ELT Calendar for January 2010

January 9th (Saturday) 2010

Developing Japanese learners' use of the English article system through task-based learning
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Neil Millington and Colin Thompson
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Examiner Training - Cambridge ESOL workshop
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Jim George
Organization: Cambridge English Language Assessment - JP004 (Luna International)
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

January 10th (Sunday) 2010

Eureka! Finding a direction forward with research planning
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Andy Boon
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Facilitating Technology-Enhanced Active Learning Strategies on Your Campus
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: James L. Morrison, UNC Chapel Hill
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Brain Science, Teaching, and Active Skills of Communication
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Curtis Hart Kelly, Kansai University, Shogakubu
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

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

January 16th (Saturday) 2010

Task-based learning in a themed context
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Marcos Benevides
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

(1) Teaching the Strategies of Speaking; (2) Teaching Listening to Low-level Learners
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr, ABAX
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

(1) How to Write for JALT Publications; (2) Open Career Doors to EFL Teaching Positions in Colleges and Universities in Japan
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: (1) Malcolm Swanson; (2) Akiko Tsuda
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

January 17th (Sunday) 2010

Two Presentations on Extensive Reading
Time: 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Williams, Jennifer Yphantides
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

(1) Power Teaching; (2) Intercultural Activities for Young Learners
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

Apple Day: Using iPods and iPhones in the ELT classroom (plus workshops)
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Matthew Walsh and Craig Haggerman
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

(1) Teaching the Strategies of Speaking; (2) Teaching Listening to Low-level Learners
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Teaching English through Games and Storytelling: Activities for Cross Cultural Understanding
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Kumiko Ota
Organization: ETJ Sendai (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tome City, Miyagi Prefecture

Extensive Reading, Public Speaking, TOEIC, and more
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: John Letcher (Cambridge University Press) and Marcos Benevides (ABAX)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

January 23rd (Saturday) 2010

Stirring the Senses: Reflective Portfolios and Online Assessments
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Suzanne Bonn Miyake
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

January 24th (Sunday) 2010

Drama in the Classroom
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Jeffrey Scott
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

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

Technologies in Education
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Workshop and poster sharing session
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

What Do We Know about English Education at Elementary Schools?
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Stirring the Senses: Reflective Portfolios and Online Assessments
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Suzanne Bonn Miyake, Nanzan University
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

A Teacher Training Course for Teachers of Young Children
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Mary Virgil-Uchida
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

January 29th (Friday) 2010

Cut to the Chase with Patrick Gannon: Discovering and Making Cut Paper Art and Illustration
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Patrick Gannon
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

January 31st (Sunday) 2010

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

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2010 (Sendai)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Ben Shearon, Miki Sakai
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Elementary School English
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Cedric Noto, Carl Zeman, Carla WIlson
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Motivating Children and Tips for Multi-level Class
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Various
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Motivating Young Adult Learners to Communicate
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Roberto Rabbini
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

(1) Highlights from the 2009 JALT National Conference; (2) Brainstorming on Future Programs
Time: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Ben Shearon, John Wiltshier, Kumiko Ota, Maggye Foster, Marc Helgesen, Ryan Hagglund
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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