ELT Calendar for December 2006

December 1st (Friday) 2006

IBC December Meeting
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: John Riely
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 2nd (Saturday) 2006

American Kids Raised in Japan: Bi-lingualism and the Self-identity Issue
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

Oral Communication Strategies for Japanese EFL Learners
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Yasuo Nakatani, Nakamura Gakuen University
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

2006 Miyazaki Mini-Conference on Language Teaching and Learning
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

December 3rd (Sunday) 2006

J-shine workshop
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Takeo Kawamura, Yukiko Shima
Organization: ETJ Yamaguchi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Last Minute Exchange of Christmas Games and Ideas!
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Members and non-members
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Kyushu ELT Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several great speakers
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Nellie's ELT Workshop and Book Fair 2006 in Tokyo
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Yoko Matsuka, Akiko Seino, Rob Waring, John Wiltshire, Akio Furukawa and many more!
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 7th (Thursday) 2006

Tokyo PC Users Group December 2006 Meeting: Using Technology to Improve Personal and Business Productivity
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Gonzague-Alexandre Gay (aka Alex) of Akihabara News and GeekStuff4U
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 9th (Saturday) 2006

Fostering Positive Changes in Students' Beliefs about Learning English
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Terri Lee Nagahashi
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Wine, Juice, and Cheese Evening
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: All Welcome
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 10th (Sunday) 2006

Our Best Teaching Experiences from 2006
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Everyone's invited to share
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Enhancing Language Learning Awareness
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Brown, JALT National President
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Tokyo ETJ Group Workshop - 3 presentations
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Terry Yearley, Diana Allenei, Kagary Tsuchiya
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Photographs and Memories: A Fun and Effective Way to Use Memorabilia in the Conversation Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: David Kluge
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

My Share
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Various presenters - bring an idea to share!
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

December ACET Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Craig Mcdonald, Nigel Philips, Tim Ryan, Rie Morisaki
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

I can see clearly now: Teacher discovery through reflection-on-action
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Andrew Boon, Toyo Gakuen University
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Hyper-reading
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Matt Sparling
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

My Share / Bonenkai (end of year party)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: The talented members and guests of JALT Omiya
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Understanding the 'New' TOEIC test
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Eri Okura, Oxford University Press
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

My Share and Annual Christmas Party
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Cooperative Learning in English Education
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kumiko Fushino
Organization: The Japanese Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

December 16th (Saturday) 2006

Psychometrics in Applied Linguistics
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Ian Isemonger
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

Two presentations: (1) Make it strange: 'defamiliarization' in the language classroom; (2) Introducing "English Communication in the Classroom."
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Richard Hodson, Nagasaki College of Foreign Languages; (2) Tomoko Maekawa, Nagasaki University, NIAS, SUN
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Setting Up An Extensive Reading Programme
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Simon W.J. Thornley - Sanyo Gakuen University, Okayama
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Chapter Potpourri Meeting and Bonenkai
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Hiroko Hirouchi, Wakako Fujita, Nihei Nagaki and Brent Jones
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Christmas and Bonen-kai Party
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Turkey Dinner
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

December 17th (Sunday) 2006

Annual Okinawa JALT Christmas Party
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Santa Claus
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

The New TOEIC: Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Grant True
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

JALT Reports and Bonnenkai
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Speaker TBA
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

End-of-year Party
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: It's a Party!
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Pizza Party
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: open sharing
Organization: Wakayama Chapter of JALT
Location: Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

December 18th (Monday) 2006

Kagoshima Chapter Members and Friends Bonenkai
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Everyone
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

December 24th (Sunday) 2006

Year-End Party!
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: It's a Party
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

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