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November 07, 2009

The 35th annual JALT conference to be held in Shizuoka this month

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The 35th JALT (Japan Association for Language Teaching) conference will be held in Shizuoka from November 20th to 22nd. As always, there will be a large number of presentations and displays of teaching materials. The plenary speakers are Christine Pearson Casanave of Temple University, James Lantolk of Pennsylvania Sate University, Aya Matsuda of Arizona Sate University, Merrill Swain of the University of Toronto, and Scott Thornbury of the New School. The featured speakers are Miles Craven of Cambridge University, Nicholas Groom of the University of Birmingham, Kristin Johannsen, Grant Trew and Angela Buckingham.

JALT is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the improvement of language teaching and learning with nearly 3,000 members in chapters and affiliates across Japan as well as members abroad. The annual conference has become firmly established as the main international conference for English language teachers in Japan.

You can download the conference handbook which has information on all the presentations by clicking here. You can see information on registration by clicking here.

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