ELT Calendar for December 2007

December 1st (Saturday) 2007

Special Lecture and Discussion: Deep Culture: Discovering the Invisible Game
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Shaules
Organization: Japan Intercultural Institute
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, directed by Patti Gage
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Nagoya Players
Organization: Nagoya Players
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, directed by Patti Gage
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Nagoya Players
Organization: Nagoya Players
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

December 2nd (Sunday) 2007

Lessons We Have Learned From Immersion: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Bostwick
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

A Workshop For Teachers of Junior High School and Below
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Marshel Copple, Naoko McLellan
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, directed by Patti Gage
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Nagoya Players
Organization: Nagoya Players
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Incorporating Japanese support in ELT materials
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Michael Critchley, author of the Encounters series
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Partying in the Classroom: The Christmas Party
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, directed by Patti Gage
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Nagoya Players
Organization: Nagoya Players
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Kyushu ETJ Expo (Fukuoka)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: ELT professionals from across Japan
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 8th (Saturday) 2007

Six Reasons For Communication Problems Between Japanese and English Speakers
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Steve Ryan
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Student resistance in Japanese universities: What, Who, How, and Why?
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Keiko Sakui and Neil Cowie
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

A Wine, Juice, and Cheese Evening
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Kitakyushu National College of Technology students
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 9th (Sunday) 2007

My Share
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Part 1: Introduction to Translation Studies; Part 2: Reports on JALT2007
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Part 1: Jeroen Bode; Part 2: Chapter Members who attended JALT2007
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

JALT Omiya My Share and Bounenkai
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

1. Actually Teaching Listening: The importance of script and of supra-segmental phonology 2. Teaching the Strategies of Speaking
Time: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Developing Intercultural Competence: An Important Role for Foreign Language Teachers
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Dr. Alvino E. Fantini, Graduate Faculty, MA Program in Language Communication, Matsuyama University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

JALT Nara Chapter Chritsmas Party/ Bonenkai
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

December 14th (Friday) 2007

Power Presentation the Easy Way: How to Engage and Persuade
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Burnside
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 15th (Saturday) 2007

Rethinking the Relationship Between Vocabulary and Reading
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring, Notre Dame Seishin University
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Chapter Potpourri Meeting and Bonenkai
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

End of Year Party
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Christmas and Bonen-kai Party
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Turkey Dinner
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Osaka JALT Chapter Bonenkai at Namba Parks Saijiki restaurant
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

December 16th (Sunday) 2007

Vygotsky in the Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Deryn Verity
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

JALT Conference reports and Bonnenkai
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

International Families Group / JALT Christmas Party with Santa Claus
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Santa Claus
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Micro-Conference 6: The Ins and Outs of Language Testing
Time: 9:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Speaker: Terry Yearly (TOFL Seminar), Gerry Lasche (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University), Andy Boon (Toyo Gakuen University), Kristie Sage (Komazawa University), and Jeff Hubbell (Hosei University)
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

December 22nd (Saturday) 2007

Fall Lecture 2007 (JACET and LET Kyushu-Okinawa Chapter)
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Oryang Kwon, Seoul National University, Korea
Organization: Kyushu-Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Year End Party and CALL Presentation
Time: 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Kevin Collins
Organization: Wakayama Chapter of JALT
Location: Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

December 23rd (Sunday) 2007

Today is Emperor's Birthday (Tennou-tanjyou-bi)

Practical Classroom Ideas for Teaching Japanese
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Takame Ueki-Sabine (University of Tasmania)
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

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