ELT Calendar for February 2006

February 4th (Saturday) 2006

Games in the Language Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: John di Stefano
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Electronic Dictionary Workshop
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Takashi Inomori
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Growing Up with Oxford. Putting Great Ideas into Practice (Tachikawa)
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Patrick Jackson, Kathy Kampa, Charles Vilina, Miki Sakai, Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tachikawa City, Tokyo Metropolis

February 5th (Sunday) 2006

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

The Longman / Maruzen Kids Tour 2006 in Fukuoka - A Magical English Journey
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Akiko Seino, Kate Sato, Naomi Yonemoto
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

The Longman / Maruzen Kids Tour 2006 in Shizuoka - A Magical English Journey
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura, Lesley Ito, Eunice Miyashita
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Chubu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Teaching Knowledge Test: TKT Seminar
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The 2006 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Omiya - Growing Up with Oxford - Putting Great Ideas Into Practice
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kathy Kampa and Charles Vilina, Patrick Jackson, Miki Sakai, Setsuko Toyama
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

February 9th (Thursday) 2006

FEW Monthly Meeting - Living Creatively
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Karen Hill Anton, Managing Director of KHA Associates
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 11th (Saturday) 2006

Today is National Foundation Day (Kenkoku-kinen-no-hi)

Submodalities of the Senses NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dr Charles Adamson
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

The Magic of Kamishibai
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Kyoko Sakai and Etsuko Nozaka
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

JASCE Conference 2006 (day 1 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due Nov. 30, 2005
Organization: The Japanese Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Designing Self-Assessment for Proficiency; Human Rights Education in the Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Melodie Cook, Siebold University of Nagasaki; Tim Allan, Kwassui Women 's College, Nagasaki.
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

The 2006 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Yokohama - Growing Up with Oxford - Putting Great Ideas Into Practice
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Gordon Taft, Kathy Kampa and Charles Vilina, Patrick Jackson, Miki Sakai, Setsuko Toyama, Craig Wright
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

February 12th (Sunday) 2006

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

Submodalities of the Senses (day two of two)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Charles Adamson
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

BALL: Blog-Assisted Language Learning
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Rory Davies
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

The Longman / Maruzen Kid's Tour in Sapporo - A Magical English Journey
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mitsuyo Ohta, Kate Sato, Naomi Yonemoto
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

The Longman Maruzen Kid's Tour in Osaka - A Magical English Journey
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Akiko Seino, Lesley Ito, Aleda Krause, Eunice Yamashita
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

JASCE Conference 2006 (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due Nov. 30, 2005
Organization: The Japanese Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Obstacles facing efforts to improve English language learning in Japanese schools
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Aspinall, PALE SIG coordinator
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

My first lesson with a new class
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Sharpen your teaching with strategy-based instruction
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: James Graziani
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Using OUP teaching materials, and current book display
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Eri Okuda and Tanja McCandie, Oxford University Press
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

The 2006 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Tokyo - Growing Up with Oxford - Putting Great Ideas Into Practice
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Craig Wright, Gordon Taft, Kathy Kampa and Charles Vilina, Patrick Jackson,
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 14th (Tuesday) 2006

The 2006 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Tsukuba - Growing Up with Oxford - Putting Great Ideas Into Practice
Time: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Oliver Bayley, Craig Wright
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

February 15th (Wednesday) 2006

The 2006 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Funabashi - Growing Up with Oxford - Putting Great Ideas Into Practice
Time: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Oliver Bayley, Craig Wright
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture

February 16th (Thursday) 2006

The 2006 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Kagoshima - Growing Up with Oxford - Putting Great Ideas Into Practice
Time: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Oliver Bayley, Craig Wright
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

February 17th (Friday) 2006

Exploring Action Research Methods: Examples from an Extensive Reading Program
Time: 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: Greg Sholdt, Himeji Dokkyo University
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

The 2006 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Kumamoto - Growing Up with Oxford - Putting Great Ideas Into Practice
Time: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Oliver Bayley, Craig Wright
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

February 18th (Saturday) 2006

Debate Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: Neil Farrelly and Steven Ashton
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Fred Anderson, Siebold University of Nagasaki
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

The 2006 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Fukuoka - Growing Up with Oxford - Putting Great Ideas Into Practice
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Craig Wright, Yoriko Taniyama, Kathy Kampa and Charles Vilina
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 19th (Sunday) 2006

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

The Longman / Maruzen Kid's Tour in Hiroshima - A Magical English Journey
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mitsuyo Ohta, Lesley Ito, Junko Yamanaka
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

The Longman / Maruzen Kid's Tour in Niigata - A Magical English Journey
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura, Katherine MacKay, Eunice Miyashita
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Electronic Dictionary vs. Paper Dictionary: How Differences in Dictionary Interfaces Affect English Language Learning
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Natsue Nakayama, Kyoai Gakuen College
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture

The Role of Popular Music in the EFL Classroom; and Preparing Students to Study at English-Speaking Universities
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Maggie Lieb and Linda Martine
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Ecotourism and the Environment: Concepts, Definitions and Diagrams
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Paul Cunningham, Rikkyo University
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Content-Based Instruction Workshop: Windows on Teaching Young Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mitsue Allen-Tamai
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Abraham and Albert - The ELT Implications Of Two Western Pedagogical Theories
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Sean Mehmet
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Factors Affecting Nikkei Brazilian Parents' Language Choices for Children at a Brazilian School in Japan
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Toshiko Sugino (Dept. of Foreign Language. National Defense Academy)
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Changes and Challenges in EFL Education in Japan
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Shinichi Izumi, Sophia University
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Two presentations: (1) Using your iPod in the classroom; (2) Using podcasts - even without an iPod!
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe (Kinki University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

What Mothers Want, and How to Handle Mothers as a Manager
Time: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Will Letham and Hiro Sakamoto
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Amnesty International Dance Party, Benefit Concert
Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Speaker: Ali-Mo
Organization: Amnesty International, Group 78 Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The 2006 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Osaka - Growing Up with Oxford - Putting Great Ideas Into Practice
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Craig Wright, Yoriko Taniyama, Kathy Kampa and Charles Vilina, Patrick Jackson
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

February 24th (Friday) 2006

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

Waseda Symposium on Teaching and Research in Academic Writing (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Please see the symposium website for speakers' names
Organization: The School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 25th (Saturday) 2006

A Drama Approach in an Autonomous Learning Environment
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Brown
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

English Business Manners Seminar
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Amanda Cennon
Organization: eigoTown
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

eigoTown International Party
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: eigoTown
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The 2006 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Nagoya - Growing Up with Oxford - Putting Great Ideas Into Practice
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Kathy Kampa and Charles Vilina, Patrick Jackson, Gordon Taft
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Waseda Symposium on Teaching and Research in Academic Writing (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Speakers' names are on the Waseda website
Organization: The School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 26th (Sunday) 2006

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

Teacher Development Intensive Course - Getting your students to Speak
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: British Council
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Longman / Maruzen Kid's Tour in Nagoya - A Magical English Journey
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Akiko Seino, Lesley Ito, Aleda Krause, Junko Yamanaka
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Enhancing Language Learning Awareness: An Orientation Workshop for College Students
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Brown, National JALT President
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Culture Content-based English Materials and the Necessity of an Integrated English Curriculum among Junior and Senior High Schools and Universities.
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Asako Kajiura of Asia Pacific University, Beppu
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Having and Using Standards
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yayoi Aoki
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

The Environment in the Balance: Jury Role-play in the Classroom
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Barry Keith, Gunma University; Yoko Munezane, Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen; Charles Varcoe, Kaisei Junior and Senior High School
Organization: Teachers College Columbia University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The 2006 Oxford University Press Kids' Club Tour in Osaka - Growing Up with Oxford - Putting Great Ideas Into Practice
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kathy Kampa and Charles Vilina, Yoriko Taniyama, Oliver Bayley and Yukari Harrison
Organization: Oxford University Press Kids' Club
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Cheap ebook and audiobook ideas and activities for teachers