Call for Presentation Proposals
The deadline for submissions was Monday, February 13, 2017. Notifications of acceptance or rejection of proposals will be sent by email around the middle of May, 2017.
This year’s conference theme addresses the vital need for foreign language skills in our multicultural world and the special mission of classroom instructors to prepare students to survive and thrive in a global age. The theme highlights the increased contact that our learners have with foreign tourists, residents and co-workers from around the globe, the new communication technologies that enhance borderless language learning, and the need for language instructors to "think globally, teach locally."
The wide range of conference sessions will touch on topics such as:
JALT2017 will bring together language researchers, curriculum developers, materials writers and classroom teachers to discuss the latest innovations in our field. The conference will provide a unique chance to hear talks by world experts, explore the latest teaching materials and connect with JALT’s 27 Special Interest Groups. Given this year's global theme, it’s appropriate that our conference will be held in Tsukuba, a dynamic international hub of academic research and the site of the ground-breaking “Expo 1985” Tsukuba World’s Fair.
Start planning now to attend this special event. See you in Tsukuba in November!
Kip A. Cates
JALT2017 Conference Chair
We are pleased to announce we are able to held the conference in Tsukuba with the aid and
kind assistance of the Tsukuba Tsukuba Tourist Convention Association and City of Tsukuba.