ELT Calendar for September 2006

September 1st (Friday) 2006

Immersion and Immediate Conversation Techniques
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Lynda Batty
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 2nd (Saturday) 2006

Cultural Sterotypes of Japanese and Americans: Could they be true? Part 2
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Jerry Miller
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

September 8th (Friday) 2006

JACET 45th Conference (day 1 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: see JACET's site for the call for papers
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture

September 9th (Saturday) 2006

JACET 45th Conference (day 2 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: see JACET's site for the call for papers
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture

September 10th (Sunday) 2006

Engaging Junior High Students with Cooperative Learning Activities; Multi-Sensory Teaching
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Ben Blackwell and Patricia Gage; Kim Horne
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

JACET 45th Conference (day 3 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: see JACET's site for the call for papers
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture

Interactive Writing for Senior High School and College Creative Writing Classes
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Takashi Miura
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Textbook Feedback
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ Yamaguchi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Multiple Pathways to Multiple Intelligences in the EFL Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Maggie Lieb
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Toybox, Music box: Teaching Young and Special Needs Learners with Classical Music, Toys, and Mexican Music
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Francisco Sanchez
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

The TKT and How it can Improve Your ESL Career
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Matthew Reynolds, Director of Studies, English-Please!
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Omiya Teaching Pre-Teens: Problems and Possibilities
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause, Seigakuin University
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

How can we help students become 'intercultural communicators'?
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Mimako Saeki, Matsuyama Shinonome College
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

September 13th (Wednesday) 2006

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

September 14th (Thursday) 2006

Breast Cancer in Japan: Our Bodies, Our Responsibility
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Vickie Paradise Green
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 16th (Saturday) 2006

How to Apply for a JSPS Grant in Aid of Scientific Research
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Sayoko Yamashita and Donna Tatsuki
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Distinguished Lecturer Series (Seminar 1): 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

Building Student Confidence through Intercultural Performances
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Shaules
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

One-day workshop on contextualisms
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote Speaker: Marina Sbisa (University of Trieste), and others (call for papers due July 20, 2006)
Organization: Department of English Language and Culture, Fuji Women's University
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

September 17th (Sunday) 2006

IIEEC-Oxford University Press Teacher Training Workshop Certificate Program (Workshop 1 and 2)
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

Incorporating Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening into Your Lessons
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Waugh and Steve McAtameny
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Let's Share Ideas!
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: All members with ideas to share.
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Use of Literacy Autobiographies in Narrative: A Reflection on Biliteracy Development
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Yutaka Fujieda, Kyoai Gakuen College
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

September 18th (Monday) 2006

Today is Respect for the Aged Day (Keirou-no-hi)

Heartland to Hinterland: Building Connections
Time: 9:20 AM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: 12 presentations
Organization: The Association of Canadian Teachers in Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 22nd (Friday) 2006

PGL5 - the 5th Peace as a Global Language Conference (day 1 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: several presentations
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 23rd (Saturday) 2006

Today is Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)

23rd Hokkaido Language Conference: Enrich your Teaching, Enrich your Students
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote Speaker Peter Longcope (Kyoto University) plus many presentations
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

PGL5 - the 5th Peace as a Global Language Conference (day 2 of 3)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: several presentations
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

ETJ September workshop: Halloween 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

Versatile Video iPods as Classroom Tools
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe of Kinki University, Iizuka campus
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Sharing Halloween Ideas
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Bring an idea to share
Organization: ETJ Osaka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

September 24th (Sunday) 2006

PGL5 - the 5th Peace as a Global Language Conference (day 3 of 3)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: several presentations
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Celebration of Multiethnic Cultural Capital of Adolescent 'Half' Girls in Japan
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Laurel Kamada
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Authoring your own autonomy by learning from change
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Stacey Vye, JALT LD-SIG Co-Coordinator, Meikai University
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Effective Presentations
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kay Hammond
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Two Topics: Student Resistance, followed by Putting Reading and Listening Online
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keiko Sakui (Kobe's Shoin Women's University) and Gordon Luster (Language Education and Research Network, Inc.)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

TPR-S (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling)
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Melinda Kawahara
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

September 28th (Thursday) 2006

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

September 29th (Friday) 2006

Ambiguity in Business and Cross Culture
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Michio Hamaji
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 30th (Saturday) 2006

Assisting Learners: One ALT's Experience
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Plugh
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Distinguished Lecturer Series (Seminar 1, Osaka): 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

Strategies to Help Students Communicate Now
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Roger Palmer
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Methods to Conquer Pronunciation Difficulties - Part 2
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Victoria Taylor
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

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