ELT Calendar for January 2006

January 8th (Sunday) 2006

Cultivating the Ability for Students to Think Independently and to Function by Themselves Through English Lessons
Time: 2:15 PM - 3:20 PM
Speaker: Kiwame Kono, Matsuyama Technical High School
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

January 12th (Thursday) 2006

FEW Monthly Meeting: Empowering women - donations that make a difference
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Jane Best Cooke, Refugees International Japan, Grants and Research Director
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Web-based Course Management
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Kevin Ryan, Showa Women's University
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 14th (Saturday) 2006

Tenri University - Nara JALT Chapter Joint Event
Time: 12:45 PM - 5:40 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

January 15th (Sunday) 2006

Shinnenkai and Flea market
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: discussion
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

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

Shizuoka JALT: January meeting
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Masahiko Goshi
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Creating Opportunities for Authentic Communication and Critical Thinking
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Laura Kusaka and Martha Robertson
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

English Immersion in Japan
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Eugene Cooper
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Why do Students Lose their Motivation?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Kiwa Arai
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Podcasting: A new way to reach students.
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Diem Seigakuin University (and of The Bob and Rob Show)
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

A Workshop on practical activities for the Japanese elementary school English lesson.
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Creighton
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 18th (Wednesday) 2006

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

January 20th (Friday) 2006

Foreign Entreprener Promotion Committee Kokusai Shinenkai
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Special Guest Speakers William Maid (FedEx Kinkos) and Gina Whittle (NZ Life Tours)
Organization: Foreign Entrepreneur Promotion Committee
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 21st (Saturday) 2006

Using Whole Discourse Tasks for Language Teaching
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Deryn Verity, Osaka Jogakuin College
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

January 22nd (Sunday) 2006

Three Talks: Encouraging Kids' Originality: English Through Art; Romaji Isn't English; Practical Strategies for Classroom Management
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Yoshimi Midori, Peter Warner, and Doug Evans
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

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

The awarness of different communication styles and the roles of teachers in different cultures
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Minako Kumagai, Kozukata High School, Morioka
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

ETJ Yamaguchi January Meeting - Teaching Older Children
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various speaker
Organization: ETJ Yamaguchi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Specialized Vocabulary and My Share
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Simon Fraser (Hiroshima University) and everyone present!
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Student-Centered Learning
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Bo Causer (Junshin High School) Description: For many years now teachers have been talking about student centered learning. Most agree it's a good thing, but how can we put it into action? This worksh
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

What Makes a Successful School?
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Charlie Richards, The Learning Tree
Organization: ETJ Osaka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Part-time CELTA Course (January- March 2006)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: British Council
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 28th (Saturday) 2006

How would English Effect Your Career? A Seminar For Japanese Students
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Welch, British Council; Yoshihiro Nomura, Asahi Kasei Life and Living; Naomi Ikezawa, the Platies; Robert O'Hara, the Tsudajukukai
Organization: eigoTown
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

ELT News and eigoTown January 2006 International Party
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: eigoTown
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

What Can I Do With an iPod in the Classroom?
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Chartrand, Kurume University, Institute of Foreign Language Education
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 29th (Sunday) 2006

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

Kanto Junior and Senior High School Teacher Seminar
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:40 PM
Speaker: 9 presenters including: Curtis Kelly, Chuck Sandy, Ivan Sorrentino, Richard Walker, Fergus MacKinnon, Adam Murray, Carolyn Pieroway, William Matheny and Martin Nuttal
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Longman / Maruzen Kids Tour 2006 in Kobe - A Magical English Journey
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Akiko Seino, Katherine MacKay, Junko Yamanaka
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

The Longman / Maruzen Kids Tour 2006 in Tokyo - A Magical English Journey
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura, Kate Sato, Aleda Krause, Eunice Miyashita
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Two Workshops
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: David Barker
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Sensory Experience - reexperienced
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various presenters
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

ETJ Fukuoka January Meeting: Tips on how to keep your English play circle
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mami Ishii, Rumi Ichinose
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Shinnenkai at Osaka Hilton's Checkers Restaurant
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

The Kanto Junior/Senior High School English Teachers Seminars
Time: 9:45 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Martin Nuttall, Chuck Sandy, plus six others
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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