ELT Calendar for March 2005

March 5th (Saturday) 2005

Teaching English to Young Learners through Kyogen, the Japanese Classical Comic Theater
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Harumi Yamada
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Macmillan Language House and Jelly Beans Educational Seminar in Kagoshima
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Lesley Ito, Mayuka Habbick
Organization: Macmillan LanguageHouse
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

A Talk About Washington, D.C.
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Moti Liberman, Coordinator for International Relations in Yamagata
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Strategies for Autonomous Language Learning
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: John F. Fanselow
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

March 6th (Sunday) 2005

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

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

Make Reading Easy and Fun! - with the Potato Pals
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Oliver Bayley Oxford University Press
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

ETJ-Fukuoka March meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Sheila Ryan-Hara, Constance Miwa
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Motivating English Students! 14th Annual Teaching English Seminar in Fukuoka
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: Caroline Linse, Lesley Ito and Mayuka Habbick (Macmillan), Helene Uchida (Little America)
Organization: Macmillan LanguageHouse
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 10th (Thursday) 2005

FEW March Meeting: Inspirational Women of NASA
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Calvin Seaman
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 12th (Saturday) 2005

Issues in Gender and Sexual Identity: What Educators Should Know
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Cynthia Nelson (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

English Through Drama
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jill Christopher
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

My Share: The High-Tech Classroom
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Hiroshi Otani and others
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 13th (Sunday) 2005

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

Using Readers in Your Classroom
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Janina Tubby
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

English Blast: A Model English Enrichment Program for Bilingual Children in Japan
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Holly Thompson (Instructor at Yokohama City University, Author of Ash and Cofounder of English Blast)
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Developing a textbook to improve the ability to use kanji
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Rumiko Mukai, Ehime University International Student Center
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

March 19th (Saturday) 2005

Nellie's Seminar Series 2005: Seminar 2
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Taniguchi Ritsuko (APRICOT), Akiko McDougall (Matsuka Phonics Institute)
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Issues in Gender and Sexual Identity: What Educators Should Know
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Cynthia Nelson (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

March 20th (Sunday) 2005

ETJ Aichi Round Table Discussion and Spring Cleaning ELT Bazaar
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: various speakers for the round-table discussions
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

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

Effective Ways to Prepare for the TOEIC
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Joe Falout
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

An introduction to the uses of conversation analysis in the field of second language acquisition
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jack Barrow, Osaka International University
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

March 21st (Monday) 2005

Today is Vernal Equinox Day (Shunbun-no-hi)

English Education: Engaging Learners with the World
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Three presentations by three presenters: Reiko Yoshihara, Kazuya Asakawa and Keiko Kikuchi
Organization: AGEnT: Association for Global English Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 26th (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: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 27th (Sunday) 2005

ETJ Ishikawa Group 6th Workshop
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Konomi Demura, Terry Stone
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Discussion: 5 things I wish I had known when I started teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Charles Adamson
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Task-based learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Greg Birch (Seisen Jogakuin College, Nagano)
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Teaching English Grammar
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Henry Smith
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

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