ELT Calendar for April 2010

April 3rd (Saturday) 2010

Developing Lexical Competence: From Theory to Classroom Practice to Online Application
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Charles M. Browne (Meiji Gakuin University)
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

April 10th (Saturday) 2010

Implementing Differing SLA Theories into Teaching
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Matthew J. Jenkins
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Examiner Training - FCE and CAE - Cambridge ESOL workshop
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

April 11th (Sunday) 2010

Developing Personalized Portfolio Rubrics for the EFL Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Quasha
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

JALT Omiya: April Presentations
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: 1) Manfred Delano Cannegieter; 2) Jennifer Yphantides
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Writing and Publishing Language Learning Materials
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Yusaku Mori, Author of test preparation guides, columnist for Asahi Weekly
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

Examiner Training - CPE - Cambridge ESOL
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

April 17th (Saturday) 2010

Jokes and Cartoons in the EFL Classroom.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Hodson, University of Nagasaki, Siebold
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

April 18th (Sunday) 2010

Developing Personalized Portfolio Rubrics for the EFL Classroom
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Quasha, Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Nagoya
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Classrom Cohesion
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Paydon and Yukari Saiki
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Practical Look at Research on Non-Native Speaker -- Non-Native Speaker Negotiation in Oral Communication Classes
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Troy Miller
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Classrooms are Alive with the Sound of Music
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Stacey Vye
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Getting Back to Basics in English Language Teaching
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: David Barker
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

(1) Brain Rules; (2) Power Teaching Cross-Cultural workshop with movement, music, interactive reading, drama and more
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

April 22nd (Thursday) 2010

Online Workshop: Classroom Management and Organizing Lessons
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: English Teaching Workshop
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

April 24th (Saturday) 2010

Intensively Extensive: How my experience as an ESL learner has contributed to my teaching and writing
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Marcos Benevides
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Basic Statistics for Applied Linguistics
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: David Coulson
Organization: Niigata Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Being Constructive with Moodle
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Ruthven-Stuart
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

April 25th (Sunday) 2010

Back to School - practical ideas to help start the year off right
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Oana Maria Cusen, Steven Herder, Rebecca King, Brian Wojtowicz, Joshua Cohen, Raymond Bolger, Harry Carley, and Jeff Crawford
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Phonics, Songs, and More...
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Eric Kane
Organization: ETJ Kobe (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Intensively Extensive: How my experience as an ESL learner has contributed to my teaching and writing
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Marcos Benevides
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

English Clinic
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Workshop
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Becoming a Teacher-Researcher: The First Study
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Greg Sholdt
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

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

My Share, My Share, My Share from the Univeristy of Shizuoka
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jonathan deHaan, Chris P. Madden, Kent Rhoads
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Being Constructive with Moodle
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Ruthven-Stuart (Future University Hakodate)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

April 26th (Monday) 2010

Kids Fair
Time: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Uchida, Ito Miyuki, Ogura Yuki, Ueno Ari, Fujii Masami
Organization: Little America Book Store
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Cheap ebook and audiobook ideas and activities for teachers