The second issue of JASAL Journal

The second issue of JASAL Journal is ready! There are three research papers, and a report on the JASAL forum held at JALT2020 in November.

If you are interested in submitting for the third issue, you have until February 28th, 2021.

If you would like to join our editorial team or review board, do get in touch!

Email: jasaljournalATgmail.com

Announcements from our Partner Organizations

Hello, everyone. There are a couple of announcements from our partner organizations, with some exciting events coming up!

First, from JALT:

PanSIG 2020 June 20-21
PanSIG will be entirely online this weekend, with a great lineup of presentations. Attendance is FREE!

Plenary speaker: Amanda Gillis-Furutaka: “Homo Docens: Lessons From Brain Science About Effective Teaching”
Keynote speaker: Gary Ross: “Technology: Bringing Us Together in a Chaotic World”
With many other presentations and SIG forums.

Online conference website: https://pansig2020.eventzil.la

PanSIG website: https://pansig.org

PanSIG is an annual conference organized by most of JALT’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs). The conference brings together leading scholars and practitioners in language education from Japan, Asia, and throughout the world.

Next, from ILAC 2020:
Online Teaser Event, June 30
There will be a teaser event on June 30, 2020, 10 pm Japan time.
“Facing the Challenges of Distant Learning”. See the fliers for more details.

 

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

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.

 

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.

Furikomi payment for JASAL2019 by November 1st

Just a reminder that to attend JASAL2019 at the discounted early rate, you need to pay by “furikomi” by November 1st. Payment by November 1st is also required to join the Saturday evening networking event, and order a Sunday bento.

Quite a few people have pre-registered but not paid yet, and there is just one week left!

The details on how to pay will have been emailed to you after pre-registering, and were also on the registration form. If you need help, please email us!

Thanks!