ELT Calendar for June 2010

June 5th (Saturday) 2010

JALT Business English SIG Inaugural Mini-Conference
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: To be decided
Organization: The Business English Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 6th (Sunday) 2010

Considering the effective English in the Japanese secondary school context
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker: Rintaro Sato
Organization: Fukui Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

June 9th (Wednesday) 2010

Comprehension-Based Language Teaching
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Rod Ellis
Organization: Anaheim University Graduate School of Education
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 11th (Friday) 2010

Dinner with Canadian author Joy Kogawa in Nagasaki
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Joy Kogawa
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

June 12th (Saturday) 2010

MoodleMoot Mishima
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: MoodleMoot Mishima
Location: Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Let's Personalize it
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Brian Cullen and Greg Goodmacher
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture

Metaphor Elicitation as a Means of Investigating Learner Beliefs and Facilitating Reflection
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Joseph Sykes
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

How and Why to Improve Reading Speed
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Ken Gibson
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

SCBWI Tokyo Translation Day 2010: Bringing Japanese Children's Books to the World
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Arthur Binard, Cathy Hirano, Cheryl Klein, Akiko Beppu, Rei Uemura, Tokuma Shoten, and Yurika Yoshida
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 13th (Sunday) 2010

Sainokuni Joint JALT - ETJ Workshop
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Speaker: Ivan Botev, Graham Finch, John Finucane, Sanae Kawamoto, Shaun Leyland, Calvin Ogata
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

The 2nd ETJ Saitama and JALT Omiya Sainokuni Workshop for Teachers of Japanese Young Learners
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Ivan Botev, Graham Finch, John Finucane, Sanae Kawamoto, Shaun Leyland, Calvin Ogata
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Using Literature Circles in a Content-Based Course
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Williams
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

(1) Reflections on Disagreements; (2) Creative Questioning: Puzzles for Pattern Practice
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: (1) Carol Rinnert, Hiroshima City University; (2) Simon Capper, The Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

June 17th (Thursday) 2010

Writing From the Crucible of Culture
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Rebecca Otowa
Organization: Society of Writers, Editors and Translators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 18th (Friday) 2010

Reopening the Mind of Writing About Japan
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Andy Couturier
Organization: Society of Writers, Editors and Translators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 19th (Saturday) 2010

Questionnaire Development Workshop: What should be done BEFORE asking students to fill them out?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Keita Kikuchi, Tokai University
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Practical Business English for Lower Level Learners
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Grant Trew
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

"English Only" in the Japanese University EFL Classroom: Attitudes, Approaches, and the Role of the L1
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Marian Wang and Scott Bean of Kwansei Gakuin University
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Designing and Implementing Discipline-Specific Projects to Motivate Non-Majors
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Moritoshi, Himeji Dokkyo University
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

June 20th (Sunday) 2010

One-day Certificate Course in Teaching Japanese Students
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring, David Paul, Mike Guest, Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: ETJ Certificate Course (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Nakasendo 2010: Teachers as Learners and Learners as Teachers
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: TBA - see the conference website to learn more
Organization: Nakasendo English Conference
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Designing and Implementing Discipline-Specific Projects to Motivate Non-English Undergraduates
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Paul Moritoshi
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

How Native English Speakers See Gairaigo in Japan (followed by My Share)
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ashley Souther (Takeda Junior and Senior High School), Jerry O'Sullivan (Hiroshima Jogakuin Junior and Senior High School)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

June 24th (Thursday) 2010

Topic-Based Teaching in EFL Young Learners, the flow of a topic
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: English Teaching Workshop
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

June 27th (Sunday) 2010

One-day Certificate Course in Teaching Japanese Students
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Rob Waring, David Paul, Mike Guest, Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: ETJ (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Osaka JALT's 6th Annual Tech Day at Hannan University
Time: 12:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Speaker: 32 presenters
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Voice Training for Teachers
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Claudine Marais
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

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

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