ELT Calendar for May 2007

May 3rd (Thursday) 2007

Today is Constitution Day (Kenpou-kinen-bi)

18th Annual Suwako Charity Walk
Time: 8:10 AM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Tomoki Murakami, Liu Tiegang
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture

May 12th (Saturday) 2007

6th Annual JALT Pan-SIG Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due Feb 9
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Illustrating and Writing for Children Double Feature
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Bob Marstall on Illustrating from Nature, Nobuo Furukawa and Keiko Kurozumi on Ooki-na Pocket Magazine
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Egypt in Terms of its History, Culture, Education and Language
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Doaa Mohamed
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Briefing sessions on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese (Fukuoka)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: IIEC
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Briefing sessions on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese (Tokyo)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: IIEC
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Effective Methods for Japanese as a Second Language Public Speaking
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Peter Sakura
Organization: Japanese as a Second Language Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Effective Methods for Japanese as a Second Language Public Speaking
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Peter Sakura
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Incorporating Thinking Skills and ESD in the FL Classroom
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Judith Johnson
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

May 13th (Sunday) 2007

6th Annual JALT Pan-SIG Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due Feb 9
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

The Texts We Use - And Why
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Group Discussion
Organization: ETJ Ehime (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Developing and Implementing Simple Class Websites
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Robert McLaughlin
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Briefing sessions on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese (Nagoya)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: IIEC
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Kids Pier: A Space for Children and Teachers
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Yuco Kikuchi and Naoko McLellan
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

ETJ Kobe May Meeting: Teach your students to read the right way!
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jeff Lewis
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Mission Impossible? Teaching Debate to Large, Multi-level Japanese EFL Classes
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Maggie Lieb
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Brazilian or Japanese: choosing the best education for children
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Toshiko Sugino (National Defense Academy)
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

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

Extensive Reading
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Daniel Stewart / Richard Ascough
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Entry Level L2 Critical Thinking: Clear Communication
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Lawrie Hunter, Kochi University of Technology
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

May 17th (Thursday) 2007

English Language Teaching Seminar for Secondary School English Teachers
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: James Banner (Hilderstone College)
Organization: The British Council Teacher Training Seminars
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

May 18th (Friday) 2007

Children's English Teacher Focus Groups in Tokyo
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Steve King, Research Editor, Pearson Longman
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 19th (Saturday) 2007

Teaching Seminar- Vocabulary Teaching for Teenagers and Young Adults
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: James Banner (Hilderstone College, UK)
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Briefing sessions on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese (Osaka)
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: IIEC
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

What You See Is What You Get? Learner Preconceptions of Native-Speaker-Taught University EFL
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Hullah, University of Miyazaki
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

ELT teaching: A disadvantaged profession in Japanese tertiary education?
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Burden, Okayama Shoka University
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

From a Silk Cocoon (viewing the award-winning film with its co-writer and director)
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Satsuki Ina, California State Univ., Sacramento
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Takatsuki City, Osaka Prefecture

Two Presentations by Terry Fellner
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Terry Fellner, Saga University
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

The Ins and Outs of Getting Published
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Cornwell, Ed.D., Osaka Jogakuin College
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

May 20th (Sunday) 2007

Annual Picnic and Barbecue
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: No scheduled speaker
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Phonics: Why and How
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Warner
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Increase Students' Interest and Motivation by Drawing More
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Ray Goering
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Differences Between Public Schools in Japan and the United States
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Amiena Mahsoob
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Japanese Public Elementary School Life and International School Life: How Do They Compare?
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Amanda Gillis-Furutaka
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Choice by Choice: A Workshop on Curriculum Design
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Timothy Buthod, Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

English Activities Exchange
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Various local teachers
Organization: ETJ Shizuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

May 23rd (Wednesday) 2007

Task-Based Teaching: Sorting out the Misunderstandings
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Rod Ellis, University of Auckland
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

May 24th (Thursday) 2007

Children's English Teacher Focus Groups in Oita
Time: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Steve King, Research Editor, Pearson Longman
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture

May 25th (Friday) 2007

Children's English Teacher Focus Groups in Miyazaki
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Steve King, Research Editor, Pearson Longman
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

Nellie's Seminar Series 2007: Tokyo Seminar 4
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Tomomi Katsuki (Cambridge University Press)
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 26th (Saturday) 2007

Sign Language in the Language-teaching Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Martin Pauly
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Using Graded readers in an Extensive Reading program
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Steven Donald, Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

May 27th (Sunday) 2007

ETJ-Aichi May Workshop: 'Cooking Up English' and 'Deactivating the Mute Button in a Jr. High School Classroom'
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Chris Williams and Joe Hindman
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

IIEEC-Oxford University Press Teacher Training Certificate Program (Workshop 1 and 2)
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

ELT Career and Professional Development Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: A number of great speakers
Organization: ELT Career and Professional Development Conference
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching Phonics
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Yukiko Shima
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Summer Camps and Activities
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Craig Kingsley
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

The 'Too Easy' Guide to Self-Publishing
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Paul Gemmell
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Sign Language in the Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Martin Pauly, Tsukuba University of Technology
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

More Community and Motivation through Coloring
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Miori Shimada
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Easy Techniques for Incorporating Pronunciation into the Language Learning Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Heather Ditzer
Organization: ETJ Okayama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Going 'Multimodal' in the Writing Classroom
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Bob Palmer
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

TPR-S Storybook Fun
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Melinda Kawahara
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

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