ELT Calendar for September 2005

September 3rd (Saturday) 2005

The 9th (2005) JLTA Annual Conference
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due July 2, 2005
Organization: The Japan Language Testing Association
Location: Fujieda City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Basic Cultural Concepts of Japanese and American Communication: Differences that Matter in Cross-Cultural Communication
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Steve Ryan
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

September 4th (Sunday) 2005

(1) Activities For Small Groups; (2) Writing Activies
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Wendy Gough
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

September 7th (Wednesday) 2005

Teaching Grammar Communicatively
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: David Nunan
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

September 8th (Thursday) 2005

The JACET 44th Annual Convention. Theme: Exploring the Evolving Goals of English Education
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due Feb. 19, 2005
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Machida City, Tokyo Metropolis

Breast Cancer - Fight Against a Life-Threatening Disease
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Kiyoshi Namba, M.D., Chairman / Director, Breastopia Healthcare Group, Breast Disease Specialist
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 9th (Friday) 2005

The JACET 44th Annual Convention. Theme: Exploring the Evolving Goals of English Education (day 2 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due Feb. 19, 2005
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Machida City, Tokyo Metropolis

September 10th (Saturday) 2005

The JACET 44th Annual Convention. Theme: Exploring the Evolving Goals of English Education (day 3 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due Feb. 19, 2005
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Machida City, Tokyo Metropolis

Annual Beach Party and BBQ
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

AIU Travel Service Club Research Trip to Thailand
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: AIU Travel Service Club members and advisors
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Examining Friends: Using Genre Analysis to analyze TV Scripts
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Raymond Stubbes
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

English for Young Learners
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick, Shelagh Rixon, Jim George
Organization: Macmillan LanguageHouse
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

September 11th (Sunday) 2005

ETJ Aichi September Workshop: The Future of Team Teaching in Elementary School
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Biagio Christiano
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

On 'Communicative' in Communicative Language Teaching
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Jim Smiley
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Two Presentations: Wrestling With Writing: A Case Study; Nontraditional Extreme Storytelling Activities
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Tom Anderson and M. Delano Cannegieter
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

An Evaluation of English Textbooks from the Viewpoint of Culture
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Nobuko Yamanaka, Ehime University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

September 12th (Monday) 2005

Teaching Beginners
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Peter Grundy (IATEFL Vice-President)
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 13th (Tuesday) 2005

Seminar on Language Policy in a Globalised World
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Lo Bianco
Organization: Australian Education International, Australian Embassy
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 16th (Friday) 2005

I Wanna Blog
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Scott Lockman
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 17th (Saturday) 2005

Am I a Good Silent Way Teacher? (3 days)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Roslyn Young
Organization: CDF (Classes de Francais)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching Practical English at Elementary School
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Atsuko Ohara
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Leaning from SEL-Hi
Time: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Jun Sekiguchi (Osaka Jyogakuin Senior High School) and Hirokazu Nakai (Osaka Jyogakuin College)
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Phonics and Kids
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Kulek and Mike Stockwell
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Two Sessions on Communicative CALL
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Ian Brown
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 18th (Sunday) 2005

Am I a Good Silent Way Teacher? (day 2 of 3)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Roslyn Young
Organization: CDF (Classes de Francais)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching Knowledge Test Seminar in Tokyo
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Miyoko Kobayashi (Kanda University of International Studies); Fergus Mackinnon (British Council); Curtis Kelly (Osaka Gakuin University)
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Activities for Young Learners of English - Listening, Thinking and Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Hideki Sakai, Shinshu University
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Child-Friendly EYL
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Shelagh Rixon (University of Warwick)
Organization: The British Council Teacher Training Seminars
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Using Magic in the Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Gann - Seigakuen University
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

September 19th (Monday) 2005

Today is Respect for the Aged Day (Keirou-no-hi)

Am I a Good Silent Way Teacher? (day 3 of 3)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Roslyn Young
Organization: CDF (Classes de Francais)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 23rd (Friday) 2005

Today is Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)

Assessing and Testing Learning
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: British Council Trainer
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teachers Helping Teachers - 22nd JALT Hokkaido Fall Conference
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Featured Speaker Curtis Kelly
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

September 24th (Saturday) 2005

Raising the Bar: Introducing Global Issues into EFL Debate Programs
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Hale and Makoto Fukazawa, Takezono High School, Tsukuba Ibaraki
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 25th (Sunday) 2005

Teaching Knowledge Test Seminar in Osaka
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Miyoko Kobayashi (Kanda University of International Studies); Tony Brace (British Council); Curtis Kelly (Osaka Gakuin University)
Organization: The British Council Teacher Training Seminars
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Officer Elections
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Shizuoka JALT Chapter President
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

What About You?
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kenneth Biegel (Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education.)
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

ETJ - Eiken workshop in September
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kazuhiro Kurita and others
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

ETJ-Fukuoka September 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

Improve Your Students' Communicative Competence with Person to Person
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Karl O'Callaghan, OUP ELT Consultant
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Why Forget Where You Come From? -- Activities and projects that use Japanese culture and experiences as motivators for learning and enjoying English
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Patrick Dougherty
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Language in NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP)
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

My Share and National Conference Sneak Preview
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: James Ronald (Hiroshima Shudo University) and anyone else who wants to present
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

From TPR to TPR-S (Teaching Proficiency through Reading Stories).
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Melinda Kawahara
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

September 26th (Monday) 2005

DEUCE: a system design for evaluating ESL competence tests
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: George Weir
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 30th (Friday) 2005

Cross Culture
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Shaules, Japan Intercultural Institute
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Visual Communication and Presentation Design: What Educators and Trainers Need to Know
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Garr Reynolds
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

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

Using the Deep Culture Profiler coaching tool
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Shaules
Organization: Japan Intercultural Institute
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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