ELT Calendar for September 2007

September 1st (Saturday) 2007

Teaching Japanese Life Events from a Taiwanese Perspective
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Freddy, Yu (You Ming-Hwang)
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Teaching Listening Skills and Speaking Strategies
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

September 2nd (Sunday) 2007

IIEEC-Oxford University Press Teacher Training Certificate Program - Autumn Session (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

Endings: Strategies for finishing your lessons
Time: 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Speaker:
Organization: ETJ Nagano (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Part A: Actually Teaching Listening: The importance of script and of supra-segmental phonology. Part B: Teaching the Strategies of Speaking
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr (Abax ELT Publishers)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

September 7th (Friday) 2007

JACET 46th Annual Convention
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:10 PM
Speaker: Plenary speakers: David Little, Trinity College Dublin; Toshiaki Ozasa, Fukuyama Heisei U.
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

September 9th (Sunday) 2007

ETJ-Aichi September 2007 workshops: (1) Interactive Conversation - some classroom techniques suitable for Junior High School to Adult; (2) Halloween Events and Games "
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: (1) Bob Jones; (2) Joe Alsheimer
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Two Presentations: (1) Encouraging Communication in the Classroom; (2) Teaching Kindergarten Students
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Andrew Worley; (2) Sean Minns
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Motivation? Chaos? A Study of Young Learners, Games, and Behavior
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Erin Kourelis
Organization: ETJ Ehime (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

ETJ Yamaguchi Regional Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Tim Edwards, Setsuko Sakaeda
Organization: ETJ Yamaguchi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hofu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Teachers Helping Teachers Forum
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Patrick Dougherty, Professor William Balsamo, and other THT members
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 10th (Monday) 2007

Grading Rubrics: An interactive assessment tool
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Rowan
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

September 12th (Wednesday) 2007

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

September 14th (Friday) 2007

Active Learning: Cooperative Learning in the College Classroom
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Roger Johnson
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 15th (Saturday) 2007

Using Literature in Teaching Language
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Patrick Rosenkjar, Temple University
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 16th (Sunday) 2007

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

September 22nd (Saturday) 2007

The Utility of Peacekeeping Operations: The Case of Japan and the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF)
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Garren Mulloy, Faculty of International Relations, Daito Bunka University
Organization: The Asia Association for Global Studies
Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

My Share Activities and Pizza
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Members and guests
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

September 23rd (Sunday) 2007

Today is Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)

Motivating Learners Through Pain and Pleasure
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Kevin Knight, Lecturer, Career Education Center, Kanda University of International Studies
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Something for Everyone -- Kitakyushu JALT Mini-Conference
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Main speaker: Tetsuhito Shizuka. Various others.
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Global Workforce Development through Business Internship Program
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kevin Knight, Lecturer, Career Education Center, Kanda University of International Studies
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Encouraging Young Learners, and their Teachers, to Communicate in English
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Sue Fraser Osada (Seisen Jogakuin University)
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

2007 JALT Hokkaido Language Conference
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Featuring: Don Maybin
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

September 24th (Monday) 2007

Changes in Content: Our Evolving Mosaic
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Speaker: 12 Presentations in 4 sessions
Organization: The Association of Canadian Teachers in Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 27th (Thursday) 2007

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

September 29th (Saturday) 2007

Action Log and Topic-Based Instruction
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mamoru Takahashi
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

1) Hands-on Teacher Development: The CELTA in Japan; 2) Peace Education in the Language Classroom
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: 1) Craig Jennings and Jan Visscher; 2) Kip Cates
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Fukuoka JALT Officer Elections
Time: 5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Speaker: Elections will be held
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Exploring ways to use communicative language tasks with grammar-based (exam-oriented) high school English lessons
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: Masaomi Kitamura, Uguisudani High School
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

September 30th (Sunday) 2007

IIEEC-Oxford University Press Teacher Training Certificate Program - Autumn Session (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

Exploring Presentation Skills
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Speaker: Keiji Nomura, Tim Knight, Peter Ross, Simon Stevens, Andy Boon
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kokubunji City, Tokyo Metropolis

Graphic Organizers for Content Learning
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Heidi Evans
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Issues in the Teaching of Academic Writing
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: David Kluge
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Recipes for Success in Teaching Medical English
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: James Hobbs, Iwate Medical University
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Students as Editors: Using Online Concordancers
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Stephen Jennings
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

ETJ-Kobe Activity Jam and Thank You BBQ
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several local teachers
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Is the controversial concept of the 'native speaker' relevant to the ELT classroom and profession?
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Barry Kavanagh
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Classroom Troubleshooting: A Diagnostic Approach
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Cynthia Akazawa
Organization: ETJ Okayama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

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