JALT PanSIG 2017 conference weekend

23 05 2017

JASAL had a busy weekend! On Friday there was a tour of the self-access centre at Akita International University. Take a look at the photos! And on Saturday we held an open discussion forum at the JALT PanSIG 2017 conference, attended by around 40 people and led by Andy Tweed. Photos and details here. Thanks to everyone who attended, and thanks, Andy, for all your hard work in making both events successful.

JASAL Forum at PanSIG 2017: Open Discussion Forum on Self-Access Learning

7 04 2017
If you are coming to JALT PanSIG in Akita this May, we hope you will join our discussion forum on Saturday morning. This is a valuable opportunity to share ideas and experiences and learn from each other. Please send your ideas for discussion topics to Andy Tweed (JASAL): adtweed@gmail.com
Here are the details:
JASAL Forum at PanSIG 2017: Open Discussion Forum on Self-Access Learning

The Japan Association for Self-Access Learning (JASAL) is devoted to promoting self-access language learning in Japan. In this open discussion forum, participants will have opportunities to share, learn, and ask questions about self-access language learning, running self-access centres and fostering learner autonomy. The discussion topics will be generated by the participants. Topics could include setting up a center, curriculum integration, student involvement/training, learning advising, or any other issues participants would like to discuss. As we see great increase in institutions implementing self-access learning, we are excited to see many new ideas being shared and explored together.

Room: D-202   Day: May 20th 2017  Time: 10:30am – 11:30 am

Self-Access Center Tour at Akita International University

16 03 2017

On Friday, May 19th, 2017 Akita International University (AIU) will host a tour of their self-access center, known as the Language Development and Intercultural Studies Center (LDIC). This is the Friday before the JALT PanSIG conference. For more information, and to register, go here.

JASAL Conference 2016

13 12 2016

Thank you to everyone who made the JASAL 2016 Conference at Konan Women’s University last Saturday (10th Dec 2016) such a success! It was great to see so many passionate and dedicated people, both from established and newer self-access centres, sharing ideas and making connections. We hope to see you all at more JASAL events in the future!


We will be adding photos and PDFs from the presentations to the conference page in the coming days, so watch this space.

Registration Open for JASAL 2016 Annual Conference Kobe

7 10 2016

The Japan Association for Self-Access Learning (JASAL) is very pleased to invite you to join the JASAL 2016 Annual Conference on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10:00-17:00 at Konan Women’s University in Kobe, Japan. This year we had a record number of submissions, and the 32 presentations chosen represent a variety of issues in self-access learning. We will also have a tour of e-space, the self-access center at Konan Women’s University. The Conference website is now open here.  To get a discount on registration fee please register here by November 30. We are looking forward to seeing you all in Kobe!

来る2016年12月10日(土)にセルフアクセスラーニング、自律学習教育に携わっている教育関係者が集い、各教育現場での斬新なアイデアや実践 報告、研究発表、ディスカッションなどを行う全国年次大会 JASAL Annual Conference 2016 を開催いたします。今年度は、前年度にない多数の発表応募をいただき、そのうち、32の発表が行われます。また、当日は、甲南女子大学のセルフアクセスセンターe-space の見学ツアーも行います。皆様のご参加を心より お待ち申し上げております。本年度は、日本語での発表や、学習者による発表もございます。

大会ホームページは こちらから早期割引を適用するためには、11月30日までに こちらで参加登録ください

Call for Proposals KUIS ESSAC in Chiba

15 07 2016

JASAL is happy to announce that Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) will hold a one-day event entitled Empowering Students in Self Access Conference (ESSAC). This conference, which will be held on Saturday, October 15th at KUIS, gives students the opportunity to present on their experiences with self-access.

More information on our Conference & Events page.


Call for Presentations: JASAL 2016 Annual Conference, Kobe

22 06 2016

We are very excited to invite you and your colleagues to participate in the JASAL 2016 Annual Conference which will be held on Saturday December 10, 2016 at Konan Women’s University in Kobe, Japan. We now have call for presentations ready at our Conference & Events website and as a PDF here. We also have our call for propsals available in Japanese as this year, we encourage more administrator participation and presentations. We would appreciate if you could pass these on to your colleagues. Please submit your proposal here by Saturday, September 10, 2016. We look forward to another fruitful JASAL conference!