ELT Calendar for October 2007

October 5th (Friday) 2007

3rd International Conference of the Independent Learning Association
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Henri Holec, James Lantolf, Yoshiyuki Nakata, Kathleen Graves, Klaus Schwienhorst
Organization: Independent Learning Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 6th (Saturday) 2007

Arizona's History, Culture, and Education
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Payton Tyler Hatch
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Independent Learning Association 2007 Conference (day 2 of 4)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Henri Holec, James Lantolf, Yoshiyuki Nakata, Kathleen Graves, Klaus Schwienhorst
Organization: Independent Learning Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Briefing session in Nagoya on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Teruyuki Zushi, the principal of the Institute of International Education in London
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

JALT GALE-SIG Two-day Conference: Gender and Beyond
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Featured speaker: Professor Janet Holmes. Call for papers due June 15.
Organization: Gender Awareness in Language Education Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

October 7th (Sunday) 2007

JALT GALE-SIG Two-day Conference: Gender and Beyond
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various Presentations and Panel Discussion
Organization: Gender Awareness in Language Education Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Suita City, Osaka Prefecture

Independent Learning Association 2007 Conference (day 3 of 4)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Henri Holec, James Lantolf, Yoshiyuki Nakata, Kathleen Graves, Klaus Schwienhorst
Organization: Independent Learning Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Briefing session in Osaka on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Teruyuki Zushi, the principal of the Institute of International Education in London
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Encouraging Holistic Communication in the Classroom
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Simon Capper, The Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

October 8th (Monday) 2007

Today is Health Sports Day (Taiku-no-hi)

Independent Learning Association 2007 International Conference (day 4 of 4)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Henri Holec, James Lantolf, Yoshiyuki Nakata, Kathleen Graves, Klaus Schwienhorst
Organization: Independent Learning Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Briefing session in Fukuoka on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Teruyuki Zushi, the principal of the Institute of International Education in London
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 13th (Saturday) 2007

Briefing session in Tokyo on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Teruyuki Zushi, the principal of the Institute of International Education in London
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Actually Teaching Listening: Moving Beyond Practice to Actual Teaching
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr (Tokai University and ABAX Ltd)
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

October 14th (Sunday) 2007

Poems for Mother Earth
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: David McMurray
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Adding the Internet to your Classroom Repertoire
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Julia Christmas
Organization: Wakayama Chapter of JALT
Location: Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

Briefing session in Sapporo on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Teruyuki Zushi, the principal of the Institute of International Education in London
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Movies in the Making: Making DVD student presentations
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: William Balsamo and George Mano
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Using Online Video Slideshows as a Tool for English Learning; and Teaching the Strategies of Speaking.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Sergio Mazzarelli, Kwassui Women 's College; Alastair Graham-Marr, Tokai University/ABAX Publishers.
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Using pictures and sound files in the classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Lawrence Cisar, PhD., CP, RP
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

ETJ Osaka Workshop: Using Eurhythmics in the Classroom
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Lisa Manhart and Yuka Hosoda
Organization: ETJ Osaka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Chubu ETJ Expo
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Local presenters: teachers like you; experts from across the country; publishers
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

The 2nd JALT Joint Tokyo Conference - Innovation in Language Teaching
Time: 9:45 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Joe Falout, Yukio Tono, Bill Pellowe, Yuri Komuro, Chuck Sandy, and Tim Murphey
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 16th (Tuesday) 2007

JMEC 14 Information Session
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: JMEC Representatives
Organization: Japan Market Expansion Competition
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 20th (Saturday) 2007

CALL Workshop 2007
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Goh Kawai, Hokkaido University
Organization: English Education Study Group of Sapporo Gakuin University
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Zen and the Art of Presenting Naked
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Garr Reynolds
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Writing Reports at Japanese Universities
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ian Willey, Kagawa University
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

The Role of Strategies in Communicative Competence
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Teaching Nonverbal Communication in English Classes
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Kathi Kitao
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Telling Stories Out Loud
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Tulloch
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TPR-S Storybook Fun
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: Melinda Kawahara
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

October 21st (Sunday) 2007

TPR-S Storybook Fun
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Melinda Kawahara
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

ECLNC Education: Redefining the English Education "Box"
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Edmont C Katz, the University of Fukui
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

My Share and Business Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

ETJ Ishikawa Group Workshop on October 21
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mark Elwell
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

TPR-S Storybook Fun
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Melinda Kawahara
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Chugoku ELT Expo
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Local teachers and ELT professionals from across Japan
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Elementary School Thematic English Education Movement (ESTEEM) Study Meeting #15
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Junko Machida
Organization: Elementary School Thematic English Education Movement
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

October 27th (Saturday) 2007

Canadian Studies in Kyushu: Bridging Islands Lecture in English
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Godfrey Baldacchino, International University of Kagoshima
Organization: The International University of Kagoshima, Canadian Studies Centre
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Recipes for success in teaching medical English
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: James Hobbs (Iwate Medical University)
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

The 15th Korea TESOL International Conference - Energizing ELT: Challenging Ourselves, Motivating Our Students
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: To be announced at a later date
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

October 28th (Sunday) 2007

IIEEC-Oxford University Press Teacher Training Certificate Program-Autumn Session (Workshop 5 and 6)
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

Hands-on English - Task Based Learning
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mark DeBoer
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

The Status of the English Have/Be Auxiliaries in Japanese-Speaking Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Miki H. K. Bong
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Cultural and International Activities Foster Student Motivation
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Fumiko Itakura
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Tohoku ETJ Expo (Sendai)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: ELT professionals from across Japan
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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