ELT Calendar for February 2005

February 5th (Saturday) 2005

My Share
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Hiromi Maruyama, Michael Narron, and Garth Irons
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

Obstacles to Improving English Learning in Japan
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: Robert Aspinall, D. Phil.
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

February 6th (Sunday) 2005

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

The Longman Kids Tour 2005 in Tokyo: An English Celebration
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause, Beat Eisele, Hamish Buchan, Mari Nakamura, Eunice Miyashita
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Using the Video Rainbow War in an ESL Lesson
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: John C. Herbert
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

February 10th (Thursday) 2005

Exploring and Managing Your Emotional Intelligence
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Quentin O'Mahony and Britt-Marie Luckhurst, management trainers with the Advanced Management Training Group (AMT)
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 11th (Friday) 2005

Today is National Foundation Day (Kenkoku-kinen-no-hi)

Longman Kids Tour 2005 in Fukuoka: An English Celebration
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause, Beat Eisele, Mayumi Tabuchi, mari Nakamura, Akiko Seino
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Maruzen Kids' Club English Teaching Materials Fair in Tokyo
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick
Organization: Macmillan LanguageHouse
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

2005 Oxford University Press Kid's Club Tour in Sendai, Miyagi: Rhythm and Reading: Classroom Fun for the Very Young
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:40 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham, Setsuko Toyama, Charles Vilina, Karl O'Callaghan
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

February 12th (Saturday) 2005

Longman Kids Tour 2005 in Okayama: An English Celebration
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause, Beat Eisele, Mayumi Tabuchi, Akiko Seino, Mitsuyo Ohta
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

12th Annual IBC Conference on Communication and Culture in the Workplace
Time: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers.
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture

How to Teach Learning Strategties in the Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: John di Stefano
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Group Dynamics in the Language Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Murphey
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Affective Processes in Second Language Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Peter MacIntyre (Cape Breton University, Canada)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

JII Monthly Meeting and Discussion Group
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Group discussion
Organization: Japan Intercultural Institute
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

2005 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Tokyo: Rhythm and Reading: Classroom Fun for the Very Young
Time: 6:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham, Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Multiple Intelligences Theory and the Second Language Classroom
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Ronald Schmidt-Fajlik
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 13th (Sunday) 2005

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

My Share Activities: Successes and Failures
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Maruzen Kids' Club English Teaching Materials Fair in Tokyo
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Speaker: Lesley Ito
Organization: Macmillan LanguageHouse
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

7th TUJ Applied Linguistics Colloquium
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Loanwords: Lexical Hindrance or Latent Storehouse?
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kate O' Callaghan and Robert McLaughlin: Lecturers, Tokoha Gakuen University
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Addressing Individual Differences through Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Ronald Schmidt-Fajlik
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

ETJ-Yamaguchi February Meeting: Phonics and Motivation
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Andrea Klym and Sachiyo Okazaki
Organization: ETJ Yamaguchi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Systemic Functional Grammar
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Chris Sullivan
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Communicative Tests
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Keisha Larkin, Ehime University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

February 15th (Tuesday) 2005

2005 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Sapporo: Rhythm and Reading: Classroom Fun for the Very Young
Time: 9:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham, Craig Wright
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

2005 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Okayama: Rhythm and Reading: Classroom Fun for the Very Young
Time: 9:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Patrick Jackson, Yoriko Taniyama
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 16th (Wednesday) 2005

2005 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Hiroshima: Rhythm and Reading: Classroom Fun for the Very Young
Time: 9:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Craig Wright, Yoriko Taniyama
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

February 17th (Thursday) 2005

2005 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Shizuoka: Rhythm and Reading: Classroom Fun for the Very Young
Time: 9:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham, Oliver Bayley
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

2005 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Kitakyushu: Rhythm and Reading: Classroom Fun for the Very Young
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Craig Wright, Yoriko Taniyama
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 18th (Friday) 2005

2005 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Nagasaki: Rhythm and Reading: Classroom Fun for the Very Young
Time: 9:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Craig Wright, Patrick Jackson
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

February 19th (Saturday) 2005

Affective Processes in Second Language Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Peter MacIntyre (Cape Breton University, Canada)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Codeswitching: Alternating between Japanese and English in Bilingual Interaction
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Greer
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Is Shadowing a Magic Wand?
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Ken Tamai (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies)
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

2005 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Fukuoka: Rhythm and Reading: Classroom Fun for the Very Young
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham, Charles Vilina and Kathy Kampa, Craig Wright, Patrick Jackson, Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 20th (Sunday) 2005

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

LATEM Seminars in Kagoshima (two sessions: morning and afternoon)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

English in elementary schools
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Uemura Masanobu, Sayed Mohamed, Bradley Yexley
Organization: ETJ Miyazaki (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

Longman Kids Tour 2005 in Osaka: An English Celebration
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause, Junko Yamanaka, Mayumi Tabuchi, Mari Nakamura, Katherine MacKay
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Mini Colloquium: Local ELT Research by Local Teachers
Time: 10:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Greg Birch, Danny Madjanac, Hideki Sakai and Eddy Jones
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture

Bikkurishita! - The Use of Surprise in the English Language Classroom
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Brian Evans (Morioka College High School)
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Introducing the Future
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mark O'Neil, Cambridge University Press
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Introducing the Future
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mark O'Neil, Cambridge University Press
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Video Storyline: Actively Engaging Learners with Film
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Daniel Ferreira, High School English Instructor for Kawasaki City
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Tactics for Better High School Language Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Karl O'Callaghan, Oxford University Press
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Online Group Discussions
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Wesley Dennis (Hiroshima Shudo University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Longman Kids Tour 2005 in Hokkaido: An English Celebration
Time: 8:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Akiko Seino, Mitsuyo Ohta, Ali Taylor and Megumi Takemura
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

2005 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Osaka: Rhythm and Reading: Classroom Fun for the Very Young
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham, Charles Vilina and Kathy Kampa, Craig Wright, Patrick Jackson, Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

February 21st (Monday) 2005

2005 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Kanazawa: Rhythm and Reading: Classroom Fun for the Very Young
Time: 9:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Craig Wright, Patrick Jackson
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

February 22nd (Tuesday) 2005

2005 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Niigata: Rhythm and Reading: Classroom Fun for the Very Young
Time: 9:15 AM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham, Craig Wright, Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

February 23rd (Wednesday) 2005

2005 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Maebashi: Rhythm and Reading: Classroom Fun for the Very Young
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Craig Wright, Karl O'Callaghan
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

February 24th (Thursday) 2005

2005 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Nagano: Rhythm and Reading: Classroom Fun for the Very Young
Time: 9:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham, Craig Wright
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

February 25th (Friday) 2005

2005 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Saitama: Rhythm and Reading: Classroom Fun for the Very Young
Time: 9:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham, Craig Wright
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

February 26th (Saturday) 2005

Maruzen Kids' Club English Teaching Materials Fair in Nagoya
Time: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Lesley Ito
Organization: Macmillan LanguageHouse
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Nellie's Workshop and Seminar (Book Fair)
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Julian Warden (Oxford University Press) and Yuki Ogura (Matsuka Phonics)
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

2005 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Yokohama: Rhythm and Reading: Classroom Fun for the Very Young
Time: 9:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Charles Vilina and Kathy Kampa, Craig Wright, Patrick Jackson, Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

February 27th (Sunday) 2005

Longman Kids Tour 2005 in Kobe: An English Celebration
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause, Akiko Seino, Mitsuyo Ohta, Katherine MacKay
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Longman Kids Tour 2005 in Sendai: An English Celebration
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura, Eunice Miyashita, Ali Taylor, Megumi Takemura
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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

Maruzen Kids' Club English Teaching Materials Fair
Time: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Euan McKirdy
Organization: Macmillan LanguageHouse
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Kyoto ETJ February Meeting: Building a better curriculum
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Open Panel Discussion
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

International Students' Day
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Students from Other Countries Studying in Japan
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Classroom Management
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Chris Perry
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

The Business Side of Teaching English
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various Eikaiwa School Owners in the Niigata area
Organization: ETJ Niigata (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Shakai Hoken Forum Hosted by the General Union
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Open Forum
Organization: GU (the General Union)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

How is CLT viewed and implemented by high school teachers of English?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Rieko Nakajima
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

PowerPoint: How to use it. How to use it better
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Anthony Crooks (Miyagi University of Education)
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Classroom talk in children's classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Naoki Fujimoto-Adamson
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Practical Tips for Teaching Kids
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Panelists: Larry Dodds, Liz Parke, Ann Mayeda
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Teaching Returnee Children
Time: 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Mielke
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Encouraging English Enthusiasm through the use of Team Teaching in Kagoshima City
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: KAJET Prefectural Representative Ms. Sam Farmer and AEA Mr. Todd Hakuraku
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

2005 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Nagoya: Rhythm and Reading: Classroom Fun for the Very Young
Time: 9:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham, Charles Vilina and Kathy Kampa, Craig Wright, Patrick Jackson, Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

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