PanSIG is an annual conference usually held in May (though 2022 will be held in July; details below), 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 2022: July 8th-10th! Call for Proposals opens October 10th
updated October 11, 2021
PanSIG 2022 Conference will take place face-to-face from July 8th to 10th 2022, with fun social events. The venue of the conference is The University of Nagano (長野県立大学). The Call for Proposals (CfP) will open from October 10th and close on December 20th, 2021. Registration for the conference will be done on our Edzil.la website.
The conference theme is (Re)imagining language education. What is the future of language education in a post-pandemic world? How will we teach, research, and learn languages? What challenges will learners, researchers and educators meet and overcome? What new connections will be made among learners, educators, and researchers within and beyond our classrooms and communities? The theme connects well with JALT SIGs, and the PanSIG 2022 Conference will be a place where educators, researchers, and learners can re(imagine) our professionalism and academic excellence, thinking about how to help students enhance their learning and share, discuss and engage in research and practice in meaningful ways in the post-pandemic world.
(Please note that the dates for PanSIG 2022 are later than usual. We chose the date to avoid a schedule conflict with a festival in Nagano, which is taking place over May and June in 2022. This change will mean that PanSIG attendees will be able to find affordable hotels and transportation, which was our biggest concern if we were to try to hold PanSIG during the festival.)
PanSIG 2021 was a success!
PanSIG 2021 was the 20th PanSIG conference and the second PanSIG to be held completely online. The conference was well attended (close to 500 participants) with more than 160 presentations and more than 250 presenters and many volunteers helping as room hosts, reviewers and many other tasks. The conference handbook 2021 is now available as a permanent record of the event in our archive, https://pansig.org/archive
The 2020 PanSIG Journal Has Been Published
posted May 14, 2021
This journal represents the sixth edition of the annual PanSIG Journal in its latest form – following 14 years of proceedings publications beginning with 2002 – which includes a selection of articles based on presentations from the 2020 conference. With a detailed and supportive blind peer review process, authors were able to produce high quality articles. The challenges posed by the pandemic in 2020 undoubtably made it difficult to make the time to write, review, and revise articles but our authors rose to that challenge. The articles finally selected for publication in the 2020 PanSIG Journal effectively represent the diverse range of topics presented at the PanSIG conference. Although the reader can only observe the final product of the selected articles, the effort and care of the authors and reviewers to help the submissions reach their full potential clearly show that the PanSIG Journal is just as much a place to grow as a novice author as for the language teaching community to share new ideas.
[Download the 2020 PanSIG Journal (PDF)]
PanSIG 2020 Presentation Videos on YouTube
We have been steadily processing and uploading videos from the PanSIG 2020 conference. Check out our PanSIG 2020 playlist on YouTube today!