Registration Open for JASAL 10th Anniversary Conference

11 11 2015

Registration is now open for the JASAL 10th Anniversary Conference (originally called JASAL Mini-Conference) in Tokyo on 12th December. We have 12 presentations on various aspects of self-access from 13 different institutions across Japan, so it promises to be a very interesting day.

If you’d like to attend the Conference, please register in advance using this online registration form.

More details about the JASAL 10th Anniversary Conference can be found on this page, or accessed from the Conference & Events tag.

Conference Program pamphlet can be found here.

We hope to see many of you at KIFL on December 12th!





Announcing JASAL Mini-Conference, Sat., 12 December, 2015

20 10 2015

JASAL is excited to announce a one-day mini-conference, to be held at Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages in Tokyo, on Sat., 12th December 2015, from 10:00 to 15:30.

Join us for a tour of their the two-floor SAC (VISTA ACT & VISTA SILC), and presentations and discussion on any aspects of Self-Access Language Learning.

Click here for more information.





Show & Tell Student Presentations at L-café, Okayama University

13 07 2015

JASAL was delighted to host a very successful event at Okayama University’s L-café on Saturday, 11th July. Students (and a teacher) from 7 different universities across Kansai and the Chugoku region gave presentations about their self-access facilities, and took part in student discussion. Over 60 people attended the presentation event. It was great to see the L-café, learn about other facilities at different institutions and meet so many students who are passionate about learning languages and their centres. Thank you to all L-cafe students, teachers and administrators who did such a great job of welcoming us all!

Look out for a more detailed update on the JASAL Conference Page in the coming days!
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New event: 2nd Feb 2015 – SAC Visit and Discussion at Sojo University, Kumamoto

9 12 2014

In collaboration with Sojo University, Kumamoto, JASAL is happy to announce the latest in its series of SAC visits, this time in Kyushu.

On 2nd Feb 2015, Sojo University, Kumamoto is hosting the Teaching & Learning Forum: Focus on Listening,  co-sponsored by Nankyu JALT. http://jalt.org/events/nankyu-chapter/15-02-02

As part of this event, Sojo staff have very kindly agreed to offer a guided tour of their self-access facilities, the Self-Access Learning Centre, which was established in 2010. This will be followed by discussion time, facilitated by JASAL. For more information about the SALC at Sojo, please check their website: https://www.sojo-u.ac.jp/silc/salc/

In order to attend the event, please fill in the online application form for the Forum, stating your interest in the JASAL SALC tour. Participation in the tour also entitles you to full participation in the Forum. Normal Forum registration fees apply-¥1000 for JALT members, ¥1500 for non-members (¥500 early bird discount).  JASAL membership is not necessary to join this event.





Registration Open for SAC Tour at KIFL

5 10 2014

Registration is now open for the SAC Tour of the recently renewed SAC facilities at Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages (KIFL) Tokyo on Saturday November 22nd, 2014.

See the event home page for more information.

Event participation is free, but we kindly ask all attendees to pre-register by Thursday, November 20th, so we can have a good idea of numbers for the event. Please use the form available on the event home page to register.

Hope to see you in November!





Announcing the JASAL Forum at JALT 2014 (Tsukuba, 23rd Nov. 2014)

15 07 2014

The JASAL forum, held annually at the JALT conference, has now been confirmed. We have a great line up for you this year.

Title: Self-access conversations: beyond classroom border

Day: Sunday, 23 November 2014

Time: 5:40 PM-7:10 PM

Room: 202 B

This year we have 4 presentations from members that will be followed by a group discussion. This year’s presentation topics are setting up a new centre, attracting new users, tips for running a SAC smoothly and issues in evaluating self-access, and we welcome any issue for discussion. We hope to see many JASAL members there!

For more details, see the JASAL Forum 2014 page.





PUBLISHED! Student Conference Reports from SISAC Conference

31 10 2013

JASAL is very happy to announce the publication of the Student Conference Reports from the Student Involvement in Self-Access Centers Conference, held in Nagoya in February 2013.

You can download your copy here:

SISAC Conference Reports

There are 5 reports from students who attended and presented at the conference, along with some contributions from the editor, Vick Ssali, and the organisers. Please feel free to share the Reports with any interested parties.

JASAL and the conference organisers Umida Ashurova & Robert Croker, and editor Vick Ssali, would like to thank all the students for all their hard work in writing their papers.

We hope to be able to announce another student conference soon!