Call for Student Forum Participants: Meet & Greet Students from Self Access Centers all around Japan

Greetings to all students involved in self-access language learning centers, their advisors, and teachers!

  • Are you currently working or volunteering for a self-access center at your university?
  • Are you interested in sharing your self-access-related experiences with students from other universities?
  • Do you want to meet and hear the stories of other students with similar experiences?
  • Are your students working on some amazing self-access projects?
  • Or are they new to self-access and want to hear how other universities are doing?

Then please join us for an online casual discussion over Zoom and share your stories and listen to the stories of others! Teachers, please encourage your students to join the online discussion with students from different universities around Japan. Get some wonderful ideas and make your self-access better and more successful!

Date & Time: 10:00-12:00 Saturday, June 10th, 2023

Format: Online, Zoom meeting

Note: NO NEED to prepare a presentation: just be ready to talk about your center!

Sign up for this event here by June 7th, 2023.

Contact us at with any questions about this event.

Umida Ashurova, Student Events Co-cordinator
Hisako Yamashita, Student Events Co-cordinator 


JASAL2022 at AIU

Links to presentation slides, posters, and videos


Betsy Lavolette, Kyoto Sangyo University

[Coming Soon]



E-CO Stories: The Experiences of SAC Student Staff
Christopher PHELPS, Otemon Gakuin University

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Linguistic Diversity in Self-Access Spaces
Katherine THORNTON, Otemon Gakuin University

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Written Advising Supporting Freshmen by Seniors
Misako Kawasaki & Ryo Moriya, Waseda University

Written Advising Supporting Freshmen by Seniors

Link to slides (PDF)

Alternative Gateway to SALL for Beginner Learners
Viorel Ristea, Prefectural University of Kumamoto

Link to slides (PDF)


Evaluating SALC Inclusiveness: How Are We Doing?
Jo Mynard, Isra Wongsarnpigoon, Christine Pemberton, & Emily Marzin, Kanda University of International Studies

Link to poster (PDF) // Link to video file

Advising With Progress-Tracking Applications
Alexandra Ornston, Clair Taylor, & Jason Walters, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University

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