CFP October 21 symposium *deadline tomorrow*


CFP October 21 symposium
Otemae University and Kobe JALT Joint Symposium Announcement

World Englishes, Bilingualism and Cross-Cultural Education in Japan
Otemae University, Sakura Shukugawa Campus
October 21, 2018
Call for Papers
The Institute of International Education at Otemae University and Kobe JALT invite language educators to submit proposals for an international workshop on World Englishes, Bilingualism and Cross-Cultural Education in Japan, to be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018.

The symposium's plenary speaker is Professor Kensaku Yoshida (Distinguished Professor, Sophia University, Director, Center for Language Education and Research). We will also have a featured workshop on intercultural education with Jon Dujmovich (Keio University).

This workshop and symposium aims to bring together English language educators who are interested in the place of local culture in the language classroom. While engaging with the concept of "glocal" language education, we welcome research and workshops that involve ideas of how cultural scaffolding becomes an important part of classroom dialogue.

We invite papers from multiple perspectives, from research into culture in the EFL classroom, to CLIL, translation studies, materials creation workshops and technology and culture in the classroom. We encourage presenters to think of the topic in broad terms and submit work that deals with local culture, bilingualism, or multiple languages and cultures.

Paper presentations will be thirty minutes, and workshops are one hour. We also invite you to submit your paper for publication in our proceedings, but a full paper is not necessary for presentations.

This symposium is held as part of a kaken research project, "Multicultural Japan: Effective Methodologies for Teaching Language and Culture to Japanese University Students". 

For more information, please check our Facebook page ( and blog (
Interested scholars should send an abstract and title (250 words) and their bionote (100 words) to by September 7, 2018.
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Shirley Ando, Daniel Tang, Kathryn Tanaka

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