ELT Calendar for July 2006

July 1st (Saturday) 2006

A Comparative Cultural View between Canada and the Philippines
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Ruby Mangawawang
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

July 2nd (Sunday) 2006

ETJ Aichi July 2006 Meeting - Six Secrets to Success with Songs and Chants
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Kaj Schwermer
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Eiken Interviews Classroom Practice
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Rhonda Tezuka
Organization: ETJ Yamanishi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture

Creating Campus Community: Global Issues and Experiential Learning
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Janell Pekkain, Sundai College of Foreign Languages
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

July 8th (Saturday) 2006

Be Cruel to your Characters: A Writing Workshop on Plot
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Chris Eboch
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Using Tall Tales as a Learner Resource
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Brian Caspino
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Putting Reading and Listening Online
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Ken Gibson and Gordon Luster
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 9th (Sunday) 2006

College student activities and organization for public services
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Kimihiro Tsumura
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

IIEEC-Oxford University Press Teacher Training Workshop Certificate Program (Workshop 1 and 2) in Tokyo
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Qualified teacher-trainers from the IIEEC Teacher Training Center
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Oita-ken International Network / Pearson Longman ELT Teacher Training Workshop
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Steve King, Meg Takemura
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture

Motivating students and teaching in elementary schools
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Will Letham, Karin Suehiro
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Phonics 'The Look and Listen Method '
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Yukiko Shima (Yamaguchi-Tokyo University)
Organization: ETJ Yamaguchi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Singing for EFL
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Robin S. Eve
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Teaching English to Older Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Tadashi Ishida
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

A Comprehensive Approach for Learning English with Computer Assistance
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Peter Wanner, Tohoku University
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Using Cooperative Learning Techniques in English Lessons
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kumiko Fushino, Temple University Japan
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Developing a Peace Studies Course: From Theory to Practice
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Gregory D. Gray, Matsuyama University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Group-Building in the Classroom
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Warren Decker
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Task-based Language Learning Through Debate
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Eiko Nakamura (Okayama Prefecture's Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

NEW Finding Out: A child-centered approach for Japanese children (in Fukuoka)
Time: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Macmillan LanguageHouse
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 13th (Thursday) 2006

The Art of Mind-mapping
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Josh Rhodes and Andrew Shuttleworth (AMT Group K.K.)
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

July 16th (Sunday) 2006

ETJ Ishikawa and Toyama Joint Confernace
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers, both Publishers and Local
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Family Beach Barbecue
Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: It's a BBQ!
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

Activities and Games for Children
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida, Little America Schools, Fukuoka
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Activities that work
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Bill Dimoski and Tim Woolstencroft
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

July 17th (Monday) 2006

Today is Marine Day (Umi-no-hi)

(Kid Friendly) Idea Exchange and Materials Swap Meet
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

July 22nd (Saturday) 2006

ESP - Adapting a US High School Science Textbook for the Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Stephen Shucart
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

July 23rd (Sunday) 2006

IIEEC-Oxford University Press Teacher Training Workshop Certificate Program (Workshop 3 and 4) in Tokyo
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Qualified teacher-trainers from the IIEEC Teacher Training Center
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Iwate JALT 20th Anniversary Barbecue
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: various
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Debate Made Easy
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Charles LeBeau
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Two Action Research Projects with Learning Strategies
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jason Williams, Notre Dame Seishin University
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

July 29th (Saturday) 2006

Summer LATEM Pioneer Teacher Training
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Helene J. Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 30th (Sunday) 2006

Primary School Ryugaku: The debate
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Annamaree Sugai, John Wiltshier, Christopher Cuadra, Elaine Gilmour
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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