ELT Calendar for May 2005

May 3rd (Tuesday) 2005

Today is Constitution Day (Kenpou-kinen-bi)

The 16th Annual Suwa Charity walk
Time: 8:10 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Tokio Okino
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

May 7th (Saturday) 2005

Sydney, Australia in Terms of its History, Culture, and Politics
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Adrian Semaan
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

May 8th (Sunday) 2005

ETJ Aichi Three Presentations: Fun Activities, Classroom Management, and Make Your Own Storybook
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Yoko Takano, Chris Williams and Linda Donan
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching English to Children: ACET 2005 May Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Tomoko Hirakawa
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Collaborative Learning Through Debates
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Chantal Hemmi, British Council
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Some methods of teaching English that have developed in Japan after World War II
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Kiyoshi Shioiri, Shinonome College
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Outdoor Language Learning: An Alternative Learning Environment
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Terry Fellner, Himeji Dokkyo University
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

May 12th (Thursday) 2005

FEW May Meeting: How to get arrested in Japan!
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: John Merrifield, Chief Creative Officer TBWA JAPAN
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 14th (Saturday) 2005

The JALT Pan-SIG Conference 2005 (day 1 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Featured Speakers Curtis Kelly and Michael Bostwick
Organization: Pragmatics Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

J-SLA2005: The 5th Annual Conference of the Japan Second Language Association
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenary Speaker Bonnie D. Schwartz (University of Hawaii at Manoa); John Matthews and Cynthia Brown(Shizuoka University)
Organization: The Japan Second Language Association
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

Computer-Based Writing Classes
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe, Kinki University, Iizuka campus.
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Nellie's Seminar Series 2005: Seminar 3
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Patrick Jackson (Oxford University Press), Jo Ando (Independent Publishers International)
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Deep Cultural Learning Series - Cultural values awareness
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Shaules
Organization: Japan Intercultural Institute
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

My Share: Listening Activities for the High School Classroom
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 15th (Sunday) 2005

Motivate Your Junior High Classes
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: John Brewer (Notre Dame Junior High School) and Bruno Vannieu (Kwansei Gakuin University)
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Using Music as a Teaching Tool
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Sayed Mohamed, Bradley Yaxley, Miles Kaizawa
Organization: ETJ Miyazaki (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

The JALT Pan-SIG Conference 2005 (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Featured Speakers Curtis Kelly and Michael Bostwick
Organization: Pragmatics Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The No-Textbook Method / Bingo Cards
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: John Bardos / Chuck Kayser
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

The 20th International Education Forum
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Teruyuki Zushi, Institute of International Education in London; Katsutoshi Ito, Kanagawa University; Dr Alessandro Benati, University of Greenwich
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Elementary School English Communication
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Masanori Tokeshi and Yoshi Nashiro
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

J-SLA2005 (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speaker Bonnie D. Schwartz (University of Hawaii at Manoa); John Matthews and Cynthia Brown(Shizuoka University)
Organization: The Japan Second Language Association
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

May 20th (Friday) 2005

Language Learning and Identity: From Learner Variables to Co-Construction
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Gabriele Kasper (University of Hawaii)
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 21st (Saturday) 2005

Movement and Irregular Verb Conjugations: It's Child's Play
Time: 12:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Naoko Ogikubo and Mayuka Habbick
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

Building L2 fluency: knowing how to say what you want to say.
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Brent Wolter
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Trend Five: The Adult Education Boom
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Hybrid English Classes
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Lemmer
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 22nd (Sunday) 2005

Certificate in Teaching Japanese Students (Nagoya)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul, Tim Murphy, Rob Waring and Maurice Jamall
Organization: ETJ Certificate Course (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Two Presentations
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Naoko Ogikubo and Mayuka Habbick
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Storytelling and English Workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Beniko Mason, Rex Tanimoto, and The Multi-lingual Materials Development Group
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Toyohashi JALT Annual Picnic
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: It's a picnic!
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

(1) Writing from Within Intro
(2) Brain studies and teaching children

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

The 5th Meeting of ETJ-Yamaguchi: Getting students to speak out in English
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kathy Karam and Junko Hisaga
Organization: ETJ Yamaguchi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

ETJ-Fukuoka May meeting - 3 Steps for Reading Picture Book
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Yoriko Taniyama
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

News in the Classroom: Reading Activities with the Asahi Weekly
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Barry Keith
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Teaching Children - One Day Mini Conference
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Michael Bostwick; Kathleen Kampa Vilina; Dr. Ujiie; Mary Virgil; Barry Ratzliff
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

May 28th (Saturday) 2005

Zatokichi Zemi - Sensory Experience Workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ken Groger, Shizuoka University
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Learning Style Inventory
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Catlin Hanna and Christine Winskowski
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Basic Counseling Skills Every Teacher Should Know
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Marlen Harrison, Co-Coordinator of the JALT Learner Development Special Interest Group
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Creating and Using Dialogues Productively
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Mike Guest, Miyazaki Medical College
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 29th (Sunday) 2005

Certificate in Teaching Japanese Students (Fukuoka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Tim Murphy, David Paul, Maurice Jamall and Rob Waring
Organization: ETJ Certificate Course (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Organizing interactive activities for large classes
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Teaching English to Junior High School Students
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Goro Tajiri (Higashi Izumo Junior High School)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Games for English Learners
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: John Frampton and Stephen Langley
Organization: ETJ Okayama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture

My Share
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: JALT Omiya members and guests
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

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