ELT Calendar for November 2007

November 3rd (Saturday) 2007

Today is Culture Day (Bunka-no-hi)

7th IM (Immediate Method) Autumn Workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: Stephen Richmond, David Latz, Kathleen Riley, Gary Brockett, Scott Brown, Bruno Vannieu
Organization: Research Group for Teaching Conversation in Japan
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

(1) Cultivating Active Readers; (2) From Egg Crate to Omelet: Energizing Teacher Development
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Neil Anderson
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

The 2007 Tokyo ELT Expo and Bookfair (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Alexander Case, Andy Boon, Colin Skeates, Daniel Ferreira, more
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 4th (Sunday) 2007

Teaching Children: Approach, Curriculum and Classroom Control
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Lesley Ito
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Hiroshima Expo in Review
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Erin Kourelis to start
Organization: ETJ Ehime (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

The 2007 Tokyo ELT Expo and Bookfair (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Alexander Case, Andy Boon, Colin Skeates, Daniel Ferreira, more
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 5th (Monday) 2007

15th International Conference on Computers in Education (day 1 of 5)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: International Conference on Computers in Education
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

November 6th (Tuesday) 2007

15th International Conference on Computers in Education (day 2 of 5)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: International Conference on Computers in Education
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

November 7th (Wednesday) 2007

15th International Conference on Computers in Education (day 3 of 5)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: International Conference on Computers in Education
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

November 8th (Thursday) 2007

15th International Conference on Computers in Education (day 4 of 5)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: International Conference on Computers in Education
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

November 9th (Friday) 2007

15th International Conference on Computers in Education (day 5 of 5)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: International Conference on Computers in Education
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

November 10th (Saturday) 2007

How to Encourage Japanese Students to Express themselves in Oral English
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Jerry Miller, Yamagata University
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

November 11th (Sunday) 2007

ACET and ETJ Joint meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Idea-sharing
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Teaching International Relations through English: Can It Be Done?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Leo Yoffe, Lecturer, Waseda University
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Language Learning Styles and Strategies
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Louis Butto
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

ETJ-OITA Workshop: Actually Teaching Listening
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Simon Weedon
Organization: ETJ Oita (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture

Kansai ETJ Expo (Osaka)
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Matt Walsh, Hiro Sakamoto, David Paul, Michelle Morimoto, lots more...
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

November 17th (Saturday) 2007

Unions and You
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Michael 'Rube' Redfield
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Made in Japan: What Makes Manga Japanese - And Why Western Kids Love It
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Roland Kelts and Masakazu Kubo
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 18th (Sunday) 2007

My Share - Toyohashi
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Local chapter members
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Elementary School Thematic English Education Movement (ESTEEM) Study Meeting #16
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Hitomi Sakamoto and Susan Yoshioka
Organization: Elementary School Thematic English Education Movement
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 19th (Monday) 2007

Oxford University Press Author Tour - Fukuoka
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Richard Day, Rod Ellis and Ken Wilson
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 20th (Tuesday) 2007

Oxford University Press Author Tour - Osaka
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Richard Day and Leslie Ono, Rod Ellis and Ken Wilson
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

November 21st (Wednesday) 2007

Oxford University Press Author Tour - Nagoya
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Richard Day and Junko Yamanaka, Rod Ellis and Ken Wilson
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

November 23rd (Friday) 2007

Today is Labor Thanksgiving Day (Kinrou-kansha-no-hi)

JALT Junior - A Conference for Teachers of Children (day 1 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: several great speakers
Organization: Teaching Younger Learners Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

JALT 2007 - 33rd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Friday plenary: John Norris
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 24th (Saturday) 2007

JALT 2007 - 33rd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching
Time: 8:40 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Saturday plenarys: Ronald Carter, Amy B. M. Tsui
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

JALT Junior - A Conference for Teachers of Children (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: several great speakers
Organization: Teaching Younger Learners Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 25th (Sunday) 2007

Testing and Evaluations of Young Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Malcolm Harding
Organization: ETJ Okayama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

JALT 2007 - 33rd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Sunday plenary: Paul Nation
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 26th (Monday) 2007

Project-based Learning in ESL
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Arifa Rahman, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

November 28th (Wednesday) 2007

The Role of Teachers Associations in Professional Development
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Arifa Rahman
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

November 29th (Thursday) 2007

Project-based Learning in ESL
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Arifa Rahman, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

November 30th (Friday) 2007

The cultural/language challenges faced by foreigners conducting business in Japan.
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Philip O'Neill
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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