ELT Calendar for July 2005

July 3rd (Sunday) 2005

Teaching Young Learners, and Teaching Phonics
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Warner
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching English to Japanese Children: ACET July 2005 Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

ETJ-Fukuoka July Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Speaker to be announced
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

ETJ Fukuoka's Genki July Workshop: Games and Songs to get your kids Genki
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Richard Graham of Genki English
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Super Techniques for Super Kids
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Steve King, Longman ELT
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

The Road To Reading (Sapporo, Hokkaido)
Time: 9:50 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Akiko Seino; Kate Sato
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

The Road to Reading (Kumamoto)
Time: 9:50 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura; Lesley Ito
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

July 5th (Tuesday) 2005

Task based language teaching mini-course
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Dr. Zhaohong Han
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

July 9th (Saturday) 2005

Norm Chomsky in Terms of his Linguistics and Political Criticism.
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Moti Liberman
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

JII monthly meeting and discussion group: The future of intercultural learning in Japan
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Shaules
Organization: Japan Intercultural Institute
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Helping Exchange Students Respond to Intercultural Conflicts and Dilemmas
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Bob Long
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

The Implication of Japanese Loan Words in English Vocabulary Instruction
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Lyndon Small, Fukuoka University
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 10th (Sunday) 2005

Practice Makes Confident
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Mori, Inazawa Higashi Senior High School
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

New Easy and Fun Activities for EFL Classes
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Amy Jenkins
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

ETJ-Yamaguchi July Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Sachiko Akana and Renae Ivany
Organization: ETJ Yamaguchi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Two presentations: Alternatives to Standard Testing: Self/Peer Evaluations & Portfolios; Constructive Teacher Engagement with University Leadership
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Scott Bronner, Nick Wood
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

A Tinderbox for your Thoughts
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Hugh Nichol, Miyazaki Municipal University
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

From an idea to a textbook: Getting published in Japan
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:25 PM
Speaker: Simon Capper, The Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Take 1, take 2, take 3 -- a three-stage process for analyzing and reflecting on our teaching
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: John F. Fanselow, President of International Pacific College, Professor Emeritus, Columbia University, Teachers College
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Road To Reading (Fukuoka)
Time: 9:50 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura; Lesley Ito
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

The Road To Reading (Shizuoka)
Time: 9:50 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Akiko Seino; Mitsuyo Ohta
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

July 14th (Thursday) 2005

Women in the US Foreign Service
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Ms. Joanne Gilles, Deputy Director Tokyo American Center,
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

July 15th (Friday) 2005

EU-Japan Year of People-to-People Exchanges Video Clip Competition Award Ceremony and 2005 British Council Team-Teaching Lesson Plan Competition Award Ceremony
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker:
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

July 16th (Saturday) 2005

Maruzen English Teaching Materials Fair in Okayama
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick (E for ju and Macmillan), Nago Tomoko(Matsuka Phonics) and Richard Graham (Genki English)
Organization: Maruzen Bookshops
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Comparing Japanese, Cambodian, and Thai University Students: How Racial/Ethnic Attitudes, Intercultural Contact, Study Motivation, and English Ability Interact
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jeff Maggard
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Storytelling in the EFL Classroom
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Sean Gaffney
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

July 17th (Sunday) 2005

Learner Development Work in Progress Mini-Conference:
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Stacy Vye, Yoko Wakui, Marlen Harrison,Matthew Apple, Amanda Bradley, Etsuko Shimo, Brian Caspino, Bob Sanderson, Denise Haugh, Terry Fellner and more!
Organization: Learner Development Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Young learners of English (Babies - 6 years old)
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Pamela Sakamoto and Catherine Oki
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

2nd Annual Work in Progress Mini-Conference: A Day Celebrating Learner Development
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Stacy Vye, Yoko Wakui, Marlen Harrison, Matthew Apple, Amanda Bradley, Etsuko Shimo, Brian Caspino, Bob Sanderson, Denise Haugh, Terry Fellner and more
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Dealing with Reading and Listening in the Classroom
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Hamish Buchan
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Maruzen English Teaching Materials Fair in Kyoto
Time: 12:30 PM - 5:10 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick, Sachiko Ohuna, and an ALC speaker (TBA)
Organization: Maruzen Bookshops
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Media Literacy for Young Adults
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kathleen Riley
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

July 18th (Monday) 2005

Today is Marine Day (Umi-no-hi)

Maruzen English Teaching Materials Fair
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:40 PM
Speaker: Yukie Miyako, Hitomi Iguma, Kumiko Takahashi, Oliver Bayley, Keiko Imura, and Daisuke Ito
Organization: Maruzen Bookshops
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Managing Large Classes
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Hamish Buchan (British Council ELT Projects Manager)
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

1st Annual Iwate JALT Potluck Picnic/Barbecue
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: It's a BBQ!
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

July 19th (Tuesday) 2005

Getting your students to speak
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Hamish Buchan (British Council ELT Projects Manager)
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

July 23rd (Saturday) 2005

PICO - JII Intercultural seminar
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Joseph Shaules
Organization: Japan Intercultural Institute
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

2005 Kagoshima Teaching Children Conference
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chis Hunt, Linda Wittig, Jan Takahashi, Keiko Sagisaka, Martin Nuttall, Richard Graham, Yoshie Lauffenburger-Hashido, Bo Causer, Cynthia Keith
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

July 24th (Sunday) 2005

Owning Your Own English School
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Successful School Owners
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Fun in the Sun! - Picnic Party
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Anyone with fun ideas!
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Laugh and Learn / All Together Now!
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Linda Witting / Chris Hunt
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Creating and Utilizing Online Courses and Coursework
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: John Spiri (Akita International University)
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

A New Approach to Teaching Children for Skilled Teachers
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Naoko Ogikubo
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

July 29th (Friday) 2005

The 42nd Shin-Eiken National Conference
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Shin-Eiken - New English Teachers' Association
Location: Sarashina-gun City, Nagano Prefecture

July 30th (Saturday) 2005

2005 Teacher Education SIG - Teaching Cultures
Time: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Brian Cullen, Oliver Mayer, Anthony Robins and Tony Ryan
Organization: Teacher Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kariya City, Aichi Prefecture

Nagasaki JALT Summer Party
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Various
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

July 31st (Sunday) 2005

ETJ-Oita 2nd Workshop
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Simon Weedon and Oliver Kavanagh
Organization: ETJ Oita (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture

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