JASAL2019 Conference Program

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)

Survey

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.

JASAL2019 Conference Schedule published!

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.

Furikomi payment for JASAL2019 by November 1st

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!

Thanks!

Insurance for students (student conference only)

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.

Student and Newcomers Grants for JASAL 2019

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.

If selected:

  • 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: jasalorg@gmail.com

Upcoming JASAL Conferences

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.

Upcoming events of interest to JASAL members

Hello! There are a few upcoming conferences which may be of interest to JASAL members.

EICA_2019_Cartel

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.

2019 Election, deadline extended

JASAL members will have received an email about the election for the new committee, starting April 2019. We have received a number of nominations (thanks!), but no nominations for the role of treasurer.

Here is the description:

The treasurer will be in charge of accounts for the annual conference, and any other events for which a fee is charged. Please note that membership fees are not charged.

If you think you could do this, please ask someone to nominate you. The deadline to submit nominations has been extended to Monday 4th February.

Send your nominations to: jasalorg@gmail.com
Include the person’s name, the role, and a few lines on why you think they are a good candidate.