JALT PanSIG Conference

Please click here for the PanSIG 2021 Online Conference site.

PanSIG is an annual conference usually 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 2022

PanSIG 2022 will be held at The University of Nagano (長野県立大学) in Nagano June 3rd - 5th, 2022.

(Please note that we changed the date to avoid a schedule conflict with a festival in Nagano.)


PanSIG 2021 Opening on May 14th at 7 pm. All are welcome!

updated May 12th

Dates: PanSIG 2021 will take place May 14-16, 2021.

Proposals: The deadline for proposals for PanSIG 2021 was February 1st. The notification was sent out on March 23rd, 2021. A big thank you to all presenters and vetters. We could confirm more than 160 presentations!

Accessing the Sessions: All presentations can be accessed through the LIVE SCHEDULE on the pansig2021.eventzil.la event space. The LIVE SCHEDULE displays the actual accessible events and the upcoming events. For those holding a valid ticket, and for a few free sessions, a dark blue button saying "Join the event" will become visible, starting 10 minutes before the session and as long as the session is running.

HELP DESK: On Thursday, May 13th starting at 7 pm and on Friday, May 14th starting at 7:30 pm, will be a HELP DESK, which can be accessed through the the LIVE SCHEDULE on the pansig2021.eventzil.la event space. If you have any questions, please come and ask. We are happy to help. Throughout the PanSIG 2021 conference, there will be a MAIN LOBBY available which will include a HELP DESK for any kind of support.

The JALT Mentoring & Orientation Committee will launch their first initiative at PanSIG. The Mentoring & Orientation Committee will hold one-on-one mentoring and coaching sessions for interested JALT members who have registered for PanSIG 2021. Mentees/Clients can sign up here: https://forms.gle/wYDfqYBLchot8Yt59


The 2020 PanSIG Journal Has Been Published

posted May 14, 2021

2020 PanSIG JournalThis 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!