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 (tentative)
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.
Deadlines for submissions:
- Workshop: July 29th, 2018 (Sunday)
- Poster or short presentation: August 19th, 2018 (Sunday)
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.
Doors open at 8:30
Parallel sessions – Short presentations and workshops
12:00-13:30 – Lunchtime
Bring your own lunch or request a bento (+500 yen).
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”
15:45-17:15 – Poster Session
17:15-17:30 – Closing remarks
18:00~ 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”.