PanSIG is an annual conference held in May, and organized by many of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT). The conference brings together leading scholars and practitioners in language education from Japan, Asia, and throughout the world. It is meant to be a smaller, more intimate conference than the annual international JALT conference (which is held each fall), and is a place where SIG members can network with each other.

PanSIG 2017 Conference

PanSIG 2017 will be held May 19-21 at Akita International University (AIU) in Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan (see location). Pre-registration is now open (through ConfTool, the site we've been using for conference submissions and registrations for the past few conferences).

Theme: Expand your interests

Location: Akita International University (AIU) in Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan (access)

Dates: May 19 - 21 (Friday to Sunday), 2017

Call for papers: The deadline for proposals to be submitted was January 15, 2017. Notifications of final acceptance of proposals will be sent via email between mid-February and early March, 2017.

Akita International University

PanSIG 2016: Photos, Handouts & Slides

The PanSIG 2016 Conference at Meio University (May 20-23, 2016) was a great success! Thank you to the organizers, presenters, participants, and student volunteers. To relive the conference, or in case you missed out, check these out:

PanSIG2016 presenters were invited to submit to the PanSIG Journal by August 1st. Thank you to all who have submitted papers; the peer review process is underway.

2015 PanSIG Journal Published

The 2015 PanSIG Journal has been published, containing 30 peer-reviewed papers that were originally presentations at the PanSIG 2015 conference at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (May 16-17, 2015). You can download the 2015 PanSIG Journal here (PDF). You can access previous publications through the PanSIG Archive (Past PanSIGs) page.

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