JASAL 2018 x SUTFL 5 Call for Presentations

We would like to invite you to submit your proposals to present at JASAL 2018 x SUTFL 5 in Kumamoto on December 15th, 2018.

More conference information and the link to submit can be found here. The deadline is Sunday, 30th September.

It’s going to be a very exciting conference, and we are very much looking forward to reading your submissions!

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Upcoming events

Hope everyone is having a great semester. We’ve got some dates to put in your diary! First, on September 5th, just before the ILA 2018 Conference starts (Independent Learning Association Conference, September 5th to 8th, 2018), there will be a JASAL SAC tour of three centers. More details here.

At the ILA 2018 conference, JASAL will be holding a forum which we hope you will take part in. The forum is called “Open Discussion on Self-Access Learning in Practice” and the conference will be held at Konan Women’s University in Kobe.

Following the ILA conference, there will be another SAC tour. The tour will be of E-CO at Otemon Gakuin University on September 10th, 2018.

JASAL2017 follow up

Happy New Year everyone! Thanks for your support over 2017, and a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the JASAL2017 conference in December. It was wonderful to see so many people gathered from all round Japan and from around the globe, and it was really stimulating to share our current research and activities.

We have a couple of announcements for those who participated in JASAL2017. First, we wanted to let you know that a couple of personal items were found at the conference site. If you lost something on that Saturday could you please contact us so that we can make arrangements for you to get the item back? In the email, please tell us what it is that you lost, so we can send it to you: jasalorg@gmail.com. KUIS will keep the items until the end of January.

Second, we’d like to announce that there will be a special issue of SiSAL journal (coming out in June 2018) with papers from JASAL2017. Participants as well as presenters can submit. The Call for Papers is here.

We are looking forward to your submissions!

KUIS SAC tour on Friday 15th

If you would like to take a tour of the KUIS (Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba) SALC on Friday, December 15th, 15:00-16:00  please sign up  here by Monday December 11th. There is no charge to take part in the tour.

Of course, there will be chances to tour the SALC on Saturday at JASAL2017, but coming a day early to tour the SALC will leave you more time to network on the Saturday!

Conference Program Online

Hello! The program for JASAL2017 is ready and online. Browse through and get excited about the conference.

We have two things to highlight – first, the early bird deadline is Wednesday the 15th. Register now for the lower rate. The other thing is our Newbie Support. We’d like to help people who are new to JASAL attend the conference. So, if 1) JASAL2017 is the first time you will join a JASAL event, 2) you have no institutional support, 3) you live outside the Kanto area, and 4) you are not presenting, please email  jasalorg@gmail.com  by Wednesday, November 15th to put your name in our drawing box. Winners will receive ¥5,000 towards their travel expenses.