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JALT 2018 Call for Presentation Proposals

posted Jan 9, 2018, 5:34 PM by NanKyu JALT   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 5:36 PM ]
JALT 2018

JALT is now accepting proposals for presentations for the national convention, this year held at the Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center (Granship) Shizuoka City, Shizuoka, Japan from Friday, November 23, to Monday, November, 26, 2018.

Apply to present here:

The deadline for proposals is Monday, February 12, 2018 11:59 pm, JST.


“To everything there is a season.” And a reason. Now is the season for inclusion, to embrace the incredible diversity within our profession. Although there seems to be much diversion, division, and exclusion in the wider world, the time is now ripe for us to look at the diversity within our practices and ask, “How can we be more inclusive?” In order to support inclusion and create a more level playing field for our students, we need to better understand the evolving language learning and teaching landscape, become aware of the work that is being done in new areas and heed the call from our learners, teachers, and institutions to play our parts in a brighter future.

JALT2018 will provide a platform for new ideas and hitherto unheard voices to be heard. It will provide avenues to open up our classrooms and challenge existing ideas about what we language teachers and our learners need in order to usher in an era of change. We aim to address the concerns of teachers, learners, and leaders and show how “inclusion” provides a place from which multiplicity of thought and action can flourish.

Ann Mayeda and Catriona Takeuchi 
JALT2018 Conference Co-chairs