology of Difficult Students
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Activating The Lexical Approach and Making Vocabulary Memorable
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Susan Barduhn
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

November 27th (Saturday) 2004

Catch them While They're Young!
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Katherine MacKay (Longman/Pearson)
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

The M.A.P. Method
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Steve King (Longman/Pearson)
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

The Psychology of Difficult Students
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

November 28th (Sunday) 2004

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

Reporting on the 2004 JALT National Conference
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: James Matchett, Simon Sanada, Laura Kusaka
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

From competition to cooperation: Games in the EFL classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Chris Hunt
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Double session: (1) Reading. (2) Dyslexia: What it means in YOUR language classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ken Schmidt, Tom Warren-Price
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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

Chugoku ELT Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: several well-known speakers
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Osaka Study Group November 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

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