Conference Schedule

Wednesday, September 5
Time Title Presenter Details Presentation Type
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Towards an L2 metaphor pedagogy: multimodality and the EFL writer Joseph Tomei (Kumamoto Gakuen University) Pre-conference workshop (2 hours)
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Teletandem language learning right out of the box Maria de la Paz Adelia Peña Clavel (School of Language, Linguistics and Translation-UNAM) Pre-conference workshop (2 hours)
Thursday, September 6
Time Title Presenter Details Presentation Type
10:15 am - 11:15 am Hearing voices: Collectividuals and agency in language classrooms James P. Lantolf (The Pennsylvania State University; Xi’an JiaoTong University) Plenary
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Freedom to choose my language(s) Aemee Chung (Osaka University); Sho Shu (Miku Nakao) (Osaka University); Naoko Aoki (Osaka University) Short paper (30 minutes)
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Collaboration and co-motivation in beginner English language learners' dialogues Ma. de Lourdes Rico (Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro) Short paper (30 minutes)
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Mutual adjustment and student self-formation: a pathway to autonomous learning Kerstin Irene Dofs (Ara Institute of Canterbury) Short paper (30 minutes)
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Flipping critical thinking classes to foster student learning autonomy Andrew Komasinski (Hokkaido University of Education) Short paper (30 minutes)
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Reflexivity on promoting psychological literacy for self-directed learning Dexter Da Silva (Keisen University) Short paper (30 minutes)
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm Expanding resource development and management in a self-access center in Japan Yuri Imamura (Kanda University of International Studies); Curtis Edlin (Kanda University of International Studies) Poster
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm Emotional support for advisees: Self-perception of emotional trajectory Ryo Moriya (Waseda University) Poster
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm Encouraging student reflections to raise their awareness Mizuka Tsukamoto (Rikkyo University) Poster
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm Teacher training project in Uzbekistan: Collaborative workshops for professional development Umida Ashurova (Kinjo Gakuin University); Saodat Erkaboeva (Andijan Machine Building Institute) Poster
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm Students’ beliefs about help-seeking and help-giving Tim Ashwell (Komazawa University) Poster
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm Promoting professional competence and autonomy in EFL education reform Hideo Kojima (Bunkyo University) Poster
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm Involving students in self-access through a newsletter project Andre Parsons (Hokkaido University of Education - Hakodate Campus) Poster
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Learner autonomy and applied theatre in the ESL classroom Andrew Eglinton (Konan Women's University) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Building agency in the EMI context through integrated discussion: Successes & challenges Malcolm Sim (Akita International University); Joe Sykes (Akita International University) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Exploring identity construction in a frequent user of an English lounge Phillip Taw (Kanda University of International Studies); Michael Burke (Kanda University of International Studies) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm It's complicated: Exploring intersectional identities in the language classroom Quenby Hoffman Aoki (Seikei University) Workshop
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Teacher autonomy in India: Analysing expectations from foreign language teachers, their beliefs and practices Vasumathi Badrinathan (University of Mumbai, India) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm JASAL Forum: Open discussion on self-access learning in practice Hisako Yamashita (Konan Women's University); Clair Taylor (Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University); Katherine Thornton (Otemon University); Andrew D. Tweed (Meijo University) Symposium
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Criticality via autonomy, exploratory practice and arts-informed research method Ana Ines Salvi (University of Warwick) Short paper (30 minutes)
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Autonomy in Japanese EFL learners: Voices from a “self-directed learning” course Ivan Lombardi (University of Fukui); Christopher Hennessy (University of Fukui) Short paper (30 minutes)
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Independent learning and parental involvement Chao-wen Chiu (National Chengchi University) Short paper (30 minutes)
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm EFL learners’ difficulties and strategies in reading English-medium textbooks Hsi-nan Yeh (National Taiwan Normal University) Short paper (30 minutes)
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Experiential learning: growing teachers’ professionalism as change agents Vu Ngoc Tung, Hanh Dinh Short paper (30 minutes)
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Becoming language learning advisors: Exploring teacher autonomy Adelina Ruiz Guerrero (ITESO, Jesuit University) Short paper (30 minutes)
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Community outreach projects as a medium for independent learning Wendy Gough (Tokai University) Short paper (30 minutes)
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Fostering learner autonomy through reflective writing in an EFL Malagasy setting Dominique Vola Ambinintsoa Razafindratsimba (Victoria University of Wellington) Short paper (30 minutes)
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Creating a free academic course in a Facebook group Josh MacPherson (TOEFL Speaking Teacher) Workshop (70 minutes)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Developing an effective conversation partner program Carlos Budding (Akita International University) Short paper (30 minutes)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm “What can I do?” Transforming student staff frustrations into action Elizabeth Schlingman (Konan Women's University) Short paper (30 minutes)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Three different paths up the mountain: Launching SALCs across 3 campuses Scot Matsuo (Ritsumeikan University); Chris Pond (Ritsumeikan University); Bjorn Fuisting (Ritsumeikan University); Robert Perkins (Ritsumeikan University); Michael Shawback (Ritsumeikan University) Short paper (30 minutes)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Using milestones as motivation: Agency for dissertation writing in English Stuart Warrington (Nagoya University of Commerce & Business) Short paper (30 minutes)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Helping teachers promote learner autonomy  Juanita Heigham (Nagoya University of Foreign Studies) Short paper (30 minutes)
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Establishing community in a new teaching context Nicole Gallagher (Rikkyo University) Short paper (30 minutes)
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Learner autonomy as socially constructed agency: Eva’s language learning history Yoshio Nakai (Doshisha University) Short paper (30 minutes)
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Implementing goal-setting for self-directed learning on a pre-Master's programme Thomas Stones (Kwansei Gakuin University/BEO), Richard Arber (BEO), Tamami Kita Short paper (30 minutes)
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Cultivating autonomy under difficult circumstances: A collaborative approach Francesco Bolstad (Nara Medical University), Toshiyuki Tanaka (Nara Medical University), Michael Blodgett (Nara Medical University), Paul Mathieson (Nara Medical University) Short paper (30 minutes)
Friday, September 7
Time Title Presenter Details Presentation Type
10:00 am - 11:00 am A collaborative reflection on our professional journeys with learners' voices Chika Hayashi (Seikei University, Tokyo); Leena Karlsson (University of Helsinki, Finland) Plenary
11:15 am - 11:45 am Students’ views on using the L1 to promote a more inclusive learning environment Peter Joun (Tamagawa University) Short paper (30 minutes)
11:15 am - 11:45 am Empowering students through x-Word grammar Steve Cornwell (Osaka Jogakuin University); Mariko Hirano (Osaka Jogakuin University) Short paper (30 minutes)
11:15 am - 11:45 am Supervisory practices in English-medium under/postgraduate thesis writing David Coulson (Ritsumeikan University); John Adamson (University of Niigata Prefecture); Naoki Fujimoto-Adamson (Niigata University of International and Information Studies) Short paper (30 minutes)
11:15 am - 11:45 am Student-led feedback on writing: Requests made and feedback received Rachael Ruegg (Victoria University of Wellington) Short paper (30 minutes)
11:15 am - 11:45 am Building a picture of teletandem experiences to promote the practice Clair Taylor (Gifu Shotoku Gakuen Univenrsity) Short paper (30 minutes)
11:15 am - 11:45 am Language advisors’ self-perception: exploring a new role through narratives Maria Giovanna Tassinari (Freie Universität Berlin) Short paper (30 minutes)
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Cultivate critical thinking skills with viral marketing videos & storyboarding Sean H. Toland (Nanzan University) Poster
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Learner generated materials and course design based on TED Talks Sian Edwards (Aichi University) Poster
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm “Write 4 Change”: Cultivating autonomous, global EFL learners through blogging Parisa Mehran (Konan Women's University) Poster
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Case studies of ZPD in a Japanese self-access center setting Yuki Ota (Seitoku University) Poster
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Focus on learning strategies: Is it effective? Paul Collett (Shimonoseki City University) Poster
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Learner strategies development - enhancing the self-access experience Michael Rovers (AUT International House, Auckland University of Technology) Poster
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Japanese EFL teachers' beliefs on pronunciation pedagogy their teaching practice Kaori Sugita (Waseda University) Poster
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Investigating autonomy in university EFL learners academic presentations Suwako Uehara (The University of Electro-Communications) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Encouraging autonomy in Japanese foreign-language classes Fern Sakamoto (Nanzan University) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm Model United Nations simulations: Developing learner voices and agency Donna Tatsuki (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies); Lori Zenuk-Nishide (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies); Thomas Fast (Okayama University); Craig Smith (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies) Symposium
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Attaining presentation competency through independent learning Malcolm Swanson (Seinan Jo Gakuin University) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Self-access in a secondary setting: Re-evaluation and reflection one year on Michelle Jerrems (Kanda Jogakuen) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Practical tools and advising strategies for supporting learners Rob Stevenson (Kanda University of International Studies); Yuri Imamura (Kanda University of International Studies); Isra Wongsarnpigoon (Kanda University of International Studies) Short paper (30 minutes)
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Voices from abroad: learners’ thoughts on out-of-class learning overseas Andrew D. Tweed (Meijo University) Short paper (30 minutes)
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Practical advising strategies for promoting reflective dialogue Satoko Kato (Kanda University of International Studies); Jo Mynard (Kanda University of International Studies) Workshop
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Developing learner confidence through autonomous journal writing homework Justin Pool (Osaka Kyoiku University) Short paper (30 minutes)
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Encouraging autonomy in CompSci students through technology-enhanced tools John Blake (University of Aizu) Short paper (30 minutes)
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Telecollaboration: autonomy and identity in a self-access centre Maria de la Paz Adelia Peña Clavel (School of Languages, Linguistics and Translation-UNAM) Short paper (30 minutes)
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Placing autonomy at the heart of the curriculum Jon Rowberry (Sojo University); Kayoko Horai (Sojo University) Short paper (30 minutes)
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Beyond the classroom in the UK: Learning opportunities in self-access Bernadette Denston (UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) – Self-Access Centre (SAC)) Short paper (30 minutes)
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Reflexive practice: Evaluation of an advisor professional development programme Huw Davies (Kanda University of International Studies) Short paper (30 minutes)
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Student attitudes toward compulsory autonomous learning Marcel Van Amelsvoort (Juntendo University) Short paper (30 minutes)
4:25 pm - 4:55 pm “I write, therefore I am!” – First insights into the new Karlsruhe University of Education writing clinic Christian Ludwig (Karlsruhe University of Education) Short paper (30 minutes)
4:25 pm - 4:55 pm Benefits of Scrabble player community membership for English education majors Katherine Song (Hiroshima University) Short paper (30 minutes)
4:25 pm - 4:55 pm “Listening in” on reading: Learners’ bimodal explorations and literacy development Anna Husson Isozaki (Juntendo University) Short paper (30 minutes)
4:25 pm - 4:55 pm Managing a large size EFL class: In-class accountability Milena A. Guziak (Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts) Short paper (30 minutes)
4:25 pm - 4:55 pm A nested MOOC elective course: Variety and individuality in learner development Curtis Edlin (Kanda University of International Studies) Short paper (30 minutes)
4:25 pm - 4:55 pm Connecting the pieces: Teacher or student agency in autonomous language learning Shirley Humphrey (Shantou University) Short paper (30 minutes)
Saturday, September 8
Time Title Presenter Details Presentation Type
10:00 am - 11:00 am Supporting learners through dialogue within and beyond the classroom Jo Mynard (Kanda University of International Studies) Plenary
11:15 am - 11:45 am Dynamic peer reflective dialogues and the development of learning habits Hisako Yamashita (Konan Women's University) Short paper (30 minutes)
11:15 am - 11:45 am Autonomy among Japan-based language teachers writing for academic publication Theron Muller (University of Toyama) Short paper (30 minutes)
11:15 am - 11:45 am An exploratory study of social media sites for language learning Ayami Kawabe (Kansai Gaidai University) Short paper (30 minutes)
11:15 am - 11:45 am Not just for casuals: A study of self-directedness and motivation in eikaiwa Daniel Hooper (Kanda University of International Studies) Short paper (30 minutes)
11:15 am - 11:45 am Expressing attitudes to learner autonomy through metaphor Darren Elliott (Nanzan University) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Developing independent learners through the use of standardized tests Kevin Stein (Clark Memorial International High School, Osaka) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Online quizzing with immediate feedback through Quizlet, Google, and Flubaroo Daniel Hougham (Hiroshima University) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Encouraging students’ voice and choice in their self-learning project Nae-Dong Yang (National Taiwan University) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Autonomy and student voices in published English lesson plans Aaron Hahn (Fukuoka University) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Developing a community of learners through volunteering Michael Stockwell (Sugiyama Jogakuen University) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Effects of education level on motivational intensity and language anxiety Yuh-show Cheng (National Taiwan Normal University) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm A qualitative study of language learning strategies in tandem learning Masako Wakisaka (Kyushu University) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Language learning beyond the classroom with student video projects John Brine (University of Aizu) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Fostering understanding of grammar through scaffolding and verbalization Rick Lavin (Prefectural University of Kumamoto); Yukari Nakano (Prefectural University of Kumamoto) Short paper (30 minutes)
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Researching learners' knowledge of iconic co-speech co-thought gestures Tae Kunisawa (The University of New Mexico) Short paper (30 minutes)