ELT Calendar for December 2008

December 1st (Monday) 2008

Obachan's Garden Documentary Screening and International Teleconferencing
Time: 4:10 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Canadian film director Linda Ohama
Organization: The International University of Kagoshima, Canadian Studies Centre
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

December 5th (Friday) 2008

End-of-the-Year Party
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

December 6th (Saturday) 2008

The Year in Review: Round Table
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Guests and members
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

iPod for Teachers and Students
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Nicolas Gromik
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Mapping for EFL (part I): Mapping tools workshop
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Lawrie Hunter, Kochi University of Technology
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

Critical Thinking, Controversial Topics, and Stimulating Conversation
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Greg Goodmacher
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Nellie's Group Nagoya ELT Workshop and Book Fair
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Publisher presentations by Macmillan LanguageHouse, Matsuka Phonics Institute, Oxford University Press, and R.I.C. Publications
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

December 7th (Sunday) 2008

The Annual Shinshu JALT Christmas Bash
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Santa Claus
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Creating Student Ethnographies
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Andrew Reimann
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

My Share
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

ETJ Ishikawa Group Christmas Workshop
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Asuka Imanishi, Carla Curry, Emerita Sakai, Yoko Staub, Fumie Takasaki, Mamiko Tamura, Mari Nakamura
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Year-End Party
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Wakayama Chapter of JALT
Location: Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

Kyushu ELT Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Many speakers
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

December 13th (Saturday) 2008

Teaching writing to multileveled college students
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kumiko Miyamoto
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Zen and the Art of Statistics
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Greg Sholdt
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Investigating Communication Strategy Use in an Immersion Setting
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jason Williams
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Year End/Christmas Party
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: All are welcome!
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Christmas & Bonen-kai Party
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Turkey Dinner
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

December 14th (Sunday) 2008

(1) JALT: History, Relations with Domestic & International Organizations, Challenges, (2) Chapter Member Presentations
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Steve Brown, Former President of JALT National, (2) Chapter Member Presenters
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

(1) WeShare Christmas Lesson Ideas; (2) WeShare Christmas Party
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Getting Back to Basics in English Language Teaching
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: David Barker
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

December 2008 ACET Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Nigel and all volunteers
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

My Share
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various presenter
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Academic writing in English and Japanese: How do our students become multicompetent writers?
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Carol Rinnert, Hiroshima City University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

JALT Bonenkai (end of year party)
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

December 20th (Saturday) 2008

Winter Holiday/Year End Party
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

December 21st (Sunday) 2008

Teaching English to Young Learners: Paving the Way
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause, Hitomi Sakamoto, Mayuka Habbick, and Chantal Hemmi
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Bonenkai
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: It's a party!
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

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