ELT Calendar for June 2007

June 1st (Friday) 2007

JALT CALL SIG Annual Conference 2007 - Pre-Conference Workshops
Time: 4:20 PM - 9:10 PM
Speaker: Teaman, Ryan, Nelson, Gromik, Ware, Sheffner
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 2nd (Saturday) 2007

JALT CALL SIG Annual Conference 2007 (day 2 of 3)
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: featured speaker Mike Levy
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Comparing the English Education Systems of Canada and Japan
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Ryan Odamura
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

June 3rd (Sunday) 2007

The 5th EPA Annual Conference
Time: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Guest Speakers: Kyoko Oi (Chiba University) and Frances Causer (Seijo University)
Organization: Engaged Pedagogy Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

JALT TC-SIG 4th Tokyo Regional Gathering
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Group discussion
Organization: Teaching Younger Learners Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Basics of How to Teach English
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Lisgo (Workshop Leader)
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

JALT CALL SIG Annual Conference 2007 (day 3 of 3)
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:10 PM
Speaker: featured speaker Mike Levy
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 9th (Saturday) 2007

Zen and the Art of Statistics
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Gregory Sholdt
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Focus on Content: Materials and Techniques for Teaching Beginning Academic Writing
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Cindy Daugherty, Seinan Gakuin University
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

June 10th (Sunday) 2007

Tech Day 2007
Time: 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Tom Robb, Myles Grogan, Gordon Wilson, Leon Bell, and more
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsubara City, Osaka Prefecture

Chris Hunt Special Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Chris Hunt
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

ETJ-Kumamoto Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Naomi Yonemoto and Bernadette Hamamoto
Organization: ETJ Kumamoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

Getting Published
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Steve Cornwell
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Dynamite Debates: A Case Study
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Tom Anderson
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

My Share
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ricardo Kuma, Masa Tsuneyasu, Chikahiko Okada, Abdel Ibrahim
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Tokyo - Certificate course in Teaching Japanese Students
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Speaker: David Paul, Rob Waring, Alastair Graham-Marr, Grant Trew
Organization: ETJ Certificate Course (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 17th (Sunday) 2007

Nagoya - Certificate course in Teaching Japanese Students
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul, Rob Waring, Alastair Graham-Marr, Grant Trew
Organization: ETJ Certificate Course (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

A Talk by Kip Cates
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Kip Cates
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

IIEEC-Oxford University Press Teacher Training Certificate Program (Workshop 3 and 4)
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

A Workshop For Teachers of Junior High School and Below
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Irina Babanova, Marcela Matsumura
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Bring the World into your Classroom through Video
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kip Cates
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Building and Evolving Your Business Model
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Gordon Olsen
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Discussion and Debate Made Easy
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Charles LeBeau
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture

Can we communicate without using strategies? Pedagogical implications of studies on communication strategies (CS)
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chiaki Iwai (Professor, Faculty of International Studies, Hiroshima City University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Beginnings: Strategies for Starting your Lessons
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ Nagano (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Professional Development Workshop: Supporting Young Practitioners (Part 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Von Holt, Andrew Oberg, Jennie Kern, Kaoru Watanabe, Sean Burgoine, Maiko Ogasawara, Charlie Robertson, David Grant, Mike Sharpe
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

June 23rd (Saturday) 2007

Who is STEP? What is EIKEN? EIKEN goes global
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Todd Fouts
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Picture Books in EFL Classrooms
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick and Naoko McLellan
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai-shi City, Kagoshima Prefecture

The Center Shiken: A New Perspective
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Guest
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

Pedagogical Issues Relating to the Study Abroad Experiences of Japanese University Students
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Michael Furmanovsky
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

How to Motivate your Students and Get them Talking in English
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Mark De Boer
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

2007 CUE Conference: Promoting Life-long Learning
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Featured presenters Deryn Verity and Heidi Nachi Evans plus others
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Ibaraki JALT Chapter Annual One-day Mini-Conference
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: J. Owens, M. Rude, J. Cunningham, T. Yamaguchi, J. Rachine, J. Elwood
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

June 24th (Sunday) 2007

Osaka - Certificate Course in Teaching Japanese Students
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul, Rob Waring, Alastair Graham-Marr, Grant Trew
Organization: ETJ Certificate Course (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Teaching Without a Text - Using Student-Generated Material
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Wolf
Organization: ETJ Ehime (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

UTU Forum 2007
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Louis Carlet (NUGW), John McNeil (GU), Kazuko Shimizu (PTLU)
Organization: University Teachers Union
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

'Ancient Cobblestone Stained with Lifeblood' and Other Speech Contest Titles to Avoid
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Joe Booth
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Who is STEP? What is EIKEN?
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Todd Fouts,International Operations Manager and Chief Editor at the Society for Testing English Proficiency (STEP)
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Exchanging teaching ideas, and Renewing Yamaguchi group
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ Yamaguchi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

International English as a Performance Phenomenon
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kensaku Yoshida, Sophia University, Tokyo
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Teaching Liaison (Blends) to Enhance Listening Skills/Responsive Skills
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Asha Van Nimmen
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Perspective on Learner Demotivation
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Falout
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Promoting Life-long Learning (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Featured presenters Deryn Verity and Heidi Nachi Evans plus others
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching Children Conference in Kagoshima
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Kagoshima Teaching Children Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Patricia Oe, Mayuka Habbick, Naoko McLellan, Todd Hakuraku, Jan O'Laughlin, Melinda Kawahara, Carolyn Lloyd, Emi Sugita, Martin Nutthall, Aleda Krause, Yayoi Aoki, Julian Warden, Michelle Nagashima
Organization: Teaching Younger Learners Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Authentic English and Elderly Learners: A Day of Sharing Theory and Practice
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Rieko Matsuoka, Eric M. Skier, Julia Harper-Tanaka, Naoko Yamaga, and Sayoko Yamashita
Organization: Lifelong Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The First JALT Pragmatics SIG and Teaching Old Learners SIGs joint mini-conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly, Yamashita Sayoko, Matsuoka Reiko, Eric Skier, Julia Harper-Tanaka and Yamaga Naoko.
Organization: Pragmatics Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 30th (Saturday) 2007

Experiences with Action Research: Seeking Effective Ways to Do Japanese Writing and English Grammar Lessons
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Howard Doyle, Kochi University; and Fumiko Ishinuki, Sasebo National College of Technology
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Managing and Teaching in Coordinated English Language Programs
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Heidi Evans and Juanita Heigham
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

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