21CLT – 21st Century Language Teaching Conference

September 22nd, 2018 (Sat)

Theme: Building Blocks for Effective Language Learning

Supported by the Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education

AMICUS facilities can host up to 100 participants:

to help us organize the event, please register if you plan to attend!

Okinawa AMICUS International will host an all-day event organized with OkiJALT, the Okinawan JALT chapter. We want to gather participants who don’t normally see each other!

This will be an event to share ideas and good practices while developing language skills in Japan. In order to offer diverse perspectives, presentations and discussions will be in English and/or Japanese. Presentations may be applied to first, second or foreign language teaching and learning.

Our primary goal is to gather teachers from both local Japanese and international schools in Okinawa (from preschool to high-school), as well as researchers and other language teachers. Participants from outside Okinawa are also welcome.

Teachers and researchers involved in language teaching and learning are encouraged to submit an abstract to present a poster, make a short presentation, or facilitate a workshop. See the Call for Submissions for more information.

Date: September 22nd, 2018 (Saturday)
Location: Okinawa AMICUS International

Access: http://www.amicus.ed.jp/en/about/access/

Deadline for submissions: August 31st, 2018 (Friday) – CLOSED

School Tour

Friday, September 21st 9:30~12:00
If you are interested in visiting AMICUS and can come to Okinawa before the conference, a special school tour will be organized for 21CLT participants. If you would like a tour, please register for the conference and select the appropriate option. By September 15

Conference Program

Doors open at 8:30

Morning (9:00~12:00):

Parallel sessionsShort presentations and workshops

12:00-13:30 – Lunchtime

Bring your own lunch or request a bento (+500 yen). By September 15

Afternoon (13:30~17:30):

Guest speaker: Pr. Makiko Tanaka (Kanda University of International Studies)
田中真紀子 氏(神田外語大学 外国語学部 英米語学科 教授)

13:30-15:30 – Keynote Presentation (bilingual)
“Teaching Children How to Read and Write: Building Their Confidence and English Ability”
「英語の読み書きの教え方: 小学生に英語の自信と実力を!」

15:45-16:30 – Sharing Session

16:30-17:00 – Closing remarks

17:30~ Dinner party


  • Free for OkiJALT members, AMICUS staff & families, and local presenters
  • ¥500 for local participants (living in Okinawa)
  • ¥1,000 for other presenters, and JALT members not affiliated to the Okinawa Chapter
  • ¥2,000 for other participants

Participants will receive a “Certificate of Participation”.

You can become a member of OkiJALT at the venue and the conference will be free, as well as all other local events for a year! Membership fee: ¥3,000 (teachers) / ¥1,000 (full-time students).

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