ELT Calendar for March 2007

March 3rd (Saturday) 2007

Psychology Games for Language Learning.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ian Munby, Hokkai Gakuen University, Sapporo
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Storyboarding with Yangsook Choi
Time: 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: Yangsook Choi
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 4th (Sunday) 2007

Teaching Workshop Series 2007 (Sapporo) - Teaching Children More Effectively
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Brian Cullen, Kaj Schwermer, Oliver Bayley
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Shinshu Research Support Group 3rd Annual Mini Colloquium
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Theron Muller, Sean Mehmet, Gregory Birch, Geoff Sinha, John Adamson, others
Organization: Shinshu Research Support Group
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

March 7th (Wednesday) 2007

Cutting-edge Engineering Education through Actively Integrated English
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Dr. Suzanne K. Panferov, Dr. Alfred D. Stover, Dr. Thomas W. Peterson, Chuck Phillips, Dr. Michael J. Lynn, Dr. Yoshikazu C. Watanabe
Organization: Toyota Technological Institute, Initiatives for Attractive Education in Graduate Schools
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

March 10th (Saturday) 2007

Teaching Workshop Series 2007 (Sendai) - Teaching Children More Effectively
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kevin Churchley, Yoko Muro, Miki Sakai, Oliver Bayley
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Character, Voice and Factual Foundations
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Speaker: Donna Jo Napoli
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Studying Japanese, English, and German
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Reinhold Grinda
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Session 2 - Using Research in Writing Fiction
Time: 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Donna Jo Napoli
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

My Share: First Day Icebreakers
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: All welcome!
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Session 3 - One Writer's Path and the Nuts and Bolts of Publishing
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: Donna Jo Napoli
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 11th (Sunday) 2007

Teaching Workshop Series 2007 (Niigata) - Teaching Children More Effectively
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Miki Sakai, Masumi Koguchi, Oliver Bayley
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Pearson Longman Kids Tour 2007 - Miyazaki
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Akiko Seino and Megumi Takemura
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

The New TOEIC test
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Grant Trew of Oxford University Press
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Rough Sketches of America by Shiba, Ryoutarou
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Fumio Sugawara
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Eiken STEP test
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: STEP organization representative
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Maturity Level vs. EFL Level (Japanese 5th and 6th graders)
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Harry F. Carley III, Imabari City Board of Education
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Better Hiring (Management Seminar)
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Damian O 'Kelly and Joshua Myerson
Organization: New Leaf Academy
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

March 14th (Wednesday) 2007

Pragmatics in a Film Corpus
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Donna Tatsuki, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

March 18th (Sunday) 2007

ETJ-Aichi March 2007 workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Yoko Takano, Joshua Myerson, and Ben Backwell
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

What's Next? Choice in The Children's Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Hunt
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Creativity with Rhythm in the EFL Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Melinda Kawahara
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Discussing Discipine Issues
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Open Discussion
Organization: ETJ Okayama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

March 24th (Saturday) 2007

Developing a Personal Research and Publication Agenda (full title below)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Sandra Lee McKay, San Francisco State University
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Wireless Ready: Podcasting Education and Mobile Assisted Language Learning Conference
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote Speakers include Steve McCarty, Michael Vallace and Michael Coghlan. Featured parallel session speakers include Robert Diem and Bill Pellowe.
Organization: The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Learning Technologies Special Interest Group
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

March 25th (Sunday) 2007

Resources and Activities for the New Year
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Paul, Rika Takayama and Asaf Shafrir
Organization: ETJ Miyazaki (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

Teaching English with C.A.R.E.!
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Matthew Taylor
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Successful Hiring Tips
Time: 1:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Don Block
Organization: ETJ Osaka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Where your students are coming from: High School English
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ben Shearon - Chief ALT Advisor at the Miyagi Prefectural Board of
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Do Your Best at Drama
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Bo Causer, Junshin High School
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

ETJ-Oita / Okinet TDA 3rd Joint Workshop
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Simon Weedon
Organization: ETJ Oita (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture

March 31st (Saturday) 2007

CALL: Get in the mood for Moodle!
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jason La Greca, Kevin Ryan, Peter Ruthven-Stuart, Ted O'Neill
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Tips for Teaching Children
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Meg Takemura, Pearson Longman
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Exploring Multi-Sensory Learning
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

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