ELT Calendar for April 2006

April 2nd (Sunday) 2006

The Mary Matsuda Gruenwald Story and Hanami Social
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mary Matsuda Gruenewald, author of Looking Like the Enemy: My Story of Imprisonment in Japanese American Internment Camps
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

IBC/JII Conference: Developing Intercultural Competencies for Professionals
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 5th (Wednesday) 2006

Looking Like the Enemy
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Mary Matsuda Gruenewald
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

April 6th (Thursday) 2006

Tokyo PC Users Group April 2006 Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: See website
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 8th (Saturday) 2006

Tourism in America
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Nathaniel Hoy
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Preliminary Report on Linguistic Readiness of Japanese Students Studying at an American University
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: L. Dennis Woolbright, Kazuko Nishioka, and Yuji Hayashi
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 9th (Sunday) 2006

NLP and Feldenkrais: Body and Mind in the Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Sylive Kuehne
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Ways into Poems
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Linda K. Kadota, Matsuyama Shinonome College
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

April 12th (Wednesday) 2006

Teacher Development Course
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: British Council
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 13th (Thursday) 2006

FEW Monthly Meeting - Looking Like The Enemy
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Mary Matsuda Gruenewald, Author of Looking Like The Enemy
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 14th (Friday) 2006

Teaching Knowledge Test Preparation Course
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: British Council
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 15th (Saturday) 2006

Task-based Language Learning Through Debate
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Eiko Nakamura
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 16th (Sunday) 2006

The Enneagram and Interpersonal Peace Workshop
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Lawrence Metzger
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Storytelling in Language Teaching
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Charles Kowalski
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Communication through Drama
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Sue Fraser Osada
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Okinawa JALT April 2006 Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

Two Presentations: Unions and Labour Disputes; A co-operative model for promoting change at university.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Masao Sasaki (Tokyo-Area University Part-time Teachers Union); Nick Wood (University Teachers Union)
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Amnesty International Dance Party - Support victims of Human Trafficking
Time: 5:00 PM - 11:30 AM
Speaker: The Insistuz (R and B, Party, Rock band)
Organization: Amnesty International, Group 78 Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 22nd (Saturday) 2006

Language Learning Histories: A writing workshop for teachers with stories to tell
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Martha Clark Cunnings
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Methods for Introducing Global Issues in the EFL Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kip Cates, president of JALT's Global Issues in Language Education SIG
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

April 23rd (Sunday) 2006

One-Day Certificate in Teaching English to Children (Sapporo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Language Learning Histories: A writing workshop for teachers with stories to tell
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Martha Clark Cummings
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

What makes a successful school?
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Charlie Richards
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Feminist Pedagogy in the ESL/EFL Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Reiko Yoshihara
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

ETJ Ishikawa Group 9th Workshop: Learning English - From Ears or From Eyes?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Fumie Takasaki
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Student-centered classes and Balancing multi-level classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Catherine Littlehale and Chuck Kayser
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

A lesson in Chinese (and Discussion)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jacky Young and Tom Warren-Price (Ikue Gakuen High School)
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

A Manuscript and Illustration Exchange
Time: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: All writers and illustrators welcome
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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