ELT Calendar for October 2008

October 1st (Wednesday) 2008

JMEC 15 Information Session
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: JMEC Staff
Organization: Japan Market Expansion Competition
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 3rd (Friday) 2008

My Share: Managing Groups
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Everyone gets a moment!
Organization: Wakayama Chapter of JALT
Location: Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

Huh? Oh. Aha! Differences between rote memorization and active thinking
Time: 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: John F. Fanselow
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 4th (Saturday) 2008

Briefing session in Tokyo 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

Nova Scotia, Canada in terms of History, Culture and Education
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Colin Rennie
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

October 5th (Sunday) 2008

Simply Socratic - Step-by-Step Speeches and Stories for the Classroom.
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Eric Kane
Organization: ETJ Osaka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Briefing session in Nagoya 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: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

ACET October Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Miki, Nigel, Craig, Riki, Emi and other volunteers
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Developing Creative Materials Based on Picture Books
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Patricia Daly Oe
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

The JALT 3rd Annual Joint Tokyo Conference
Time: 9:45 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring, Neil Cowie, Keiko Sakui, Kevin Ryan, Alastair Graham-Marr, Tomio Uchida, and Alan Bossaer
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 10th (Friday) 2008

Pearson Longman English Firsthand Ideagora (Tokyo)
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Marc Helgesen and John Wiltshier
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 11th (Saturday) 2008

Briefing session in Osaka 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: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Two Christmas Activities
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Christopher Carman, Margaret Orleans
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Presentation Zen: How to design and deliver compelling presentations
Time: 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Garr Reynolds
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Shaping Teaching to fit Theories of Learning
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Pre-Conference Presentation Workshops
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Oana Cusen, Thomas Amundrud
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

October 12th (Sunday) 2008

Extensive Reading Seminar 2008
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Eleanor Kane, Fiona MacGregor, Daniel Stewart, Atsuko Takase
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Exploring Reading and Writing Connections
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Taylor
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Speaking of Speech and other Delights
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Charles LeBeau, Language Solutions
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

October 13th (Monday) 2008

Today is Sports Day (Taiku-no-hi)

Pearson Longman Teacher's Conference 2008 (Tokyo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Michael Rost, Yukio Tono, Marc Helgesen
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Briefing session in Fukuoka 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: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

October 14th (Tuesday) 2008

JMEC 15 Information Session
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: JMEC Staff
Organization: Japan Market Expansion Competition
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 18th (Saturday) 2008

2008 CALL Workshop
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

(1) Planned and Unplanned Speech Acts Using Yackpack; (2) Practical Uses of Songs in the EFL Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Andrew Meyerhoff, Saga University
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Bringing English and Intercultural Activities to Young Children
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne and Aya Asano, Izumi Chuo Kindergarten, Gifu
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

60th Chubu Conference of the English Literary Society of Japan
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Shigenori Wakabayashi, Yasushi Terao, Tomohiko Shirai, Reiko Matsukawa and others.
Organization: English Literary Society of Japan
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

Writer's Day 2008
Time: 9:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Speaker: Novelist Linda Gerber, Literary Agent Laura Rennert, Authors Irene Smalls, Tanya Batt, Holly Thompson and Suzanne Kamata
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 19th (Sunday) 2008

Haiku in EFL Classes
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Howard Brown
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Pearson Longman Teacher's Conference 2008 (Osaka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Marcos Benevides, Junko Yamanaka, John Wiltshier
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Language Learning and the Lexical Approach
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Gary Littlecott
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi 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

Function rather than form as a basis for teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Trevor Keith Landles
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

What makes a good workshop?
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Phil Brown and Colin Skeats
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Pearson Longman English Firsthand Ideagora (Osaka)
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: John Wiltshier
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Chugoku ELT Expo
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Many speakers
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

2008 JALT Hokkaido Language Teaching Conference
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Main Speakers: Robert Courchene and Cynthia Keith
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido 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

October 23rd (Thursday) 2008

JMEC 15 Information Session - Breakfast Event
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Speaker: JMEC Staff
Organization: Japan Market Expansion Competition
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 25th (Saturday) 2008

English Story Cycle: What, Why and How
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Anthony S. Rausch
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Storytelling and Language Teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Kusumika Chatterjee
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

Korea TESOL International Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

October 26th (Sunday) 2008

A practical activity for a TOEIC preparation class
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Shizuno Seki
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Exploring Portfolio Assessment in the EFL Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Steve Quasha
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

(1) iPod Activities for English Teachers; (2) Enhancing the Graded Reading Experience
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Mark Neufeld; (2) Ken Schmidt
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

From Inside the Elementary Classroom
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Storytelling in the Language Classroom
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kusumika Chatterjee
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

ECOnomics and ECOlogical Island Development
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Godfrey Baldacchino
Organization: The International University of Kagoshima, Canadian Studies Centre
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Korea TESOL International Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Seoul City, Seoul (South Korea)

Language and Propaganda: The Uses of Linguistic Influence
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers deadline May 23, 2008
Organization: Linguapax Asia
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Chubu ELT Expo
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Many speakers
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

October 30th (Thursday) 2008

Astonishing Research - TESOL Action Research Mini-Conference 2008
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Fiona Copland, Andy Boon, and Mike McDonald
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

October 31st (Friday) 2008

Technology in Language Teaching (TnT) Workshops (Part of PAC7 at JALT2008 International Conference))
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Leading Technology Specialists in Japan
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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