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The JALT Extensive Reading SIG

The JALT ER SIG exists to help promote Extensive Reading (ER) in Japan and via our website, our newsletter, the ERJ Journal, and presentations throughout Japan we aim to help teachers set up and make the most of their ER programmes.

全国語学教育学会多読分野別研究部会「JALT ER SIG」は、講師達がERプログラムをスムーズに始められるよう、またそれを有効的に利用できることを目的に活動しています。またこの概念を元に、私達のウエブサイト、会報、ERJ雑誌、プレゼンテーションなどを通じERの促進を促しています。

9th Annual ER Seminar Call for Proposals

Call for Papers: 9th Annual Extensive Reading Seminar

The organizing committee of the 9th Annual ER Seminar invites interested educators and researchers to submit presentation proposals for the 9th Annual Extensive Reading Seminar, which will be held at Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan on October 1st and 2nd. This conference is sponsored by the JALT Extensive Reading Special Interest Group (JALT ER SIG) and hosted by Nanzan University. Plenary Speakers will be Anna C-S Chan and Kiyomi Okamoto. Please see the 9th Annual ER Seminar page for full details on submitting proposals.


PAN SIG 2016

JALT Pan SIG International Conference 2016

Innovations in Education

Call for papers now closed: Papers were due February 7, 2016. See the call for proposals page for details. Notification of acceptance of proposals will be sent via email by mid-March, 2016. Registration is now open. The earlybird registration deadline was April 10th.


Date and Time: Friday, 20 May 2016 (All day), Monday, 23 May 2016 (All day)
Speakers:  Rod Ellis, John Fanselow, Tim Murphey & Joseph Falout
Location: Meio University, Nago, Okinawa
Fee for JALT members: TBA
Fee for one-day members: TBA

Asian ER Seminar

The Feng Chia University Foreign Language Center, Taiwan will hold its 3rd annual ER seminar on Friday, May 6. Featured speakers this year are Prof. Rob Waring from Notre Dame Seishin University in Japan and Prof. Willy Renandya from the National Institute for Education in Singapore. Dr. Waring is one of the leading ER researchers in Japan and one of the driving forces behind the ER movement in Asia. Dr. Renandya is an active researcher in both extensive reading and extensive listening and conducts teacher training sessions throughout the Asian region. Both are members of the Extensive Reading Foundation, one of the many financial supporters of the event. There will also be four local presenters at the seminar. More information is also available on the FLC's website and register here:

Language Learner Literature Awards

The lists of finalists for the 2016 LanguageLiteratureAwards were announced at IATEFL in Britain on 16th April 2016.

Please see the flier with all the finalists listed, together with an expanded list with judge’s comments.

Judges from twelve countries have chosen this finalist shortlist. The Awards now enter a period until June 30th 2016 when teachers and students can add their votes online 

Login as a guest and then enter with the access key: 2016-evals

The winners will be announced in September.

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