ELT Calendar for April 2005

April 1st (Friday) 2005

How to be Polish!
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Grzywacz Piotr
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 2nd (Saturday) 2005

Researching Second Language Classrooms
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Sandra McKay (San Francisco State University)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

April 9th (Saturday) 2005

Whose English is Better, Anyway, the Queen's or the President's? Which Features Are Different, and Which Are the Same?
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Kenneth G. Schaefer, Temple University Japan
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

A Talk About The State of Iowa
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Jeffrey Kirstein, Yamagata University
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Methods of Conflict Resolution
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Lawrence Metzger
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Hanami Social (change of date)
Time: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Everyone is welcome to share ideas, mix and mingle at this social event.
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Ambiguity, Neutralization, and Telling the Truth: A phonetic approach to the teaching of EFL listening comprehension
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Hiroshi Matsusaka
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 10th (Sunday) 2005

Teaching Forum on Japanese Perspectives
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

English Education Innovations in Gifu
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Yoshimi Enya and Chisato Ono
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Teaching English to Children
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: various volunteers
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Children's English Education at Bilingual and English Schools Across Asia
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Jason Good
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Boardwalk/Hanami Party
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

OUP Graded Readers
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Tonja McCandie, Oxford University Press
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

April 14th (Thursday) 2005

FEW April Meeting: Miss Universe Japan Pageant - behind the scenes
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Ines Ligron, National Director Japan Miss Universe L.P., LLLP
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 15th (Friday) 2005

Bringing internationalisation into the classroom
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: British Council Teacher Trainers
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teacher Development Course
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: British Council Teacher Trainers
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 16th (Saturday) 2005

Pizza Party / Listening Skills Workshop
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Karl O'Callaghan, ELT Consultant for Oxford University Press
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 17th (Sunday) 2005

Introductory Certificate Course in Teaching English to Children (Sendai)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Using short stories and poems in Japanese University English classes
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Hillel Wright
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

A Literacy Framework: Guided Reading Strategies
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Robert Baines and Ellen Kawaguchi
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Scarcely a Ripple: Surfing the waves of student anxiety and motivation
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Terry Fellner and Matthew Apple
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Oral Communication Benchmarks
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Marcos Benevides, University of the Ryukyus
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

The Illusion of Synonyms
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon, Takushoku University
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

April 23rd (Saturday) 2005

Dyslexia: I've heard of it. But what really is it?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Thomas Warren-Price
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Two Presentations: (1) Helping Others, Helping Yourself; (2) Beyond the Commercial Textbook: Your Own is Better
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ken Hartmann; Lawrie Hunter
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture

My Share: Teaching Young Children
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Narron and Sachiko Ikemizu, Elizabeth Lokon, and Amy Szarkowski
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

An Analysis of Pragmatic Errors Based on Riley's Hypothesis
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Hiroko Murakami
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Global Education through Role Play and Simulations
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Kip Cates (Tottori University and GILE SIG coordinator)
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Student Evaluations of Teachers. What do the learners think?
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Burden
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 24th (Sunday) 2005

Introductory Certificate Course in Teaching English to Children (Aomori)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture

Two presentations by Tim Murphey
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Murphey, Dokkyo University
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Dyslexia - I've heard of it. But what really is it?
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Thomas Warren-Price, Sendai Ikuei Gakuen High School
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Using dance movement and drama to increase bodily awareness
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Evangelos Diavolitsis
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching Children Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Schinkel, Essential English School in Sapporo
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Distance Study - Getting Qualifications from Home
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Amanda Harlow and Sanae Kawana
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

STEP goes international: Eiken USA and STEP BULATS
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Todd Fouts and Martin Nuttall
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Double Session: Goal Setting for the New School Year, and My Share - Activities that Work for Me
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

The Psychology of Difficult Students
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Three Interesting Approaches for Improving the Quality of Your English Lessons
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Robin Manning, Tim Buthod, and Eleanor Kane (all from Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Post-Hanami Social
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: All Members Welcome
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

April 30th (Saturday) 2005

Graduate Seminar Workshop: Systemic Functional Linguistics and Education
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Ryoko Saigusa, Interlanguage Service System Inc.; Patrick Fulmer and Ruriko Suganuma, Showa Women's University; Alfredo A. Ferreira, Hitotsubashi University
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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