ELT Calendar for November 2005

November 1st (Tuesday) 2005

Does Feedback Make a Difference?
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Roy Lyster, Ph.D., McGill University
Organization: St. Paul's Institute of English Language Education, Rikkyo University
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 2nd (Wednesday) 2005

Form-Focused Instruction and Interactional Feedback in Immersion Classrooms
Time: 4:20 PM - 5:50 PM
Speaker: Professor Roy Lyster, McGill University, Canada
Organization: The School of Education, Waseda University
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 3rd (Thursday) 2005

Today is Culture Day (Bunka-no-hi)

Grammar and Dictionaries (Tokyo)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Henry Widdowson and Michael Swan
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 4th (Friday) 2005

Grammar and Dictionaries (Nagoya)
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Henry Widdowson and Michael Swan
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

November 5th (Saturday) 2005

Teaching English Intonation
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Professor John Wells, University College London, President of the International Phonetics Association
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

Grammar and Dictionaries (Osaka)
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Henry Widdowson and Michael Swan
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

November 6th (Sunday) 2005

Children's Games and the Use of Imagery in the Classroom
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Waugh, Steve McAtamaney, Lisa Quattlebaum
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Longman ELT / Oita-ken International Network Teacher Training Seminar
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Steve King (Longman ELT)
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture

Cultural codes and Immediate Method training workshop
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Bruno Vannieu
Organization: Research Group for Teaching Conversation in Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Grammar and Dictionaries (Fukuoka)
Time: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Henry Widdowson and Michael Swan
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Nellie's ELT Workshop and Book Fair 2005 in Nagoya
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Hokkaido ETJ Expo
Time: 9:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: many speakers
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

November 7th (Monday) 2005

Grammar and Dictionaries (Sapporo)
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Henry Widdowson and Michael Swan
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

November 8th (Tuesday) 2005

Grammar and Dictionaries (Saitama)
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Henry Widdowson and Michael Swan
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

November 10th (Thursday) 2005

FEW November Meeting
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: To be confirmed
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 11th (Friday) 2005

Peace as a Global Language 4th Annual Conference (day 1 of 3)
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Many presenters
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

A Cross Cultural Comparison of Interview Manuals
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Richard E Goetz
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 12th (Saturday) 2005

Peace as a Global Language 4th Annual Conference (day 2 of 3)
Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Many presenters and poster sessions
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: The Nagoya Players
Organization: Nagoya Players
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

English teaching in Oman
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Abdullah Abri
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Manuscript/Illustration Exchange
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Open to published and unpublished writers and illustrators.
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Extensive Reading Activities
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Ronan Brown
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

The Conversation Circle
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

November 13th (Sunday) 2005

Peace as a Global Language 4th Annual Conference (day 3 of 3)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Many presenters
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Strategic and Spiral Ways of Developing Students' Speaking Abilities
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Goro Tajiri (NHK's Wakuwaku Jugyo and Higashi Izumo Junior High School)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Onoda City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Engaging Imaginations: Creative Cross Cultural Activities as a Basis for Language Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Eddy Jones from the Nagano Prefecture, Kencho International Division
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

NETs and NNETs - Do they speak the same language?
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Hidetami Nakai
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

How can we complain? Appropriate and effective strategies in English and Japanese
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Carol Rinnert, Hiroshima City University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Nellie's ELT Workshop and Book Fair 2005 in Yokohama
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Kansai ETJ Expo
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: many speakers
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

November 18th (Friday) 2005

When The Photocopier Is Down - Teaching Without Materials
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: James Banner
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

November 19th (Saturday) 2005

Making a Difference in Language Education
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Tim Murphey, Chitose Asaoka, Mike Guest, Shingo Morito, Marlen Harrison, et al
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

ESOL Teaching in Mind - With H.G. Widdowson
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Professor H.G. Widdowson
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

English Language Communication Program Workshop for Teachers
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Covenant Players
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

The World of Steven Krashen and Noam Chomsky
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Jenn Douthit
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

The Creative Classroom: Jazz Chants, Music and Poetry
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

English Seminar
Time: 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Speaker: James Banner, Hilderstone College, UK
Organization: The British Council Teacher Training Seminars
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

November 20th (Sunday) 2005

What's In, What's Out in Current English? Update and Refresh Your English!
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: James Banner, Hilderstone College, UK
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Development of Classroom Teaching Skills
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: David Barker
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

ESOL Teaching in Mind (Tokyo) - With H.G. Widdowson
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: H. G. Widdowson
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

JALT National Conference Reports
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Christopher Mefford and Toyohashi JALT members
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Enhancing Fluency in Writing for Beginner-Level Learners: Utilizing Paper and Computer
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Atsushi Iino, Seisen Jogakuin College
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Pronunciation and Listening Techniques for Teachers of English
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: James Banner, Hilderstone College, UK
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Christmas Songs, Songbooks, Games and Activities
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Workshop Leader: David Lisgo
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

VEN: Sustainable English teacher development in Southeast Asia
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Roger Pattimore
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Extensive Reading in the Junior High School: A Case of Trial and Error?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Lightfoot
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

Teaching Listening to Low Level Learners and Teaching the Strategies of Speaking
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr (Author Communication Spotlight)
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Creative Activities for Teachers: Finding Your Bounce, Fizz and Zoom Again
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Gabbrielli (Yasuda Women's University) and Ron Klein (Hiroshima Jogakuin University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Two Presentations: Grammar Dictation; Rock Music
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Shirley Leane, Scott Gardner and Ian Nakamura
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Nellie's ELT Workshop and Book Fair 2005 in Sendai
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

ETJ Chubu ELT Expo 2005
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Many speakers
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

Chubu ETJ Expo
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: A variety of speakers
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

November 23rd (Wednesday) 2005

Today is Labor Thanksgiving Day (Kinrou-kansha-no-hi)

Teaching Knowledge Test: TKT Pre-test (Osaka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: British Council
Organization: The British Council Teacher Training Seminars
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Teaching Knowledge Test: TKT Pre-test (Tokyo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker:
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 25th (Friday) 2005

Workshop for Primary School Teachers
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Hamish Buchan (British Council Tokyo)
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 26th (Saturday) 2005

Micro-Conference #2: Writing from Within and Without
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Simon Stevens, Chris Gallagher and Peter Ross
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Globalization ... at what cost?
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Eric Spears, Mercer University, Georgia
Organization: Seinan Jo Gakuin's Junior College Cross Cultural Seminar
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Oral Testing for Communication Classes
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Rebecca Calman
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Two Presentions: Teaching Listening to Low-Level Learners & Teaching the Strategies of Speaking
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr, ABAX
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 27th (Sunday) 2005

English Land Launch Party 2005 (Osaka)
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura and Lesley Ito
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

English Land Launch Party 2005 (Tokyo)
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Akiko Seino and Mitsuyo Ohta
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

It Was Fun! So what? A critical analysis of the role of fun in children's ELT
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: John Wiltshier
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

My Share Holiday Activities
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mary Virgil
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

A Two-Part Presentation: Teaching Listening, Teaching Speaking
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Intercultural Communication in the Language Classroom: Ideas and Activities
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Schaules (Rikkyo University)
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

November 29th (Tuesday) 2005

Conversation analysis applied to the JSL classroom
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Gabriele Kasper ,University of Hawaii; Aug Nishizaka, Meiji Gakuin University
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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