ELT Calendar for February 2007

February 4th (Sunday) 2007

Teaching Workshop Series 2007 (Osaka) - Teaching Children More Effectively
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Patrick Jackson/Brian Cullen, Kevin Churchley
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Two Presentations: Prepositions Through the Ages; Classroom Discipline Issues
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Carl Zemen, Stephen McAtameny and Mike Waugh
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

ACET February Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Yuka Komiguchi, Noriko Kuribayashi, Tim Ryan
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 10th (Saturday) 2007

Teaching Workshop Series 2007 (Kumamoto) - Teaching Children More Effectively
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Patrick Jackson, Yoriko Taniyama, Oliver Bayley
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

A Practical Workshop on Using Your iPod in the Classroom.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe, eltpodcast.com, eltcalendar.com, Kinki University.
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

The Otaru Onsens Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Arudou Debito
Organization: Wakayama Chapter of JALT
Location: Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

Dialogue and Vocabulary Journals
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Hudson Murrell
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 11th (Sunday) 2007

Today is National Foundation Day (Kenkoku-kinen-no-hi)

Teaching Workshop Series 2007 (Fukuoka) - Teaching Children More Effectively
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Patrick Jackson/Brian Cullen, Kevin Churchley
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Teacher-Created Materials
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Jane Nakagawa
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Task-Based Language Learning Through Debate
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Eiko Nakamura, Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

February 12th (Monday) 2007

Today is National Foundation Day observed

Teaching Workshop Series 2007 (Okayama) - Teaching Children More Effectively
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Patrick Jackson/Brian Cullen, Kevin Churchley
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

An Afternoon with Arudou Debito
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Arudou Debito
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 17th (Saturday) 2007

Teaching Workshop Series 2007 (Yokohama) - Teaching Children More Effectively
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Patrick Jackson, Kaj Schwermer, Miki Sakai
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Poetics for Autonomous Learning and Teaching
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Hugh Nicoll (Miyazaki Municipal University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Tools of the Trade: Utilizing the Video-iPod to Deliver Engaging EFL Content
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

February 18th (Sunday) 2007

Teaching Workshop Series 2007 (Nagoya) - Teaching Children More Effectively
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Patrick Jackson/Brian Cullen, Kevin Churchley
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Tools of the Trade: Utilizing the Video-iPod to Deliver Engaging EFL Content
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

The Value and Use of Music in the Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Craig Kingsley
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Fixing Broken Activities
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Adam Murray and Aurora Dobashi
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

TBA
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Jeff Contreras, Gunma University
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Discourse, Teaching and Video Journals
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Colin Skeates, Seisen University
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Sendai ETJ Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Roundtable discussion
Organization: ETJ Sendai (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Tools of the Trade: Utilizing the Video-iPod to Deliver Engaging EFL Content
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Poetics for Autonomous Learning and Teaching
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Hugh Nicoll, Miyazaki Municipal University
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Better Hiring (3-hour Management Seminar)
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Damian O 'Kelly and Joshua Myerson
Organization: New Leaf Academy
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

February 25th (Sunday) 2007

PPP vs TBL
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Mark de Boer
Organization: ETJ Iwate (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture

Teaching Workshop Series 2007 (Tokyo) - Teaching Children More Effectively
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Patrick Jackson, Kevin Churchley
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teachers' workshop
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Two presentations: one on needs analysis and another on demotivation
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keita Kikuchi, Waseda University
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Using Stories with Younger Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Trevor Ralph and Kazue Taniguchi
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Using Poetry in the Language Classroom: Whys and Hows
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Hugh Nicoll, Miyazaki Municipal University
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Using Poetry in the Language Classroom: Whys and Hows
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Hugh Nicoll
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Teaching Young Learners
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Lisa Manhart and Kelly Sato
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

ETJ-Nagano First Meeting and Idea Exchange
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: ETJ Nagano (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

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