ELT Calendar for January 2007

January 12th (Friday) 2007

A Kamishibai Performance and Illustration Workshop with Satoshi Kitamura
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Satoshi Kitamura
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 13th (Saturday) 2007

Comparing Russian and Japanese Language Education
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Alla Mikhaylenko
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Globalization and English Education in the 21st Century: International Collaboration in English Education, Learner Autonomy, and the Development of ELT Professionals
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Three Invited Plenary Speakers from the University of Nottingham, UK
Organization: Kumamoto University
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

Cultural codes and the Immediate Method
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Bruno Vannieu
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 14th (Sunday) 2007

ETJ-Aichi January 2007 workshop: Teach Them All By Reaching Them All
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Chuck Kayser
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Globalization and English Education in the 21st Century: International Collaboration in English Education, Learner Autonomy, and the Development of ELT Professionals
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: Speakers in the Report, Session, and Panel Discussion
Organization: Kumamoto University
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

Kitakyushu JALT Hot Spring Social Event
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: All welcome!!
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

An Integrated Oral Communication Program
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Mason
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

EAP Colloqium
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Sonia Strain, Susan Jackson, Greg Sholdt, Maggie Lieb and John Cambell-Larsen
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Word Association and the Mental Lexicon
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Philip Shigeo Brown
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Reading and Young Learners: Song Lyrics for Reading Content with Young Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Barber, Toyo Gakuen University
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Extensive Reading - the Whats, Whys, and Hows
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Ron Murphy, Ehime University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Intercultural Confidence Workshop
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Joseph Shaules
Organization: Japan Intercultural Institute
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 19th (Friday) 2007

Concept mapping in content-based classrooms
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Heidi Evans and Todd Squires
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

January 21st (Sunday) 2007

(1) The New TOEIC test: Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges; (2) STEP BULATS: A Practical Test Suite That Makes Real Business Sense
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Grant Trew of Oxford University Press; (2) Hirai
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Drama Activities for the EFL Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Miho Moody
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching Speech Acts Can Enrich Our Students' Learning
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jeremie Bouchard
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

General meeting and yearly planning session
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker:
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Media and Foreign Image Building
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yasuhiro Inoue (Hiroshima City University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

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

Second Kanto Junior and Senior High School Teaching Seminar
Time: 9:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Speaker: John Letcher, Ivan Sorrentino, Nick Kendall, Roger Pattimore, Daniel Droukis, William Matheny, Chuck Sandy, Curtis Kelly and Martin Nuttall
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 26th (Friday) 2007

1st Tokyo Regional Gathering: Feelings: How can we reflect them in our teaching?
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Teaching Younger Learners Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 27th (Saturday) 2007

Talking about English Education from Different Perspectives
Time: 12:45 PM - 5:40 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Briefing Sessions on a Postgraduate Program on Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Teruyuki Zushi
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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

Identity and Proficiency: Meaningful Approaches to Learning and Assessment
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Trevor Holster, Siebold University of Nagasaki
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 28th (Sunday) 2007

The ABC of Student Speaking
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Catlin Evans, Brian Evans and Adam McCahon
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Answering children's educational needs: Story-based curriculum
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Nena Nikolic
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Professional Development Workshop: Supporting Young Practitioners
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Mentored workshop
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

1. Using song lyrics for reading content words with young learners; 2. Cartoons, global issues and young learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: 1. Richard Barber, Toyo Gakuen University; 2. Sarah Louise Birchley, Toyo Gakuen University
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

The New TOEIC (r): Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Grant True
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Activities for Upper Grade Kids in Elementary School English
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tom Merner
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Teaching Debate and Structured Discussions in EFL Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Neufeld
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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