JACET 60th Commemorative International Convention (Online, 2021) CALL FOR PAPERS

2021-01-22 14:30:42

We are holding JACET 60th Anniversary Commemoration Week under the theme of "Reflection and Reconnection" from 25th to 29th August in 2021. During the Commemoration Week, the 48th JACET Summer Seminar (Online, 2021) will be held on 25th and 26th August with the theme of "Changing Times, Changing Instruction, Changing Materials: How Should We Respond?"

From 27th to 29th August, the JACET 60th Commemorative International Convention (Online, 2021) will take place with the theme of "English Language Education to Endure Changing Times: Facing the Reality of Society 5.0".

Submission Period
Monday, 4th January to Sunday, 28th February 2021, 23:59:59 JST.

Ever since the Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET) was established in 1962, it has worked to improve English language education at the tertiary level in Japan. It is now officially affiliated with several associations and institutions in Asia and also an affiliate of AILA (the International Association of Applied Linguistics). The year 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of JACET. Its 48th Summer Seminar and 60th Commemorative International Convention will be held as a joint online conference during the JACET 60th Anniversary Commemoration Week: Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 August, 2021. To provide a broader forum for exchanging ideas on research and practice, JACET invites proposals from both members and non-members around the world to present on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 August, 2021. All submitted abstracts will be under peer review, and authors of accepted proposals will be requested to prepare proceedings papers before their online presentations.

Key procedures
• January – February 2021
Abstract submissions
• March 2021
Results of abstract review returned to authors
• April – May 2021
Proceedings paper submissions (2 pages, A4)
• August 28-29, 2021
Online presentations
• November 2021 – January 2022
Full paper submissions (optional) to JACET International Convention Selected Papers (Vol. 8)

1. International Convention theme
English Language Education to Endure Changing Times: Facing the Reality of Society 5.0

2. International Convention presentation dates
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 August, 2021

3. Subject areas
International Convention theme (see Section 1), Applied Linguistics (Corpus Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Intercultural Communication, Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, SLA, Sociolinguistics), Content-Integrated Approaches (CLIL, EAP, EMI, ESP, PBLT, TBLT), Digital Learning & Technologies (CALL, e-Learning, ICT, Mobile Learning), Global Englishes (EIL, ELF, WE), Language Assessment, Learner & Teacher Development (Autonomy, Belief, Identity, Strategy, Teacher Education), Listening & Speaking, Materials Development, Program Administration (Curriculum, Language Policy), Reading & Writing, Research Methodology, Vocabulary & Grammar

4. Presentation types
(1) Research paper
Theoretical and empirical research findings in language education, especially ELT, and related disciplines
(2) Case study / Action research
Report on classroom activities or curriculum innovation,mainly in higher education

5. Presentation format
(1) 25-minute online synchronous presentations, including a 5-minute Q and A
(2) English or Japanese presentations

6. Application procedure
Abstracts in a maximum of 300 words in English or 800 characters in Japanese, along with author information, should be submitted through the JACET 60th Anniversary Commemoration Week website: https://jacet.org/jacet60th/
Research papers should address aim, hypothesis/research questions, methodology, results/findings, and conclusion. Case study and action research reports should offer contextual information, such as student profiles, class size, educational purposes, and pedagogic design. In both cases, references should not be included in abstracts.

7. Submission period
Monday 4 January – Sunday 28 February, 2021, 23:59:59 JST

8. Selection of abstracts
(1) The corresponding authors will receive an email notification regarding the status of their application towards the end of March 2021.
(2) Authors of accepted proposals will be informed of proceedings submission guidelines and requested to submit a 2-page (A4) proceedings paper.

9. JACET International Convention Selected Papers (Vol. 8)
Presenters are encouraged to submit a paper for consideration for publication in the 2022 volume of JACET International Convention Selected Papers. Submission guidelines will be announced later.

10. Registration fee*
Member fees apply to the members of JACET. Also, if you live outside Japan and are a member of an affiliated organisation (ALAK, CELEA, ETA-ROC, KATE, MELTA, SEAMEO-RELC, Thailand TESOL) and/or a member of an AILA Affiliate, you are eligible for member fees.
• Corresponding author (Member): 10,000 or US$100
• Corresponding author (Non-member): 23,000 or US$230
• Co-author (Member): 10,000 or US$100
• Co-author (Non-member): 13,000 or US$130
• Participant (Non-presenter; Member/Non-member): 3,000 or US$30

The 48th JACET Summer Seminar (Online,2021) Plenary Speakers

Dr. Le Van Canh (Vietnam National University, Hanoi)
Dr. Jihyeon Jeon (Ewha Woman’s University)
Dr. Judy Noguchi (Professor Emerita of Kobe Gakuin University)

Dr. Le Van Canh is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics of Vietnam National University, Hanoi, where he lectures at the graduate level. He has been involved in English language teaching, English language teacher education and research for more than 40 years. Very recently, he co-edited two volumes, Situating Cultural and Moral Values in ELT Materials: The Southeast Asian Context (Springer), and Building Teacher Capacity in English Language Teaching in Vietnam: Research, Policy and Practice (Routledge).

Dr. Jihyeon Jeon is a professor at Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea. She served as a president of Asia TEFL (2017-2020). Her recent publications appear in the TESOL Encyclopedia of ELT (2018); and in the Routledge International Handbook of Language Education Policy in Asia (2019). Her recent talks include teacher communication from interpersonal communication perspectives.

Dr. Judy Noguchi, professor emerita of Kobe Gakuin University, has been involved in English for specific purposes (ESP), a genre-based approach to language study, from the start of her teaching career. B.S. and B.A. (chemistry), University of Hawaii; M.Ed. (TESL), Temple University (US); Ph.D. (applied linguistics), University of Birmingham (UK).

The JACET 60th Commemorative International Convention (Online, 2021)Plenary Speakers

Dr. Le Van Canh (Vietnam National University, Hanoi)
Dr. Jihyeon Jeon (Ewha Woman’s University)

The JACET 60th Commemorative International Convention (Online, 2021)Special Symposia

1. Affiliate Symposium
New Forms of International Academic Collaboration: Prospects and Possibilities for ELT in Asia
Coordinator: Prof. Masao Aikawa (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)

2. JAAL (Japan Association of Applied Linguistics) Symposium
Toward the Future of Applied Linguistics Research in Japan (TBD)
Coordinator: Prof. Toshiyuki Kanamaru (Kyoto University)

3. AILA East Asia Symposium
The Role of Languages in the Internationalization of Higher Education
Coordinator: Prof. Masaki Oda (Tamagawa University)

4. JACET Symposium (I)
Past: Lessons from JACET History
Coordinator: Prof. Hajime Terauchi (Takachiho University)

5. JACET Symposium (II)
Present: Points of Collaboration for Industry, Government and Schools
Coordinator: Prof. Hisashi Naito (Hokkai-Gakuen University)

6. JACET Symposium (III)
Future: Prospects of Technology for English Education
Coordinator: Prof. Yukinari Shimoyama (Toyo Gakuen University)

We look forward to seeing many of you!

Any enquiries about applications can be emailed to convention@jacet.org.
JACET: https://www.jacet.org/

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