Thank you for attending JASAL2018 x SUTLF 5

Greetings from the JASAL committee! Thank you to all for the successful JASAL 2018 x SUTLF 5 conference at Sojo University in Kumamoto. We’d like to thank everyone involved in making this conference a success. We had over 110 people join from all over Japan and abroad.

We hope very much to to see you all at JASAL 2019, which will be held at Otemon Gakuin University in Osaka.

Have a wonderful festive season, and best wishes for the New Year!

Remember to download the conference handbook!

JASAL2018xSUTLF5 is coming in just a few days! Be sure to download the handbook ahead of time, as we will be continuing with our environmentally-friendly policy of not printing out handbooks. The handbook is here:
Unfortunately, due to technical issues, WIFI will not be available at the conference, so please download the handbook in advance.
Can’t wait to see you all in Kumamoto!
JASAL2018xSUTLF5, Sojo University, Kumamoto.
Friday, December 14th (SAC tour, Welcome Party)
Saturday, December 15th (Main Conference)
Sunday, December 16th (Kumamoto City Tour).

Early registration closes today (Nov. 30th)

Just a quick reminder that early registration for the JASAL2018xSUTLF5 conference in Kumamoto closes today, Friday, November 30th.

The  conference will be held on December 14th (SAC tour and welcome party), December 15th (main conference day) and December 16 (tour of Kumamoto). The early registration price includes lunch on the Saturday, so register now and don’t miss out!

If you have not yet booked your hotel, you should take care of that, too. There is a list of good hotels on the conference website.

See you there!


Flyers for JASAL 2018 X SUTLF 5

Here are some flyers for JASAL 2018 X SUTLF 5, which will be held at Sojo University in Kumamoto in December 2018, with a SALC tour and Welcome Party on December 14th and the main conference on December 15th. Feel free to download the flyers, share them, print them out and stick them on the wall at your workplace.

JASAL2018 x SUTLF5 Poster (English)

JASAL2018xSUTLF 5 Poster (Japanese)

There is still time to submit a proposal. The Call for Presentations closes at the end of the month (Sept. 30). We are all getting excited already!



Grants to attend JASAL 2018 x SUTFL 5

JASAL are delighted to announce that this year we can offer grants to attend the annual conference, which this year will be a joint event with Sojo University Teaching and Learning Forum and held in Kumamoto on Saturday December 15th, 2018. We have grants for undergraduate student presenters, and grants for newcomers.

JASAL will offer:
-Student Grant: ¥50,000 each for up to 3 undergraduate student presenters from outside Kyushu (can be presenting together or separately).
-Newcomer Grant: ¥20,000 each for up to 2 non-undergraduate first-time attendees (no need to be a presenter) to JASAL and SUTLF events/conferences with no research budget traveling from outside Kyushu.

If selected:
-Recipients should submit an estimate of expenses (details will be given to selected persons later).
-Recipients will pay up front and be reimbursed in cash on the day.
-Recipients are asked to write and submit a report (approximately 1,000 words) on the conference.
-Recipients will need to confirm by a certain date, and register for the conference. If they fail to do so by the date specified, they will not be able to receive the grant and it will be offered to another candidate.

If you are interested please apply using this form. The deadline is September 1st, 2018, but we recommend appying as soon as possible.

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!

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: 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!