Call for Presentations – JASAL Forum at JALT 2012


for the JASAL Forum at JALT2012, Hamamatsu (12th – 15th October 2012)

 Making a difference through self access

 Self access learning, as a growing field in language learning, aims to make a difference in learners’ lives by providing opportunities for language learning not available within the constraints of a classroom setting. To be successful, however, these opportunities need to be promoted and fostered through institutional policies and programmes, and the provision of professional support.

In keeping with this year’s JALT theme, JASAL invites contributions from members which illustrate how self-access learning can make a difference in learners’ language learning and development or address how challenges to successful self-access may be overcome.

We invite submissions on areas including, but not limited to:

–     SAC layout
–     Managing and administrating SACs
–     Materials
–     Learning program design
–     Integrating self-access with curriculum
–     Learner involvement in self-access
–     Self-access learning communities
–     Learning advising/counselling
–     Assessment of self-access learning
–     Evaluating SACs
–     Research design
–     Interaction and collaboration with colleagues and administrators

Following on the success of last year’s event, this year’s JALT forum will consist of a poster session followed by two short presentations and an open forum discussion.

Proposals should include the following:

  1. Title
  2. Format (poster or presentation)
  3. Name(s) of presenter(s) and affiliation(s)
  4. JALT membership number of all presenters, (if applicable)
  5. 150-200 word abstract
  6. 75-word summary which clearly states your topic
  7. Equipment you will require

Please submit your proposal to Katherine Thornton ( and CC by Fri, April 6, 2012.

Please note that while the JALT deadline for submissions is April 13, we need time to put together our proposal. If for some reason your presentation cannot be included in the JASAL Forum, we will notify you so you can submit your proposal to the JALT conference as an individual paper before the April 13th deadline.

Please understand that depending on the number and nature of proposals we receive, we may have to ask you to change from a presentation to a poster or vice versa.

For more information on the JALT 2012 conference, please visit:


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