ELT Calendar for May 2009

May 3rd (Sunday) 2009

Today is Constitution Day (Kenpou-kinen-bi)

The 20th Annual Lake Suwa Charity Walk
Time: 8:10 AM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

May 10th (Sunday) 2009

May ACET Meeting
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Grace, Miki, Jonathan and other volunteers
Organization: Association of Childrens English Teachers
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Briefing sessions on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese (Tokyo)
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

Drama: a Stepping Stone towards English Language Performance
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Adriana E. Edwards Wurzinger
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

IIEEC-Oxford University Press Teacher Training Certificate Program 2009
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, IIEEC Teacher Trainers
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Co-ordination meeting for Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiners
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 16th (Saturday) 2009

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 (Nagoya)
Organization: Institute of International Education in London
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Brain Studies and Learning/Active Skills for Communication
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Curtis Kelly
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

May 17th (Sunday) 2009

Twelve Steps to Teaching Verbs and Verb Tenses
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Peter Warner
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Using a Classroom Response System
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Jonathon Lynch
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Briefing sessions on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese (Osaka)
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

Interview Discourse and National Sports
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Chie Yamane-Yoshinaga (Sanyo Gakuen University)
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Enhancing EFL Instruction Through the Use of Manga
Time: 4:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Chad Godfrey
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

May 23rd (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

Eighth Annual JALT Pan-SIG Conference 2009 - Infinite possibilities: expanding limited opportunities in language education (day 1 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers deadline is Feb 15, 2009
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Nagareyama City, Chiba Prefecture

Briefing sessions on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese (Tokyo)
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

TUJ Tokyo Distinguished Lecturer Series (Seminar 1): Interlanguage Pragmatics
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rod Ellis
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 24th (Sunday) 2009

POSTPONED: Teaching upper elementary and junior high school students
Time: 10:10 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Jungim Kwak
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Eighth Annual JALT Pan-SIG Conference 2009 - Infinite possibilities: Expanding limited opportunities in language education (day 2 of 2)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers deadline is Feb 15, 2009
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: Nagareyama City, Chiba Prefecture

Teaching Children Mini-Conference
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Mari Nakamura and Dr. Taka Ishii
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

May 27th (Wednesday) 2009

Nellie's Summer of Reading, Day Two: Cambridge English Readers and Cambridge Discover Readers
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Speaker: John Letcher and Tomomi Katsuki, Cambridge University Press
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 29th (Friday) 2009

Nellie's Summer of Reading, Day three, Afternoon Session: Oxford Reading Tree
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Speaker: Koichi Kobayashi, Oxford University Press
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Nellie's Summer of Reading, Day Three, Evening Session: Oxford Bookworms
Time: 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Speaker: Jonathan Robinson, Oxford University Press
Organization: Nellie's Group, Ltd.
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

May 30th (Saturday) 2009

N.E.A.R. Language Education Conference
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers deadline is Feb 14, 2009
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Canada Project in Kyushu Spring Conference: Does Diversity Matter?
Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Brent MacLaine, Jenny Ang Lu, Shinobu Uchi
Organization: The International University of Kagoshima, Canadian Studies Centre
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

TUJ Osaka Distinguished Lecturer Series (Seminar 1): Interlanguage Pragmatics
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rod Ellis
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Shades of Green: a Poetry Night with ACTJ and Canada Project in Kyushu
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Speaker: Brent MacLaine
Organization: The Association of Canadian Teachers in Japan
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

May 31st (Sunday) 2009

ELT Career and Professional Development Conference (ECAP) 2009
Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Keynote speakers: Alastair Graham-Marr, Miyoko Kobayashi, Curtis Kelly
Organization: ELT Career and Professional Development Conference
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Group Building in the Classroom
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Warren Decker
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Six principles for foreign language classes
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: David Beglar
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

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