Program for the JASAL 2016 Annual Conference

Program for the JASAL 2016 Annual Conference
Konan Women’s University, Kobe, Japan
December 10, 2016

Post-JASAL 2016 Conference Page
JASAL committee would like to thank presenters for sharing their presentations online. You can access abstracts and PDF files of the presentations made at the JASAL 2016 Annual Conference here.

Conference Programme booklet
You can get the Conference Programme booklet and Directions to the conference venue here. (Will be distributed on-site as well).

Plenary Speaker

Dr. Jo Mynard
Kanda University of International Studies
“Shifting Self-Access Landscapes: Opportunities and Challenges”

Presentations (in no particular order)

  • Creating a Friendly Atmosphere – SALC Layout, Lindsay Mack & Meg Varney (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
  • Diversity and Leadership: Key Elements in Building a Successful Grassroots Learning Community, John Tomecsek, III (Osaka Kyoiku University)
  • Database Design Basics for Managing, Assessing, and Evaluating Self-Access Learning, Branden Kirchmeyer (Sojo University)
  • Your Space, Your English: Creating a Student-Centered, Student-Driven English Language Learning Space, Paul Mathieson (Nara Medical University)
  • Progress Report of the SALC restructure After the Kumamoto Earthquake, Yui Sawatari & Kayoko Horai (Sojo University)
  • Lessons Learned about Effective Organization and Promotion During a Large-Scale SAC’s First Year, Thomas Mach & Shari Yamamoto (Konan University)
  • Using Portfolios to Integrate Self-Access in the Curriculum, Marcel Van Amelsvoort (Juntendo University)
  • Professional Development for Advisors in Language Learning, Saki Inoue (Soka University)
  • The Effects of Independent Study and Reflection on Japanese EAP Learner Beliefs: Lessons for Self-AccessCaroline Hutchinson (Kanda University of International Studies)
  • From Language Learning Spaces to Traditional Japanese Craft Studios: Using Hands-on Workshops to Promote Autonomous Learning, Mark Hammond (Kanazawa University)
  • 自律的な学習態度形成を目指す学生による言語学習支援活動の成果と課題 (Effectiveness and Issues of Extracurricular Language Learning Activities Toward Enhancing Autonomy), Aya Morihara (Yamaguchi Prefectural University)
  • Promoting Autonomous Learning Through Tracking, Rachelle Meilleur (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies), Midori Tanimura (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies), Hiromi Kono (Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages) & Agnes Patko (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)
  • Introducing a Mentoring Program for Experienced Learning Advisors, Satoko Kato (Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages)
  • 学習者形成の場としてのSAC−学習者像把握の必要性−, Tetsuo Kato & Seiko Aguri (Chubu University)
  • Peer Assistants in a SAC: Individual and Group Training, Meg Varney & Lindsay Mack (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
  • Rearing Bookworms: How to Encourage ESL/EFL Reading by Reading Clubs, Sannie Tang (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  • Designing Learning Environments to Impact Student Use in Self-Access Centers, Andrew Tweed & Atsumi Yamaguchi (Meijo University)
  • Integrating a Self-Access Conversation Program in a Beginner Level English Course, Maho Sano (Soka University)
  • 多言語学習と留学生との交流について (Multilingual Learning Facilitated Through Cultural and Language Exchange With International Students), Kodai Okabayashi & Mika Kobayashi (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies students)
  • Changes Initiated by the Students for a Better SAC Environment, Ayumi Tahara & Erina Kinoshita (Konan Women’s University students)

Poster Presentations (in no particular order)

  • Managing an SAC: Introducing Issues and Measures, Yuki Ota (Seitoku University)
  • Starting Up a SAC at a Junior and Senior High School, Lorna S. Asami & Michelle Jerrems (Kanda Girls’ Junior and Senior High School)
  • Incorporating Self-Access into Various Classrooms, Jennie Roloff Rothmans (International Christian University)
  • Increasing Participation of Foreign Language Conversation Program, Carlos Budding (Akita International University)
  • Functional, Emotional, and Pedagogical Aspects in Designing Materials to Promote Self-Access Language Learning, Azusa Foale (Kokugakuin University), Yaeko Watase (Hiroshima Bunkyo Women’s University) & Yukari Rutson-Griffiths (Hiroshima Bunkyo Women’s University)
  • Evaluating Freshman Orientation to a SAC, Huw Davies (Kanda University of International Studies) & Robert Stevenson (Kanda University of International Studies)
  • Xreading as a Resource for Self-Access Learning, Paul Goldberg (Xreading)
  • Integrating Self-Access Learning Center Resources to Promote Learning Autonomy and Identity Expression, David Cooke (Kanda University of International Studies)
  • Developing a Social Learning Space Step by Step: An Action Research Project, Clair Taylor (Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University)
  • MOOCs and Advising in Self-Access Centers: A Fit?, Howard Doyle (Kochi University)
  • 地域日本語支援における言語学習アドバイジングの意義と可能性, Rie Shibasaki (University of East Asia)
  • XReading and its Self-Access Learning Potential, Richard John Walker (Reitaku University)

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