Hello! The program for JASAL2017 is ready and online. Browse through and get excited about the conference.
We have two things to highlight – first, the early bird deadline is Wednesday the 15th. Register now for the lower rate. The other thing is our Newbie Support. We’d like to help people who are new to JASAL attend the conference. So, if 1) JASAL2017 is the first time you will join a JASAL event, 2) you have no institutional support, 3) you live outside the Kanto area, and 4) you are not presenting, please email email@example.com by Wednesday, November 15th to put your name in our drawing box. Winners will receive ¥5,000 towards their travel expenses.
Take a look at the schedule for JASAL2017, on December 16th, 2017 at KUIS in Chiba. We have a great program lined up, with a range of presentations from student users of self-access spaces as well as researchers from overseas as well as Japan, which are going to help us enrich our learning environments. There will be time for networking and sharing ideas more informally, too, during tea breaks, and over lunch, and at the evening reception. It’s going to be an inspiring day!
Registration is open for JASAL2017, and a tentative schedule is up on the website. Our plenary speaker will be Dr. Garold Murray (Okayama University), who will be presenting on “Self-Access Environments as Self-Enriching Complex Dynamic Ecosocial Systems”. We have 35 presentations this year, as well as ten poster presentations, and they all look very exciting! Register now to make sure you get our early bird discount, and book a tasty Asian Cafe buffet lunch.
We are very excited to invite you and your colleagues to participate in the JASAL 2017 Annual Conference which will be held on Saturday December 16, 2017 at Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba, Japan. We now have Call for Presentations ready at our Conference& Events website. We have our call for proposals available also in Japanese following the English version. We continue to welcome student presentations. Please submit your proposals here by Sunday, September 3 2017. The details of the conference including exact times and fee will be announced soon via website. We are looking forward to another fruitful JASAL conference!
JASAL had a busy weekend! On Friday there was a tour of the self-access centre at Akita International University. Take a look at the photos! And on Saturday we held an open discussion forum at the JALT PanSIG 2017 conference, attended by around 40 people and led by Andy Tweed. Photos and details here. Thanks to everyone who attended, and thanks, Andy, for all your hard work in making both events successful.
If you are coming to JALT PanSIG in Akita this May, we hope you will join our discussion forum on Saturday morning. This is a valuable opportunity to share ideas and experiences and learn from each other. Please send your ideas for discussion topics to Andy Tweed (JASAL): firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the details:
JASAL Forum at PanSIG 2017: Open Discussion Forum on Self-Access Learning
The Japan Association for Self-Access Learning (JASAL) is devoted to promoting self-access language learning in Japan. In this open discussion forum, participants will have opportunities to share, learn, and ask questions about self-access language learning, running self-access centres and fostering learner autonomy. The discussion topics will be generated by the participants. Topics could include setting up a center, curriculum integration, student involvement/training, learning advising, or any other issues participants would like to discuss. As we see great increase in institutions implementing self-access learning, we are excited to see many new ideas being shared and explored together.
Room: D-202 Day: May 20th 2017 Time: 10:30am – 11:30 am
On Friday, May 19th, 2017 Akita International University (AIU) will host a tour of their self-access center, known as the Language Development and Intercultural Studies Center (LDIC). This is the Friday before the JALT PanSIG conference. For more information, and to register, go here.