ELT Calendar for July 2010

July 3rd (Saturday) 2010

Neuroscience for EFL 2010: Cutting Edge Research brought to the Japanese EFL Context
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Robert S. Murphy
Organization: ETJ Kitakyushu (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 4th (Sunday) 2010

The Extensive Reading Japan Seminar 2010
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Marc Helgesen (Plenary), Ben Shearon, Atsuko Takase, Tom Robb, Eleanor Kane, Hitoshi Nishizawa, Glen Hill, Patrick Ng and others
Organization: Extensive Reading Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

July 10th (Saturday) 2010

Extensive Reading and ICT Contents: Guiding university students to be better English readers
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Natsumi Onaka, Associate Professor, Iwate University International Center
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Fully Engaged: Increased participation, involvement and motivation
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Bill Pellowe, Paul Shimizu
Organization: ETJ Fukuoka (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Dictionary Use Panel
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Gibson, Eiki Hattori, Go Yoshizawa and David Latz
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Materials Production and Evaluation for Young Learners: Six principles
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Catherine Littlehale Oki
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

July 11th (Sunday) 2010

Effective Use of Multi-Media in the Classroom
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Mark Reed
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

(1) Common sense in vocabulary teaching; (2) Extensive Reading: The missing piece of the puzzle
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Ask and Share: Elementary School English
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: various
Organization: ETJ Hiroshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Question Time
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Speaker: Terry Yearley
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Influences of Living Abroad on Individual Personalities and Identities
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Manami Tanaka
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

How to Make Your Students Joyful, Lifelong Readers -- Find Keys in Cover to Cover
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Junko Yamanaka, Trident College of Languages, Nagoya
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

July 16th (Friday) 2010

PLL18: The 18th International Conference on Pragmatics and Language Learning
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Call for papers deadline is Jan 15, 2010
Organization: The Pragmatics and Language Learning Conference
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

July 17th (Saturday) 2010

Mini Conference: A Day With Vocabulary
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Featured Speakers: Rob Waring, Philip Shigeo Brown, Rory Rosszell
Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Videotaping and Self-Reflection. What Do You See?
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Greg Dunne and Sean Toland
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

July 18th (Sunday) 2010

Materials Production and Evaluation for Young Learners: Six Principles
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Catherine Littlehale Oki
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching Gender-Related Issues in the Classroom
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Folake Abbass and Robert O'Mochain
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Adaptation of CEFR to the English Curriculum in Japanese Higher Education
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Noriko Nagai, Ibaraki University
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Corpling: A More Efficient Approach to the Teaching and Learning of Vocabulary
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Warren Tang (various schools) and Simon Fraser (Hiroshima University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Learner's Acquisition of Language at Different Stages of Development: A Professional Development Seminar
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maisaka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

July 19th (Monday) 2010

Today is Marine Day (Umi-no-hi)

Transfixed by Translating
Time: 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Speaker: Beth Cary, moderator: Juliet Winters Carpenter
Organization: Society of Writers, Editors and Translators
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

July 24th (Saturday) 2010

Intercultural Communication in Practice: Insights from the (Foleshill) Field
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Minoru Yoshioka
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

Creative Use of Silence
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Shaules
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Teaching a Process Approach to Paragraph Writing
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Peter Neff
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Examining Learner Autonomy Dimensions
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Jonathan Aliponga (Kansai University of International Studies, Craig Gamble (Kansai Gaida), Yasuko Koshiyama (Kansai University of International Studies), Keiko Yoshida (Kobe Gaidai)
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Cypris Society Workshop: Introduction to Virtual Worlds and Teaching
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Jean-Paul Duquette
Organization: Cypris Society
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Communication Spotlight: Rationalizations and Developments
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

July 25th (Sunday) 2010

What Language Should We Be Using in Our Classrooms?
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Takaaki Hiratsuka
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

July 31st (Saturday) 2010

Teaching in English: Challenges for High School (The 9th Seminar on English Education at Kansai University of International Studies, Amagasaki campus)
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Keynote speaker: Tomoyasu Mizohata, Otori High School (Osaka)
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

(1) Testing the new TOEIC Speaking and Writing Test; (2) Writing Fluency: What is it, and is it necessary?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Terry Fellner, Saga University.
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

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