ELT Calendar for June 2006

June 3rd (Saturday) 2006

JALTCALL 2006 Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Lots of great presentations!
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

My Share: Inspiration and Creative Lesson Planning
Time: 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: Paul D. Tanner, Nagoya City University
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

June 4th (Sunday) 2006

ETJ One-Day Certificate Course (Tokyo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr, John Wiltshier, Rob Waring and Maurice Jamall
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Games with Flash Cards and Dice for All Ages
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Bradley Yaxley
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Adapting textbooks for more successful lessons
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Tetsu Osada, Yashiro High School
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Students' motivation and resistance in language classrooms
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keiko Sakui
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

JALTCALL 2006 Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Lots of great presentations
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

June 8th (Thursday) 2006

Content-Based Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching: Models and Methods
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Fred Genesee, McGill University
Organization: Katoh Gakuen
Location: Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

FEW Monthly Meeting: Presenting yourself Professionally
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Victoria Bolam
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 9th (Friday) 2006

Preparing for the TOEFL iBT with Longman
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:10 PM
Speaker: Deborah Phillips
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Integrating Language and Content in Immersion Classrooms
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Fred Genesee, McGill University
Organization: Katoh Gakuen
Location: Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

June 10th (Saturday) 2006

Micro-Conference #3: Reading Inside and Outside the Classroom
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Barber, Andy Boon, Daniel Stewart and Roberta Welch
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The 8th Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences (day 1 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenary speaker: Fred Genesee (McGill University)
Organization: The Japanese Society for Language Sciences
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The 8th Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences (day 1 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenary speaker: Fred Genesee (McGill University)
Organization: The Japanese Society for Language Sciences
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Two presentations: (1) Using podcasts - even without an iPod! (2) Using your iPod in the classroom
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowd, Kinki University (Iizuka)
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 11th (Sunday) 2006

Temple University / Fukuoka JALT Applied Linguistics Colloquium
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Two Main Speakers and 16 short presentations
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Using Kamishibai (story cards) in the EFL classroom
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Erika Hiejima
Organization: ETJ Miyazaki (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

ETJ One-Day Certificate Course (Osaka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr, John Wiltshier, Rob Waring and Maurice Jamall
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Authoring Autonomy: Experience, Resistance and Resolution
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Murphey, Keiko Sakui, Neil Cowie, Stacey Vye, Eric Skier, and Martha Robertson
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

How Gender Differences Influence Hearing and Listening
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Gregg McNabb
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

TKT Seminar
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: To be announced
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching pragmatics through consciousness-raising tasks
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Megumi Kawate-Mierzejewska
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Practical Pragmatics: Teaching Speech Acts in EFL Classrooms
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Toshiyuki Suzuki
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Student Projects in the EFL Classroom - Why and How.
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chuck Sandy
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Why listening?
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Paul Shimizu, Publishing Director, Intercom Press
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

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

June 17th (Saturday) 2006

Politics of English Teaching in Japan
Time: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Aspinall
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Daigo City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Nagoya Players
Organization: Nagoya Players
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

June 18th (Sunday) 2006

Ways of Focussing on Language
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: To be announced
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Problem Solving
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Waugh and Steve McAtamaney
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

TKT Seminar
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: British Council
Organization: The British Council Teacher Training Seminars
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Seven Steps to Success with Young Learners
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Stan Pederson
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Using Stories as a basis for movement activities in class
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chantal Hemmi
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Portfolios as Alternative Assessment
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Suzanne Bonn, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Children Learn While They Play, Children Learn While They Communicate
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Assessing English Proficiency by Computer: Call Software and Prosody Analysis
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Hiroyuki Obari, Aoyama Gakuin University
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Text exploitation workshop: Moving from accuracy to fluency
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Gerry Lassche
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Power of the Pen Awards
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

Psycholinguists and Second Language Ability
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jun Yamada (Professor, Hiroshima University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Phonics: Why and How
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Warner
Organization: ETJ Osaka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Make Some Noise
Time: 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Speaker: Comedy acts: Ami and her guitar and The Comedy Store; Music act: Warawara
Organization: Amnesty International, Group 78 Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teachers Unions in Japan (and chapter members' presentations)
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Aspinall, and Chapter Presenters
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Daigo City, Ibaraki Prefecture

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

June 23rd (Friday) 2006

An evening with George Gish
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: George Gish
Organization: Japan Intercultural Institute
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 24th (Saturday) 2006

Japanese English Interference in English Class.
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Emilie Masson and Thomas Sorenson.
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Seven steps to success with young learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Stan Pederson
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Using a College Success textbook for university English students
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Cunningham
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Spotlight on Junior and Senior High School Teaching
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: William Matheny, Scott Brown and David Svoboda
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Advanced Learners' Dictionary Use
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Yoshiko Okuyama, University of Hawaii
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Asia in Global Perspective
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due May 14, 2006
Organization: The Asia Association for Global Studies
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

June 25th (Sunday) 2006

Teaching Knowledge Test Pre-test
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker:
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Elementary English for Elementary School
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Greer Pedoe and Nicholas DiNunzio
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Reflections: Same Activity, Different Faces
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Speakers TBA
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

NPO JALT Kagoshima Chapter and the Teaching Children SIG 2006: 2nd Annual Teaching Children Conference in Kagoshima
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Graham, Jan O'Laughlin, Alison Miyake, Melinda Kawahara, David Lisgo, Cecil Burton, Caroline Lloyd, Jessica Dunton and more....
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

EFL Young Learners Poster Session
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Speaker: Gifu JALT Members
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

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

June 30th (Friday) 2006

Networking-Business Success
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Stephen Montgomery
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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