We will hold an online student forum on Saturday, July 4, 2020 13:00-15:00 on Zoom. There will not be any presentations, but SAC users and student staff members will informally share experiences, activities, and/or issues they face in these unexpected circumstances. Please encourage your students to join. Teachers/advisors/administrative staff members are welcome to observe. More info and a link to the sign-up form can be found below:
To keep students in your SAC/ LLS involved and bring them together when they may be socially isolating to some degree, why not invite them to take part in this vocabulary tournament? Lexxica, West Tokyo JALT, and JASAL are co-sponsoring a FREE Vocabulary Team Challenge. Teams of 8 to 20 students from around the world can compete to win praise and prizes.
We are pleased to announce that JASAL2020 will be held at Tokyo International University, in Kawagoe, Saitama, on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Look for the call for presentations in the spring.
We will submit a proposal for a poster and discussion session on: Fostering community in self-access environments
If you would like to take part (depending on our proposal being accepted) please submit a short proposal* using this google form by Feb 13, 2020, including a title and abstract (150 – 200 words).
*Please note that you cannot present the same research or self-access initiative at both the Forum at JALT and JASAL2020.
Our partner organization, the Writing Centers Association of Japan, has extended the deadline for presentation proposals for their February 23rd Symposium (free of charge!) until January 17th, 2020. Take a look at the website!
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!
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!