ELT Calendar for March 2008

March 1st (Saturday) 2008

The Multicultural Self in the Intercultural World
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Janet Bennett, Executive Director of Intercultural Communication Institute, Portland, USA
Organization: The Society for Intercultural Education, Training, And Research
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

SELHi Project: Enriching ESL Through the Teaching of Pragmatics
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jeremie Bouchard
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture

March 2nd (Sunday) 2008

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

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

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

Drawing on Japanese Children's Daily Lives
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Laura Blefgen-Togashi
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

March 7th (Friday) 2008

Energize your Classroom with Activities III
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Naoko MacLellan and Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: Teaching Younger Learners Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 8th (Saturday) 2008

New Ideas to Change Junior High English Lessons
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Koichi Kawamura
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

SELHi Project: Enriching EFL through the teaching of pragmatics
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Jeremie Bouchard (Sapporo Sacred Heart School)
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

March 9th (Sunday) 2008

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

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

Round table discussion and workshop: Effective activities for the new school year for babies through junior high school
Time: 10:10 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Roundtable
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Testing for Children: What Is Out There?
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Group Effort
Organization: ETJ Ehime (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

SELHi Project: Enriching EFL through the teaching of pragmatics
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jeremie Bouchard (Sapporo Sacred Heart School)
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Assessing Young Learners' Language (YLL)
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Gerry Lassche, Miyagi Gakuin Women's University
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Dynamic Presentations
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mike Hood
Organization: Chiba Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Peer-To-Peer Dialogue Journals
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Connolly Ed.D.
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Varieties of English: Historical Forces and Sources
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: David Kluge, Kinjo Gakuin University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

March 15th (Saturday) 2008

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: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Sendai FRANCA Inaugural Meeting
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Arudou Debito
Organization: Foreign Residents and Naturalised Citizens Association
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Simultaneous Manuscript and Illustration Exchange
Time: 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Speaker:
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

2008 Career Strategy Seminar
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers of various career fields
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 16th (Sunday) 2008

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

A Treasure Chest of Songs, Chants and Games!
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne (Izumi Chuo Kindergarten, Gifu)
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Oral Examiner Training - Young Learners (Matsumoto, Nagano Pref.)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

March 19th (Wednesday) 2008

Settling in Japan - What you need to know
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Speaker: Arudou Debito
Organization: Amnesty International, Group 78 Tokyo
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 22nd (Saturday) 2008

Read a book, Sing a song, Come and play with us
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick, Naoko McLellan
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

March 23rd (Sunday) 2008

ETJ-Aichi March 2008 workshops: (1) Let's enjoy picture books in the classroom; (2) A Tale of Two Kindergartens - A Journey of Intercultural Exchange
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: (1) Kazumi Takagi; (2) Aya Asano and Kim Horne (Izumi Chuo Kindergarten)
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching Young Learners with the Montessori Method
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Karen Varnes
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Oral Examiner Training - Young Learners (Tokyo)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

How to Help Children Build Critical Thinking Skills
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Junko Machida
Organization: Elementary School Thematic English Education Movement
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

March 25th (Tuesday) 2008

Noh Drama and Japanese Business
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Nathalie Cavasin, Waseda University
Organization: International Business Communicators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 26th (Wednesday) 2008

Free and Open Source Tools for Teachers
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Ruthven-Stuart
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

March 28th (Friday) 2008

Developing Asia: Past, Present and Future (day 1 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Keynote speaker: Dr. John Nauright, George Mason University
Organization: The Asia Association for Global Studies
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

From Visitor to Resident - How you can set down roots in Japan
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Arudou Debito
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

March 29th (Saturday) 2008

Developing Asia: Past, Present and Future (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Keynote speaker: Dr. John Nauright, George Mason University
Organization: The Asia Association for Global Studies
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

From Visitor to Resident - Making your way in Japan
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Arudou Debito
Organization: Wakayama Chapter of JALT
Location: Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

Expendable Entertaining Educators: Roles of Non-Japanese Teachers of English
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Thomas Amundrud, Ritsumeikan University
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Summer Camp: A Success or Just A Lot of Hard Work?
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Mary Virgil-Uchida
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

From Visitor to Resident - How you can set down roots in Japan
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Arudou Debito
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Wireless Ready: Interactivity, Collaboration and Feedback in Language Learning Technologies
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers due January 10, 2008
Organization: The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Learning Technologies Special Interest Group
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

March 30th (Sunday) 2008

Discussion meeting - Goals and goal setting
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Leader: Gerry Lassche
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

From Visitor to Resident - How you can set down roots in Japan
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Arudou Debito
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

March 31st (Monday) 2008

John Fanselow event discussion
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Discussion Leader: Gerry Lassche
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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