ELT Calendar for May 2006

May 1st (Monday) 2006

Two implementations of extensive reading.
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Co-Presenters: Clive Lovelock and Jim Swan
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

May 3rd (Wednesday) 2006

Today is Constitution Day (Kenpou-kinen-bi)

The 17th Annual Suwako Charity Walk
Time: 8:10 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Hirokazu Takahashi
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture

May 6th (Saturday) 2006

Filming and Editing in the Language Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Nicolas Gromik, Tohoku University
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

May 13th (Saturday) 2006

Pan-SIG Conference 2006: Authentic Communication (day 1 of 2)
Time: 10:40 AM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speakers: J D Brown, John Maher and Donna Tatsuki; Call for papers due February 10, 2006
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Shimizu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

May 14th (Sunday) 2006

ETJ Aichi May 2006 Meeting: Lesson Planning for Higher Elementary, and Reading: Understanding Phonics and Whole Word Methods
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Mayumi Kako, Peter Warner
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

5th Pan SIG Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Plenary Speakers: J D Brown, John Maher and Donna Tatsuki
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Shimizu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Yamaguchi ETJ May Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: ETJ Yamaguchi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Systems for Success
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Roger Pattimore
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Making a Small-class Atmosphere in Big University Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Theron Muller
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

My Share
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

Allen Say's Accidental Career
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Allen Say
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching Only Women: Are single-sex schools relevant?
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Brenda Hayashi, Miyagi Gakuin Women's University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

May 15th (Monday) 2006

Talking Text
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Clyde Fowle
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

May 20th (Saturday) 2006

Exploring Professional Development through Language Awareness
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Deryn P. Verity, Osaka Jogakuin College
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Can't Get No Satisfaction?: Role Perception among Native Speaker Tertiary EFL Educators
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Hullah
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

Extensive Reading: a look at its effects on long term reading habits
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Lemmer
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Goodwill or wind chill? An examination of the introduction of ethos
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Burden, Okayama Shoka University
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

ESP in Japan: What it has been and what it can be
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Judy Noguchi
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Strategies to Help Students Communicate Now
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Roger Palmer
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Using Whole Discourse Tasks for Language Teaching
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Deryn P. Verity, Osaka Jogakuin College
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Pronunciation and Listening Techiniques for Teachers of English
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Speaker: James Banner
Organization: The British Council Teacher Training Seminars
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

May 21st (Sunday) 2006

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

Activities for upper elementary young learners
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Annual May Picnic
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: It's a picnic!
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Tech Day 2006
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe, Robert Chartrand, Gordon Wilson, Cameron Romney and more
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Present Differenty: How to give a PowerPoint presentation that engages, inspires, and connects
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Garr Reynolds, Kansai Gaidai University
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Corpus informed materials: A new era in language teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: John Letcher, Cambridge University Press ELT Representative
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Strategies to Help Students Communicate Now
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Roger Palmer, Kansai University, Osaka, with Steve King of Pearson/Longman.
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Okinawa JALT May 2006 Event
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

A Crash Course in Public Speaking
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dennis Woolbright (Seinan Jogakuin University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

May 24th (Wednesday) 2006

Pronunciation and Listening Techiniques for Teachers of English
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Speaker: James Banner
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 26th (Friday) 2006

English as a World Language and its role in Business and Intercultural Communication
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Francis Britto
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 27th (Saturday) 2006

Using Kamishibai in ESL/EFL Classrooms for Students of All Ages
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Taeko Okamoto
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Controversial Issues in EFL: Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Trevor Sargent
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

May 28th (Sunday) 2006

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

Storytelling Workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Charles Kowalski, Brian Caspino, Steve Thompson, David Simpson, and more
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Using Popular Music in Class
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: To be announced
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The 4th Annual Conference of EPA (Call for Presentations)
Time: 10:30 AM - 5:10 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due Apr. 20, 2006
Organization: Engaged Pedagogy Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

ETJ Fukuoka May Event
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Constance Miwa, Akie Ura, Kazuko Nagae and others
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

School Owners' Roundtable Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: School owners from around Niigata Prefecture
Organization: ETJ Niigata (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Learner Psychology and Motivation
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Two implementations of extensive reading.
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Clive Lovelock and Jim Swan
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Teaching Test-Taking Strategies
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Karl O'Callaghan, Oxford University Press
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching the Present Progressive
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kyoko Clara Sonomoto, Junshin High School
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

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