Vocabulary Team Challenge

To keep students in your SAC/ LLS involved and bring them together when they may be socially isolating to some degree, why not invite them to take part in this vocabulary tournament? Lexxica, West Tokyo JALT, and JASAL are co-sponsoring a FREE Vocabulary Team Challenge. Teams of 8 to 20 students from around the world can compete to win praise and prizes.

Details here:
https://docs.google.com/…/1qvhFakYzeZzwdnuzHlb2…/mobilebasic

JASAL2020 Announcement

We are pleased to announce that JASAL2020 will be held at Tokyo International University, in Kawagoe, Saitama, on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Look for the call for presentations in the spring.

JASAL Forum at JALT2020, Tsukuba, Nov. 20-23, 2020

We will submit a proposal for a poster and discussion session on: Fostering community in self-access environments

If you would like to take part (depending on our proposal being accepted) please submit a short proposal* using this google form by Feb 13, 2020, including a title and abstract (150 – 200 words).

*Please note that you cannot present the same research or self-access initiative at both the Forum at JALT and JASAL2020.

Upcoming conferences

Thank you for participating in JASAL2019! We are working now on a conference page with photos and PDFs of presentations.

We would like to let you know about some upcoming conferences which our partner organizations are holding next year. The Writing Centers Association of Japan (WCAJ)  will be holding their 12th Symposium on Sunday, February 23rd 2020, at Osaka University (Suita Campus) in Osaka, Japan. The call for proposals is open (Deadline: Friday, January 10th, 2020). WCAJ Symposium Poster 2020

The ILA-LASIG2020 will be held from June 29 to July 1st, 2020 at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. The Independent Learning Association Conference  (ILA 2020) will be held in collaboration with the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group (LASIG) with the theme “Developing Learner Autonomy in Language Learning”. The deadline to submit a proposal is December 20th, 2019.

 

JASAL2019 Conference Program

JASAL2019 is coming soon, and the conference program is now available! We will be continuing with our environmentally-friendly policy of not printing out handbooks.

Wifi will be available at the conference (look for signs at the venue), but we recommend that you download the program in advance. Can’t wait to see everyone in Osaka!

JASAL 2019 Conference Program

JASAL2019 Otemon Gakuin University, Ibaraki, Osaka

Friday, November 29th (SAC tours – Ritsumeikan Osaka Ibaraki Campus, Otemon Gakuin Ai Campus)

Saturday, November 30th (Main Conference & Student Forum)

Sunday, December 1st (Main Conference, morning only)

Survey

We have made a short survey, so that we get a clearer idea of how we can best serve our members moving forwards. The survey is anonymous and takes about 15-20 minutes. We’d really appreciate it if you could share your experiences, feedback, and ideas with us.