ELT Calendar for April 2008

April 2nd (Wednesday) 2008

A Survey of Hokusei Gakuen University Students on Their Views Regarding English Firsthand Texts: Results, Analysis, and Application
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Jim Allison
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

April 6th (Sunday) 2008

Hanami Party
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: It's a party
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

April 12th (Saturday) 2008

Words Take Wing: Adapting Old Tales for New Audiences
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Effective Teacher Training
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Yosuke Yanase
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 13th (Sunday) 2008

Choice in the Children's Classroom
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Chris Hunt
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Tricks In My Bag: Management Techniques for Large Junior High School Classes
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Beth Wolff, Senshu University Matsudo Junior High School
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Perception, Interpretation, Confirmation: Tools for Learning, Communicating and Understanding
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ken Fujioka, Keisen University
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

The Active Learner: A Classroom Teacher's Perspective
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Paul G. Batten, Faculty of Education, Kagawa University (MacMillan Languagehouse)
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

April 17th (Thursday) 2008

More classroom activities
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Joel, Sayed and others.
Organization: ETJ Miyazaki (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

April 19th (Saturday) 2008

Communicative Teaching Methodologies
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Nicholas Gromik
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Brazilian Education in Tokai
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: Claudio da Silva (Escola Comunitaria Paulo Freire) and Craig Alan Volker (Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

From phonics to reading; how to get kids reading.
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ Sapporo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

April 20th (Sunday) 2008

One-day course in teaching English to children (Sapporo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

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

Four Skills for Effective EFL: How and Why
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Warner
Organization: ETJ Osaka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

(1) Teaching pre-teens: Problems and possibilities; (2) From listening to speaking
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:35 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Presentation Zen: How to design and deliver compelling presentations
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Garr Reynolds
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

(1) Oral Presentations; (2) Podcasts; (3) My Share
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1 and 2) Joe Lauer (Hiroshima University); (3) Everyone
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

April 26th (Saturday) 2008

Preparing for a University Year Abroad: Insights of Japanese Returnees
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Teresa Bruner Cox
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

April 27th (Sunday) 2008

Teaching Culture Ethnographically; Study Abroad Programs
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Elaine Gilmour, Miyagi Gakuin Women's University
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Teacher Development: Perceptions and Reflections
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Dr. John Fanselow, Dean Charles, Clair Taylor, Andy Boon
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Teaching Spanish in Japan
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Maria Fernandez
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Actually Teaching Listening
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr, ABAX
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture

ETJ Ishikawa Group Workshop: 'Activities Galore'
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Keiko Mutoh
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Understanding Vygotskyan Theory for Classroom Practice
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Deryn P. Verity, Osaka Jogakuin College
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Considering Themes in Advanced Extensive Reading: The Imperial Sun Never Sets: Young Adult Literature Set in Japan
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jesse Crisler
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Ethnic Disunity and Conflict in Burma
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Humphries
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Takatsuki City, Osaka Prefecture

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