ELT Calendar for January 2005

January 8th (Saturday) 2005

New Year Social Event
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

What's Lev Got to Do With It? Vygotskyan Trends in Recent Pedagogy, Professional Development and Language Acquisition
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: Larry Metzger, Deryn Verity, and David Woodfield
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

January 9th (Sunday) 2005

Program Revision
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dann Gossman, Kanto Gakuen University
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Cross-Cultural Communication: Difficulties and Strategies Utilized by Japanese Students at an American University
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Feyen, AMIC English Center
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

January 13th (Thursday) 2005

Longman Kids Tour 2005 in Nagoya: An English Celebration
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause, Beat Eisele, Junko Yamanaka, Mari Nakamura, Ali Taylor
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

FEW Monthly Meeting: Dr. Nathalie Cavasin: A foreigner in the world of Japanese traditional music
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Dr. Nathalie Cavasin, Visiting Scientist at Waseda University, Global Information and Telecommunication Institute
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

IIEEC Study Group January Meeting Tokyo
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: IIEEC teacher trainer
Organization: Institute for the International English Education of Children
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 15th (Saturday) 2005

An overview of recent studies on English language teaching
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Hackshaw
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 16th (Sunday) 2005

Officer Meeting
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Everyone attending
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Using computer technology (Afternoon Workshop 1 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

Japanese University Students' Stereotypes of Chinese and American Foreigners: A Quantitative Study
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Christopher J. Long (Sophia University), Hisako Otsuka, and Naoki Ikeda
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Okinawa Chapter General Board Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: 2005 Chapter Executive Board
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

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

January 20th (Thursday) 2005

TOEIC - Ways to boost student scores
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Everyone
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

TKT Preparation Course
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: British Council
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 22nd (Saturday) 2005

Dealing with the x-factor: Group dynamics in the language classroom
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: David Barker, Nagoya Womens University
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

January 23rd (Sunday) 2005

ETJ Aichi January Workshop: 'TELL: Express Yourself' and 'Stop "teaching" your pre-schoolers!'
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Mayumi Kako, Nicola Oshima
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

What is Kamishibai?
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Hitomi Igumi, Stellar Education
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Technology for Communication
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Maribel Florez
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Getting Large University Classes to Communicate
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Bo Causer (Junshin High Scool / Kagoshima University)
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Jalt Kagoshima Shin Nen Kai
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

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

January 28th (Friday) 2005

New Year Get Together
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: -
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

January 29th (Saturday) 2005

ELT News/eigoTown Party
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: It's a Party!
Organization: eigoTown
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 30th (Sunday) 2005

ETJ Hiroshima January Meeting
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Seth Bareiss and Ikumi Kondo
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

ETJ-Toyama First Meeting - Two Presentations
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Terry R. Stone, Mari Nakamura
Organization: ETJ Toyama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture

IIEEC Music, Rhythm & Movement 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

ETJ-Fukuoka January Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Craig McDonald, Riktam de Voil
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Teaching Reading: For All Ages
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Reading - how to turn students of any age into bookworms
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Oliver Bayley from Oxford University Press
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

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

IIEEC Nagoya January 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

Osaka Study Group January 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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