ELT Calendar for September 2009

September 6th (Sunday) 2009

(1) Dealing with Difficult Students; (2) How to Phrase your Praise
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Jun Harada; (2) Polina Mitkova
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Curriculum Design and Activities for Young Learners
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Discussion
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

English School vs. Juku
Time: 3:40 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jungim Kwak
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto 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

September 10th (Thursday) 2009

Briefing sessions on postgraduate course on teaching Japanese (Nagoya)
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

September 12th (Saturday) 2009

Workshop: What is Harvard Graduate School of Education's Teaching for Understanding?
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Robert S. Murphy
Organization: ETJ Kitakyushu (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Storyboards and Picture Book Dummies for Good Bookmaking
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: Naomi Kojima
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 13th (Sunday) 2009

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

(1) Successful use of peer feedback in the L2 writing and speaking class; (2) How to set up the News English class: Resources and arrangements
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: (1) Fuyuhiko Sekido; (2) Kazushige Cho
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Oral Examiner Training - Young Learners (YLE)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George - Cambridge ESOL Team Leader
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

September 17th (Thursday) 2009

JMEC Information Session
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Laura Loy, Program Director
Organization: Japan Market Expansion Competition
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 18th (Friday) 2009

The 15th International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Several speakers. Call for papers due June 15, 2009
Organization: International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

Oral Examiner Training - KET level (CEFR A2)
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

September 19th (Saturday) 2009

The 15th International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (day 2 of 3)
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Several speakers. Call for papers due June 15, 2009
Organization: International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

Oral Examiner Training - PET level (CEFR B1)
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George - Cambridge ESOL Team Leader
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Oral Examiner Training - Young Learners (YLE)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George - Cambridge ESOL Team Leader
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

September 20th (Sunday) 2009

The 15th International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (day 3 of 3))
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies
Location: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture

September 21st (Monday) 2009

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

Oral Examiner Training - Young Learners (YLE)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George - Cambridge ESOL Team Leader
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 22nd (Tuesday) 2009

Today is National Holiday (day between two other holidays)

Oral Examiner Training - Cambridge ESOL KET and PET Levels
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George - Cambridge ESOL Team Leader
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

September 24th (Thursday) 2009

Onile Workshop Series 4, Basic Grammar for Children 2
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: English Teaching Workshop
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 26th (Saturday) 2009

An Integrated Skills Approach to E-Learning Materials Development/ Textbook Writing and Publishing.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Bill Collins, Nagasaki University; Tomoko Maekawa, Nagasaki University
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Do teacher beliefs really influence classroom practices?
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Takako Nishino
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

What is Red?
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: David Lisgo
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Why Haven't They Called Me? What Happens After You Submit Your Picture Book to a Publisher
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Kerry Martin, Senior Designer, Clarion Books
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 27th (Sunday) 2009

Little America English Materials Seminar Fair
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Sohei and Helene Uchida
Organization: Little America Book Store
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Is One Two Hard? Teaching 'Sight Words' in a Phonic-based curriculum
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Peter Warner
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching Vocabulary to Children
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Group discussion
Organization: ETJ Sendai (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

(1) Learner autonomy in a CALL-based classroom; (2) Vocabulary strategy training
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Hana Craig
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Back to Basics: Developing World Resources and the Japanese Classroom
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Nicole Dewer and Barnaby Ralph
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Teaching Vocabulary
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Nation, Victoria University, New Zealand
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

The Chubu Junior and Senior High School Teachers' Seminar: Fall 2009
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chuck Sandy, Curtis Kelly, Mark Kulek, Tomomi Katsuki, Matt Smith, Katusko Matsubara, Yuki Kakiuchi and Greg King
Organization: Cambridge University Press
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi 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

September 29th (Tuesday) 2009

JMEC Information Session
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Laura Loy, Program Director
Organization: Japan Market Expansion Competition
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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