Sessions / Non-teaching Context

08:30 Mon

Reception #843

Mon, Oct 12, 08:30-Mon, Nov 23, 19:00 JST

Please drop in if you have any questions or need any help.

Please drop in if you have any questions or need any help.

16:00 Mon
19:15 Mon

JALT Publications Chairs Meeting #306

This is the annual meeting for JALT SIG and Chapter Publication Chairs. We will discuss issues related to publications and share ideas for producing, improving, and promoting publications. Other SIG and Chapter Officers or members of JALT publications are welcome to attend.

This is the annual meeting for JALT SIG and Chapter Publication Chairs. We will discuss issues related to publications and share ideas for producing, improving, and promoting publications. Other SIG and Chapter Officers or members of JALT publications are welcome to attend.

19:15 Tue

GALE SIG Annual General Meeting #835

This is the Annual General Meeting of the Gender Awareness in Language Education (GALE) SIG. All members and prospective members interested in gender issues and awareness are welcome!

This is the Annual General Meeting of the Gender Awareness in Language Education (GALE) SIG. All members and prospective members interested in gender issues and awareness are welcome!

19:15 Wed

JALT Research Grants: How to Succeed in Applying #547

In this forum, participants will learn about the JALT Research Grants and other grant opportunities available through JALT. Presenters will describe the goals, requirements, and schedules of the JALT Research Grants, which are limited to JALT members who have no other outside research funding. Information will be provided about other grants from JALT SIGs and chapters. Participants will be able to ask questions, discuss requirements, share individual research ideas, and receive guidance about application procedures.

In this forum, participants will learn about the JALT Research Grants and other grant opportunities available through JALT. Presenters will describe the goals, requirements, and schedules of the JALT Research Grants, which are limited to JALT members who have no other outside research funding. Information will be provided about other grants from JALT SIGs and chapters. Participants will be able to ask questions, discuss requirements, share individual research ideas, and receive guidance about application procedures.

20:45 Wed

MW SIG Annual General Meeting #836

This is the Materials Writers SIG’s Annual General Meeting. We will report on the 2019-2020 year and talk about plans for the upcoming year.

This is the Materials Writers SIG’s Annual General Meeting. We will report on the 2019-2020 year and talk about plans for the upcoming year.

17:15 Thu

Pragmatics SIG Annual General Meeting #830

Pragmatics SIG holds elections and provides reports to members.

Pragmatics SIG holds elections and provides reports to members.

18:00 Thu

JALT Listening SIG: Hear Us Out! #298

This meeting introduces the development of a proposed JALT Listening SIG. The session will introduce the group members and outline the proposed aims, communication networks, quarterly newsletter, and three annual events. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and share your intent to participate once the motion for the JALT Listening SIG is officially submitted in February 2021.

This meeting introduces the development of a proposed JALT Listening SIG. The session will introduce the group members and outline the proposed aims, communication networks, quarterly newsletter, and three annual events. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and share your intent to participate once the motion for the JALT Listening SIG is officially submitted in February 2021.

19:15 Thu

ICLE SIG Annual General Meeting #834

This is the Intercultural Communication in Language Education (ICLE) SIG’s annual general meeting. We aim to promote discussion about various approaches to teaching intercultural communication in a foreign language classroom. At this meeting, we will report on our ongoing activities and discuss plans for future activities and publications. Members and anyone interested in joining our SIG in whatever capacity is warmly invited to attend. Don’t miss the opportunity to become part of our intercultural team!

This is the Intercultural Communication in Language Education (ICLE) SIG’s annual general meeting. We aim to promote discussion about various approaches to teaching intercultural communication in a foreign language classroom. At this meeting, we will report on our ongoing activities and discuss plans for future activities and publications. Members and anyone interested in joining our SIG in whatever capacity is warmly invited to attend. Don’t miss the opportunity to become part of our intercultural team!

18:00 Fri

Bilingualism SIG Forum #278

The Bilingualism SIG is proud to be celebrating 30 years of continuous support for individuals and groups who are regularly using more than one language and who consequently have some claim to multiple cultures. This year’s forum will consist of a series of speakers sharing bilingual (and multilingual) stories from around the world, both global and local, past and present; as they reflect back upon some of the highlights of their language learning journeys.

The Bilingualism SIG is proud to be celebrating 30 years of continuous support for individuals and groups who are regularly using more than one language and who consequently have some claim to multiple cultures. This year’s forum will consist of a series of speakers sharing bilingual (and multilingual) stories from around the world, both global and local, past and present; as they reflect back upon some of the highlights of their language learning journeys.

10:45 Sat

Orientation Session for JALT2020 Participants #824

Is this your first time attending the JALT International Conference? Or is it your first online event? Do you have questions about our conference? If so, please consider attending this orientation. The purpose is to give an overview of JALT2020 and provide tips for making the most of the conference. There will be opportunities to meet members of the conference team, ask questions, find out about the resources available at JALT2020, and connect with other first-timers.

Is this your first time attending the JALT International Conference? Or is it your first online event? Do you have questions about our conference? If so, please consider attending this orientation. The purpose is to give an overview of JALT2020 and provide tips for making the most of the conference. There will be opportunities to meet members of the conference team, ask questions, find out about the resources available at JALT2020, and connect with other first-timers.

12:50 Sat

JSL SIG Annual General Meeting #826

In this meeting, we will look back on our previous activities, discuss plans for future Japanese as a Second Language (JSL) SIG activities, publications, and elect officers for 2021. SIG members and interested people are encouraged to join.

In this meeting, we will look back on our previous activities, discuss plans for future Japanese as a Second Language (JSL) SIG activities, publications, and elect officers for 2021. SIG members and interested people are encouraged to join.

12:50 Sat

Reciprocity and Growth in Communities of Practice #556

This talk will share the findings of a study on EFL teacher associations in terms of their teacher development strategies for their members. How the associations and the members operate as a community of practice in a reciprocal relationship, how the growth of one side impacts that of the other will be highlighted. How the social capital builds through the reciprocity in the community will also be discussed.

This talk will share the findings of a study on EFL teacher associations in terms of their teacher development strategies for their members. How the associations and the members operate as a community of practice in a reciprocal relationship, how the growth of one side impacts that of the other will be highlighted. How the social capital builds through the reciprocity in the community will also be discussed.

12:50 Sat

Getting Published in JALT Publications #419

This presentation provides clear and practical information on publishing in one of the JALT Publications journals, which include The Language Teacher, JALT Journal, and the Postconference Publication. Editors from each journal will cover their journal’s remit and submission guidelines, describe the various peer-reviewed and not peer-reviewed publication opportunities available, and answer questions. First-time authors and those wishing to publish in Japanese are especially welcome.

This presentation provides clear and practical information on publishing in one of the JALT Publications journals, which include The Language Teacher, JALT Journal, and the Postconference Publication. Editors from each journal will cover their journal’s remit and submission guidelines, describe the various peer-reviewed and not peer-reviewed publication opportunities available, and answer questions. First-time authors and those wishing to publish in Japanese are especially welcome.

14:00 Sat

How to Become an IELTS/TEAP Examiner #529

This presentation aims to provide information on the speaking part of the IELTS/TEAP test, and on how you can become an examiner of these English proficiency tests. This year, Eiken Foundation of Japan is operating the TEAP test in 23 cities in Japan, and IELTS in 16 cities. As the number of test candidates/venues is rapidly growing every year, we are seeking new examiners all over Japan.

This presentation aims to provide information on the speaking part of the IELTS/TEAP test, and on how you can become an examiner of these English proficiency tests. This year, Eiken Foundation of Japan is operating the TEAP test in 23 cities in Japan, and IELTS in 16 cities. As the number of test candidates/venues is rapidly growing every year, we are seeking new examiners all over Japan.

14:00 Sat

JALT Membership Chairs Meeting #297

This is the annual meeting for all chapter and SIG membership officers. The focus of the meeting will be to exchange ideas and information to help retain members and also increase membership in JALT. Administrative policies, procedures, and documents will be discussed as needed. All current and incoming membership officers are strongly encouraged to attend.

This is the annual meeting for all chapter and SIG membership officers. The focus of the meeting will be to exchange ideas and information to help retain members and also increase membership in JALT. Administrative policies, procedures, and documents will be discussed as needed. All current and incoming membership officers are strongly encouraged to attend.

16:45 Sat

JALT Publicity Chairs Meeting #296

This is a meeting for everyone involved with publicity for a JALT chapter, SIG, publication, or conference. A survey will be sent around prior to the conference to gauge attendees’ interest in various topics. We will go over what resources are available for publicity officers on the JALT site, and we’ll take questions to try to trouble-shoot any difficulties you may be experiencing.

This is a meeting for everyone involved with publicity for a JALT chapter, SIG, publication, or conference. A survey will be sent around prior to the conference to gauge attendees’ interest in various topics. We will go over what resources are available for publicity officers on the JALT site, and we’ll take questions to try to trouble-shoot any difficulties you may be experiencing.

17:55 Sat

JALT Program Chairs Meeting #839

Program Chairs Meeting

Program Chairs Meeting

09:30 Sun

American ChĂșan-Fa Self-Defense #844

Welcome to this fun, engaging, and safe workshop on functional self-defense, covering ways to protect yourself from common assaults before or as they happen. We will explore predator tactics, conflict communication, and K.I.S.S. self-defense problem scenarios. No prior experience required. Just bring curiosity and a smile!

Welcome to this fun, engaging, and safe workshop on functional self-defense, covering ways to protect yourself from common assaults before or as they happen. We will explore predator tactics, conflict communication, and K.I.S.S. self-defense problem scenarios. No prior experience required. Just bring curiosity and a smile!

09:30 Sun

Bridging Social Distances in Online Learning #276

Supporting teachers with limited technological skills, encouraging students to participate who have anxiety or social withdrawal and generally motivating the connections and communication we take for granted, are at the forefront of online learning management skills. The quarantine situation will pass eventually, however the skills and techniques developed and discussed in this forum will continue to be essential elements of the hybrid English classroom and lifelong language learning, well into the future.

Supporting teachers with limited technological skills, encouraging students to participate who have anxiety or social withdrawal and generally motivating the connections and communication we take for granted, are at the forefront of online learning management skills. The quarantine situation will pass eventually, however the skills and techniques developed and discussed in this forum will continue to be essential elements of the hybrid English classroom and lifelong language learning, well into the future.

11:20 Sun

Testing and Evaluation SIG Annual General Meeting #841

Following brief reports on SIG activities and finances for the current year and selection of next year's officers, discussion will turn to what kinds of events, presentations, or published articles would most interest current or potential members. TEVAL is interested in both traditional and alternative approaches to learner evaluation and is interested in hearing what aspects of classroom and institutional assessment are most relevant to practicing teachers. All interested professionals are invited to attend.

Following brief reports on SIG activities and finances for the current year and selection of next year's officers, discussion will turn to what kinds of events, presentations, or published articles would most interest current or potential members. TEVAL is interested in both traditional and alternative approaches to learner evaluation and is interested in hearing what aspects of classroom and institutional assessment are most relevant to practicing teachers. All interested professionals are invited to attend.

12:50 Sun

JALT Treasurers Meeting #303

This is the annual meeting of JALT Chapter and SIG treasurers. All treasurers are encouraged to attend this online meeting. We will be covering issues related to the bookkeeping for Chapters and SIGs. A detailed agenda for the meeting will be sent to the treasurer’s mailing list shortly before the conference. Agenda: 1. Current financial status of JALT Chapters and SIGs; 2. Problems and issues with treasurer duties.

This is the annual meeting of JALT Chapter and SIG treasurers. All treasurers are encouraged to attend this online meeting. We will be covering issues related to the bookkeeping for Chapters and SIGs. A detailed agenda for the meeting will be sent to the treasurer’s mailing list shortly before the conference. Agenda: 1. Current financial status of JALT Chapters and SIGs; 2. Problems and issues with treasurer duties.

14:00 Sun

JALT2021 Pre-Conference Planning Committee Meeting #305

Meeting for JALT 2021 conference planning.

Meeting for JALT 2021 conference planning.

16:45 Sun

Vocabulary SIG Forum and Annual General Meeting #299

Information session for the Vocabulary SIG and Annual General Meeting. The Vocabulary SIG provides a forum for focused research and discussion in regard to vocabulary acquisition. We offer both teachers and researchers a place to connect regarding how learners improve vocabulary knowledge, how to test their knowledge, and how these theoretical aspects connect to classroom practice.

Information session for the Vocabulary SIG and Annual General Meeting. The Vocabulary SIG provides a forum for focused research and discussion in regard to vocabulary acquisition. We offer both teachers and researchers a place to connect regarding how learners improve vocabulary knowledge, how to test their knowledge, and how these theoretical aspects connect to classroom practice.

14:00 Mon

Panel Discussion and Closing Ceremony #307

The end of the show, and we will welcome some of our plenary, featured, and invited guest speakers to offer some final words and reflections on the conference. Audience participants will be encouraged to ask questions and offer insights of their own. After the panel discussion we will here about what is to come for JALT2021!

The end of the show, and we will welcome some of our plenary, featured, and invited guest speakers to offer some final words and reflections on the conference. Audience participants will be encouraged to ask questions and offer insights of their own. After the panel discussion we will here about what is to come for JALT2021!