ELT Calendar for September 2010

September 4th (Saturday) 2010

Beyond knowing words: Assessing the quality of vocabulary knowledge
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: John Read
Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 5th (Sunday) 2010

Small, Simple Ideas to Increase Student Talk in Elementary and Junior High School English Lessons
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ryan Hagglund
Organization: ETJ Sendai (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Teach or Trick?
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Marco A. Brazil
Organization: ETJ Saitama (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

September 9th (Thursday) 2010

3rd One-Day Workshop on Pragmatics
Time: 9:40 AM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Plenary Speaker Anita Fetzer (call for participation due July 15)
Organization: Department of English Language and Culture, Fuji Women's University
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

September 11th (Saturday) 2010

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

My Share: Internet Resources
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Jose Cruz, Malcolm Swanson, Greg Holloway, and others
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

September 12th (Sunday) 2010

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

2010 Summer My Share (Tokushima)
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Steve Fukuda and many others
Organization: East Shikoku Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture

Creating a Culture of Character in the Classroom
Time: 10:10 AM - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Kim Horne
Organization: ETJ Kyoto (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Beyond the TOEIC textbook: Useful, student-centered, fun activities
Time: 1:10 PM - 4:50 PM
Speaker: Fuyuhiko Sekido and Kazushige Cho
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Getting Published: Tips from an author's perspective
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Diane H. Nagatomo
Organization: Hamamatsu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

September 16th (Thursday) 2010

How the Heck Do You Write About Japan?
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Alice Gordenker
Organization: Society of Writers, Editors and Translators
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

Hands-On Business Training in Tokyo - Attend an Information Session
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Laura Loy, JMEC Program Director
Organization: Japan Market Expansion Competition
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 17th (Friday) 2010

MASH JALT Tokyo Equinox 2010 (day 1 of 4)
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Thornbury
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 18th (Saturday) 2010

Conversation Analysis: Practical Applications for the Classroom
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Donna Fujimoto
Organization: Oita Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Oita City, Oita Prefecture

Cypris Society: Virtual World Teaching Workshop and Meetup
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Jean Paul DuQuette
Organization: Cypris Society
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Getting Back to Basics in English Language Teaching
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: David Barker
Organization: Gifu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture

IGALA 6 Conference (day 1 of 3)
Time: 8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Speaker: Call for papers deadline is Dec 31
Organization: The International Language and Gender Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

TPR-Storytelling workshop (Sept 18-20)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Susan Gross
Organization: Shimabara TPRS Teachers Group
Location: Shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture

MASH JALT Tokyo Equinox 2010 (day 2 of 4)
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Thornbury and Andy Boon
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 19th (Sunday) 2010

MASH JALT Tokyo Equinox 2010 (day 3 of 4)
Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Thornbury, Roger Palmer and more
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

New Perspectives on Pragmatic Instruction: Moving Beyond Monolingual Norms
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Carol Rinnert (Hiroshima City University)
Organization: Hiroshima Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Music and Movement: Strategies for energising students
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ray Santos and Catriona Takeuchi
Organization: Nara Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nara City, Nara Prefecture

IGALA 6 Conference (day 2 of 3)
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers deadline is Dec 31
Organization: The International Language and Gender Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 20th (Monday) 2010

Today is Respect for the Aged Day (Keirou-no-hi)

MASH JALT Tokyo Equinox 2010 (day 4 of 4)
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Thornbury and more
Organization: West Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

IGALA 6 Conference (day 3 of 3)
Time: 8:50 AM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Call for papers deadline is Dec 31
Organization: The International Language and Gender Association
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

ACTJ 2010: Reaching for New Heights: Research, Study and Management Opportunities in Higher Education
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Brian D. Denman and more
Organization: The Association of Canadian Teachers in Japan
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 23rd (Thursday) 2010

Today is Autumnal Equinox (Shuubun-no-hi)

MASH ETJ JALT Kitakyushu Equinox 2010
Time: 1:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker: Scott Thornbury, Matthew J. Jenkins, Yukiko Arima, HIroshi Otani
Organization: Kitakyushu Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

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

First regional group meeting in Iwaki City
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Organization: ETJ Fukushima (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture

September 25th (Saturday) 2010

Garr Reynolds - Presenting Naked with Slides: How thinking like a designer can help
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Garr Reynolds
Organization: Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

Equinox 2010 - Scott Thornbury and Paul Nation
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Steven Nishida, Ann Mayeda, Steve Brown, Steven Herder
Organization: MASH Collaboration: Meet, Ask, Share and Help
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Language Acquisition by Cochlear Implant Infants Deafened by Meningitis
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: C.J. Creighton
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Elementary School English Activities: Are we there yet?
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Ann Mayeda (Konan Women's University), Steven Nishida (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Open chapter executive meeting of Nagasaki JALT
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: All welcome to speak
Organization: Nagasaki Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

September 26th (Sunday) 2010

From chalk to chip: A journey from a no-tech to a lo-tech classroom
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Lance Bennett and Kaj Schwermer
Organization: ETJ Aichi (English Teachers in Japan)
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Annual JALT Hokkaido Conference
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Scott Thornbury and Mike Bostwick
Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Language Output, Language Input: things that are true of all
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Alastair Graham-Marr
Organization: Himeji Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Active Learners
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jon Catanzariti
Organization: Nagoya Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

How Do Students Pick a Number? Seeking Course Evaluation Insights
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Christine Winskowski
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture

Designing a Themed Task-Based Syllabus
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Marcos Benevides
Organization: Gunma Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

The Chubu Junior and Senior High School Teacher's Seminar 2010
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Chuck Sandy, Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Annie Stilger Virnig et al.
Organization: Cambridge University Press
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

September 28th (Tuesday) 2010

Hands-On Business Training in Tokyo - Attend an Information Session
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Speaker: Laura Loy, JMEC Program Director
Organization: Japan Market Expansion Competition
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

September 30th (Thursday) 2010

Online Workshop, How to Teach Where and Who to Children
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speaker: Yuco Kikuchi
Organization: English Teaching Workshop
Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis

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