ELT Calendar for March 2010

March 6th (Saturday) 2010

Privilege - A Photography Project of English Teachers in Japan
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Gary McLeod
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

March 7th (Sunday) 2010

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2010 (Sapporo)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Ritsuko Nakata, Setsuko Toyama, Geordie McGarty
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Pearson Longman Kids Tour 2010 in Osaka
Time: 10:25 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause, Akiko Seino, Catherine Oki, Mayumi Tabuchi
Organization: Pearson Kirihara
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

ETJ Tokyo March Workshop
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: (1) Nicky Sekino, (2) Katie Marich
Organization: ETJ Tokyo (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 13th (Saturday) 2010

Using Manga translation for deeper understanding in the language classroom
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Robert S. Murphy
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Grant and Questionnaire Writing Workshop
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker: Keita Kikuchi
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

March 14th (Sunday) 2010

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

Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2010 (Niigata)
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Setsuko Toyama, Miki Sakai, Marco Brazil
Organization: Oxford University Press
Location: Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture

Music and Movement for Toddlers
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ken King
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

ETJ Ishikawa 19th Workshop How to Improve Fundamental Skills
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Cindy Fujii, Aska Imanishi, Chieno Ishimaru
Organization: ETJ Ishikawa (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Using a Social Networking System for Enhancing Writing in the EFL Classroom
Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Speaker: Akira Kawakami, Hyogo University of Health Science
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture

March 20th (Saturday) 2010

English Teaching in the Japanese EFL Environment: How Efficacious?
Time: 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Rintaro Sato, Nara University of Education
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

March 21st (Sunday) 2010

Today is Vernal Equinox Day (Shunbun-no-hi)

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

March 22nd (Monday) 2010

Today is Vernal Equinox Day observed

Little America and Apricot Publishing First Joint Seminar
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Sohei and Helene Uchida, Hiromi Kawahara
Organization: Little America Book Store
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

My Share
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: various speakers
Organization: ETJ Chiba (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

March 25th (Thursday) 2010

Tips for teaching mixed-level / age / ability children's classes
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: English Teaching Workshop
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 26th (Friday) 2010

Debunking Some Myths about Conversation Analysis
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Gabriele Kasper (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)
Organization: Kanagawa University Collaborative Research Group
Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

March 27th (Saturday) 2010

What Language Should We Be Using In Our Classrooms?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Takaaki Hiratsuka
Organization: Akita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Troubleshooting and My Share
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Various speakers (Call for papers due Feb 28th)
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

March 28th (Sunday) 2010

World Englishes Education in High School
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Naoko Murata and Kayo Sugimoto
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Aichi City, Aichi Prefecture

Teaching Children English Mini-Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Aleda Krause, and many others
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Children's English (Little America and mpi Workshop)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Helene Jarmol Uchida
Organization: Little America Book Store
Location: Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Communication Breakdowns and Repair
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Douglas Jarrell and Naoko Hazumi
Organization: Toyohashi Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

What is Red?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Lisgo
Organization: ETJ Kagoshima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Pictures in the EFL Classroom
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Charles Adamson and Ken Schmidt
Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Career Strategies Seminar Presented by FEW Japan
Time: 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Several speakers
Organization: Foreign Executive Women
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

March 31st (Wednesday) 2010

FLP SIG: Can do in language education in Japan Call for Papers
Time: To be announced
Speaker: Publication call for papers due March 31, 2010
Organization: CEFR and Language Portfolio Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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