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September 22, 2007

Industry Events- Learner Autonomy Across Disciplines Conference

Hello Readers,

If you're interested in Learner Autonomy and will be in or near Japan in October, you might want to consider attending the "Learner Autonomy Across the Disciplines" conference which is scheduled to take place October 5th-8th...

... at the Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba, Japan, which is located within an easy 30 minute commute from both Tokyo city centre and the Narita Airport.

Keynote speakers include:

Henri Holec (CRAPEL, University of Nancy II, France)
Autonomy in language learning: Past, present & future

James Lantolf (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Autonomy and sociocultural theory

Yoshiyuki Nakata (Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Japan)
Autonomy and motivation

Kathleen Graves (School for International Training, USA)
Autonomy and teacher education

Klaus Schwienhorst (University of Hannover, Germany)
Autonomy and CALL

Invited speakers include:

Naoko Aoki (Osaka University, Japan)
Autonomy in language learning: Past, present & future in the Japanese context

Tomoko Yashima (Kansai University, Japan)
Autonomy and willingness to communicate

Koichi Nishiguchi (Osaka University, Japan)
Autonomy and sociocultural theory

Mamoru Morizumi (Obirin University)
Autonomy and teacher education

Kojiro Asao (Ritsumeikan University)
Autonomy and network-based language learning

The conference conveners include: Lucy Cooker, SALC Supervisor (Kanda University of International Studies), Sara Cotterall, Associate Professor (Akita International University), and Garold Murray, Professor (Akita International University).

Registration fees are set at 30,000 yen per person, which includes: admission to all the sessions, evening drinks reception (October 5, 2007), conference programme, a conference bag and a certificate of attendance.

For more information about registering, go to: http://www.independentlearning.org/en/registration

For more information about the conference, go to: http://www.independentlearning.org

Hope that helps!

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

*For the COMPLETE list of Industry Events mentioned on ESL-Lesson-Plan, click HERE!

About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker who hails from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked with students of all ages and levels. She worked at universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, and did private tutoring as well. Besides teaching, she also worked as a head teacher, an education manager, and a material development manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she also writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing. Carol is also currently working on her MA in TESOL at Oxford Brookes University in England. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at September 22, 2007 01:14 PM

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