ELT Calendar for November 2008

November 1st (Saturday) 2008

PAC7 at JALT 2008 - 34th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Yuko Goto Butler, David Graddol, Andrew Kirkpatrick
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

JALT Junior Conference (part of PAC7 at JALT 2008)
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 2nd (Sunday) 2008

Classroom Topics
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Open Forum
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

PAC7 at JALT 2008 - 34th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Yuko Goto Butler, David Graddol, Andrew Kirkpatrick
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

JALT Junior Conference (part of PAC7 at JALT 2008)
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 3rd (Monday) 2008

Today is Culture Day (Bunka-no-hi)

PAC7 at JALT 2008 - 34th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Yuko Goto Butler, David Graddol, Andrew Kirkpatrick
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 6th (Thursday) 2008

Development of an Online Speaking and Writing Test
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Courchene
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 7th (Friday) 2008

CLT in ELT in Vietnamese Schools: Reality and Solutions
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Tran Van Phuoc
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

November 8th (Saturday) 2008

Canada Project Colloquium in Kyushu: Managing Diversity and Education
Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Robert Courchene, Dennis Woolbright, Masashi Nakama, Ahmed Faiz, Jenny Lu
Organization: The International University of Kagoshima, Canadian Studies Centre
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Developing 4 Skills of Language Acquisition with Picture Books and Stories
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Naoko McLellan
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

CLT (Communicative Language Teaching) in ELT in Vietnamese Schools: Reality and Solutions
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Tran Van Phuoc
Organization: Wakayama Chapter of JALT
Location: Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiner Training - Young Learners
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

November 9th (Sunday) 2008

Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiner Training - K.E.T.
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

ETJ Fukuoka Regional Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: David Borgeson, Tristan Scholze, others
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in ELT (English Language Teaching) in Vietnamese Schools: Reality and Solutions
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Tran Van Phuoc
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

November 10th (Monday) 2008

Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiner Training - P.E.T.
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

November 15th (Saturday) 2008

Interactive Blended Learning: The next generation of ELT
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Borys Diakonow, Pearson Longman Japan
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

The Best of JALT National Conference
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

The Pecha-kucha Group Share from the JALT National Conference
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Various Members
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

November 16th (Sunday) 2008

Developing a Curriculum-Enhancing Website
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: James Venema and Bruce McCaughan
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

November ACET Meeting: Christmas Ideas
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Mina, Miki, Peter, Jonathan and other volunteers
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Teaching Reading to Young Learners: Phonics? Sight Words? Whole Language? Yes!
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Sandy Rogers Logos Eikaiwa, and Notre Dame Seishin Elementary School
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Evaluation of Materials for Young Learners
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Joe Seigel, University of Birmingham MA candidate
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Kansai ELT expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Many speakers
Organization: ETJ Osaka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiner Training - First Certicate (FCE)
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Manuscript and Illustration Exchange
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Speaker: Feedback session
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 22nd (Saturday) 2008

Content-Based Instruction: A tale with two flavors
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Bobby Mamoru Takahashi and Stephen Shucart
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

November 23rd (Sunday) 2008

Today is Labor Thanksgiving Day (Kinrou-kansha-no-hi)

8th Immediate Method Autumn Workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jean-Luc Azra, Pierre Babineau, Bill Perry, Stephen Richmond, Kathy Riley, Marc Sheffner, Bruno Vannieu
Organization: Research Group for Teaching Conversation in Japan
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Task Sequence and Design for all Classrooms
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: John Gunning
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

ETJ Chiba Meeting: Sharing ideas for Christmas
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Discussion and Idea Sharing
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Peer Support Writing Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Myles Grogan, Matt Apple, Deryn Verity
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Tohoku ELT Expo
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Many speakers
Organization: ETJ Sendai (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

November 27th (Thursday) 2008

Online Workshop Series 2
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Facilitated by Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: English Teaching Workshop
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

November 29th (Saturday) 2008

The 29th Tokyo English Language (TEL) Book Fair and ELT EXPO
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers (Call for papers due Sept. 29)
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

An Afternoon with Linda Ohama
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:40 PM
Speaker: Linda Ohama
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Nellie's Group Osaka ELT Workshop and Book Fair
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Speaker:Publisher presentations by CALA, IPI, Macmillan LanguageHouse, Matsuka Phonics Institute, Oxford University Press, R.I.C. Publications, and Stellar Education
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

November 30th (Sunday) 2008

The 29th Tokyo English Language (TEL) Book Fair and ELT EXPO (day 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers, to be confirmed
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Implementing a Program in Public Elementary Schools
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Laura Blefgen-Togashi, Setsuko Terasaki
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Voices from the Team-Teaching Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Nao Adamson
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okaya City, Nagano Prefecture

Turning a Popular Authentic Text into a Language Course
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kenneth Fordyce (Hiroshima University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

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