ELT Calendar for September 2008

September 6th (Saturday) 2008

Idaho and Washington - Culture, Education and Language
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Braden Jenkins and Christopher Chord
Organization: Yamagata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture

September 7th (Sunday) 2008

Using Random Elements in the Language Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Roehl Sybing
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui 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

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

September 9th (Tuesday) 2008

Form-focused instruction: State of the art
Time: 7:10 PM - 8:40 PM
Speaker: Sandra Fotos, Senshu University
Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 11th (Thursday) 2008

JACET 47th Annual Convention (day 1 of 3)
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 12th (Friday) 2008

JACET 47th Annual Convention (day 2 of 3)
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 13th (Saturday) 2008

JACET 47th Annual Convention (day 3 of 3)
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 14th (Sunday) 2008

Sendai FRANCA Second Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Arudou Debito
Organization: Foreign Residents and Naturalised Citizens Association
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Are they experienced? Designing projects for English language learners
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Stout
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

September 15th (Monday) 2008

Today is Respect for the Aged Day (Keirou-no-hi)

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

September 18th (Thursday) 2008

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

September 20th (Saturday) 2008

Rural Development and Community Capacity: Local Action in a Global World
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Various speakers
Organization: The Asia Association for Global Studies
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Tools of the Trade: 3 Presentations on Getting Started in Research
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: Luke Fryer, Trevor Holster, and Peter Carter
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Stories that don't begin with 'Once upon a time'
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Speaker: Bob Jones, REJ English House
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

September 21st (Sunday) 2008

(1) Good News for All Asian Kids; (2) Fun with Readers, Give Children Confidence!
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (2) Yoko Matsuka; (2) Eiko Takeuchi
Organization: Kagoshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

(1) Maximizing learner involvement in the language classroom; (2) Activities for Halloween
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Learning from Errors
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Rebuk
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

Bilingual Education in Asia
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Jason Good
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Thinking Podcasting? Thing Again
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Alec McAuley
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture

(1) Cultural Factors in Teaching English; (2) Improving Your Public Speaking Skills
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Hideo Horibe, Hiroshima Instutute of Technology; (2) Jim Forsyth, Aki Toastmaster's Club
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

September 23rd (Tuesday) 2008

Today is Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)

Association of Canadian Teachers in Japan: Annual Mini-Conference
Time: 8:50 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: The Association of Canadian Teachers in Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 27th (Saturday) 2008

The Chubu Junior and Senior High School Teachers Seminar: Fall 2008
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Yumiko Akeba, Eisei Minoura, Chuck Sandy, Michihiro Matsumoto, Katsuko Mtasubara, Tadashi Shiozawa
Organization: Cambridge University Press
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

PGL2008: 7th Annual Peace as a Global Language (PGL) Conference
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due June 27, 2008
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

An Introduction to American Sign Language
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Carlos Budding
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Stimulating Conversation: Thinking Critically about Current Issues
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Greg Goodmacher, Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Rapid Word Recognition and Vocabulary Building Activities via Moodle
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: John C. Herbert and Greg Rouault
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 28th (Sunday) 2008

ETJ-Aichi September 2008 workshop for teachers of children: (1) Stories; (2) Halloween
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: (1) Chris Loeber; (2) Joe Alsheimer
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

The littlest students: Pre-school lessons
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Theron Muller, participants
Organization: ETJ Nagano (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

PGL2008: 7th Annual Peace as a Global Language (PGL) Conference (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers due June 27, 2008
Organization: Peace as a Global Language Conference
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

An Introduction to Cambridge Exams
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Theron Muller, Megumi Netsu
Organization: Noah Learning Center
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Task-Based Learning
Time: 1:10 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mikey Kelly
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

English Story Cycle: What, Why and How
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Anthony S. Rausch
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate 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

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

Learning Disabilities
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Cynthia Akazawa
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Techniques and Resources for Raising Kids to be Bilingual
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Gavin Thomas
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

YoJALT SIG Bash '08
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various SIG Representatives
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Education for the global perspective: Language, culture and critical thinking
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Torikai Kumiko, Marc Helgesen, Joseph Shaulese, and others
Organization: Japan Intercultural Institute
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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

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