Hokkaido JALT:

JALT Hokkaido Winter Language Teaching Conference: Language as a Business Tool: Communicating in the Global Market

Date: Sunday, January 27th, 2019 Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Speaker: Marcos Benevides (Oberlin University, Tokyo); call for papers due November 4, 2018

The goal of most students is to get an interesting, fulfilling job after graduation. What language tools can help them succeed? How can we help prepare them for the global market? This conference attempts to address questions about how acquiring a second language will help make their dream job a reality. This year's conference will begin with registration and a networking event on Saturday, 26 January. This will be followed by a full lineup of presentations, student showcase, a symposium with leaders in education and business, and publisher displays on Sunday the 27th from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm at Hokkai-Gakuen University in Sapporo. Our keynote speaker will be Marcos Benevides from J. F. Oberlin University, Tokyo. The title of his talk is "A task-based framework for business communication."

Call for papers
While the business focus of this conference call suggests an adult learner focus, abstracts from all steps of the education process are welcome from young learners through to ongoing adult education and everything in between. Submit your proposal. Presentation formats: Poster presentation (1 hour time slot); 20-minute presentation (+10 minutes Q&A); 40-minute presentation (+10 minutes Q&A). The deadline for submissions is Sunday, 4 November, 2018, 5pm. Submitters will be notified of the result by 11 November, 2018.

Organization: Hokkaido Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Hokkaido JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: JALT / JACET members and students with ID free
Non-members: on the day 2000 yen; pre-register 1000 yen

Venue: Hokkai-Gakuen University

Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan


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