ELT Calendar for June 2008

June 1st (Sunday) 2008

Effectively introducing cross-cultural communication into English language classrooms
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jon Dujmovich
Organization: ETJ Shizuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Certificate in Teaching Japanese Students
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring. Alastair Graham-Marr, David Paul, Grant Trew
Organization: ETJ Certificate Course (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 7th (Saturday) 2008

Creating English Theater with EFL Students
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Christopher Gregory
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Critical Approaches to Teaching Writing: Mindfulness and the power of "no"
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Marlen Harrison
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kusatsu City, Gunma Prefecture

June 8th (Sunday) 2008

Certificate in Teaching Japanese Students
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring, Alastair Graham-Marr, David Paul, Grant Trew
Organization: ETJ Certificate Course (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Can High School Students Read and Enjoy Stories in English?
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Ms. Atsuko Takase
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

ACET June Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Various volunteers
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

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

Writing Instruction and Assessment: The Power of "no"
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Marlen Harrison
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

A Memorial for Bill Balsamo
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Patrick Dougherty
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

The Nikkei Experience in Japan
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Donna T. Fujimoto, Osaka Jogakuin College
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

IIEEC-Oxford University Press Teacher training Certificate Program 2008 (morning workshop)
Time: 9:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata and IIEEC Teacher Trainers
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 14th (Saturday) 2008

Motivating Young Learners
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: David Nunan
Organization: Anaheim University Graduate School of Education
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Two Presentations on using Technology for Language Learning
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Ian Brown, Kyushu University; Bill Pellowe, Kinki University Iizuka campus
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

TPR-S Storybook Fun
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Melinda Kawahara
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Toward a Synergistic Collaboration in English Education: JACET/JALT Joint Regional Conference
Time: 9:10 AM - 5:20 PM
Speaker: Featured Speaker; Hideo Kojima (Hirosaki University)
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

1st Chubu Region JACET / JALT Joint Conference 2008: Toward a Synergistic Collaboration in English Education
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due February 29, 2008
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

June 15th (Sunday) 2008

Certificate in Teaching Japanese Students
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring, Alastair Graham-Marr, David Paul, Grant Trew
Organization: ETJ Certificate Course (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Preparing students for academic study abroad
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Eri Okuda, Oxford University Press
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Crossing Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Learner Autonomy
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Stacey Vye, Hugh Nicoll, Prisca Molotsi, and Marlen Harrison
Organization: Learner Development Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

June 17th (Tuesday) 2008

Teaching Japanese, and WWII
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Sue Atsuko Kawashima (City University of New York)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

June 20th (Friday) 2008

Nellie's Asakusabashi Workshop - Readers
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Richard Attwood, Tomomi Katsuki
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Web-logs (Blogs) for the language classroom: a Workshop
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Marlen Harrison
Organization: Wakayama Chapter of JALT
Location: Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

June 21st (Saturday) 2008

The Nakasendo English Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Featured Tim Murphey. Also speaking: Junko Machida, Leander S. Hughes, Mehran Sabet and Kent Hill, Kenneth Biegel, Alastair Graham-Marr and April Morley
Organization: Nakasendo English Conference
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

The Diary of Anne Frank
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: The Nagoya Players
Organization: Nagoya Players
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Debate and Structured Discussions in the EFL
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Neufeld
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Outdoor Language Learning/Dealing with student plagiarism
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Terry Fellner, Saga University
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Critical Approaches to Teaching Writing: Mindfulness and the power of 'no'
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Marlen Harrison
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Developing Aural Comprehension Skills Through Extracurricular Extensive Listening
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Masanori Tokeshi
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

Welcome to Kagoshima
Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Conference Committee
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Shaping Teaching to fit Theories of Learning
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

The Diary of Anne Frank
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: The Nagoya Players
Organization: Nagoya Players
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Exploring Portfolio Assessment in the EFL Classroom
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: Steve Quasha, Sugiyama Women's University (Nagoya)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

The number one key to your students success: Home-school connections
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Various local ETJ members.
Organization: ETJ Sapporo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

June 22nd (Sunday) 2008

JALT Hokkaido's SIG Special: JALT's Special Interest Groups
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Tech Day 2008
Time: 12:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Speaker: Mari Yamauchi, Marlen Harrison, Shawn White, Bill White, Craig Gamble, Troy Guze, Kevin Lucas, Sally Thelen, Trent Spriggs, and Matthew Rooks
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

What makes a good workshop? A BLT Grand Prix!
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Philip Shigeo Brown and Colin Skeates
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

How to Help Children Learn to Read and Write
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Discussion
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Debate and Structured Discussions in the EFL Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mark Neufeld
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

POSTPONED: ETJ Osaka meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Idea-sharing session.
Organization: ETJ Osaka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

The Diary of Anne Frank
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: The Nagoya Players
Organization: Nagoya Players
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Statistical Analysis of an Online Survey Questionnaire of Student Motivation and Classroom Activity Preferences
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

The Diary of Anne Frank
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: The Nagoya Players
Organization: Nagoya Players
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Conference: Bridging the Gap between Elementary and Junior High Shool English - Exchanging Ideas
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

June 26th (Thursday) 2008

K.I.S.S - Keep It Super Simple: Tips for energizing and managing your classes with simple songs and chants.
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Devon Thagard, Tanja Yoder and Troy MacDonald
Organization: English Teaching Workshop
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 29th (Sunday) 2008

Young Learners Roundtable Discussion
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Whoever Has Something To Share
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

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