ELT Calendar for September 2004

September 2nd (Thursday) 2004

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

September 5th (Sunday) 2004

ETJ Aichi September: Turn Your Students Into Chatterboxes
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: John Moore
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Learning to Read / Reading to Learn
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: ETJ organizers
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

September 7th (Tuesday) 2004

Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo: Metropolis and Japan Today: Past, Present and Future
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:55 PM
Speaker: Mark Devlin
Organization: The Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 9th (Thursday) 2004

IIEEC English Pronunciation Clinic in Tokyo
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: IIEEC teacher trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

FEW Monthly Meeting: The Importance of Being Gaijin - A Foreign Body in the Japanese Media
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Debbie Hodgson, Newsweek Japan reporter
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

IIEEC Halloween Workshop in Tokyo
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: IIEEC teacher trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 11th (Saturday) 2004

The Macmillan Colloquium on Learners' Dictionaries Today
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due June 15, 2004
Organization: Macmillan LanguageHouse
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 12th (Sunday) 2004

Teaching Pronunciation (Morning Workshop 5 of 5)
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: British Council Teacher Trainers
Organization: The British Council Nagoya Centre
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

IIEEC Halloween 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

Teaching Grammar (Afternoon Workshop 5 of 5)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: British Council Teacher Trainers
Organization: The British Council Nagoya Centre
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Learner Opportunities Outside the Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Ken Biegel
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Successful Student Presentations: From the Self, to the Culture, to the Content, to the World
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Patrick Dougherty, PhD
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

ETJ Ishikawa September Group Workshop: The Power of Music and Rhythm in Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Akiko Seino
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

A Comparison of US and Japanese Group Discussion
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Suwako Watanabe, Portland State University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

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

The Macmillan Colloquium on Learners' Dictionaries Today (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due June 15, 2004
Organization: Macmillan LanguageHouse
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

IIEEC Nagoya 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

September 17th (Friday) 2004

Longman Week Seminars
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Steven Gershon (Author), Ali Taylor (Longman ELT)
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Super Eigorian for Elementary School English
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Tom Merner
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Workshop for Primary School Teachers: Creating an Information Gap
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Hamish Buchan (British Council Tokyo , ELT Projects Manager)
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 18th (Saturday) 2004

Longman Week Seminars
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Michiyo Mitamura, Ali Taylor (Longman ELT)
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Elementary School English & Introducing a New Textbook Series
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Tom Merner
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

English in the Elementary School
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Tom Merner
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 19th (Sunday) 2004

IIEEC Hamamatsu Study Group September Meeting
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: IIEEC teacher trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

ETJ and OUP seminar in Kagoshima
Time: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Kathleen Kampa, Julian Warden
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

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

Two Topics: (1) Teaching Writing via Computers, (2) Improving Your Spelling Skills
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Joe Lauer (Hiroshima University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Elementary School English
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tom Merner
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

September 20th (Monday) 2004

Today is Respect for the Aged Day (Keirou-no-hi)

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

Elementary School English: A Discussion of the Current Situation
Time: 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Tom Merner
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

Osaka Study Group September 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

September 23rd (Thursday) 2004

Today is Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)

Teaching Children Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tom Merner, Curtis Kelly, Yukie Kawaguchi, Chris Hunt, Linda Wittig, Yuko Uno, Anthony Torbert, Reiko Tada, Kanae Noda, and Don Block
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

IIEEC Halloween 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

Harvesting Ideas: A Mini-conference for Canadian Educators and Friends
Time: 9:20 AM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: The Association of Canadian Teachers in Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

IIEEC Fukuoka Study Group September 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

September 24th (Friday) 2004

Peace as a Global Language Conference 2004 (day 1 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: call for papers due March 15th, 2004
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

International Business Communicators Monthly Meeting: Ghidrah Takes a Seat at the Table
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Michael K. Kato
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 25th (Saturday) 2004

Peace as a Global Language Conference 2004 (day 2 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: call for papers due March 15th, 2004
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

September 26th (Sunday) 2004

Phonics in the young learner classroom
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Jim Doyle, Katherine MacKay, Mitsue Hoshihara
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

ETJ-Okayama September Meeting
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: General discussion
Organization: ETJ Okayama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

What Makes a Successful Language Learner?
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: James Matchett, Hokuriku University in Kanazawa
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Peace as a Global Language Conference 2004 (day 3 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: call for papers due March 15th, 2004
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Are Your Kids Salivating?
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Wright
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Learning Styles in the Classroom: Yours and the Students'
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Catlin Hanna, Christine Winskowski
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Planning Your Lessons the Pie-Chart Way
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Lesley Ito
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Building Grammar Programs into the Writing Curriculum of a LowerIntermediate Writing Class
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Peter John Wanner, Ph.D.
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Top Up Communication
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Kyoto ETJ September Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Jim Doyle, Zoo Phonics
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

The Non-Native English Speaking Teacher in the Oral Class
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ataua Aoki, Hitoshi Eiguchi, Michiko Masui, Toyoko Schimidt
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

TOEIC test-taking techniques
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Keinichi Fukuzawa
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

September 30th (Thursday) 2004

Jazz Chants by Carolyn Graham
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

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