ELT Calendar for February 2010

February 6th (Saturday) 2010

Overcoming Common Challenges for High School and University Language Teaching
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Keynote Speaker: Kazuhiro Nomura. Plus many others
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

February 7th (Sunday) 2010

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2010 (Fukuoka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Laurie Thain
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

One-day Certificate Course in Teaching Elementary School Children (Tokyo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Let's Make Beautiful Music Together: The Elements of Poetry in Music Lyrics
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: David Kluge
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Eigo Note
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Rosalina Laurente Tatnell
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Achievable Pronunciation Goals for Japanese Learners of English
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Eoin Jordan
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture

February 11th (Thursday) 2010

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

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

February 13th (Saturday) 2010

NPO TEMI Seminar in Gunma (for first-time attendees)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Gunma City, Gunma Prefecture

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2010 (Yokohama)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Charles Vilina, Setsuko Toyama, Miki Sakai, Marco Brazil
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

CALL in the classroom: Possibilities and outcomes
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Collett and Malcolm Swanson
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

MoodleMoot Japan 2010 (day 1 of 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Moodle Association of Japan
Location: Hakkodate City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Mini Conference: English Activities for Elementary Schools
Time: 9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Tokio Watanabe, Tatsuto Tagami, Takamasa Motoyama, Tonya Kneff, Amanda Carr, Sue Fraser, Erin King and Shinobu Koya.
Organization: Shinshu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture

February 14th (Sunday) 2010

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2010 (Nagoya)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Charles Vilina, Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Pearson Longman Kids Tour 2010 in Fukuoka
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause, Akiko Seino, Catherine Oki, Simon Weedon
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

One-day Certificate Course in Teaching Elementary School Children (Sendai, Miyagi)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Features of Spoken Language: Mining Authentic Interview Data
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Darren Lingley, Kochi University
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

(1) Teaching English Verbs; (2) The Silent Way
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Tomoaki Iguchi (Kwansei Gukuin University); (2) Don Cherry (Hiroshima Kokusai University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Writing a graded reader
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

NPO TEMI Seminar in Gunma (for TEMI veterans)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Gunma City, Gunma Prefecture

The 12th Annual Temple University Japan Osaka Center Applied Linguistics Colloquium
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers deadline is December 15, 2009
Organization: Temple University Japan
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

MoodleMoot Japan 2010 (day 2 of 2)
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Moodle Association of Japan
Location: Hakkodate City, Hokkaido Prefecture

February 16th (Tuesday) 2010

Setting up a Translation Company in Japan
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Phil Robertson
Organization: Society of Writers, Editors and Translators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

February 19th (Friday) 2010

NPO TEMI Fukuoka Pioneer Seminar (day 1 of 2)
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida
Organization: NPO Teaching English Methods Institute
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

4th International Wireless Ready Symposium. Digital Asia: Language, Technology and Community
Time: 9:50 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Keynote speakers Dr Hayo Reinders and Prof. Insung Jung (ICU, Tokyo)
Organization: The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Learning Technologies Special Interest Group
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

February 20th (Saturday) 2010

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

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2010 (Okayama)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Laurie Thain, Yoko Ishii
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Anatomy of a Native Check
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Ian Willey and Kimie Tanimoto
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture

From Curiosity to Competency: Intercultural Activities for the EFL Classroom
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Jon Dujmovich
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

February 21st (Sunday) 2010

One-day Certificate Course in Teaching Elementary School Children (Kanazawa, Ishikawa)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2010 (Osaka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Pearson Longman Kids Tour 2010 in Tokyo
Time: 10:25 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause, Mari Nakamura, Catherine Oki, Devon Thagard
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Task-Based Language Learning in Japan
Time: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Shinichi Izumi, Eric Setoguchi, Naoko Mochizuki
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Two Workshops for Elementary School Teachers
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Polina Mitkova (2) Laura Blefgen-Togashi
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Extensive Reading and Reading Circles
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

February 27th (Saturday) 2010

Best of JALT2009 Conference
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Karen Masatsugu, Richard Hodson, Tim Allan
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Keynote: An introductory workshop
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Apple Store
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

February 28th (Sunday) 2010

Effective Four Skills EFL
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Warner
Organization: Power Seminars
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

One-day Certificate Course in Teaching Elementary School Children (Fukuoka)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: David Paul
Organization: Language Teaching Professionals
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2010 (Tokyo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Pearson Longman Kids Tour 2010 in Nagoya
Time: 10:25 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause, Mari Nakamura, Catherine Oki, Devon Thagard
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

ELT and the Science of Happiness: Positive psychology in the classroom
Time: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Marc Helgesen
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Extensive Reading and ICT contents: Improving University Students' Reading Proficiency
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Natsumi Onaka, Iwate University
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Two MA TESL Graduation Project Reports: Motivation and Autonomy
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Nagisa Haraguchi and Amy Ives
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

The Benefits of Output in Language Learning: An Evolving Understanding
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: Shizuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

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