ELT Calendar for February 2008

February 2nd (Saturday) 2008

Teaching Children Workshop Series 2008: Teaching Children Confidently and Effectively (Yokohama)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley, Patrick Jackson and Miki Sakai
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Workshop on Web 2.0 Technologies in Education
Time: 10:20 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Michael Vallance (Hakodate Future University), Gordon Bateson (Kanazawa University), Takahiro Ioroi (Kochi Women's University), Mark Shrosbree (Tokai University)
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

Osaka: Briefing sessions 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

The Culture, Education and Language of Maryland
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Rebecca Wickizer
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

February 3rd (Sunday) 2008

The Chubu Junior and Senior High School Teacher Seminar 2008
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

The Chubu Junior and Senior High School Teacher Seminar 2008
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: various
Organization: Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Pearson Longman Kids Tour 2008 (Nagoya)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause, Mari Nakamura, Mayumi Tabuchi, Lesley Ito
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching Workshop Series 2008: Teaching Children Confidently and Effectively (Osaka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley, Patrick Jackson and Ritsuko Nakata
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

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

Joint Seminar: Tenri University, Nara JALT, KELES Nara chapter, NET Forum
Time: 12:45 PM - 5:40 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

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

Fukuoka: Briefing sessions 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

February 9th (Saturday) 2008

Teaching Workshop Series 2008: Teaching Children Confidently and Effectively (Okayama)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley, Brian Cullen and Ritsuko Nakata
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Dichotomies and Issues in Japanese Elementary School English Education ? A Tale of Two Teachers
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: David Latz and James Burdis
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 10th (Sunday) 2008

Teaching Workshop Series 2008: Teaching Children Confidently and Effectively (Fukuoka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley, Brian Cullen and Ritsuko Nakata
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

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

More Community and Motivation Through Coloring
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Miori Shimada
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Teaching English Conversation in an Aging Society
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Barbara D. Ito, President, E-World English, Ltd., Niihama
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Temple University Japan Applied Linguistics Colloquium 2008
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Speaker: Call for papers due December 10, 2007
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 11th (Monday) 2008

Today is National Foundation Day (Kenkoku-kinen-no-hi)

Teaching Workshop Series 2008: Teaching Children Confidently and Effectively (Nagasaki)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley, Brian Cullen and Ritsuko Nakata
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

February 15th (Friday) 2008

Nellie's Seminar Series 2008: Seminar 2
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 16th (Saturday) 2008

Teaching Workshop Series 2008: Teaching Children Confidently and Effectively (Sendai)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley, Brian Cullen and Miki Sakai
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Current Perspectives on Task-Based Language Teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rod Ellis (University of Auckland)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Distinguished Lecturer Series (Seminar 2): Current Perspectives on Task-Based Language Teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rod Ellis (University of Auckland)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Presentation Classes: Ideas and Anecdotes
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Williams (Yokohama City University)
Organization: Miyazaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture

Using Mobile Phones in the Language Classroom
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: Alex Burke
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

Creating a Dynamic Classroom - Taking a new look at materials
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: ETJ Sapporo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

February 17th (Sunday) 2008

The NHK Edigorian Series and English Activities in Elementary School
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Tom Merner
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Teaching Workshop Series 2008: Teaching Children Confidently and Effectively (Niigata)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley, Brian Cullen and Miki Sakai
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

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

Pearson Longman Kids Tour 2008 (Tokyo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham, Aleda Krause, Mari Nakamura, Mayumi Tabuchi
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Incorporating Intercultural Learning into EFL Classes
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jon Dujmovich
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

A Treasure Chest of Songs, Chants and Games!
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching Phonetics for Multiple Purposes - One Approach
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Joe Tomei, Kumamoto Gakuen University
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

(1) Helping Students Speak English Better; (2) My Share
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Eiko Nakamura (Okayama University and Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare ); (2) All welcome!
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

How Did We Get Here? Understanding the Current Situation of Japanese Higher Education by Examining its History
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: Joe Tomei, Kumamoto Gakuen University
Organization: Ibaraki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture

February 23rd (Saturday) 2008

TPR-S, Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Melinda Kawahara, Lindy Lizard's English House, Kagoshima
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Giant Python Attack! From Reading to Role Play
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ian Munby
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

Distinguished Lecturer Series (Seminar 2): Current Perspectives on Task-Based Language Teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rod Ellis (University of Auckland)
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Getting Published
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Steve Cornwell and Deryn Verity
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Writing and Illustrating English Education Materials
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Junko Kurata, Director, Aeon Institute of Language Education
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 24th (Sunday) 2008

Teaching Workshop Series 2008: Teaching Children Confidently and Effectively (Nagoya)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Masumi Koguchi, Patrick Jackson and Ritsuko Nakata
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

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

Pearson Longman Kids Tour 2008 (Osaka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Carolyn Graham, Aleda Krause, Akiko Seino, Mayumi Tabuchi
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Two Talks: (1) Teaching Eiken to Jr. High students; (2) Discussion on how to promote your school
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Jun Magno; (2) Round Table Discussion
Organization: ETJ Niigata (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Once upon a time in an EFL classroom: Stories as a window to culture and language
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Renee Sawazaki
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Possibilities of Learning on the Move: Investigating an Intelligent Mobile Phone-based Vocabulary Tutor
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Glenn Stockwell, Ph.D. Waseda University
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Readers: Tips and Tricks
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Janina Tubby
Organization: ETJ Osaka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

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