ELT Calendar for October 2006

October 1st (Sunday) 2006

Six Secrets to Success with Songs and Chants
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kaj Schwermer
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Education for Multicultural Society in the Global Age - Promoting Active communication with Different Communities in Japan
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Yuko Kato
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Two Talks: 1. English Education in the Elementary Grades (from the point of view of a Japanese teacher); 2. Rules of the Game: Do's and Don'ts of Running an English School
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: 1. Sakai Kuniaki, 2. Jun Magno
Organization: ETJ Niigata (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Planning for Immersion Education
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Michelle Nagashima
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture

Halloween fun, followed by an open forum
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Chuck Kayser, et.al.
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

October 5th (Thursday) 2006

Promoting Strategic Reading in College EFL
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: May Shih, San Francisco State University
Organization: Kansai Gaidai University Center for International Education
Location: Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture

Tokyo PC Users Group - Data Recovery
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Jim Blackson, Ontrack Japan
Organization: Tokyo PC Users Group
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 7th (Saturday) 2006

Professional Development in English Language Teaching (day 1 of 2)
Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several Speakers
Organization: Teacher Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

16th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (day 1 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due May 20, 2006
Organization: Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

The 2006 Linguapax Asia Symposium
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:05 PM
Speaker: Various.
Organization: Linguapax Asia
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 8th (Sunday) 2006

Professional Development in English Language Teaching (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several Speakers
Organization: Teacher Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Easy and Fun Vocabulary Building Activities
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: George Mano
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

JALT International Conference Preview
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Eric Skier, Masa Tsuneyasu, Kyoko Miyazato
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Studies on Communication Strategies: From Theories to Practice
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Chiaki Iwai, Hiroshima City University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

October 10th (Tuesday) 2006

EA-Tokyo Seminar for September 2006
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:45 PM
Speaker: To be announced
Organization: The Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 12th (Thursday) 2006

FEW October Meeting - Local Marketing for Global Brands
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Attica Alexis Jaques, Senior Director of Marketing, Gap Japan
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Preparation Course
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Alan Milby (British Council Tokyo)
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 13th (Friday) 2006

Discourse Across Cultures: Preparing Japanese to Use English as an International Language.
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Larry Smith, Executive Director, International Association for World Englishes.
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

October 14th (Saturday) 2006

Kitakyushu International Week featuring Two Bi-Lingual Events
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

The 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

Distinguished Lecturer Series (Seminar 2, Osaka): Education for Bilingualism: Current Issues in Bilingual and Immersion Education in Japan
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Bostwick (Katoh Gakuin, Shizuoka)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

EAP Symposium
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Sonia Sonoko Strain, Maggie Lieb, Terry Fellner, Greg Sholdt (Himeji Dokkyo University)
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

October 15th (Sunday) 2006

Let our class be a place for training skills, not for conveying static knowledge
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Tetsuhito Shizuka
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Sixth Immediate Method Autumn Workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Marchand, Stephen Richmond, etc.
Organization: Research Group for Teaching Conversation in Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

IIEEC-Oxford University Press Teacher Training Workshop Certificate Program (Workshop 3 and 4)
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

A Longitudinal Tool for Enhancing Student Responsibility
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Brad Deacon
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Ideas for Teaching Phonics to Japanese Children and Beginners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Yayoi Aoki
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

The Song of Myself: Haiku in the EFL Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Trudie Heiman
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Global Education through Role Play and Simulations
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kip Cates
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nishihara City, Okinawa Prefecture

Rock to Close Guantanamo
Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Speaker: Invago; Eden Rogue
Organization: Amnesty International, Group 78 Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Nellie's ELT Workshop and Book Fair 2006 in Osaka
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Roger Barnard, Rob Waring, Alastair Graham-Marr, Donald and Michael Kinney and many more!
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

October 17th (Tuesday) 2006

Identity in Second Language Learning Research
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Dr David Block, Senior Lecturer, University of London
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Japan Market Expansion Competition's Third Information Session
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: JMEC
Organization: Japan Market Expansion Competition
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 21st (Saturday) 2006

Distinguished Lecturer Series (Seminar 2): ESP (English for Specific Purposes) for EFL Environments: Concepts, Convenient Tools, and Challenges
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Judy Noguchi (Mukogawa University and Osaka Graduate School of Engineering)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Using Newspapers for Language Reinforcement
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: William M. Balsamo
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

The New TOEIC (r): Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Grant Trew
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Nobody's Assistant: Flying solo in a high school classroom
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Les Smith
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

CALL Workshop 2006
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe, Don Hinkelman, Michael Vallence and 12 other practitioners
Organization: English Education Study Group of Sapporo Gakuin University
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

October 22nd (Sunday) 2006

The 1st Pacific-Rim Conference on Education
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Pacific Rim Conference
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Storytelling in Language Teaching (A.M. Program)
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Charles Kowalski, Oberlin College
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

The 1st JALT Joint Tokyo Conference: Action Research - Influencing Classroom Practice
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: David Nunan, Curtis Kelly, Don Maybin, Stan Pederson and Andy Boon
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

My Share and Officers Election
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Masahiko Goshi
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Versatile Video iPods as Classroom Tools (P.M. Program)
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe, Kinki University
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Christmas! What will you do?
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Inaugural Meeting! Graded Readers and Extensive Reading
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jim Swan and Clive Lovelock
Organization: Wakayama Chapter of JALT
Location: Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

Sneak Preview of the JALT International Conference in Kitakyushu, Nov. 2-5
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dan McCourt (University of Shimane); Joe Lauer (Hiroshima University); and Maria Trovela and Carol Fujii (Fukuyama University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Teaching and Learning with Technology: Posters and Presentations
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Daniels, Davey Leslie, Lawrie Hunter and electronic posters
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

ETJ-Oita / Okinet TDA 2nd Meeting
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Simon Weedon; Ed Kellerman
Organization: ETJ Oita (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture

Kansai ETJ Expo
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Many good speakers
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

October 29th (Sunday) 2006

What did you think of the course? - Understanding Students' Course Evaluations.
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Christine Winskowski and Susan Duggan
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Learning styles and strategies
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: James Graziani
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Wine, Cheese, and The New TOEIC (followed by Osaka Chapter elections and business meeting)
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Lin Lougheed of Pearson Longman, and Grant Trew of Oxford University Press
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Using Cooperative Learning in Your Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Schneer
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

(1) BULATS Test Trials; (2) Cambridge ESOL Exams
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Elaine Gilmour; (2) Martin Nuttall
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Manuscript and Illustration Exchange
Time: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Writers and Illustrators
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Nellie's ELT Workshop and Book Fair 2006 in Yokohama
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Yoko Matsuka, Setsuko Toyama, Alastair Graham-Marr and many more!
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

October 30th (Monday) 2006

Act English: Using Drama to Bring English to Life
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Brian Tomlinson (Leeds Metropolitan University)
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

October 31st (Tuesday) 2006

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

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