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Monday, June 21, 2010

ETJ Events around Japan

Oxford University Press / David English House

ETJ One-day Certificate Course in Teaching Japanese Students
(for teachers of teenagers and adults)

Important: This is the last chance to take this course

June 27 - Seifu High School, Osaka

Training sessions
Rob Waring: Reading skills - methods and applications
Alastair Graham-Marr: Teaching skills for listening and speaking
Mike Guest: Testing and evaluation
David Paul: Personal construct psychology and its implications in the classroom

More information and registration:


Extensive Reading Seminar

The JALT Extensive Reading SIG (Special Interest Group) and Hokkaido JALT
are co-sponsoring the third annual Extensive Reading In Japan Seminar
on July 4th.

Recognizing ETJ as a sister-organization, ETJ members will be
admitted for the JALT member price (500 yen).

Marc Helgesen is the Plenary Speaker. Other speakers include Ben
Shearon, Atsuko Takase, Tom Robb, Eleanor Kane, Hitoshi Nishizawa,
Glen Hill, Patrick Ng and others. Full information at

MAISAKA (Aichi/Shizuoka border)
The Hamamatsu and Toyohashi chapters of JALT will be holding a summer
professional development seminar on Sunday, July 18th in Maisaka on beautiful
lake Hamana on the Aichi-Shizuoka boarder just a few minutes walk from JR
Bentenjima station. The theme of this seminar is "Learner's Acquisition of
Language at Different Stages of Development" with presentations on all ages of

There will be a full day of programs and featured speakers from JALT SIGs such
as CUE, Bilingualism, and Jr. & Sr. High school, as well local presenters and
poster presentations. Also included are educational displays, ETJ Aichi /
Shizuoka & Nagoya Expo displays, a job & events information board, and more.

JALT members - free
Non-members- 2,000 yen

Registration starts at 9:00 am and presentations continue to 7:00 pm.

A detailed programs schedule can be found on either the Hamamatsu or Toyohashi
chapter websites.


HIROSHIMA -- July 11 (Sun) 14:00-16:00
Ask and Share: Elementary School English
Speaker(s): various
Hiroshima ETJ

OMIYA, Saitama -- July 11 (Sun) 14:00-16:50
Question Time
Speaker(s): Terry Yearley
Saitama ETJ

June 24

TOKYO -- June 24 (Thu) 10:30-12:30
Topic-Based Teaching in EFL Young Learners, the flow of a topic
Speaker(s): Yuco Kikuchi
English Teaching Workshop

June 27
OSAKA -- June 27 (Sun) 10:00-17:00
One-day Certificate Course in Teaching Japanese Students
Speaker(s): Rob Waring, David Paul, Mike Guest, Alastair Graham-Marr

OSAKA -- June 27 (Sun) 12:15-17:45
Osaka JALT's 6th Annual Tech Day at Hannan University
Speaker(s): TBD
Osaka JALT

SENDAI, Miyagi -- June 27 (Sun) 14:00-17:00
Voice Training for Teachers
Speaker(s): Claudine Marais
Sendai JALT

July 10

KITAKYUSHU, Fukuoka -- July 10 (Sat) 18:30-20:00
Dictionary Use Panel
Speaker(s): Mark Gibson, Eiki Hattori, Go Yoshizawa and David Latz
Kitakyushu JALT

July 11

HIMEJI, Hyogo -- July 11 (Sun) 10:00-12:00
(1) Common sense in vocabulary teaching; (2) Extensive Reading: The
missing piece of the puzzle
Speaker(s): Rob Waring
Himeji JALT

HIROSHIMA -- July 11 (Sun) 14:00-16:00
Ask and Share: Elementary School English
Speaker(s): various
Hiroshima ETJ

OMIYA, Saitama -- July 11 (Sun) 14:00-16:50
Question Time
Speaker(s): Terry Yearley
Saitama ETJ

July 16

KOBE, Hyogo -- July 16 (Fri)
PLL18: The 18th International Conference on Pragmatics and Language Learning

July 17

YOKOHAMA, Kanagawa -- July 17 (Sat) 10:00-16:30
Mini Conference: A Day With Vocabulary
Speaker(s): Various Speakers
Yokohama JALT

GIFU -- July 17 (Sat) 19:00-21:00
Materials production and evaluation for Young Learners: Six principles
Speaker(s): Catherine Littlehale Oki

July 18

NAGOYA, Aichi -- July 18 (Sun) 13:30-16:00
Materials Production and Evaluation for Young Learners: Six Principles
Speaker(s): Catherine Littlehale Oki
Nagoya JALT

July 19

KYOTO -- July 19 (Mon) 13:15-14:45
Transfixed by Translating
Speaker(s): Beth Cary, moderator: Juliet Winters Carpenter

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Friday, June 11, 2010

EFL Job Survey

EFL Job Survey

Dear colleagues,

My name is Douglas Meyer, and I am organizing a nation-wide survey on our EFL profession. I am interested in the various working conditions, opinions and thoughts on language education in Japan, and have made an easy-to-complete (5-6 minute) anonymous online survey to gather your input. Please forward this message to friends if you have already completed the survey.

In order for this survey to be successful, we need responses from a few hundred language teachers from across Japan. Can you do your part by helping to spread this survey (and the job survey links) to 3 or 4 of your teaching colleagues?

The only way we can make any positive changes in our profession will be to add hundreds of voices to this call. The more responses we can get, the harder it will be for educational institutions to ignore the results of this national survey.

Here are the links:
For elementary, junior, and high school teachers

For college and university teachers

Please note that this is a personal research project, and not connected to JALT in any way. I am hoping to use this data in a report on our EFL profession in Japan. Should a large number of teachers reply, the Ministry of Education may be interested in the results. If you are also interested in the results, please complete the survey (if you haven't already) and pass it on to your teaching colleagues. Thank you for your time!

Sincerely yours,
Douglas Meyer
National EFL Job Survey Organizer
Osaka, Japan.

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

My English Land




MY ENGLISH LANDを紹介させて頂きたく存じます。

MY ENGLISH LANDのテキストは可愛いキャラクターのイラストが特長で、


子供たちは英語で歌っているうちに、英語の発音やリズムを自然に身につけることができます。 をクリックすると、
MY ENGLISH LAND の一部をご覧頂けます。また、CDも視聴できます。



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FAX: 03-3940-2831

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