ELT Calendar for February 2009

February 1st (Sunday) 2009

Teaching Workshop Series 2009: The Teacher's Tool Kit (Sendai)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Marco Brazil, Kevin Churchley, Miki Sakai
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

One-day Certificate Course in Teaching Children (Tokyo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Ideas and Problems in the classroom
Time: 10:10 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Catherine Oki, Lisa Manhart and Chuck Kayser
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

(1) Bridging the Elementary/Junior High School Student Gap; (2) Special Guest
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Group Discussion; (2) Abhilash Sarma
Organization: ETJ Ehime (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

ETJ Fukuoka Regional Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Melinda Kawahara
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Nagoya: Briefing sessions on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 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

February 6th (Friday) 2009

Good Practices that Help Students Learn and Teachers Grow
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Wilma Luth, Hokkai Gakuen Univ., Hokkaido JALT Chapter President
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

February 7th (Saturday) 2009

Teaching Workshop Series 2009: The Teacher's Tool Kit (Okayama)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Julian Warden, Kevin Churchley, Barbara Hoskins
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Osaka: Briefing sessions 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

Party with National JALT Directors, Officers, and Representatives from throughout Japan
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Everyone (It's a party!)
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

February 8th (Sunday) 2009

Teaching Workshop Series 2009: The Teacher's Tool Kit (Fukuoka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley, Barbara Hoskins, Kaj Schwermer
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

One-day Certificate Course in Teaching Children (Osaka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

English Hands Introductory Workshop: Teaching English vocabulary through American Sign Language
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Trisha Shikahama, Aki Ikawa and Lori Ikawa
Organization: English Hands
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Fukuoka: Briefing sessions 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

Starting and Managing a Successful Study-Abroad Program
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Speaker: Mehran and Yuriko Sabet
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Let's Delve into the Minds of "BAD" Students: Alternative TESOL
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Speaker: Jun Harada
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

February 9th (Monday) 2009

A Four-Level Approach to Communication and Public Speaking
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Charles LeBeau, Toshiba International Training Center
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

February 11th (Wednesday) 2009

Today is National Foundation Day (Kenkoku-kinen-no-hi)

How to Use Picture Books in Children's Classes
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Various. Short presentations, Discussion and Idea Sharing
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

February 14th (Saturday) 2009

How SELHi has changed our students
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Matsushita Norie and Chiba Atsuko
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 15th (Sunday) 2009

Teaching Workshop Series 2009: The Teacher's Tool Kit (Nagoya)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley, Barbara Hoskins, Kaj Schwermer
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

One-day Certificate Course in Teaching Children (Ishikawa)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

MoodleMoot Hakodate 2009
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers deadline is January 23, 2009
Organization: Moodle Association of Japan
Location: Hakkodate City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Guided Action Reserach Project: A beginning
Time: 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Leveraging your language teaching experience in Japan for a global market
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Randal Potter
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Spring and Easter activities with your EFL students
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Mayuka Habbick
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

February 16th (Monday) 2009

MoodleMoot Hakodate 2009
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers deadline is January 23, 2009
Organization: Moodle Association of Japan
Location: Hakkodate City, Hokkaido Prefecture

February 20th (Friday) 2009

Third International Wireless Ready Symposium: Digital Technologies in Language Education
Time: 9:50 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote: Dr Gary Motteram (University of Manchester, UK). Call for papers due Dec 20, 2008
Organization: The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Learning Technologies Special Interest Group
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

February 21st (Saturday) 2009

TEMI Pioneer Seminar
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

(1) Demotivators; (2) Questionnaire Construction and Analysis
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Keita Kikuchi, Waseda University
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 22nd (Sunday) 2009

One-day Certificate Course in Teaching Children (Fukuoka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Meet, Ask, Share and Help: KYOTO MASH '09
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: JALT members, MASH collaborators and language teachers
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Teaching Workshop Series 2009 : The Teacher's Tool Kit (Osaka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Kevin Churchley, Ritsuko Nakata, Kaj Schwermer
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Planning a curriculum
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Beth Kaplan Wolff and Catherine Marich
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

The Road to the Software-Armed Skillful Language Teacher
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Norihito Kawana
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Legitimate Participation in Academic Publishing: from the periphery to the core
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Theron Muller
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Meet, Ask, Share and Help: Kyoto MASH '09
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: JALT members, MASH collaborators and language teachers
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

February 28th (Saturday) 2009

Teaching Workshop Series 2009: The Teacher's Tool Kit (Yokohama)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Masumi Koguchi, Miki Sakai, Yoko Ishii
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

The Best of Tokyo: Presentations from the JALT2008 Conference
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Various presenters, including Tim Allan, Melodie Cook, Richard Hodson, and Tomoko Maekawa
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Introducing EIGO-NOTE Digital Material and Electrical Board
Time: 9:40 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Yuri Kuno
Organization: Chubu Gakuin Daigaku, Kakamigahara Campus
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

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