ELT Calendar for April 2007

April 1st (Sunday) 2007

First Meeting and 'New Tricks for Old Dogs '
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Speaker: volunteers from attendees
Organization: ETJ Ehime (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

April 6th (Friday) 2007

Behavior Analysis in Second Language Teaching and Learning: Exploding the Myth of Monolithic Behaviorism
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Professor Peter Castagnaro
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 7th (Saturday) 2007

Second Language Education System in Singapore
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Huang Jiefang Audrey
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

The Place of Placement Tests / Annual My Share Session
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Melodie Cook, Siebold University of Nagasaki
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

April 8th (Sunday) 2007

Illustration for Children Degree Courses at the North Wales School of Art
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Desdemona McCannon
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Research and Methodology: Communicate Now!
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Roger Palmer
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Teaching Micro-Skills for the TOEFL iBT Speaking Tasks and Independent Writing Task
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Terry Yearley
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Who Puts the Play in the Role-play?
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mitch Goodman
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Skills for Global Communication textbook
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Patrick and Aya Dougherty, Department of Global Communication, University of Hyogo
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Children's Books in Sweden
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Anders Suneson
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 14th (Saturday) 2007

Teaching Pre-Teens: Problems and Possibilities
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause
Organization: Teaching Younger Learners Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

The New TOEIC Test: Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Grant Trew
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Writing Class: A great fun part of senior high school
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Takashi Inomori
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 15th (Sunday) 2007

Incorporating Intercultural Learning into EFL Classes: Practical Activities Workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Jon Dujmovich
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

10 Fun and Effective Ways to Utilize Newspaper in English Classrooms
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Raising English Ability Through Making Speeches
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Dennis Woolbright
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Teaching Pre-Teens: Problems and Possibilities
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause
Organization: Teaching Younger Learners Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

April 20th (Friday) 2007

Nellie's Seminar Series 2007: Tokyo Seminar 3
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Hiromi Yoshida (IIEEC Teacher Training Center); Julian Warden (Oxford University Press)
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 21st (Saturday) 2007

The Power of Stories to Teach and Motivate
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Jarrett Dave, Ragan Jr.
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Sing Your Life: Effectively Using Pop Lyrics in EFL
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Hullah, Miyazaki University
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

The New TOEIC Test
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Grant Trew
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Content Teaching Ideas for Low-Level Classes
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Stephen Ryan
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Meaning-Focused Learning Through Drama
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Kathi Emori, Nagoya Women's University
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

April 22nd (Sunday) 2007

Questions as a Precursor to Communication.
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Folake Abass
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

How To Get Your Foot In Publishing
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Satoko Shimoyama, Cambridge Univesity Press
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture

A workshop for teachers of JHS level and below
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon, Beth Wolff
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Tips for Giving Effective Presentations
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: C.A. Edington, Chris Perry and Wilma Luth
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Stories to Heal the World
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Charles Kowalski
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

ETJ Ishikawa Group School Owner's Forum
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Richard Shockley
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Why We Should Not Avoid Extensive Reading in Our Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

Longman Extensive Reading Presentation
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Naomi Yonemoto
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

April 25th (Wednesday) 2007

"Boku" as a pragmatic marker: How did it develop as a first person term and why is it a problem?
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Katsue Akiba Reynolds, Ph.,D., University of Hawaii at Manoa
Organization: Pragmatics Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 27th (Friday) 2007

Classroom Management
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Everyone can share
Organization: Teaching Younger Learners Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 29th (Sunday) 2007

Today is Showa Day (new in 2007)

Constructing and Celebrating Linguistic Capital - The Model of Monolingual 'Half-Japanese' Girls
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Laurel Kamada, Aomori Akenohoshi Junior College
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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