ELT Calendar for January 2008

January 12th (Saturday) 2008

How Japanese and Germans can understand each other better through English
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Reinhold Grinda
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

How Does Language Play Promote Language Learning?
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Gardner
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Effects of Task Repetition in 'Poster Carousel'
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Eiko Nakamura
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Themed Tasks for the Communicative Classroom
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Marcos Benevides
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 13th (Sunday) 2008

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

Increasing the Effectiveness of Your Classroom Activities
Time: 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Eric Kane
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Prepare Your Students for Academic Studies
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Eri Okuda (Oxford University Press)
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Lessons from MAYA: Practical ideas for introducing, implementing, and sustaining autonomy in language classrooms
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Eric Skier
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

The Development of English Grammar
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Kiyoshi Shioiri, Matsuyama Shinonome College
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

January 15th (Tuesday) 2008

ELT and the Science of Happiness
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Marc Helgesen
Organization: Teacher Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Makuhari City, Chiba Prefecture

January 20th (Sunday) 2008

Effective Phonics Activities
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Group activity
Organization: ETJ Ehime (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

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

STEP EIKEN: An inside look at Japan's national English test
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Todd Fouts
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching the Strategies of Speaking
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr, Tokai University, ABAX
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

The Learning Cyclone: Web 2.0 Assisted Recycling Curriculum Design
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: David Ockert
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Reasons Why Experienced EFL Teachers Stay Positive and Motivated
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Neil Cowie, Okayama University
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

January 26th (Saturday) 2008

Tokyo: 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: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Two Presentations: (1) Looking at Changes in the Center Shiken - Now vs. Then; (2) Studies on Japanese EFL Learners' Demotivation
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Michael Guest, Miyazaki University; (2) Keita Kikuchi, Waseda University
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

A Hands-On Approach to Teaching Young ESL Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Elizabeth (Liz) Yoshikawa
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

Professional Peer Development: Teacher-directed classroom observations
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Croker and Juanita Heigham
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Job Hunting for Teachers
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Cameron Romney
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

January 27th (Sunday) 2008

ETJ Aichi January 2008 Workshop on Teaching Children
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Nicola Oshima and Otto Lamb
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

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

Avoiding Confusion and Creating Clarity: Effective Use of Technology in the Classroom
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Joshua Loy
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Two Presentations: (1) Teacher Immediacy; (2) Teacher Efficacy
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Speaker: (1) Keita Kikuchi; (2) Quint Oga-Baldwin
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Nagoya: Briefing sessions 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

Creating and Maintaining Student Autonomy
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Tomomi Katsuki
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

1. Actually Teaching Listening; 2. Teaching the Strategies of Speaking
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Hugh Graham-Marr
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Dyslexia: What is it? What is it not? And how to help our students overcome its effects
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Thomas Warren-Price
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Regional Organization and Planning
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: none this time
Organization: ETJ Okayama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Kagoshima JALT Shin Nen Kai (Meeting of the New Year)
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: JALT Members
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Shizuoka JALT yearly planning meeting.
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Everyone
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

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