ELT Calendar for July 2008

July 5th (Saturday) 2008

Sausage and Cheese: Games in the Elementary School English Classroom
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Stan Pederson, Kumamoto University
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

How to Do Action Research for Teachers
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

CUE 2008 Conference (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Alex Gilmore, Kazuyoshi Sato, and others (Call for papers due March 31, 2008)
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

July 6th (Sunday) 2008

CUE 2008 Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Alex Gilmore, Kazuyoshi Sato, and others
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

The 6th EPA Annual Conference
Time: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Louise Haynes and Kimberly Hughes
Organization: Engaged Pedagogy Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

IIEEC-Oxford University Press Teacher training Certificate Program 2008 (afternoon workshop)
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata and IIEEC Teacher Trainers
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Helping Children Learn to Read - From recognizing English sounds to reading words
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

IIEEC-Oxford University Press Teacher training Certificate Program 2008 (morning workshop)
Time: 9:50 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata and IIEEC Teacher Trainers
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

July 12th (Saturday) 2008

One Day Workshop in Teaching English to Young Learners
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Speaker: Yuri Kuno, Keiko Abe-Ford, Takao Ogawa, Junko Shimura
Organization: Anaheim University Graduate School of Education
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Developing Culturally Sensitive, Communicative Materials for Japanese Junior and Senior High School English Language Learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Sandra Lee McKay (San Francisco State University)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Putting Our Heads Together
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Phonetics and Phonology: A crash course in human language pronunciation.
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: Jon Catanzariti, Ogaki Board of Education
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

July 13th (Sunday) 2008

ETJ-Aichi July 2008 workshops for teachers of children
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Bob Jones and Vick Ssali
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Learning Styles in the EFL classroom
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Jack Ryan
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Students' Voices on Learning a Foreign Language
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Student volunteers
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Oyako Net First Conference on the Visitation Rights of Non-Custodial Parents
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Paul Wong, Yuki Misuzu, Mitsuru-san, Tanase sensei (Lawyer)
Organization: The Oyako Net
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

When should we use Japanese? And when should we use English?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Critchley, Josai International University
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

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

Creative Activities for Teaching about Countries and Cultures
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Kip Cates, Faculty of Regional Sciences, Tottori University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Making Our Teaching More Effective
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Shirley Leane
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Elementary English Symposium
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote by Kensaku Yoshida; many other speakers
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

July 18th (Friday) 2008

Nellie's Asakusabashi Workshop
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Steve Gershon
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

July 19th (Saturday) 2008

Beyond motivation: Group dynamics, investment and resistance in Japanese EFL students
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Keiko Sakui (Kobe Shoin Women's University) and Neil Cowie (Okayama University)
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

July 20th (Sunday) 2008

Temple University Japan/Fukuoka JALT 3rd Annual Applied Linguistics Colloquium
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary: David Beglar and presentations by 19 others
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Hurt your Brain
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jack Curran, Colin Skeates
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Machida City, Tokyo Metropolis

Validity and Validation of Language Tests
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Rie Koizumi (Tokiwa University)
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Kim's Summer Song and Chant Boot Camp
Time: 2:10 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne, Izumi Chuo Kindergarten
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

July 26th (Saturday) 2008

What Do Your Students Really Think of Your Classes? Achieving More Effective Course Evaluations
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Susan Duggan, Iwate Prefectural University
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

The 2007 MEXT Program: Outsourcing In-Service Training; The 2007 MEXT Program: Participant Insights.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Melodie Cook, University of Nagasaki, Siebold; Yumiko Kose, Nagasaki Prefectural Uku High School.
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Fostering Cultural Awareness in the Language Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Heather Linville
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

July 27th (Sunday) 2008

Learning World
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mikiko Nakamoto
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Reexamining Japanese EFL Textbooks on Users and Users of English
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Aya Watanabe
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

What Do Your Students Really Think of Your Classes? Achieving More Effective Course Evaluations
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Christine Winskowski, Morioka Junior College and Susan Duggan, Iwate Prefectural University
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

How to Carry on with Teaching English to Elementary School Children
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Speaker: Keiichi Tsuruta, Hideki Sakai
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

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