ELT Calendar for November 2006

November 1st (Wednesday) 2006

Oxford-British Council Lecture Tour Nagano
Time: 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: Jack C. Richards, Susan Stempleski
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

November 2nd (Thursday) 2006

JALT 2006 Pre-conference Workshop Day
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Kowalski, Allard, Gromik, Bonn, Sheffner, Campbell, Rundell, Beaufait, Sorensen
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Oxford-British Council Lecture Tour Osaka
Time: 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: Jack C. Richards, Susan Stempleski
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

November 3rd (Friday) 2006

Today is Culture Day (Bunka-no-hi)

Oral Examiner training for Young Learners Exams (Cambridge ESOL)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

JALT2006: 32nd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exposition
Time: 9:55 AM - 6:55 PM
Speaker: Hundreds of quality presentations
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 4th (Saturday) 2006

JALT2006: 32nd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exposition
Time: 8:40 AM - 6:55 PM
Speaker: Hundreds of interesting presentations
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 5th (Sunday) 2006

JALT2006: 32nd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exposition
Time: 8:40 AM - 5:45 PM
Speaker: Hundreds of fantastic presentations
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 9th (Thursday) 2006

FEW November Meeting: Making the Untouchables Touchable - Into the Groan/Grown Zone
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Cathy Bernatt, President of 'Creating.....' and International Program Coordinator, Outward Bound Japan
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 11th (Saturday) 2006

Tokyo Writers' Day 2006
Time: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Linda Gerber, David Schwartz, Lynne Reid Banks
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

California Education System as a Basis for Global Communication
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Randall Wat
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Teaching English to Young Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mitsue Allen-Tamai, Bunkyo Gakuin University
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 12th (Sunday) 2006

ETJ Fukuoka November workshop: Christmas Activities for Elementary Students
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Bring your ideas to share!
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Christmas activities and general teaching ideas
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Members of ACET and ETJ Fukuoka
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Let's Share Ideas: Overcoming Difficulties
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ Yamaguchi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Two Presentations: (1) Outdoor Language Activities, and (2) Combatting Plagiarism
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Terry Fellner
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

1) Blogs as a Teacher Research Tool; 2) Teaching Comparative Religion
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: 1) Renata Suzuki 2) Jean-Paul DuQuette
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Oral Examiner training for Young Learners Exams (Cambridge ESOL)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Owen Davies
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Nellie's ELT Workshop and Book Fair 2006 in Nagoya
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Yukari Harrison, Yoshimi Hida, Jo Ando and many more!
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

November 18th (Saturday) 2006

The Government Inspector
Time: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Nagoya Players
Organization: Nagoya Players
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Lost in class? Ways to Navigate a Tough Crowd.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tony Kazanjian (Sonogi Board of Education), Thomas Sorensen (Sonogi Board of Education), Emilie Masson (Hasami Board of Education), and Chris Colucci (Nagasaki Prefectural Board of Education)
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Distinguished Lecturer Series (Seminar 3): Introduction to the Use of Rasch Analysis in Educational Research
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Trevor Bond (Hong Kong Institute of Education)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Communicative English in Junior High: The JTE and ALT Working Together
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Dan Vandiver and Kumiko Yamamoto
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

ETJ Tokyo English Language Teaching Expo and The Tokyo English Language Book Fair
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: A variety of great speakers
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 19th (Sunday) 2006

IIEEC-Oxford University Press Teacher Training Workshop Certificate Program(Workshop 5 and 6)
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

National Conference Reports
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Toyohashi JALT members
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

ETJ Tokyo English Language Teaching Expo and The Tokyo English Language Book Fair
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: A variety of great speakers
Organization: Tokyo English Language Book Fair
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 25th (Saturday) 2006

Distinguished Lecturer Series (Seminar 3, Osaka): Introduction to the Use of Rasch Analysis in Educational Research
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Trevor Bond (Hong Kong Institute of Education)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 26th (Sunday) 2006

Games With Flash Cards For All Size Groups and Ages
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Bradley Yaxley
Organization: ETJ Miyazaki (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

Teaching English in Thailand: Stories from Chiang Mai
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Wichian Sunitham
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Journalistic Feature Writing: A Bridge Between Elementary and Thesis Writing in University ESL Programs
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Robin Antepara, Tsuda College
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Book Expo
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Details on speakers will be available later
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Brainstorming Sesson on Helping Build Learner Confidence and Motivation
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: all participants are welcome to contribute
Organization: ETJ Okayama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

ETJ Chubu ELT Expo 2006
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: A variety of speakers
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

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