Announcement: Student Conference In February 2013

30 10 2012

JASAL is proud to support the first ever student conference for Student Involvement in Self Access Centers in Japan, organised by students and staff at Sugiyama Jogakuen University in Nagoya, in association with Nanzan University and JASAL. It will take place in February in Nagoya, and is targetted primarily at students, (although teachers, learning advisors and managers are also encouraged to attend and support their students at the event). For more details, click here.

We hope to see many JASAL members there, supporting their students as they present and share their ideas!SISAC Conference Flyer

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Thank you for coming – presentation files now available!

17 10 2012

Thank you for those who came to the JASAL forum at JALT 2012 Hamamatsu! We had over 50 people join our forum this year! We will be updating our website with information about the Student Conference, photos of our forum, and with summary and PDFs of the presentations.





Join us at JASAL Forum at JALT 2012!

24 09 2012

JASAL will host the anuual JASAL Forum titled “Making a difference through Self Access” at JALT 2012 Hamamatsu. We will have 3 presentations, 4 poster presentations, and discussion time. 

Please come and join us!

For details, please click here or go to the “Conferences” tab on this website.

Date: Saturday, 13th October
Time: 3:50pm – 5:20pm
Room: 21





Add your Centre to the Japan Self-Access Centre Registry!

26 06 2012

The field of self-access in Japan is a diverse one, with centres set in a variety of contexts serving a variety of communities, and new centres of all shapes and sizes popping up all the time.

One of our central missions at JASAL is to facilitate communication between centres. To this end, we have created the Japan Self-Access Centre Registry. Our goal is to have an entry for every self-access centre in the country. We need to know what centres are out there, and we need to be able to contact each other to share information and resources, conduct research, etc. We have a lot to learn from each other.

The registry is a Google Docs spreadsheet with a Google Docs form linked to it. Form entries are automatically added to the spreadsheet, which is sorted alphabetically by the second column, “School Name in English”. Both documents are publicly accessible. We have kept the registry quite simple to ensure ease of use.

Please click here to add your centre to the registry!

Click here to view the Japan Self-Access Centre Registry!

We invite anyone connected to a self-access centre in Japan (JASAL member or not) to make an entry for their centre.

Any feedback on the registry is welcome anytime. Please e-mail jasalorg@gmail.com or any of the Executive Committee members.