JASAL2020 National Conference

Date: Saturday, 5th December 2020

Location: Online (with possible face-to-face SAC tour at Tokyo International University, Saitama, depending on pandemic situation at the time of the conference)

Although the world has changed in unimaginable ways since JASAL held its last national conference in December 2019, we are continuing to provide a forum for self-access practitioners to connect and discuss self-access related matters, and we hope that you will be able to join us, in one form or another, for our JASAL2020 National Conference. 

The decision has now been made that this will be a fully online conference.

Conference theme: Learner Support in Self-Access Language Learning

This year more than ever, students need support to be successful language learners and users. Similarly, support is also required for teachers, learning advisors and administrators who want to design and deliver effective programmes. Self-access learning has always focused on helping students to take charge of their own learning, but with the sudden growth of online course provision, or emergency remote teaching, a mode of learning not usually actively chosen by students or educators, this support is more important than ever. JASAL2020 would like to focus on how we can support our learners, both in “normal” times and during the pandemic. 

Plenary Speakers: We are delighted to confirm that JASAL2020’s plenary will be given by Satoko Kato (Kanda University of International Studies) & Hisako Yamashita (Konan Women’s University). Satoko and Hisako are very experienced learning advisors and learning advisor trainers who have both published widely on advising and supporting learners.

Submissions are open for both English and Japanese presentations.

For more information about the conference, please download the Call for Presentations.

Proposals can be submitted here.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, 14th September 2020.

Information required in your submission:

Names, affiliations & contact email addresses of all presenters

Title of presentation (max. 75 characters; 日本語の場合:40字)

Summary for Conference Program (100 words; 日本語の場合:200字)

Abstract for Vetting (200-250 words English; 日本語の場合:550字まで)