JALT is a professional organization dedicated to the improvement of language learning and teaching in Japan: a vehicle for the exchange of ideas and techniques and a means of keeping abreast of new developments in a rapidly changing field. JALT, formed in 1976, is the Japan affiliate of International TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and a partner of IATEFL (The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language).
A preliminary outline of the schedule (subject to change without notice) can be found here.
All Chapter and SIG officers and interested JALT members are invited to join in planning the conference together. We always need another pair of hands and another point of view. Contact the conference committee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to take part or talk to any member of the conference team about what is involved.
Volunteers are also needed to read the proposals submitted. If you are interested in finding out what is involved in reading proposals, please send an email to the Reading Committee Liaison, Paul Stapleton: email@example.com
There are two types of presentation proposals: vetted and unvetted. Most sessions at the conference are vetted. Unvetted proposals are those that are guaranteed inclusion in the conference program because of agreements with Associate Members and affiliate organizations, or proposals from SIGs, Chapters, and other parts of JALT for required meetings and forums. Unvetted proposals follow slightly different procedures, which can be found at http://jalt.org/conference/submit/unvetted/.
All proposals, both vetted and unvetted, will be reviewed by the program committee.
Notification of acceptance or rejection of a proposal will be sent by email in early July 2013.
This year we are issuing a general call for Technology in Teaching workshops. Only dynamic and experienced workshop leaders should submit proposals as TnT workshops are pre-conference sessions that participants pay an additional fee in order to attend. For more information and to submit a proposal, click here.
The conference committee offers the following advice to help you prepare a successful submission: click here for advice regarding submission.
Detailed information for submitting presentations can be found by clicking here. We suggest you refer to this page as you follow the steps below to submit your vetted proposal.
Please follow the steps below to ensure your vetted submission is received in its complete and correct form. Important: Emailed, mailed, or faxed proposals will NOT be accepted.
ERRORS IN THE SUBMISSION PROCESS ARE ENTIRELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SUBMITTER. IN CASES WHERE THE VALIDITY OR LEGITIMACY OF A SUBMISSION IS IN QUESTION, A COPY OF THE EMAIL RECEIPT MUST BE PROVIDED AS PROOF OF SUBMISSION BEFORE THE OFFICIAL DEADLINE.
The deadline for vetted proposals is midnight, Sunday 21 April 2013, Japan Standard Time. NO late submissions will be accepted after this date.
1. How many papers can I submit? There is no limit to the number of submissions a single person may make. However, so that as many people as possible may present at JALT2013, presenters with multiple submissions will be limited to a maximum of one vetted presentation as main presenter. Participation in multiple presentations is permissible, as long as a single individual is not the main presenter in more than one presentation. However if any group of presenters or any institution appears to be attempting to circumvent the system by submitting an extreme number of presentations, the Reading Committee in consultation with the Director of Program may choose to limit the number of presentations actually accepted.
2. How many individuals from a single institution can present in a 25-minute short paper presentation or 60-minute long paper presentation? In proposing paper presentations, we suggest that you include no more than three individuals from any single institution.
3. At the moment, due to various circumstances, I'm not sure if I'll be able to attend the conference or not. Should I submit a proposal regardless? We ask that you submit proposals only if you plan to attend the conference. We suggest that if your research is as yet unfinished, or you are unsure if you will have the funding or time to attend, it may be more suitable to wait and submit next year.
4. How do I register for the conference? All presenters must pre-register for the conference. Failure of any presenter or co-presenter to pre-register will result in cancellation of the presentation. Pre-registration information is automatically sent to all presenters and JALT members. Nonmembers can request pre-registration materials in writing by post (JALT Central Office, Urban Edge Bldg 5F, 1-37-9 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0016, Japan), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax (03-3837-1631) from the JALT Central Office. We regret that financial assistance cannot be provided to presenters.
Deadline for Presenter Pre-registration is Sunday, 8 September 2013.
5. Are there opportunities to submit manuscripts to JALT publications? Presenters are encouraged to submit revisions of their presentation for possible publication in the JALT Journal or The Language Teacher, and articles based upon their presentations to the JALT2013 Conference Proceedings (see the JALT2013 Conference Handbook for details).
See you in Kobe!
To submit a proposal: http://jalt.org/conference/submit