ELT Calendar for January 2009

January 10th (Saturday) 2009

Auditions for NAGOYA PLAYERS musical
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Anthony Gilmore, director
Organization: Nagoya Players
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Podcasting and Digital Recording for Pedagogical Purposes
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Kristen Sullivan, Shimonoseki City University
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 11th (Sunday) 2009

Getting Real: adding authentic communication to EFL classes through project work
Time: 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Michael Stout
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Open Office - An easy way to write exercises, presentations, etc.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Lawrence Cisar, CP, RP, PhD
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

January 17th (Saturday) 2009

The Use Of Student Evaluation Of Teaching Surveys In Higher Education: Is English Language Teaching A Disadvantaged Profession?
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Peter Burden, Okayama Shoka University
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Pragmatics and Communicative Competence
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Megumi Kawate-Mierzejewska, Temple University Japan
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 18th (Sunday) 2009

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

An Online System for an Extensive Reading Program
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Mark Brierley
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

January 25th (Sunday) 2009

ETJ-Aichi January 2009 Workshop: Guide to Phonemic Awareness
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Jeffrey Scott
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

TEMI Teacher Training Seminar
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

(1) Songs for Children; (2) Getting the Sounds Right
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Yuko Mimura; (2) Carl Zeman
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Trust Matters
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Dexter Da Silva
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

JALT national reports and Sendai JALT brainstorming
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

January 29th (Thursday) 2009

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

January 31st (Saturday) 2009

TEMI Teacher Training Seminar
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Tokyo: 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: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Shadowing and other out-of-class listening assignments
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Nicholas Bovee and Jeff Stewart, Kyushu Sangyo University
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Pragmatics in a Film Corpus: Challenging Assumptions about Authenticity
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Donna Tatsuki, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

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