JALT2014: Conversations Across Borders

40th Annual International Conference on Language
Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition

Friday, 21 November - Monday, 24 November 2014

Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal Tsukuba)
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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Conversations Across Borders

Language learning and language teaching carry us across all sorts of borders: national, cultural, disciplinary, psychological, and of course linguistic. JALT’s 40th annual conference will explore this phenomenon with its theme, “Conversations Across Borders.”

- Conference co-chairs: Peter Hourdequin and Diane Nagatomo

Plenary Speakers

  • Thomas Farrell - Professor, Brock University
  • Bill Harley - Grammy-award winning musician, story-teller, and author - Sponsored by Yokohama JALT
  • Claire Kramsch - Professor, UC Berkeley
  • Kimie Takahashi - Lecturer, Graduate School of English, Assumption University - Visiting Associate Professor, International Christian University
    • Featured Speakers

    • Andrew Boon - Sponsored by National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning
    • Miles Craven - Sponsored by the Materials Writers Special Interest Group
    • Lesley Ito - Sponsored by Atama-ii Books
    • Sonthida Keyuravong - Balsamo Asian Scholar
    • Jeanne McCarten - Sponsored by Cambridge University Press
    • Leslie Turpin - Sponsored by SIT Graduate Institute
    • Crayton Walker - Sponsored by University of Birmingham
    • Special Pre-conference Issue of The Language Teacher

      A special non-password-protected excerpt of our publication, The Language Teacher, is available for download. This PDF includes articles from and interviews with our Plenary and Featured Speakers as a preview of their presentations.

      Conference Preview Booklet

      Download this PDF (10MB) for site maps, access information, hotel details, schedule overview, and much more in a handy size for your iPad or other tablet. Conference Preview PDF

      Access from Tsukuba Express

      Exit the Tsukuba Express. Go up the escalator at Exit A3. Turn right at a ticket offce, then go up the steps. Go straight for approximately 800m.


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