Thank you for participating in JASAL2019! We are working now on a conference page with photos and PDFs of presentations.
We would like to let you know about some upcoming conferences which our partner organizations are holding next year. The Writing Centers Association of Japan (WCAJ) will be holding their 12th Symposium on Sunday, February 23rd 2020, at Osaka University (Suita Campus) in Osaka, Japan. The call for proposals is open (Deadline: Friday, January 10th, 2020). WCAJ Symposium Poster 2020
The ILA-LASIG2020 will be held from June 29 to July 1st, 2020 at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. The Independent Learning Association Conference (ILA 2020) will be held in collaboration with the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group (LASIG) with the theme “Developing Learner Autonomy in Language Learning”. The deadline to submit a proposal is December 20th, 2019.
JASAL2019 is coming soon, and the conference program is now available! We will be continuing with our environmentally-friendly policy of not printing out handbooks.
Wifi will be available at the conference (look for signs at the venue), but we recommend that you download the program in advance. Can’t wait to see everyone in Osaka!
JASAL 2019 Conference Program
JASAL2019 Otemon Gakuin University, Ibaraki, Osaka
Friday, November 29th (SAC tours – Ritsumeikan Osaka Ibaraki Campus, Otemon Gakuin Ai Campus)
Saturday, November 30th (Main Conference & Student Forum)
Sunday, December 1st (Main Conference, morning only)
We have made a short survey, so that we get a clearer idea of how we can best serve our members moving forwards. The survey is anonymous and takes about 15-20 minutes. We’d really appreciate it if you could share your experiences, feedback, and ideas with us.
The preliminary conference programme for JASAL2019 at Otemon Gakuin University is now available. Access it HERE or from the conference page, where you can find all sorts of other useful information. Please note that payment at the pre-registration/early rate ends on Fri., 1st November, and the last date to sign up for the pre-conference SAC tour is Fri., 8th November. The full handbook with abstracts will be published in the run up to the conference.
Just a reminder that to attend JASAL2019 at the discounted early rate, you need to pay by “furikomi” by November 1st. Payment by November 1st is also required to join the Saturday evening networking event, and order a Sunday bento.
Quite a few people have pre-registered but not paid yet, and there is just one week left!
The details on how to pay will have been emailed to you after pre-registering, and were also on the registration form. If you need help, please email us!
Important: All teachers of students who will attend the student conference on October 19th should submit their students’ names to their respective schools to notify them that these students are going to be outside the campus (学外届け). This way, they will be covered by their university’s insurance policy.
Feel free to share these posters or print them out and put them on the wall.
JASAL2019 English Poster
JASAL2019 Japanese Poster
JASAL is happy to announce that we will offer a grant for undergraduate students and a Newcomer Grant for newcomers to the JASAL conference.
JASAL will offer:
- Student Grant: up to ¥30,000 each for 2 undergraduate student presenters at the main conference (not the student forum) whose return travel expenses (on public transportation) to reach JR Sojiji station total more than ￥3000. Students may present individually, as a pair, or with a teacher/learning adviser.
- Newcomer Grant: up to ¥20,000 for 1 non-undergraduate first-time attendee (no need to be a presenter) to JASAL, with no access to research budget or other funding whose return travel expenses (on public transportation) to reach JR Sojiji station total more than ￥3000.
- 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 eligible and would like to apply, please fill in this form by Aug 4th (the same date as submissions close).
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The call for presentations is now out for JASAL2019, to be held Nov. 30~Dec. 1, 2019 (pre-conference SAC tour Nov. 29) at Otemon Gakuin University, Ibaraki City, Osaka. Submit an abstract here.
We are also looking for students to join the JASAL Student Conference 2019 on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at Konan Women’s University, Kobe. If you are interested, please use this form.
Right now, you do not need a title or summary.
Hello! There are a few upcoming conferences which may be of interest to JASAL members.
The Call for Papers is now out for EICA 2019 (Encuentro Internacional de Centros de Autoacceso 2019, which will be held June 25th and 26th, 2019). The deadline to submit is April 19th 2019.
Two other upcoming conferences involve the IALLT (International Association for Language Learning Technology). The IALLT Conference is June 19th-22nd, 2019 in Eugene, Oregon, USA. More information here.
The IALLT is also cohosting the FLEAT VII Conference with J-LET at Waseda University, Tokyo, from August 6th to 9th 2019. More information here.