ELT Calendar for December 2005

December 3rd (Saturday) 2005

Looking at Arizona in terms of its History, Culture and Education
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Thomas McGregor
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

December 4th (Sunday) 2005

Teacher Development Intensive Course (Assessing and Testing Learning)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Hamish Buchan (British Council Tokyo)
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Practical Phonics
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: David Boudreau
Organization: ETJ Niigata (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

JALT JSL SIG and Chiba Chapter Joint Meeting
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Roberta Welch, Fujie Hiroko, Sato Hiroko, Markus Rude
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

ETJ Fukuoka December Workshop and Christmas Tea Party
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Speaker: Akiko Kokubu, Yuka Komiguchi and Tim Dickens
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Nellie's ELT Workshop and Book Fair 2005 in Tokyo
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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

December 7th (Wednesday) 2005

Theory of Method: Reflections on Research Methodology in Pragmatics
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Gabriele Kasper, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Organization: Kansai University
Location: Suita City, Osaka Prefecture

December 10th (Saturday) 2005

Teaching Listening to Low Level Learners: The Importance of Script and of Suprasegmental Phonology
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr of ABAX Publishers
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

December My Share (and 2005 Christmas Party)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Group Participation
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Functions of fixed expressions and idioms and metaphors in two different genres in English
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Nobuko Tahara
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Breaking In: Magazine Writing for Children
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Suzanne Kamata, Tokushima author/editor
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Engaging Learners in Their Own Learning with a Drama Approach
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Brown
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Learning about the TOEFL-iBT
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Megumi Kawate-Mierzejewska
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Managing Students' On-line Learning with MOODLE
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Nigel Stott and Malcolm Swanson
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 11th (Sunday) 2005

Putting Reading and Listening Online
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Gordon Luster, Language Education and Research Network, Inc. (L.E.A.R.N.)
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Hokkaido JALT Bonenkai Party
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: All Members
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Introducing Self-directed Learning to College Students
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Marc Sheffner
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

My Share and End of year party
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Short and Simple: Discussion, Presentation, and Debate Activities for Low-Level Learners
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Charles LeBeau
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Asia
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yoshiki Imagawa
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

December 17th (Saturday) 2005

Teaching Language and Intercultural Communication Skills
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Greg Goodmacher, Oita Prefectural College of Art and Culture, and Asako Kajiura, Asia Pacific University in Beppu.
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Hiroshima JALT Bonenkai
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Everyone is welcome
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Osaka JALT Chapter Bonenkai at Universal City's Chicago for Ribs Restaurant
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: It's a Party!
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

December 18th (Sunday) 2005

Orientation for College Studies outside the Classroom
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Brown
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Christmas Lunch
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Let's lunch
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

End-of-year Party
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: It's a Party!
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

JALT Conference Reports (and Bonenkai)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various Presenters
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Orientation for College Studies outside the Classroom
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Brown
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

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